Voyageur Wilderness Programme - Reconnect with Nature

Voyageur Wilderness Programme offers packaged experiences in Quetico Park and the surrounding area of Canada’s Historical Water Routes.  These experiences offer first-hand interaction with nature which ultimately influences your mind, body and soul in its connection to your communities and the world.  Tours range from one day/one night to multi-day nature-based eco-adventures with complete & partial outfitting for individuals, families, groups, educational & eco-field trips.  It’s eco-travel made simple with everything you need for your ultimate escape!

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Location

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Latitude: 48.69485 Longitude: -91.470278 Elevation: 1382 ft

Sample Itinerary of Experience

Here’s one of our popular Packages: (to view other Eco-Adventure Packages visit www.vwp.com )

 

 Voyageur Family Package - Trip at a Glance:

Combination 2 day/ 2 night experience on Voyageur Island

& 3 day/2 night Quetico Flatwater Backcountry Canoe Trip

 

Package details & Itinerary Option (approx. 10 km)…

(customized trip based on your comfort level, experience and skill)

·         Bed and Breakfast on secluded Voyageur Island before and after your park trip

·         The Voyageur Dinner – delectable traditional cuisine

·         Voyageur Island amenities including aromatic lake-front sauna, Tipi and campfire experience

·         Voyageur’s “Montrealais” canoe ride in a large birchbark canoe replica

·         3 days of outfitting includes: lightweight Alumnacraft canoe & all paddling equipment; all camping equipment, backcountry meals & snacks (option: Kevlar canoe upgrade)

·         Trip start and return at Nym Lake/ Batchewaung Park Access only

·         Professional orientation, trip planning and map with your route

·         Self-guided

·         Minimum double occupancy – no single supplement

*Options: Trip upgrades, guided trips, additional park trip days and other park entry access locations available – additional cost and certain conditions will be applied

*Take a look at this trip sample and we’ll work with you to customize a route and trip package for you! http://vwp.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Voyageur-Family-Package_2016.pdf

 
While you’re here…Perhaps add on a tour to take in the local legends and historical facts of the surrounding area.
In Thunder Bay, explore a fur-traders fort at Fort William Historical Park. www.fwhp.ca  
In Atikokan, meet and see the art of a hand-crafted paddle at XY Company www.xycompany.ca
Also In Atikokan TWO canoe builders:
Fletcher Canoes - authentic canvas and cedar strip canoe building www.fletchercanoes.com
Souris River Canoes – builders of modern lightweight Kevlar composite canoes www.sourisriver.com

Costs and Fees

Eco-Adventure Package costs are based on your package selection and customized options.

Please visit our website for more information www.vwp.com

Seasons Open and Departure

May to mid-September

Eco-Friendly Notes

Since VWP’s inception back in 1960, we have known that actions and decisions today will affect what will happen tomorrow. In our mission (http://vwp.com/green-mission/ ) we are committed to being in the forefront of environmentally friendly practices.

Locally or Family-Owned Business

Inspired by the Savoie family's proud Canadian Metis heritage, Voyageur Wilderness highlights the lifestyle, history, culture of the Voyageurs as the first eco-traveler and connection to the pristine wilderness of Quetico Park.

With the foundation of 3 generations, Voyageur Wilderness is still family owned and operated. Today, the next two generations of outdoor eco-adventure enthusiasts continue under the direction of Michelle Savoie, accompanied by husband Dale, son Joseph, daughter Madeleine and infamous lab Cayenne.

Accessibility Notes

Voyageur Island is located on Nym Lake with drive in access off Highway 11 about 15 minutes east of Atikokan. Voyageur Wilderness Programme operates from this secluded island bordering Quetico Provincial Park and is t

Pet Friendly Notes

Pet Friendly - they're part of your family so bring them along.  Cayenne, yellow Lab, is always on duty to greet you upon arrival!

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