Canada Wilderness Canoe Expedition June 10th - June 20th 2019
A brand new expedition from UKHammocks!
Come and join us for the trip of a life-time, to the home of the canoe and the wonders of the Rocky Mountains. This is an exciting opportunity to take your place on an expedition into the Canadian wilderness.
We have carefully selected this trip as it represents the best the country has to offer including thrilling white water, stunning snow-topped peaks, dramatic waterfalls and a heritage which dates back to the fur trade.
We will travel through Jasper National Park along the Athabasca river, a Canoe Heritage river which begins in the Rocky Mountains and eventually flows into Arctic Ocean.
Our in-house canoe expert Matt Mandrell will instruct you in wilderness canoe travel, touring skills and packing your boat for expedition. We will cover tandem whitewater skills including rescues, how to navigate rapids and even some surfing on river waves!
Then Mat and the UKH team will cover all the skills required to survive in this environment, from safe water treatment, fire lighting, camp selection, wild edibles, navigation, woodcraft and the rules when in Bear country!
Day 1- 10th June 2019 Meet in Calgary Mall 0900 (you will need to fly in the day before and accommodate yourselves nearby). You will then be driven to Jasper via the food/outdoor outlets to stock up on meals and any last minute equipment. Group evening Meal cooked by our staff.
Day 2-10 -We will set off from the amazing Athabasca falls, paddling through deep canyons and wild shorelines. Camping along the way in your tents/hammocks. There are many grade 1 & 2 sections to enjoy along with wildlife and breath-taking scenery.
Evening Day 10- We will drop off our canoes and drive back to Calgary, check into the hotel and head out for a group meal and a beer.
Day 11 - Last day of the trip, check out the sights and you can also book your return flight for this day.
-All Canoe equipment Hire
-In country transport as laid out above
-Fully insured British Canoe and wilderness instructors
-First night group meal
-Hotel accommodation on last night
-All Campsite and wilderness permit fees
What’s not included-
-Flights; you will need to arrive into Calgary the day before the trip and book your return for day 10 or after if you wish to stay longer. Return flights usually cost around £520 from London.
-Food/Drink; this is a self catered expedition, we will take you to the supermarkets so you can do your shopping, or you can bring supplies out with you from home.
-Personal Insurance; we recommend Battle face.
-Equipment; as per the Kit list -Any other costs incurred whilst in country and non expedition related costings.
Although this is a self-catered expedition, we always aim to work on a group cooking theme. To that end, we advise each member buys one evening meal for the whole group, rather than 9 individual meals for themselves. We can also group purchase breakfast and group cook things like bacon, pancakes etc every day. This keeps the cost low and the food amazing! Once you book onto the trip you can join up with the “UKHammocks Canada” Facebook group so we can agree a meal plan and discuss kit etc.
We are offering this first run expedition at cost price of £1400 made up of a £700 non refundable deposit to cover Insurance etc. And the remainder must be paid by 8 weeks prior to departure.
If you wish to pay in instalments we can arrange this for you.
Maximum of 9 guests and minimum 3 staff.