Fond Du Lac River
The Fond du Lac is the "mother" river of Saskatchewan’s far north. This silver ribbon ties together vast, clear lakes. The sandy Athabasca Plain is home to most of the river’s length; but, it also runs through the Canadian Shield, making for contrasting scenery and a variety of types of rapids. Stunted jack pine and white birch cover the shores; moose and bears roam. Mapmaker and explorer, David Thompson, paddled this river in the late 1700s.
Most of the rapids are quite runnable, and rock gardens, boulder fans, and smooth sandstone ledges make the Fond du Lac a fun and interesting river. One of the most picturesque rapids is Manitou Gorge, where the river tumbles through a narrow cleft. Other highlights include fantastic camping spots, the beauty of the northern topography, and wildlife.The Fond du Lac also provides excellent fishing opportunities.
The trip begins and ends with charter flights from Points North Landing. This trip is run in co-operation with Churchill River Canoe Outfitters.
Recommended Skill Level And Dates
August 04, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Guides 5:1 ratio
• excellent meals from Day 1 lunch to Day 10 lunch
• 17’ Prospector expedition canoes
• paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets
• tents: free-standing, custom expedition dome tents - 2 per tent
• "kitchen": tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc.
• containers for food and group equipment
• first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
• communications equipment (satellite phone)
• charter flight to and from the Fond du Lac River, from Points North Landing
• transportation of guides, group gear, canoes, etc. to and from trip