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Fond Du Lac Expedition

2024 Dates
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July 28th to Aug 8th

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July 28th to Aug 8th

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Day 0 (Optional)

  • Travel to Missinipe. Stay overnight in one of our awesome accommodations (price not included)  and be ready to depart for Points North in our shuttle van first thing on day 1

Day 1 July 28th 2024

  • Travel to Points North, SK

  • Flights from Saskatoon to Points North or optional van shuttle from Missinipe

  • Pre trip meeting, gear check

  • Charter flight to Waterfound Bay on the Fond du Lac River

  • The journey begins!

Day 2 to Day 11 - Paddle the Fond du Lac River

  • The unspoiled, crystal clear waters of the Fond du Lac River flow through limestone gorges and over several stunning waterfalls. Every day we will run many fun rapids interspersed with calm sections of lake paddling. Each night we will set up a new camp in the open Jackpine Forest of the region on long rolling eskers, or limsetone benches overlooking the river.

Day 12 - RETURN

  • Charter Flights from the Fond du Lac River to Stoney Rapids

  • Make your way back to Saskatoon on Rise Air Flight from Stoney Rapids or take our van shuttle from Stoney Rapids back to Missinipe

  • Overnight in Missinipe (own expense) or flights home

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  • Guides - 5:1 ratio

  • Excellent meals from Day 1 Supper to Day 12 Breakfast

  • Snacks

  • 17’ Prospector expedition canoes

  • Paddles, PFD, helmets (you may bring your own)

  • Throw lines and other safety accessories

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

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

  • Canoe rescue gear

  • Charter flight to the Fond du Lac River from Points North and return from the Fond Du Lac to Stoney Rapids Saskatchewan

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

What Is Included

  • Saskatchewan taxes 5% GST & 6% PST

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

  • Travel between your home and the trip rendezvous - Points North Landing, Saskatchewan

  • Accommodation and meals in Missinipe, SK before or after the trip

  • 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 paddling conditions, forest fire, pandemic, etc

  • Any costs associated with your emergency evacuation from the trip - please contact us at CRCO for more information

  • Gratuities - we recommend $20+ per day for a guide that went out of there way to make your experience extraordinary

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 curated selection of gourmet meats, spreads, cheese and bread.  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 ingredients to cultivate a menu that is unique to our home in the boreal forest. From sourdough bread with saskatoon berry jam to Saskatchewan wild rice with Chanterelle mushroom gravy, our delicious eats will have you going back for seconds every time. 

What is the Food like?

The Fond du Lac River trip meets at the Points North Landing, Saskatchewan (YNL). There are 2 options for getting to Points North.There are daily flights from Saskatoon (YXE) to Points North via Rise Air. You should arrive in Points North on July 28th on Rise Air flight 502. Your guides be in Points North when you arrive and load onto the float plane to Waterfound Bay. Alternatively you may arrive in Missinipe on Day 0 and take our Van Shuttle to Points North on the morning of Day 1. 

How To Get To This Trip

The Fond du Lac River is one of Northeast Saskatchewan’s gems. Many consider it as their favourite Saskatchewan river. It’s a clear, wild river, rushing 270 km northwest from its headwaters on Wollaston Lake to Lake Athabasca. The Fond-Du-Lac is unique in the Shield as it flows through picturesque limestone canyons. The array of looming limestone cliffs, rolling eskers, and sparse Jackpine forest make this terrain some of the best camping country in the world. It has incredible scenery with some very picturesque waterfalls- Manitou Falls is a must see. There's enough whitewater to keep you on your toes and most of it lies in the Class I and II realm. Bald eagles, black bear, moose and possibly caribou can all be seen on the Fond-Du-Lac. The trip begins/ends with charter flights from Points North.

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