Fond du Lac

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With a group size of 5 or more, we can customize the dates and the content of this program to suit your needs. This trip is very adaptable in terms of length and budget. Please contact us for a quote that exactly fits your needs.

Fond du Lac River

Come paddle the Fond du Lac River at this most beautiful time of year. The scenery is phenomenal. The rapids are a blast. The campsites are superb. There is a good chance of seeing lots of wildlife. Photographers and canoeists alike love this river. With its wilderness and challenges this is not a trip to be taken likely. But it's a perfect choice for novices under the expert leadership of our CRCO guides.

Description

The Fond du Lac River in fall can be breath taking. The forest can turn a brilliant oranges and reds under the northern sunshine. You’ll want to stay up well after dark to watch brilliant displays ofnorthern lights.

The Fond du Lac River flows across northeastern Saskatchewan through picturesque sandstone gorges. Many of the rapids flow over rocky ledges making the whitewater rather interesting. Other parts of the river flow through marshy areas where moose and caribou roam. Stinted jack pine with some black spruce and white birch cover the shore.

The trip starts at the northern end of the Wollaston Lake road at the community of Points North. We fly out from Points North to Waterfound Bay. The float plane picks us up again at Burr Fallson Black Lake at the end of the trip.

Several explorers visited the Fond du Lac River in the early fur trade days. They were looking for an alternative route to the rich fur bearing Athabasca region. The normal route was through the Clearwater and Athabasca Rivers. The Fond du Lac River route was rejected largely because it took the ice at least a month longer to leave. Mapmaker and explorer David Thompson paddled this river in the late 1700s. With his account in hand it is still possible to find his camping spots and other interesting events along the route.

There are many highlights on this trip. Certainly one of the most picturesque is Manitou Fallswhere the river tumbles through a narrow limestone gorge. You will want to have your camera handy here. Other highlights include things like: the fantastic camping spots along the way, the fun of shooting rapids and the possibility of seeing wildlife along the river edge. The fishing is great.

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Costs

$4295.00 Canadian These prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to GST.

Suggested Dates

July 8 to 16, 2019

Please apply for trip before June 11, 2019

With a group of 5 or more we can customize the dates to suit your schedule.Please include a $900 deposit with your application.

We accept a cheque, Master Card or Visa. This fee is non-refundable less than one month prior to the start of the expedition. The balance is due before the start of the expedition. This may be paid in our office in Missinipe or by mail or telephone.

Itinerary

Fond du Lac RiverDay 1

We will meet the group at Points North Landing in northern Saskatchewan. We will have a Hotel Room for you that night. Your guide will meet with you and discuss the trip.

Day 2

The canoes are waiting for you at Points North. We will load a float plane and take a short flight to Waterfound Bay on the Fond du Lac River.

Day 3 to 8

We will continue down the Fond du Lac River arriving on Black Lake. We’ll enjoy some of the best camping spots anywhere. We’ll likely spend an extra day enjoying the scenery at Manitou Falls.

Day 9

The floatplane will arrive in the morning to transport us back to Points North. Once back in Points North, you can board your flight back south. If necessary we can arrange a Hotel Room for that night in Points North.

 

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