Guided canoe tours in CanadaOur guided canoe trips on the Athabasca River in Alberta are fully outfitted with transport to and from Edmonton. Training on a lake in empty canoes is part of the preparation for the canoe tours.
Natives taught the early traders and trappers the use of the canoe. For the fur trade rivers and lakes were the only east-west roads through the northern forests. During our canoe trips on the Athabasca River you follow their routes while we worry about the logistics. We supply all necessary equipment and meals, our leaders are expert guides who know the rivers, their history and their importance in earlier and modern times and the wildlife you might see. We pitch our tents on islands in the Athabasca or wherever we find a good spot along the shores.
Camping in the wilderness does not have to be uncomfortable, your guide knows how to set up camp without inviting curious animals. It is an exhilarating feeling when you realize that you and your few friends are probably the only humans for miles around.
The canoes can safely transport 900 ponds, that means two persons with their equipment like tents and personal gear plus part of the group equipment. Several hours of canoe training and practise are part of the program.
Tours with some canoeing and wilderness canoe trips:
Rocky Mountain Parks & Canoe Tour, FThis 2-week CAMPING tour is a genuine Canadian adventure in the awe inspiring landscapes of Banff and Jasper Rocky Mountain National Parks. A week of day hikes is followed by a glorious wilderness canoe trip down an untamed river.
Rockies and Canoe - Hotel and Camping Mix, PKTwo week outdoor vacation with HOTELS and CAMPING. The first week is all luxury and fabulous hikes in the Rocky Mountain Parks. Then you rough it on a 5-day canoe trip where you camp on islands, cook on the open fire, far from civilization.
Mountain River Canoe Adventure, K55-day expertly guided and outfitted canoe tour in two-person canoes down the wide Athabasca River just east of Jasper National Park. There are no towns, no houses along the route, you pick your camping spots on islands in the river.