Photo Credit: Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge
About Pathway of the Voyageurs Tour
Arranged by the Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge, a fishing lodge situated in Atikaki Provincial Wilderness Park, this trip is perfect for adventurers with a penchant for wilderness. In many ways, this trip can also be regarded as an invaluable cultural experience offering an insight into the French-Canadian identity of the region. The combination of wilderness travel and soft adventure provided during this experience calls many visitors back to this wilderness area time and time again.
Pathway of the Voyageurs Tour is a Canadian Signature Experience.
What to Do at Pathway of the Voyageurs Tour?
Aikens Lake is one of the top destinations for walleye in North America. The Aikens lake is the second deepest in Manitoba. You may fish, filet and cook your catch in a shorelunch. All the visitors to the Lodge agree on one thing- one of their favourite moments during the stay is the shorelunch experience. Each day you get to enjoy the a different but equally tasty shorelunch whipped by your guide. Fishing enthusiasts can also learn about fly-in fishing.
Get on the river boat to journey to a historic fur trade portage. Continue on to a walking trail along which the past fur traders carried canoes and goods. As you go along the way, you will understand why the package is named the Pathways of the Voyageurs. While at the Lodge you can understand more about sustainable logging and wood production practices practized at the Aikens Lake Lodge.
During your outings, you may see many wildlife in its natural habitat including black bears, woodland caribou, otters, beavers, an occasional timber wolf, moose. Spend your night stargaxing or enjoy spectacular night walks.
During your stay you will gain an appreciation of the French-Canadian culture and history. To make it a truly memorable experience, the participants take part in a unique ceremony named ‘La promesse de l’Homme du Nord’ symbolising the ancient voyageur’s commitment- providing participants with a tangible connection with the fur trader’s of the past.
When to go on Pathway of the Voyageurs Tour?
late-May to mid-September
2017 Season runs from Wednesday, May 24 to Sunday, September 17th, 2017.
How to go on Pathway of the Voyageurs Tour?
Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge is situated in the Atikaki Provincial Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Lat: 51.203980 Lon: -95.310352
Get Directions from Your Location
If you are arriving from Winnipeg, drive 1 1/2 hours to the Silver Falls, Manitoba where you will then board a float plane to take a 30-minute flight to Aikens Lake.
(If you are just visiting the Park: There is no direct road access into the park. The most popular water route begins at Wallace Lake, south of the park. Wallace Lake is 250 km/ 155.3 mi. from Winnipeg via PTH 59, north to PR 304. To fly into Atikaki, arrangements can be made with lodges, outfitters, or air charter companies. )
How much to go on Pathway of the Voyageurs Tour?
$3,495.00 for 3 nights
Amenities & Other Information
Breakfast, lunch & dinner is included.
Wifi access provided.
Recommended packing list.