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Athabasca Sand Dunes

2024 Dates
# of Days
Skill Level
July 30th - Aug 5th, 2024

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July 30th - Aug 5th, 2024

Start Date


Duration (days)




Skill Level

Day 1

  • Charter flight from Stony Rapids to the Athabasca Sand Dunes.

  • Set up camp

  • Short Hike

Day 2 to 6

  • Hike and explore the various “best spots” typical of the sand dunes area. The exhumed forest, the big dunes and the William River to name a few.

Day 7

  • Pack up camp

  • Charter float plane from sandunes back to Stony Rapids.


  • Guides - 5:1 ratio

  • Trail Meals - Excellent meals from Day 1 lunch to day 7 lunch

  • ‘Kitchen’ - tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc

  • First aid and repair kits, communications equipment (satellite phone)

  • Rescue gear

  • Charter flight from Stony Rapids SK to the Athabasca Sand Dunes and return flight from the Athabasca Sand Dunes to Stony Rapids SK.

  • Transportation of guides, group gear, etc to and from trip

What Is Included

  • Tent, sleeping bag, thermarest

  • Personal clothing and gear—a recommended clothing and equipment list will be provided

  • Travel between your home and the trip rendezvous—Stony Rapids SK

  • Any additional expenses or costs incurred as a result of delays to the trip caused by factors beyond our control—i.e. wind, waves, unsafe conditions, forest fire, pandemic, etc

  • Any costs associated with your emergency evacuation from the

trip—please contact us at CRCO for more information

What Is Not Included

Let the aroma of a fresh-brewed coffee draw you from your tent to a buffet of fresh fruit and granola while bacon and eggs sizzle on the grill!

Shore lunches include a great selection of bread, meat, cheese, bruschetta or hummus, fresh veggies and of course, good old peanut butter and jam.  

After a great day of paddling, enjoy a nutritious, hearty meal with a tasty dessert while you sit around the fire to tell tales of your adventures.

Our focus is on fresh local produce where we can combined with freeze dried and dehydrated food.  Our fresh meats are sourced and prepared locally and you will taste the flavors of the boreal in our locally sourced wild berries, teas and mushrooms.

What is the Food like?

The trip rendevue is Stony Rapids SK and is serviced by Rise Air out of Saskatoon SK

How To Get To This Trip

In the northwest corner of Saskatchewan, along the south shore of Lake Athabasca is an area unique to North America. The Athabasca Sand Dunes boasts the largest area of sand dunes in North America and the biggest sand dunes in North America. You'll think you've somehow ended up in northern Africa.

Because this area is so unique and so fragile, the Saskatchewan Government preserved it as a Wilderness Park. On this wilderness trip you'll get to hike and canoe through an area that is pretty amazing! You'll get to stand on top of the biggest sand dunes on the continent. You'll see plants that only grow here. You'll understand why the Athabasca Sand Dunes Wilderness Area is being protected.

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