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Clearwater Expedition

2024 Dates
# of Days
Skill Level
June 25th - July 4th

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June 25th - July 4th

Start Date


Duration (days)




Skill Level

Day 1

  • Charter flight from Fort McMurray to Lloyd Lake

  • Start Paddling

Day 2 to 9

  • Paddle the Clearwater from Lloyd Lake to Cascade Rapids

Day 10

  • Charter float plane from the bottom of Cascade Rapids back to Fort McMurray.


Guides - Professional fun loving guides 5:1 Ratio

Trail Meals

  • Excellent meals from Day 1 lunch to Day 6

  • Lunch and snacks

  • Kitchen—tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc

Safety Equipment:

  • First aid and repair kits, communications equipment

(satellite phone)

Local Transportation:

  • Charter flight to The Athabasca Sand Dunes from Fort McMurray Alberta and return flight to Fort McMurray

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

What is included in the trip fee?

  • 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—Fort McMurray Alberta

  • Any accommodations in Fort McMurray

  • 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 cereal 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 Foods Like?

The Clearwater Expedition meets in Fort McMurray AB. Arrive July 24, ready for departure the morning of Day 1. Return to Fort McMurray is planned to be late afternoon of day 10.

How To Get To This Trip

Located in northwestern Saskatchewan, the Clearwater River is, as the name implies, an unspoiled, clear-water river in a pristine wilderness setting of spectacular beauty. The river flows through numerous rapids, over a number of spectacular falls and through several canyons. Many of the rapids are easily shootable by experienced canoeists.

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