Canoe to a remote Island, alone for a few days.The Alaska Highway from Edmonton to Alaska crosses the mighty Athabasca River in the town of Whitecourt, Alberta. Hundreds of islands, big and small, dot the river, none are inhabited, very few ever see a canoe or other boat.
Marooned on the Athabasca River, 2 or more daysIf the lonely island in the Canadian wilderness is not yet checked off your bucket list, we have the one-of-kind, nerve-tingling adventure to fulfill your life’s dream. We drop you off on a deserted island with the necessary equipment and leave you to deal with the surprises and challenges mother nature might throw at you. After the pre-determined time we pick you up for the return back to civilization.
We meet in Edmonton or Whitecourt, Alberta, where you can safely park your car or motorhome for a few days. The Sagitawah RV Park and campground in Whitecourt, for example, is next to the boat launch on the Athabasca River. Once your and the guide's canoes are in the water, all gear and equipment is stowed and tied down. You paddle one or two hours downstream to find the perfect island where the guide helps to set up the camp, fireplace and toilet facility and to gets you established. Then she or he paddles away, you won't need your canoe until the guide returns.
For the next few days you fend for yourself, surrounded by forests, the sounds of the river, the northern lights and starry sky at night. You keep your island pristine and undisturbed, there is no need to cut down trees, hunting is not allowed at all, no garbage is to be left behind.
When the guide returns, the camp is broken down, cleaned up to leave as few traces as possible and loaded into the boats. Now you paddle a few kilometers down-stream to the take-out point. Here the car or bus is waiting for the drive back to Whitecourt or Edmonton.
|We supply for a group of for 1 to 3 persons:
one 2-person canoe with paddles, live vests, bailer, throw rope, whistles
a third person would paddle with the guide,
one tent with ground sheet and 2 or 3 hard foam mattresses (the tent is rated as 4-person tent),
transportation from Edmonton or Whitecourt to the put-in on the Athabasca River,
transportation form the take-out to Edmonton or Whitecourt.
We supply following equipment:
Sleeping bags and self-inflating mattresses can be supplied if requested.
A Visa or MasterCard imprint is required to cover damages and/or loss of rental equipment or gear.
basic paddle- and camping skills.
per agreement in Edmonton or Whitecourt, Alberta.