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ONTARIO’S GREAT GETAWAYS: Wilderness Train-in Adventure in Wabakimi Provincial Park Photos: Ontario Tourism

Escape into pristine wilderness for epic waterfalls and the adventure of a lifetime

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The Trip at a Glance
Adventure Provider: Wabakimi Wilderness Outfitters
Trip Type: Guided Canoe
Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights
When: May to October
Trip Fee: $1545.00 pp plus HST (based on 2 person minimum)
Trip Rendezvous: Wabakimi Wilderness Eco-lodge, near Armstrong

After your first night at the Wabakimi Wilderness Ecolodge, your canoe adventure starts with a “bush-train" ride into the Wabakimi wilderness to see and experience the boreal forest and Canadian Shield.

After unloading your canoe and gear from the train, your paddling journey begins.  Over the next five days while paddling and portaging through the park, you might happen upon a rare and elusive woodland caribou, a huge Canadian moose, a beaver, a playful otter or a majestic wolf.

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As you canoe through the pristine waterways, you’ll have a chance to drop your line and possibly catch the biggest fish of your life. At the end of the day as you sit around the campfire and enjoy the sunset, you will hear the call of the loons off in the distance. 

Whats Included

Experienced trip leaders, all camping equipment, high quality canoes & kayaks, great food, transportation to and from put in (train in, van out), accommodations – one night at the Eco-lodge and high quality tents for your canoe trip, all park fees and permits, maps and pre-trip orientation plus satellite phones and safety equipment.

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About the Guides 

The Wabakimi trip leaders are extremely knowledgeable about wilderness canoe tripping in Wabakimi Provincial Park. They bring an abundance of skill and experience to make your canoe adventure fun, safe and enjoyable. 


Getting There

The Wabakimi Wilderness Ecolodge is located on Mattice Lake, near Armstrong.

Latitude 50.333960   Longitude -89.041114


The Ecolodge is approximately 2.5 hours drive north of Thunder Bay.  Flights are available into Thunder Bay with Air Canada or Porter Air. You can either rent a car through Budget at 1-807-622-6908 for a special rate for guests or arrange for a pick-up at the airport or motel room with a shuttle van (additional fees will apply).

Read why British bushcraft expert, Ray Mears, loves wilderness canoeing in Wabakimi Provincial Park.

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About the Adventure Provider

Wabakimi Wilderness Outfitters have been paddling in Wabakimi since 1976. Keeping the wilderness integrity of the Wabakimi area is of foremost importance. They have been interested in the preservation of this wonderful expanse of natural wilderness long before Ecotourism became a recognized term in the English language.

More Options

Wabakimi Wilderness Outfitters offer a vast array of guided trips for beginners and intermediate paddlers either canoeing or kayaking in the Wabakimi and Nipigon areas as well as full or partial outfitting. Their drive-to Ecolodge is a great jump-off for wilderness trips.

Their fly-to or train-to log or deluxe cabin retreats are perfect for families and naturalists. If you are an avid angler, don’t miss their fly-in fishing outpost camps for some prime pollution-free fishing.


Don’t Miss

While in Thunder Bay, explore back in time to the year 1815 to experience the fur trade at Fort William Historical Park.  There are 42 authentic, reconstructed buildings on the site and actors in period dress to bring it to life.

For more outdoor adventure and gorgeous panoramas, head east from Thunder Bay and visit the cliffs of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park via its hiking trails.

For regional travel information, visit Northwest Ontario and Thunder Bay Tourism.




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