This unique sea kayak and canoe weekend adventure includes a tour on the Algoma Central Railway through the immense forest of the great Canadian shield. We will pass the picturesque sites painted by Group of Seven artists to contemplate and photograph this inspiring landscape. Take a gentle paddle down the Montreal River; kayak along the magnificent coast of eastern Lake Superior; and, end your journey leisurely paddling down the Goulais or Batchawana River.
This relaxing sea kayak tour is ideal for those of all sea kayaking skill levels who want the majesty of Lake Superior but the comfort of lodge accommodation.
Families with children too young to sea kayak can be accommodated as parents can alternate days of paddling (in which case only one person would be charged for the tour, plus additional occupancy cost).
So just hop on the train, start your wilderness adventure, we take care of the rest!
|Trip at a Glance :|
|Dates:||2014: Sept. 27 - 29, Oct. 4-6|
|Departure:||Train Station, 429 Carmens Way,
Sault Ste. Marie
|Price:||$650 CDN (taxes included)|
|Distance:||35 km at 10 - 20 km/day|
|Duration:||3 days, 2 nights|
|Included:||Train fare, accommodation (2 nights), lunches (2) except on first day. Add $70 CDN for single room occupancy.|
|Not Included:||Dinner and breakfast(can be purchased at lodge). Also, please pack a lunch for train trip on first day|
|Note:||This is a great trip for all skill levels.
Transportation from Sault Ste. Marie airport (YAM) to Voyageurs' Lodge and return - $100.00.
The evening before the trip, you should arrive in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The Quality Inn is a few kilometers from the train bording area at 429 Carmens Way (Please notify us if you want us to book the room for you - rates vary seasonally). Note: you need to pack a lunch for the train trip up.
- Day 1: Algoma Central Railway (train No. 1), departs at 9:20 a.m. from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The conductor will have your tickets which will be held in your name. Have the hotel pack a lunch for you if you have not already done so yourself. The train will pass through the beautiful wilderness of Algoma and stop at Frater Station (12:55 p.m.) where we meet you with your luggage. We tranport you to Sinclair cove on Lake Superior where you will be given an introductory course in sea kayaking followed by a guided tour to the Pictographs . Dry bags will be supplied for items and clothing that you bring along in the kayak. At 5:00 p.m. we return by van along the spectacular coast of Lake Superior for dinner (7:00 p.m.) at the Voyageurs' Lodge on Batchawana Bay.
- Day 2: After a good nights rest and a hearty breakfast, we depart at 9:00 a.m. for the most favorable bay for sea kayaking, based on wind direction; e.g., Alona Bay, Pancake Bay or Batchawana Bay. We return to the lodge by 4:30 p.m.
- Day 3: Based on conditions, we have several possible destinations. First choice is to paddle (15 km) the Goulais River near Searchmont. This wilderness valley is spectacular in the fall, with the current taking us downstream through the occasional mild rapid. Alternative destinations are Batchawana River, the Goulais River delta, Robertson Lake. We complete our trip by 4:30 p.m. and return to the train station in Sault Ste. Marie by 5:30 pm. to end our guided sea kayak adventure trip in northern Ontario.