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Wilderness canoeing expedition on the Peace River in northern Alberta


Explore the historical mystique of the Peace River on this canoeing adventure in northern Alberta. Retrace the trips of the early North American explorers searching for the Northwest Passage on the Mighty Peace River.  Follow the route of these early explorers and experience nature at tis most pristine. A great trip for inexperienced wilderness canoe campers or a peaceful trip for the experienced. Time for rest and relaxation transporting you back in time and away from life’s daily challenges.

The Peace River is an 800+ km portion of the MacKenzie River system, the largest river system in Canada. Virtually isolated until the 20th century from the rest of Alberta by over 200 km of almost impassable bush, muskeg and creeks, the Peace Region with its massive waterway was one of the last pioneer frontiers in North America. Today, taking to the Mighty Peace River is a conquest not to be forgotten.

The five day Classic is a way to truly escape the bonds of civilization. Canoe camping gets you up close and personal with the natural beauty and character of the area. Get a taste of its fur trade explorer history. On this beginner friendly trip you will spend 4 nights in tents. Wildlife sighting opportunities, paddling skills, hiking, photography, and campfire camaraderie are the focus of this trip. (Note: kayaking option may be available if sufficient gear space is available in remaining canoes.) Suitable for beginners.

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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
River Canoeing
SEASON

June to August

DIFFICULTY
Easy / Moderate
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
8
GUIDE INFORMATION

All guides are experienced paddlers and certified in Canoe and Kayak instruction and Swift Water Rescue and all have extensive knowledge of the river. 

RESTRICTIONS

This trip is suitable for paddlers of any level including beginners. 

Minimum 4 people required for the trip run.

Cell phone service in the Peace River Valley is sporadic. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Requirements: Sleeping bag rated for 0 C or colder and sleeping pad, pillow, large dry bags for clothing and bedding (can be rented).

Also available as a kayaking trip.

TRANSPORTATION

The base lodge is approximately 520 km northwest of Edmonton or 190 km from Grande Prairie, near the town of Fairview, Alberta.

Transportation to and from the town of Peace River is included.

 

WEATHER

Prepare for a range of temperatures during the some from 8-30 C.

REGION
Central & Northern Alberta
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

All gear for camping and canoeing except sleeping bags. Satellite phones are available for emergencies.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Clothing suitable for temperatures varying from 8C to 30C. All personal items must fit in one medium and one small dry bag and should include shorts, long pants, warm fleece, and bathing suit. Rain gear, waterproof sandals or water shoes, hiking shoes or runners, paddling gloves.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, binoculars, daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, insect repellent, fishing gear, fishing license, small dry bags fpr personal effects. 

ACCOMMODATIONS

While on the canoe trip accommodations are in wall tents along the river.

3 day trip includes 2nights of camping on the river and 2 nights in a cabin or wall tent at the base.

5 day trip includes 4 nights of camping on the river and 2 nights in a cabin or wall tent at the base.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

High quality meals, snacks and beverages are included and prepared by your guide while on the canoe trip.

3 days or 5 days of meals included.

3 day tour, available June - August
$893.00 / per person - CAD
2019 dates: June 4-6, June 18-20, July 2-4, July 16-18, July 30-Aug 1, Aug 13-15. Based on a minimum of 4 participants.
5 day tour, available June - August
$1290.00 / per person - CAD
2019 dates: June 10-14, June 24-28, July 12-16, July 24-28, August 7-11, August 20-25. Based on a minimum of 4 people.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 30 days before trip commencement.
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3 day tour, available June - August

Day 0

Pre-Day Arrive at your location near Peace River, overnight in cabin or wall tent accommodation. Bring your own supper to prepare at cabin. Shuttle from Peace River included as required. Get together at a cocktail reception for pre-trip planning and social.

Day 1

Group breakfast at Voyageur Building. Meet your travelling companions. Travel to launch, orientation and overnight camping at Pratts landing.

Day 2

Pack up camp and set out on the river!  Approximately 2 hour stop at Dunvegan Provincial Historic Site. Overnight river wilderness campsite. Try your hand at campfire cooking and fishing!

Day 3

Full day paddling with hikes and rest stops interspersed. Watch the varied scenery of the river valley unfold and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you paddle and float. Arrive back at your home base. Cabin or wall tent stay. Group supper included.

5 day tour, available June - August

Day 0

Pre Day Arrive at your base near Peace River, overnight in cabin/wall tent accommodation. Bring your own supper to prepare at cabin. Shuttle from Peace River included as required. Cocktail social to meet & organize.

Day 1

Group breakfast at Voyageur Building. Travel to launch, orientation and overnight camping Cotillion provincial campsite.

Day 2

Pack up camp and set out on the river! This part of the paddle includes spectacular scenery and natural phenomena. Camp at the Many Islands provincial campsite.

Day 3

Wake to the sound of birds. Full day of paddling. Watch the varied scenery of the river valley unfold as you paddle and float. Camp Pratts Landing.

Day 4

Half day scenic paddle to memorable Dunvegan Provincial Historical Site. Time to visit the interpretive centre or visit the market gardens and gift shop. Then back on the river to our wilderness camping destination.

Day 5

Full paddling day. Optional cabin or wall tent stay for this night can be pre-booked. Group supper included.