Canoe Trips

Thelon River Canoe Expeditions

From its source at Lynx Lake the Thelon flows 1000 km through the heart of the barrengrounds and its namesake the Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary. Fishing & wildlife opportunities are profound! These are self guided trips. Trips can originate from Lynx Tundra Lodge or any location on the Thelon system. For planning and rates please consult with us and check out the Thelon River Report.


My trip on the Thelon was outstanding. I would have to say it was right up there with the best 6 weeks I can remember in my life. The timing was perfect. I was at the narrows between Beverly Lake and Aberdeen Lake when the Caribou began to cross the river. I watched for 2 days as they came by in groups of between 12 and 100 animals. As soon as one group crossed, another was approaching the river. I saw lots of Muskoxen, a few moose, and best of all I had lots of time alone on a beautiful land and river.

~ Norton Smith, Oregon – Kayak Expedition



Alberta Canadian Shield Trip

Explore the remote northeast corner of Alberta and the Precambrian rock that makes up the province’s only claim to the Canadian shield. This is a Fly-in & Canoe out trip. Recommended trip length is 5 days. Depart from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. Canoe Leland Lakes to the Slave River. Excellent fishing is available for Lake Trout Northern Pike and Walleye. Wildlife viewing opportunities include Black Bear, Moose, Wolf, Lynx, Beaver and Bald Eagles. Take a side trip in Wood Buffalo National Park.

Rate: $1195.00 + GST (Includes Air Charter for 2 people and moving canoe) Free overnight pre trip accommodation at Floatplane base.  Free pick up at Fort Fitzgerald.
Subject to weight/aircraft restrictions


Pick-a-Lake Fishing / Canoeing Combination

Can be done on any lake within a 60 km radius of Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. This is a Fly-in & Fly out trip. Select a remote lake of your own to fish and explore. You set the schedule and can be picked up on the same or another lake of your choice.

Rate: $2295.00 + GST (Includes Return Air Charter for 2 people and moving canoe) Free overnight pre trip accommodation at Floatplane base
Subject to weight/aircraft restrictions