The Joys of Winter Travel!
There is something incredibly satisfying about building a cozy home in the winter wilderness each night, only to break it down the next morning and strike off for parts unknown. Team work is essential, challenges are numerous, the rewards are fantastic and the elation of a hard day’s work and a comfortable camp well earned are feelings that never cease to please! Not everyone is lucky enough to get 2 or 3 weeks off in the winter, so this is your opportunity to experience a travel trip in a more manageable week-long chunk!
Northern Georgian Bay
Georgian Bay is renowned for its crystal clear, pristine water and incredible paddling opportunities. The section between the town of Killarney and the French River is remote, rugged, wild, and one of our favourite paddling destinations. We’re only just beginning to realize its potential as great snowshoeing terrain as well! The “outside” of Phillip Edward Island is an incredible landscape of exposed Canadian Shield dotted with hundreds of small islands. The exposure can make access difficult for novice paddlers, but it winter it tends to make for easier, wind-swept travel with less snow depth! What’s not to like!?
Explorer’s Club 2020
Because this is a new route that we have not traveled in the winter before, this will be one of our Explorer’s Club trips of 2020. A flexible, open attitude is required. Conditions will somewhat dictate what is possible on this trip. Luckily this particular area has numerous travel options. We will certainly depart and head east from the town of Killarney towards Phillip Edward Island. From there we may circumnavigate the island and return to town, or we may cut north, inland, through Point Grondine Park, or we may continue further eastward towards the mouth of the French River! We’ll have a better sense of ice conditions on the “big water” as the winter progresses.