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Lake Superior Provincial Park - Instructional Tour
Lake Superior Provincial Park - Instructional Tour

Lake Superior Provincial Park - Instructional Tour

Regular price $1,050

Lake Superior Provincial Park in Northern Ontario, Canada is a popular destination for sea kayaking enthusiasts. With stunning campsites, breathtaking cliffs, and an iconic kayaking playground, it's a sea kayaking paradise. The park's backcountry offers a variety of hiking and paddling opportunities, ranging from easy day trips to multi-day adventures along the dramatic coast of Lake Superior. Our trip will take us from Gargantua Harbour to Old Woman Bay, and back.

 

This adventure is aimed at sea kayakers who have completed Level 1 or possess equivalent skills. The purpose of this trip is to provide paddlers with an opportunity to gain experience in participating in a well-regulated and supervised expedition on the coastal waters of Lake Superior.

DESCRIPTION:

On this adventure, we travel from Gargantua Harbour to Old Woman Bay and then return home. On our way down we camp on the beautiful sites maintained by the park. 

Glaciation over the last million years carved the Lake Superior basin and shaped the landscape we see today.  Signatures of the massive sheets of ice that covered the land are scrawled up and down the coastline of Lake Superior Provincial Park.  Debris caught beneath shifting ice created the scratches and gouges on the polished rock point at Robertson Cove. Massive boulders, known as “erratics”, were orphaned by the melt and distributed near Katherine Cove.  Fine sand beaches are often found near river mouths along this rocky coast.  Waterways like the Sand River, located 2 km (1.25 miles) south, have transported glacial materials for thousands of years to build these beaches.  The Ojibwe name for the Sand River is Pinguisibi; ‘pingui’ meaning fine white sand and ‘sibi’ meaning river.

  • https://www.superiorconservancy.org/

 

PRICE INCLUDES:
    • Small groups lead by experienced Paddle Canada coaches. Max 3:1 ratio.
  • All meals during the trip. (Days 1-5).
  • We will provide you with a dry suit and kayak during the trip.
  • Pre-trip planning webinar.
  • Camping and accommodations. 
  • Park permits and platform reservations.
  • Charts, compasses and cases for each participant.
  • All common camping gear (tarps, etc.).
  • Please note: there is no Paddle Canada certification offered on instructional tours.
    WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
    • Transportation to put in.
    • Snacks. 
    • Personal paddling Clothing (dry suit or neoprene & paddle jacket combination, etc).   
    ITINERARY:
    • Day 0 : Meet Up at Agawa Bay Campsite
    • Day 1 – 5 : Kayak Trip to Old Woman Bay and back.
    • Day 5 : Last Kayak Day. Take Out at Gargantua Harbour.