Aikens offers one of Canada's unique experiences, as recognized by the prestigious CTC Signature Experiences Program! Read on to find out more about the Pathways of the Voyageur experience...
One of the most compelling ways to experience Canada is by float plane. During this fly-in adventure, you’ll fly to Aikens Lake Lodge in the Atikaki Provincial Wilderness Park, a large area that is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation bid to protect the boreal forests and woodland caribou of eastern Manitoba and western Ontario.
You’ll meet local guides and head out by boat to learn about wilderness fishing. You are guaranteed to catch a fish, which you will then help to filet and cook in a traditional shore-lunch on the edge of the beautiful lake waters surrounded by wild nature. The Gray Owl Wilderness Lake lodge featuring sustainable design will be the setting for lunch. Travel by river boat to a historic fur trade portage, a wilderness walking trail where fur traders would have carried canoes and goods around rapid waters or waterfalls, to take a short afternoon hike. Supper will be a Franco-Manitoban cultural experience – cuisine and story-telling with your hosts at Aikens Lake Lodge. A late night walk to listen for wolves, owls or other night sounds is a great way to end the day.
The following morning, you can try fishing for a different species of fish as well as try a new shorelunch recipe. Learn about the sustainable logging and wood production practices used at the Aikens Lake Lodge. Meet your pilot and learn about fly-in fishing before you head back to Winnipeg. This itinerary a great combination of wilderness travel and soft adventure, presented in the luxury of a wilderness lodge that practice sustainability, far from the stress and noise of an urban city.
Package price $2,995.00 for three nights.