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Raft & Hike Adventure – Group DAY EVENT

Our weekend of adventure will take us through some of the most vibrant terrain in the Boreal Forest, on the edge of the Great Canadian Shield. As we follow the Pinawa Channel along the Trans Canada Trail, you will experience unique sights and sounds that cannot be found anywhere else across Canada. Our base camp is located at Wilderness Edge in Pinawa, MB.

This is going to be a wonderful outdoor group event. The Rafting Adventure – Group DAY EVENT, which runs September 1/2014 to October 31/2014, is geared for families and groups. All ages are welcome although we need 6 or more adults per raft. You can have a total of 12 people per raft and we have 3 rafts available. Participants must be comfortable with paddling over the course of 3 hours, with a fitness level that allows for being able to carry 25 lbs over .1 km at the time of put in and take out. Each tour segment will be offered with a “relaxed pace group” and a “moderate pace group”. Groups will allow for lots of rest stops, and a variety of photo opportunities.

Your registration includes:

  • Guided Raft Tour (slow rafting and calm waters) -Saturday morning and afternoon
  • Lunch during the excursion – We will be stopping for a shore lunch 

Registration Cost

$79 plus applicable taxes per person, children ages 10 and under are $39 + taxes

$59 plus applicable taxes per person, children ages 10 and under are $29 + taxes is book a weekend Meal & Lodging package at Wilderness Edge

When making the Rafting Adventure booking your will be offered an option to book a weekend Meal & Lodging package. Both these options are additional to the price.

Our recommend Schedule

Friday

6:00 to 8:00 Check in at Wilderness Edge – Pinawa, MB.

8:00 to 9:00 Welcome and orientation

9:00 Snacks

Saturday

7:00am to 8:30am Breakfast

9:00am Assemble groups with raft(s)

9:30 to 12:00 Morning Rafting (relaxed pace)

12:00 to 1:00 Shore Lunch

1:30 to 2:30pm Hike to Swinging Bridge

3:00pm  Return back to Wilderness Edge

5:30pm Supper – evening free time

9:00 Snacks

Guided Interpretive Hike

Old Pinawa Dam

(This bike tour will take approximately 3.5 hours for relaxed pace group (Saturday afternoon) and approximately 2.5 hours for moderate pace group (Sunday morning). Winding trail through the boreal forest along the Pinawa Channel, on the edge of the Canadian Shield. Crossing over a variety of terrain including rock surface, packed gravel, packed dirt, and grassy sections. A few technical sections in rocky areas. We will ride to the Old Pinawa Dam and back to Wilderness Edge. Requires average fitness along with good riding skill and agility)

 

What you will see

Canada’s “Boreal Landscape” is home to billions of migratory birds and some of the world’s largest populations of wolves, bear, caribou, and moose. Manitobans in particular love their boreal forest, including the thousands of life-giving lakes and rivers, and the quiet, understated beauty of the sun setting over the trees. Everyday sightings of deer, foxes, beavers and many more birds and animals, make this an exciting place to visit, all year round.

 

What to bring

For hiking, bring a few layers of clothing including a windbreaker and a good pair of hiking boots or walking shoes. Depending on the temperature, which can vary greatly, bring along a hat and gloves.

For biking, bring biking shorts, short and long sleeved shirts, biking shoes or runners, and a bike helmet. Depending on weather conditions, a wind and rain proof jacket. If you do not have a bike, you can register to rent a bike at Wilderness Edge (See bike rentals)

A few other items to consider are, personal water bottle, small snack, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and camera.

 

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