|Links to Sites to help plan and prepare for your trip|
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In any successful endeavor, you must start beforethe beginning. These links will give you a head start. Remember, as Abe Lincoln once said: "If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I would spend five of them sharpening my axe."
|The weather in Churchill Manitoba|| |
You must realize that the weather in
these parts turns cold quickly and with a vengeance. Thus the trip you plan must
be in July and August. Any later, and you will freeze your butt off. Any
earlier, and it could still be winter.
|Old Town Canoe||Old Town were the canoes we used. |
Having never done a similar trip, I cannot vouch for others.
Camp Kooch-i-ching in Minnesota is where this started with Dexter going there 50 years ago and Randy following on in the 60s. I never went, but whatever spirit this camp instills in its alumni, I want more of that...
|LaRonge Aviation Service |
Charter Service/Float Planes
Box 940, Lynn Lake
Tel: 1 204 356 2457
Contact: Nancy Clark
|Flights from Lynn Lake on |
Dehavilland Twin Otters. The folks at LaRonge will drop you and your canoes off at a lake at the head of the river. The plane is big enough for 3 canoes inside
it. The rest is up to you.
BushPilot, Entrepreneur and Adventurer
Dymond Lake Air Services Ltd.
Box 304, Churchill, MB
R0B 0E0 Based at: Churchill
tel: (204) 675-8875.
Doug has a Beaver Float Plane. He will take up to two canoes per trip, strapped onto the floats. He is very
experienced, and can pick up people at the bay at the end of the Seal, Caribou,or North Knife Rivers and fly you back to Churchill
|LynnLake ||The End of the road...literally. If you are driving up from Winnipeg, this is as far as you'll get. It is from Lynn Lake that you will get a charter flight up to one of the lakes or the rivers(Caribou, Seal, or North Knife) |
|Churchill ||The Polar Bear Capital of the World |
and the terminus for all Hudson Bay canoe trips
|Dymond Lake Lodge|
Main Address :
Churchill , MBR0B 0E0
Phone : (204) 675-8875
Fax : (204) 675-2386
| Five star service, five star food, five star lodging, and adventure to boot. Doug Webber has enough stories to let you dine out on your own adventure for months, and knows everything about the area. |
Maps are indispensable. The Natural Resources maps of Canada, in particular, not only show your river and the surrounding area, they show elevations and all
manners of natural and man made objects They can be used to plot each day's activity and plan accordingly
|REI ||All of these links will give you a variety |
of gear via the net. You are, of course, probably better off just dropping by Walmart, taking your list of supplies, and meandering up and down the aisles with a shopping cart. Less intrepid, but cheaper. Don't skimp on the dry bags though.
|National Outdoor Leadership Schools|
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