Three weeks and 240km of uninterrupted winter wilderness on a Canadian Heritage River, need we say more? (If “yes”, read on below).
The “Lower Missinaibi” section continues where the “Upper Missinaibi” expedition leaves off. We’ll continue north, downstream, for 240km past the awe-inspiring Thunderhouse Falls and Hell’s Gate Canyon before dropping off the Canadian Shield onto the James Bay Lowlands, where the river will widen and the landscape change dramatically from rock outcrops to big clay hills.
The Missinaibi River is one of the most historically important rivers in northern Ontario, and with this offering, along with our “Missinaibi Headwaters” and “Upper Missinaibi” trips, you can now join us, over the years, for the entire duration of this magnificent journey!
Multi-week trips like these are what we dreamed about when we started Lure of the North, so we’re extremely excited about offering trips of this nature! The level of immersion from three weeks of winter wandering will be profound and your body and mind will sing from the joys and hardship of a physical winter expedition. This will truly be an adventure of a lifetime. Given the huge commitment required to signup for a trip like this, we are unlikely to offer 3 week trips every year.
This will be our Explorer’s Club Expedition of 2020, meaning a flexible attitude is required. Dave has walked this section of river over a decade ago, as his first foray into longer northern snowshoe trips. This time we’ll be pushing later into the season in hopes of easier travel conditions, but that will lend it’s own set of new challenges to face! This historically important travel route would have been snowshoed regularly in years past, but we will very likely be the first team to walk this section of river since Dave and Colin did a decade ago!