Discover the rocky shorelines of the historic Churchill River on these canoeing expeditions in northern Saskatchewan. See amazing waterfalls, view wildlife and paddle by some of Canada's most impressive Aboriginal rock art on these tours.
The Legends of the Shield tour on the Churchill River is a classic Canadian Shield wilderness canoe experience. This large river with ancient connections to Aboriginal culture and early fur trade activity contains some of the oldest rock in the world and forms the stage for the breathtaking boreal landscape of the Canadian Shield. This 5-day trip follows a historic path down a particularly scenic stretch of the famous Churchill River, travelled by trappers, fur traders, and indigenous people for ages. As you journey down river, you'll develop or hone your paddling skills and learn how to use a map and compass to navigate between the river's islands and bays and stay on course in wilderness surroundings. The route presents travel options including paddling tributary streams with portages or establishing base camp and heading out to explore different locations each day. Among the many attractions available are Aboriginal rock paintings and several sets of picturesque waterfalls.
Canoeing and Painting in the Wild is the perfect trip for the artist looking for an adventurous outlet for their creative impulses. A secluded wilderness destination in the heart of Saskatchewan's scenic Canadian Shield country is the base for four days of canoeing, painting, relaxing, swimming, hiking and simply soaking up the wilderness ambiance. Free your creative spirit in the land that inspired the rock art painters of ancient times. Join in the ageless tradition of open-air painting and leave with a treasured record of your encounter with northern Saskatchewan's rocky lakes & boreal forests.
The plan is to take short forays by canoe into the surrounding boreal lakeland to explore sites offering prime wilderness painting potential. The beauty of the area lies not only in the rugged Precambrian landscape, but also the small protected lakes allow beginner canoeists to enjoy paddling without getting stressed by unruly weather. If artistic endeavours get too intense, relief is available in diversionary pursuits at the camp, like fishing, hiking, or swimming in the pristine, fresh lake waters!
The Nistoyãhk Odyssey canoe trip on the Churchill is an 8-day wilderness canoe trip in northern Saskatchewan's Lac La Ronge Provincial Park. Starting at historic Stanley Mission with a visit to Saskatchewan's oldest church, you'll paddle the famous Churchill River, view Aboriginal rock paintings, explore a Precambrian cave, portage a scenic series of rapids and falls via a marine rail trolley and navigate the northern reaches of vast Lac La Ronge. The final leg of the journey takes you through a series of small secluded lakes connected by portages and winding water lily-filled creeks. The canoe trip winds up with a return to the mighty Churchill and a paddle into Stanley Mission. Listen to the loons, watch bald eagles soar, feel the spray of mighty Nistowiak Falls and capture the glow of the radiant northern lights - just a few of the natural attractions you'll encounter. During your week-long paddling odyssey, you'll benefit from paddling instruction, learn wilderness living skills like how to find your way with map and compass, practice environmental ethics, enjoy hearty meals expertly prepared over an open fire, relax in exclusive pristine wilderness campsites, and listen to tales of the voyageurs.