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Ray Mears

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Over the past two decades the name Ray Mears has become recognised throughout the world as an authority on the subject of Bushcraft and Survival.  

He has also become a household name through his various television series including Tracks, World of Survival, Trips Money Can’t Buy with Ewan McGregor, the Real Heroes of Telemark, Wild Britain, How the Wild West Was Won and many more. Ray has been a lover of Ontario’s pristine wilderness for many years, and here he tells us why:

“I love nature, I love wilderness and relish the challenge of time spent living in wild places experiencing nature in her most raw state. I’ve been exploring the quieter waterways of Ontario by canoe for 20 years. Ontario contains some astonishing Provincial Parks; last year I guided a canoe expedition in the amazing Woodland Caribou Provincial Park but I still have a long list of waterways to explore..”

This year Ray travelled to Wabakimi Provincial Park, embarking on a seven day adventure with Wabakimi Wilderness Outfitters. Larger in size than several U.S. states, remote Wabakimi boasts incredible scenery and untouched vistas. There are no roads within the park so visitors must arrive by canoe, train or plane. A bush flight entry quickly reveals 360 degrees of untouched wilderness dominated by jack pine, black spruce and water everywhere. Wabakimi covers nearly 2.5 million acres of pristine Canadian Shield, providing over 1200 miles of canoe routes. You can read about Rays Wabakimi adventure in full here, on his Bushcraft Blog.


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Ontario Tourism is offering one lucky winner (and their travelling companion) the trip of a lifetime; an opportunity to experience the great wonder of Wabakimi with the ultimate guide by your side – Ray Mears himself. 

Your canoeing adventure starts with a float-plane into the Wabakimi wilderness and under the expert guidance of Ray Mears your paddling journey will begin. Traversing through the park, you might happen upon the elusive woodland caribou, a huge Canadian moose, a beaver, a playful otter or even a majestic wolf.

Whilst enjoying the pristine waterways, you’ll have a chance to drop your line and go fishing and at the end of the day as you sit around the campfire enjoying the sunset, you will swap stories with one of the greatest wilderness experts in the world. This is simply the ultimate adventure.  Please see our T&C’s here for full prize details.

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