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The Big One! BACK FOR 2009! THE FRESHWATER SEA KAYAK ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME! Explore one of the largest stretches of wilderness coastline in the world on this guided sea kayak trip. This summer-long tour ties together our all of our classic week-long wilderness trips and adds a few new ones to trace the entire Canadian shore of Lake Superior. Join us for one week, two weeks, a month or the entire seven-week-long trip. The choice is yours; the ultimate wilderness experience is always the same. Price per day decreases with the length of the trip and we handle all the logistics. Each segment of the journey has its own appeal with the usual Lake Superior standbys. Whether you're rock hounding for agates on the Sibley to Rossport trip, reliving the Voyageur experience in Lake Superior Provincial Park or reveling in the remote wilderness of Pukaskwa National Park, you'll be sure to enjoy great camaraderie, as well as the leadership, interpretive skills and camp cuisine of our guides.

How it Works The Lake Superior Sea Kayak Pageant came from the question “why don't we combine all of our wilderness trips to cover the entire North Shore?” In the spirit of Naturally Superior Adventures' wilderness trips, this adventure doesn't bite off more than it can chew. We've allotted plenty of time to cover the distance, explore the Lake Superior coastline and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow paddlers. There's no pressure to paddle the entire route or “go the distance”the coastline will be waiting for you when we organize the same trip next year. We created this trip with the expectation that a few paddlers may sign up to paddle the entire route while the vast majority will choose one-, twoor three-week-long segments. As such, we expect a new group to be joining each segment of the journey, and hope to foster a sense of camaraderie among participants: Whether you paddle one section or eight, this truly is a unique experience. Logistically, The Lake Superior Sea Kayak Pageant is surprisingly simple. Like our wilderness trips, each segment will begin with two hours of on the water sea kayak strokes and safety instruction, a great dinner and overnight in a bed and breakfast or Rock Island Lodge on Lake Superior. We will be rotating guides in and out of the trip; no one guide will paddle the entire trip, rather we will mix and match to add a diversity of experience, leadership styles, wilderness cuisine and interpretive skills. Week-long segments will be self-sufficient, with a re-supply of provisions and camping gear after each leg.

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Fast Facts Description: Fully guided and partially outfitted sea kayak trip. Sign up for the full 7-week adventure or choose a weeklong leg. Prices vary per number of sections paddled Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced paddling skills and backcountry camping experience Pace: Moderate with occasionally demanding portions Minimum Age: 18 Trip Distance: 70-120 kilometres per week-long section; approx 800 kilometres total Food: Prepared for you using locally produced, non-processed, healthy ingredients 2009 Trip Departure Dates: Pigeon River to Silver Islet: Sun July 5 Silver Islet to Rossport: Sun July 12 Rossport to Heron Bay: Sun July 19 Pukaskwa National Park: Sun July 26 Superior Highlands: Sat Aug 1 Lake Superior Park: Sun Aug 9 Montreal River to S.S Marie: Sun Aug 23 Cost schedule (taxes included): One leg: $1,695 || Two legs: $2,295 || Three legs: $3,360 || Four legs: $4,340 Five legs: $5,250 || Six legs: $6,090 Seven legs: $6,860 Includes: Professional guiding and group outfitting, all shuttles (vehicle and boat), one night lodge or B&B accommodation per leg, all meals. (Sea kayaks and tents additional)

Do not be intimidated by the thought of stepping on the toes of “thru paddlers” taking on the entire trip. There's nothing competitive about the Lake Superior Sea Kayak Pageant. It's designed to be all about celebrating a world class paddling destination in high style and in the company of like-minded (soon to be) friends. Sign up for the vacation of your dreams and we promise to exceed your expectations.

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Section 1: Pigeon River to Silver Islet Sea kayak Lake Superior's northwestern islands, an archipelago of First Nations magic and voyageur lore. This guided and outfitted first leg of the Lake Superior Sea Kayak Pageant follows an island chain from Pigeon River at the Ontario-Minnesota border to Pie Island and Thunder Cape, ending at the quaint community of Silver Islet. Sea kayaking the Victoria, Spar, Thompson and Pie island chain is an experience unlike any other on Lake Superior. The area's unique physical geography is comprised of flat-topped, sandstone mesas that are reminiscent of the American southwest-save for the Boreal forest greenery. Sheer and scree slopes tower above the clear-green water of Lake Superior. The islands are predominantly undeveloped, except for a couple first-come, first-served saunas that make for pleasant stops along the way. At several points hundredyear-old mining shafts peer out of steep island shores-signs of a time when Lake Superior's northwest shore was thought to be home to a mother lode of silver. The trip's most scenic highlight is Pie Island, where the voyageurs once camped beneath 1,000-foot peaks on their annual trip along Superior's north shore. From here-weather permitting-we'll sea kayak to Sleeping Giant, at the tip of the Sibley Peninsula and camp at the foot of this legendary landform before ending our trip at Silver Islet. Your trip begins on Sunday at noon when we will meet at Silver Islet, an hour east of Thunder Bay. From here, we'll shuttle to a Pigeon River-area bed and breakfast where we will prepare for our seven-day trip. On Monday morning, we set off by sea kayak on the largest lake in the world. Seven days later, we'll be picked up in Silver Islet. Daily paddling distances range from 10 to 26 kilometres with a full no paddling day included to accommodate rough weather or a more relaxed or exploratory group pace. Although time is built in for rough conditions, it is a trip for paddlers in good condition with previous paddling and wilderness camping experience. The lake is mostly calm in summer, but when it gets rough we enjoy the view from shore. Although each group will travel according to its own pace, we tend to spend most of the day on the water leaving lots of time for "covering the distance" and exploring the coast. You will be responsible for carrying a portion of the group gear in your kayak, as well as your tent, sleeping bag and personal gear. Don't worry about cooking or clean-up - all food preparation is taken care of by our wilderness chefs!

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Fast Facts Description: Guided and partially outfitted sea kayak trip–seven days kayaking, seven nights camping, half-day group skills workshop Skill: Intermediate to advanced paddling skills and backcountry camping experience Pace: Moderate with occasionally demanding portions Min. Age: 18 Distance: 90 km (average paddling speed of 4.5 to 6 km/hr) Dates: July 5-12, 2009 Cost: $1,695 CDN for this section. Includes: Full guiding and outfitting, meals, park fees, shuttles. (Sea kayaks and tents additional.)

Equipment and Services: We Provide: Professional instruction and guiding; Accommodations (B&B and/or camping and all meals from Sunday dinner to the following Sunday afternoon; transportation; all group safety, camping, cooking, eating and sanitation gear. You Provide: Fully outfitted expedition sea kayak (minimum 16.5 feet in length with two sealed bulkheads – rudder or skeg are recommended), tent, sleeping bag and pad and all personal equipment and clothing. A detailed recommended list is provided on registration. Outfitting: We have expedition outfitted sea kayaks ($20 day) and tents ($5 day) available at reduced rates for trip guests who prefer to use our equipment.

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Section 2: Silver Islet to Rossport Sea kayak Lake Superior’s northern island archipelago from the Sibley Peninsula to Rossport. This guided and outfitted second leg of the Lake Superior Sea Kayak Pageant explores Canada’s newest national marine conservation area, a rarely paddled gem of agate islands, wilderness lighthouses and first-come, first-served saunas. Northwestern Lake Superior is dotted with hundreds of uninhabited islands. The surrounding landscape is semi-mountainous. Along the way, flat-topped cuestas of the Sleeping Giant give way to jagged hills of long-cooled lava, while the shoreline is composed of primarily of gravel beaches and rocky points. Midway through the trip we’ll visit CPR Slip, an executive retreat-comewilderness sauna for a Finnish-style steam bath. The trip includes a number of open water crossings. Although time is built in for rough conditions, it is a trip for paddlers in good condition with previous paddling experience. Your trip begins on Sunday morning when we will gather at our Rock Island Lodge near Wawa, Ontario. From here, we’ll shuttle to a Silver Islet area bed and breakfast where we will prepare for our seven-day trip. Alternative arrangements can be made for those arriving via Thunder Bay. On Monday morning, we set off on the crystal clear water of the largest lake in the world. Seven days later, you will either stay at a local Bed & Breakfast, if you are continuing the trip, or you will be picked up in the quaint north shore community of Rossport. Daily paddling distances range from 10 to 26 kilometers (average 19 km) with a full no paddling day included to accommodate rough weather or a more relaxed or exploratory group pace. Although time is built in for rough conditions, it is a trip for paddlers in good condition with previous paddling and wilderness camping experience.

The lake is mostly calm in summer, but when it gets rough we enjoy the view from shore. Although each group will travel according to its own pace, we tend to spend most of the day on the water leaving lots of time for “covering the distance” and exploring the coast. You will be responsible for carrying a portion of the group gear in your kayak, as well as your tent, sleeping bag and personal gear. Don't worry about cooking or clean-up – all food preparation is taken care of by our wilderness chefs! The Sibley Peninsula to Rossport sea kayak trip through the newly designated National Marine Conservation Reserve is an extraordinary Lake Superior wilderness trip. We run it only once per year. We hope you will join us.

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Fast Facts Description: Guided and partially outfitted sea kayak trip–seven days kayaking, seven nights camping, half-day group skills workshop Skill: Intermediate to advanced paddling skills and backcountry camping experience Pace: Moderate with occasionally demanding portions Min. Age: 18 Distance: 120 km (average paddling speed of 4.5 to 6 km/hr) Dates: Sun July 12- Sun July 19, 2009 Cost: $1,695 CDN for this section. Includes: Full guiding and outfitting, meals, shuttles. (Sea kayaks and tents additional.)

Equipment and Services: We Provide: Professional instruction and guiding; Accommodations (B&B and/or camping and all meals from Sunday dinner to the following Sunday afternoon; transportation; all group safety, camping, cooking, eating and sanitation gear. You Provide: Fully outfitted expedition sea kayak (minimum 16.5 feet in length with two sealed bulkheads – rudder or skeg are recommended), tent, sleeping bag and pad and all personal equipment and clothing. A detailed recommended list is provided on registration. Outfitting: We have expedition outfitted sea kayaks ($20 day) and tents ($5 day) available at reduced rates for trip guests who prefer to use our equipment.

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Section 3: Rossport to Heron Bay Sea kayaking Lake Superior’s northernmost shore includes sweeping black sand beaches, First Nation pictographs and legendary islands. The coastline between Rossport and Heron Bay is an infrequently paddled gem that makes up the third leg of the guided and outfitted Lake Superior Sea Kayak Pageant. This trip consists of a pleasant mix of island-to-island paddling, open coastline and quiet bays and coves. East of Rossport, we’ll visit the black sand beach at Worthington Bay, where Ojibwa people painted red ochre pictographs on a cliff face. Further along, the narrow channel at Le Petits Ecrits was another significant First Nation site. Voyageurs once camped at Bottle and Cork coves, two small inlets on an otherwise cliff-bound coast where brigades of paddlers once hauled their 36-foot Montreal canoes ashore for the night. At Neys Provincial Park, an already impressive shoreline becomes spectacular. Weather-permitting, we’ll circumnavigate Pic Island and visit several former World War II prisoner of war camps. From here we will sea kayak past the town of Marathon and end at the former fishing village of Heron Bay. Your trip begins on Sunday at noon when we will meet at Heron Bay, 10 minutes east of Marathon. Alternatively, you’re welcome to meet us in the early morning at Rock Island Lodge, near Wawa, and shuttle in our vehicle. We’ll drive you back to Rock Island at trip’s end. We’ll shuttle to a Rossport bed and breakfast where we will prepare for our seven-day trip. On Monday morning, we set off by sea kayak on the largest lake in the world. Seven days later, we’ll be picked up at Heron Bay. Daily paddling distances range from 10 to 26 kilometres with a full no paddling day included to accommodate rough weather or a more relaxed or exploratory group pace. Although time is built in for rough conditions, it is a trip for paddlers in good condition with previous paddling and wilderness camping experience. The lake is mostly calm in summer, but when it gets rough we enjoy the view from shore. Although each group will travel according to its own pace, we tend to spend most of the day on the water leaving lots of time for “covering the distance” and exploring the coast. You will be responsible for carrying a portion of the group gear in your kayak, as well as your tent, sleeping bag and personal gear. Don't worry about cooking or clean-up – all food preparation is taken care of by our wilderness chefs!

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Fast Facts Description: Guided and partially outfitted sea kayak trip–seven days kayaking, seven nights camping, half-day group skills workshop Skill: Intermediate to advanced paddling skills and backcountry camping experience Pace: Moderate with occasionally demanding portions Min. Age: 18 Distance: 120 km (average paddling speed of 4.5 to 6 km/hr) Dates: July 19-26 2009 Cost: $1,695 CDN For this section. Includes: Full guiding and outfitting, meals, park fees, shuttles. (Sea kayaks and tents additional.)

Equipment and Services: We Provide: Professional instruction and guiding; meals from Sunday dinner to the following Sunday afternoon; transportation; all group safety, camping, cooking, eating and sanitation gear. You Provide: Fully outfitted expedition sea kayak (minimum 16.5 feet in length with two sealed bulkheads – rudder or skeg are recommended), tent, sleeping bag and pad and all personal equipment and clothing. A detailed recommended list is provided on registration. Outfitting: We have expedition outfitted sea kayaks ($20 day) and tents ($5 day) available at reduced rates for trip guests who prefer to use our equipment.

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Section 4: Heron Bay to Pukaskwa Depot Sea kayak Lake Superior’s Pukaskwa National Park and explore some of Ontario’s greatest wilderness. This guided and outfitted fourth leg of the Lake Superior Sea Kayak Pageant captures the magical beauty and powerful isolation of Pukaskwa National Park, a wild coastline of sand beaches, stalwart cliffs and crystal clear water. On this fully guided, partially outfitted sea kayak trip we will paddle Pukaskwa’s 90 kilometres of protected coastline. The trip consists of a pleasant mixture of rugged, steep headlands and sheltered, Caribbean-like beaches.Along the way we'll visit ancient Pukaskwa Pit "villages," where it is thought that aboriginal peoples once held vision quests on cobblestone beaches. Dozens of rivers and streams feed into the Pukaskwa coast, including the Cascade River, which meets Lake Superior in a spectacular waterfall. This trip is designed for intermediate paddlers; previous sea kayaking experience is required. A skills workshop will take place prior to trip departure. Your enjoyment will be enhanced if you are in good physical condition and comfortable with wilderness camping. Lake Superior is mostly calm in summer, but when it gets rough we enjoy the view from shore, so experience paddling in surf and big swells is not necessary. The group sets our pace, but we tend to spend most of the day on the water, leaving lots of time for covering the distance and exploring the coast. You will be responsible for carrying a portion of the group gear in your kayak, as well as your tent, sleeping bag and personal gear. Don't worry about cooking–all food preparation is taken care of by our wilderness chefs! Add this world-class sea kayak trip through Canada’s Pukaskwa National Park trip to your lifetime paddling checklist!

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Fast Facts Description: Guided and partially outfitted sea kayak trip–seven days kayaking, seven nights camping, half-day group skills workshop Skill: Intermediate to advanced paddling skills and backcountry camping experience Pace: Moderate with occasionally demanding portions Min. Age: 18 Distance: 100 km (average paddling speed of 4.5 to 6 km/hr) Dates: July 26-Aug 2, 2009 Cost: $1,695CDN For this section. Includes: Full guiding and outfitting, meals, park fees, shuttles. (Sea kayaks and tents additional.)

Equipment and Services: We Provide: Professional instruction and guiding; BBQ dinner on Saturday evening and all meals to the following Saturday afternoon; tug and vehicle shuttles; all group safety, camping, cooking, eating and sanitation gear. You Provide: Fully outfitted expedition sea kayak (minimum 16.5 feet in length with two sealed bulkheads – rudder or skeg are recommended), tent, sleeping bag and pad and all personal equipment and clothing. A detailed recommended list is provided on registration. Outfitting: We have expedition outfitted sea kayaks ($20 day) and tents ($5 day) available at reduced rates for trip guests who prefer to use our equipment.

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Section 5: Pukaskwa Depot to Michipicoten River Superior Highlands.

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Wilderness sea kayaking on Lake Superior’s remote Highlands coast. This guided and outfitted fifth leg of the Lake Superior Sea Kayak Pageant explores the uninhabited, infrequently paddled shore between Pukaskwa National Park’s southern boundary and Michipicoten Bay near Wawa, Ontario. This section of coastline is undeveloped in its entirety, and was recently designated a provincial conservation reserve.

Description: Guided and partially outfitted sea kayak trip–seven days kayaking, seven nights camping, half-day group skills workshop Skill: Intermediate to advanced paddling skills and backcountry camping experience Pace: Moderate with occasionally demanding portions Min. Age: 18 Distance: 95 km (average paddling speed of 4.5 to 6 km/hr) Dates: Sat Aug 1- Sun Aug 9, 2009 Cost: $1,695 CDN for this section. Includes: Full guiding and outfitting, meals, shuttles. (Sea kayaks and tents additional.)

This 90-kilometre-long sea kayak trip contrasts rugged, spectacularly beautiful headlands with Caribbean-like beaches. Highlights include the abandoned logging village of Pukaskwa Depot and a day hike to the 40-metre-high Denison Falls. We'll also paddle along the notorious cliffs of Point Isacor, a 10-kilometrelong stretch of spectacular 150-metre granite cliffs and scree slopes. Although time is built in for rough conditions, this is a trip for paddlers in good condition with previous sea kayaking experience. Your trip begins with a half-day group safety and paddling skills workshop at our Rock Island Lodge and Lake Superior Paddling Centre. We end the day with a fresh whitefish dinner. Advanced reservations are required if you’d like to spend Saturday night in our Rock Island Lodge, however we reserve a number of campsites for trip participants on our sandy lakeside beach. We charter a boat shuttles with a local fishing tug to the south end of Pukaskwa National Park. From here we paddled eastwards back to our Rock Island base at the mouth of the Michipicoten River. This trip is designed for intermediate paddlers: previous sea kayaking and wilderness camping experience are required. A skill workshop will take place prior to trip departure and your enjoyment will be enhanced if you are in good physical condition and comfortable with wilderness camping. The lake is mostly calm in summer, but when it gets rough we enjoy the view from shore, so experience paddling in surf and big swells is not necessary. The group sets our pace, but we tend to spend most of the day on the water, leaving lots of time for covering the distance and exploring the coast. The Superior Highlands Conservation Reserve and the newly designated Nimoosh Park with Denison Falls is the most remote section of the Pukaskwa Coastline outside of Pukaskwa National Park. Make it your next paddling destination.

Equipment and Services We Provide: Professional instruction and guiding; BBQ dinner on Saturday evening and all meals to the following Saturday afternoon; fishing tug and vehicle shuttles; all group safety, camping, cooking, eating and sanitation gear. You Provide: Fully outfitted expedition sea kayak (minimum 16.5 feet in length with two sealed bulkheads – rudder or skeg are recommended), tent, sleeping bag and pad and all personal equipment and clothing. A detailed recommended list is provided on registration. Outfitting: We have expedition outfitted sea kayaks ($20 day) and tents ($5 day) available at reduced rates for trip guests who prefer to use our equipment.

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Section 6: Michipicoten Island to Montreal River Lake Superior Provincial Park makes up the sixth leg of the Lake Superior Sea Kayak Pageant. You can sign up for this trip only or take advantage of special rates by combining it with other legs of our series of trips along the entire Canadian shore. Imagine a spectacular coastline of clear waters, rocky headlands, sandy beaches and a landscape carved by 10,000 years of wind and water. Forests are a deep green boreal and transitional mix interspersed with rare Arctic disjunct plants. Our trip takes us past wonderful geological formations including diabase dykes, pillow formations, and rust-coloured volcanic rhyolite. Along with a wide variety of Canadian wildlife including, moose, fox, beaver and otter, we may be fortunate enough to see woodland caribou and peregrine falcons in the Gargantua area. We will paddle past the Agawa Pictographs, stone paintings made by native Ojibwa on bedrock cliffs near Sinclair Cove in Lake Superior Park. These rock cliff pictographs are more likely the result of vision quests and significant events than an absolute record of history. The most significant pictograph is that of 'Mishipishu', the great horned lynx that the Ojibwa believe lives in and controls Lake Superior. Be sure to leave a tobacco offering to 'Mishipishu' at the start of your trip and at Nanabush Rock (Devil's Chair)! Starting from our base at the mouth of the Michipicoten River near Wawa, we’ll paddle the full 120 kilometres of Lake Superior Provincial Park coastline south to the community of Montreal River. The final portion is a special treat as it explores the rarely paddled smooth granite cliffs south of Agawa Bay. Daily paddling distances range from 10 to 24 kilometres (average 19 km) with a full ‘no paddling day’ included to accommodate rough weather or a more relaxed or exploratory group pace. Although time is built in for rough conditions, it is a trip for paddlers in good condition with previous paddling and wilderness camping experience. The lake is mostly calm in summer, but when it gets rough we enjoy the view from shore. Although each group will travel at its own pace, we tend to spend most of the day on the water leaving lots of time for “covering the distance” and exploring the coast.

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Fast Facts Description: Guided and partially outfitted sea kayak trip–seven days kayaking, seven nights camping, half-day group skills workshop Skill: Intermediate to advanced paddling skills and backcountry camping experience Pace: Moderate with occasionally demanding portions Min. Age: 18 Distance: 120 km (average paddling speed of 4.5 to 6 km/hr) Dates: Sun Aug 9-16, 2009 Cost: $1,695 CDN for this section. Includes: Full guiding and outfitting, meals, shuttles. (Sea kayaks and tents additional.)

Equipment and Services: We Provide: Professional instruction and guiding; Accommodations (B&B and/or camping and all meals from Sunday dinner to the following Sunday afternoon; transportation; all group safety, camping, cooking, eating and sanitation gear. You Provide: Fully outfitted expedition sea kayak (minimum 16.5 feet in length with two sealed bulkheads – rudder or skeg are recommended), tent, sleeping bag and pad and all personal equipment and clothing. A detailed recommended list is provided on registration. Outfitting: We have expedition outfitted sea kayaks ($20 day) and tents ($5 day) available at reduced rates for trip guests who prefer to use our equipment.

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Section 7: Montreal River to Sault Ste Marie Sea kayak the rugged Lake Superior coast from Montreal River to Sault Ste. Marie. On the seventh and final leg of the guided and outfitted Lake Superior Sea Kayak Pageant we will paddle a varied coastline of volcanic (basalt) and metamorphic (granite) rock, cobblestone and sand beaches and steep promontories. A highlight is wrapping up the trip by paddling through the historic Sault Ste. Marie Locks, where Lake Superior drains into Lake Huron via the St. Mary’s River. This is the first season that Naturally Superior Adventures will offer a guided sea kayak trip along this section of Lake Superior’s Canadian shore. From Montreal River the coastline consists of cobble beaches and granite and volcanic headlands. The area’s geology is unique: a billion years’ difference exists between the granite and volcanic rock that makes up its backbone. This transitional formation is recognized by several protected wilderness areas. As we approach Pancake Bay, the nature of the coastline changes, and we will swing offshore and across several large bays en route to the forested cliffs of Gros Cap. Here Lake Superior makes a final cliff-bound hurrah and empties into the St. Mary’s River. Upon reaching Sault Ste. Marie we will bypass the famous Sault Rapids by locking through the Canadian Canal, a National Historic Site. From here its an easy downstream ride to our pick-up point near downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Your trip begins on Sunday at noon when we will meet at Rock Island Lodge, near Wawa. Alternatively, we are able to meet you on Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie, where you can leave your vehicle for pick-up at trip’s end. We will then shuttle north in our vehicle to Wawa (additional charges apply). At Rock Island we will prepare for our week long trip, enjoy a great meal watch the sunset and spend the night. On Monday morning, we set off by sea kayak on the largest lake in the world. Seven days later, we’ll be picked up in Sault Ste. Marie. Daily paddling distances range from 10 to 26 kilometers with a full no paddling day included to accommodate rough weather or a more relaxed or exploratory group pace. Although time is built in for rough conditions, it is a trip for paddlers in good condition with previous paddling and wilderness camping experience. The lake is mostly calm in summer, but when it gets rough we enjoy the view from shore. Although each group will travel according to its own pace, we tend to spend most of the day on the water leaving lots of time for “covering the distance” and exploring the coast. You will be responsible for carrying a portion of the group gear in your kayak, as well as your tent, sleeping bag and personal gear. Don't worry about cooking or clean-up – all food preparation is taken care of by our wilderness chefs!

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Fast Facts Description: Guided and partially outfitted sea kayak trip–seven days kayaking, seven nights camping, half-day group skills workshop Skill: Intermediate to advanced paddling skills and backcountry camping experience Pace: Moderate with occasionally demanding portions Min. Age: 18 Distance: 120 km (average paddling speed of 4.5 to 6 km/hr) Dates: Sun Aug 16-23, 2009 Cost: $1,695 CDN for this section. Includes: Full guiding and outfitting, meals, shuttles. (Sea kayaks and tents additional)

Equipment and Services: We Provide: Professional instruction and guiding; all meals from Sunday evening to the following Sunday afternoon; transportation; park permits; all group safety, camping, cooking, eating and sanitation gear. You Provide: Fully outfitted expedition sea kayak (minimum 16.5 feet in length with two sealed bulkheads – rudder or skeg are recommended), tent, sleeping bag and pad and all personal equipment and clothing. A detailed recommended list is provided on registration. Outfitting: We have expedition outfitted sea kayaks ($20 day) and tents ($5 day) available at reduced rates for trip guests who prefer to use our equipment.

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The Big One 2009  

Kayak the Canadian shoreline of Lake Superior in one summer or alternatively paddle each section over consecutive years.

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