Lodge Based Day Trips
EQUIPMENT YOU SUPPLY
- Clothing: It may appear from the following
list that you will be preparing for an arctic
adventure! However, these clothes should keep you
comfortable under poor weather conditions: warm jacket
(i.e., for fall conditions) or windbreaker with
pile/fleece (e.g. Polartec) liner or wool sweater,
long-sleeved shirt, t-shirt, warm wool or synthetic
socks, one pair of pants, shorts, swim suit,
undergarments, small towel.
- Paddling gear: Cap, sun glasses,
paddling jacket (synthetic windbreaker or rain-suit,
preferably with elasticized cuffs), short pants of
synthetic material, neoprene booties or water sandals
(e.g. Tevas) or running shoes, synthetic long underwear
(top and bottom), plastic water bottle, head strap for
glasses. A "Farmer John/Jane" wet suit will be supplied
by Caribou Expeditions; however, to guarantee a good
fit, a wet-suit can be purchased at many outdoor
- Meals: Breakfast and lunch can be purchased at the lodge. For trips involving the train on the first day, you must also provide lunch on that day as the train arrives usually well past noon; otherwise lunch is provided
- Note: Paddling clothes should be
synthetic, or with minimal cotton.
- Personal Gear: Sunscreen, chap stick,
bug dope, toilet paper, matches or lighter, soap, etc.
On day trips, we will have enough "river" bags to
accommodate most clothing, but bring ziplok bags for
snacks and small articles.
EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES SUPPLIED BY CARIBOU
- Kayak and Accessories: Single person
kayaks (Necky), and doubles (Current Designs Libra XT).
Paddlers will be expected to trade-off singles for
doubles throughout the trip. Each kayak comes with:
sponge, paddle and spare, boat pump, whistle, spray
skirt, poggies or neoprene gloves, personal flotation
device (lifejacket). Wet suits are provided where water
temperature falls below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Please indicate your lifejacket size and wet suit
size when you send deposit or trip balance.
- Accessories: Waterproof dry bags for
- Safety Equipment: First aid kit, marine
radio, compass, tow line.
- Basic Training: A one hour training
session, demonstrating basic paddle strokes, wet exit,
- Experienced Guide:
One guide per six clients. Your guides are experienced
sea kayakers with training from the B.C.U. (British
Canoe Union), C.P.R. and Wilderness First Aid. As well,
your guides are experienced outdoors people who will
help identify and interpret the flora, fauna and
geology around you.
- Meals: Lunch is provided (except on first day for train trips to Montreal River, as train arrives in afternoon). Please notify
us of dietary restrictions.