Adventures in Wabakimi Provincial Park

Trains, planes and canoes—wilderness paddling in one of the world’s largest Boreal Forest reserves.

For world-class wilderness canoeing look no further than Wabakimi Provincial Park— more than 2,000 kilometers of lake and river routes, including excellent white-water, make it a paddler’s paradise.

Larger in size than several U.S. states, remote Wild 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.

The fishing for walleye and northern pike in the park is legendary. In addition to 500 primitive wilderness sites, there are several fly-in backcountry lodges – keep a look out for moose, woodland caribou, bears and wolves, while bird watchers will find raven, grey jay, osprey, bald eagle, and loons.

To get to Wabakimi fly to Toronto then onto the city of Thunder Bay before travelling north to Wabakimi Provincial Park. Thunder Bay is located on the shore of the Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake. It has everything you need to get outfitted properly for your adventure and all the urban culinary and cultural attractions to complete your memorable epic adventure.

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In the vast Wabakimi interior trip possibilities are endless. For those looking for a week in the woods, start with the surreal experience of being dropped off by the VIA Rail passenger train service with your canoe and gear at the A llenwater Bridge, mile marker 54.6. Head north into the pristine Wabakimi Lake and east to Caribou Lake through rugged boreal forest.

For a more challenging route, the Kopka River offers a stunning whitewater trip, bypassing seven waterfalls, and traverses the infamous Mountain Goat Portage. The local outfitters will help you decide the best trip for you. To enhance your experience, take a guided trip. You get REAL ADVENTURE with no hassle.

While you are here:
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 on Highway 17 and visit the cliffs of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park via its hiking trails.

Try sailing at Lake Superior Marine Conservation area.

Getting there:
For adventures in Northwest Ontario, fly into the Thunder Bay International Airport. You can rent a car and drive north 4 1/2 hours to Armstrong Station. Or arrange for a shuttle to Armstrong Station with an outfitter.


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