A Little Adventure In Ontario With Karibu

With summer just around the corner, karibu adventures is going ‘classic Canadiana’ with a newly curated trip to the canoeing mecca of Temagami, Ontario.

The five-night, six-day adventure makes accessing this beautiful but remote wilderness seamless and bumps it up a notch with a dash of backcountry comfort. The trip combines a stay in a classic country lodge with a bush plane fly-in to a remote lake, and a three-day guided canoe trip through the Temagami area’s majestic, rock-lined lakes and old growth forests.

Lodge guests are treated to hearty home-cooked meals, apps by the dock and a favourite northern Ontario tradition; a cedar wood sauna followed by a refreshing jump in the lake. A seasoned canoeing guide navigates guests through some of Ontario’s best flat-water paddling, allowing them to reconnect with nature, without having to worry about getting lost, or finding that perfect campsite. And at the end of an exhilarating day of canoeing, they can relax by the fire as their guide serves up a satisfying meal.

Andrea Mandel-Campbell, karibu adventures founder, said: “We’ve brought together all the elements that make spending time on a remote Canadian lake in summer uniquely rejuvenating, fun and accessible.”

And Mandel-Campbell added: “You no longer have to be a hardcore backwoods expert to have that quintessentially Canadian outdoor experience. We’ve designed a trip that combines pristine wilderness with some backcountry comfort.”

As for the itinerary, guests are picked up at Maskinonge Lake, located approximately 450 km north of Toronto and 100 km east from Sudbury, and are transferred by pontoon boat to the lodge. The following day, they travel by bush plane to the northern end of the Chiniguchi Waterway, an unmanaged provincial park. The next three days are spent paddling through granite ringed lakes, turquoise lagoons and past towering stands of centuries-old red and white pine trees, before guests return to the lodge victorious, to enjoy a cleansing sauna and a convivial communal dinner.

Participants should be moderately fit and comfortable canoeing for 2-3 hours at a stretch (with breaks and lunch) and 4-5+ hours a day, as well as portaging equipment. Each day guests paddle approximately 15 km, portaging where necessary 100-500 metres, and setting up camp each night at a new destination. No prior canoeing experience is required. The trip is appropriate for youth 12+.

karibu adventures is offering a special 15% savings on its two departures this summer; July 30-Aug 4, and Aug 13-18.

Group size ranges from 7 to 11 guests per trip. All accommodation, meals, boat and bush plane transfers, equipment and guides are included in the price.

Go to https://www.karibuadventures.com/ontario-temagami for more.