Athabaska Sand Dunes
With a group size of 5 or more, we can customize the dates and the content of this program to suit your needs. Please contact us for a quote that exactly fits your needs.
Because this area is so unique and so fragile, the Saskatchewan Government preserved it as a Wilderness Park. On the wilderness trip you'll get to hike through an area unique to North America. You'll get to stand on top of the largest 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.
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 and the biggest sand dunes in North America. You'll think you've somehow ended up in northern Africa. It was a long float plane ride. Hmmm?
The group with fly from Saskatoon to Uranium City where the group will be driven across Lake Athabasca.The group will spend several days hiking to the largest dunes. Then you'll return to the shores of Lake Athabasca to await a ride back across Lake Athabsca to Uranium city.
$4295.00 Canadian These prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to GST.
July 11 to 18, 2021. With a group of 5 or more we can customize the dates to suit your schedule.
Please apply for trip before June 11, 2021
The total fee for the expedition is $4995.00 Canadian plus 5% GST.
Please include a $800 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.
Arrive in Saskatoon. You should catch the Transwest Air flight to Stony Rapids at 7:15 AM. The flight arrives in Stony Rapids at 10:35 AM. (This flight is not included in the cost of the trip.) Your guide will join you on the flight in Points North. Upon arrival in Stony Rapids the group will gather at the float plane base and catch a flight to Thomson Bay on the south shore of Lake Athabasca. After getting organized and setting up camp you will spend the rest of the day hiking to get your first glimpses of the sand dunes.
Day 2 to 7
There are numerous day and overnight hikes to choose from. You may hike to the petrified forest or to the William River. Or to the largest sand dunes in North America. Or just wander around finding some of the indigenous plants that grow in the area. There are many possibilities, all depending on what the group wants to do
The float plane will arrive early in the afternoon to take the group back to Stony Rapids. Back at Stony Rapids the groups will head over to the Airport to catch your flight back to Saskatoon. This flight leaves at 7:05 and arrives in Saskatoon at 9:40.