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Miminiska Lodge

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This 5 day/4 night adventure in the heart of the Northern Ontario wilderness, spend your days learning to fish, kayaking, canoeing, and exploring the vast wilderness. Let local First Nations guides take you through the history of the region and learn about their way of life while experiencing the Canadian wilderness in much the same way some of Canada’s earliest explorers first experienced it. Or, simply relax along the shoreline, taking time for yourself and basking in the serene wilderness setting.
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  • Relax in your wilderness hideaway with chef prepared meals and guided tours
  • Explore the Canadian wilderness with First Nation interpretive guides
  • Watch the Aurora Borealis dance across the dark night sky
  • Paddle to your heart's content on Miminiska Lake
Trip Type:
  • Independent
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Arrive Miminiska Lodge

After a quick flight (approx. 1 hour) to Miminiska Lodge from Thunder Bay International Airport to the lodge runway, meet your personal concierge to deliver your bags to your cabin.  After settling in, meet in the main lodge for a Canadian-themed welcome cocktail and an orientation of your week, as well as a First Nations ceremonial smudging ritual performed by a local Ojibwe.

The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the lodge and get acquainted with your new surroundings. Do some yoga, grab a paddle board, canoe, or kayak, play some bocce ball or badminton, or just relax on the dock and read.

Later in the evening, enjoy pre-dinner cocktails as well as the finest Ontario wine and beer. After dinner in the main lodge, gather around the bonfire and meet your First Nations interpretive guides for the week.

Day 2-4: Adventures at Miminiska Lodge

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  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Each morning, enjoy freshly brewed coffee or tea delivered to your cabin at the time of your choosing, followed by a made-to-order breakfast in the main dining lodge. Over the next 3 days, you will experience the best and most unique parts of Northern Ontario - including the vast network of lakes and rivers that weave their way around the unique topography of Boreal forests dotting the Canadian Shield. Learn to fish these pristine waters with an expert guide, and then watch as your fresh walleye is breaded and fried up right in front of your eyes for the ultimate boat-to-table experience: an outdoor shore lunch on a private island. Grab a canoe, kayak, or standup paddleboard to paddle to your heart's content, enjoy nightly bonfires and entertainment, relax in the lakefront sauna, refresh your body with a dip off the dock in Miminiska Lake, and enjoy the long days of sun that are unique to being so far North.

Take a day trip by boat to Snake Falls and Church Island, two major historical Anishnaabe (First Nations) sites. Your interpretive guides will regale you with facts and tales about their lives on this very land, not too long ago. The history on Miminiska is very recent and very real, and your guides will be there to tell you about what it was like growing up and living as a First Nations in this iconic region of Ontario. Ontario has the largest percentage population of Aboriginals in Canada.

When night falls, listen to the sounds of the wolves howling and loons crooning as you gaze up at the millions of twinkling stars overhead. If you stay up late enough and get lucky, you'll have the opportunity to watch as the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) dance across the dark night sky, weaving whisps of green luminescence that will take your breath away.

Day 5: Return home

  • 1 Breakfast
Get up early this morning to take in the last views of this pristine wilderness while you sip your fresh coffee on deck. After another delicious breakfast, pack up and make your way back to Thunder Bay International Airport on the same plane.


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  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Round-trip flight from Thunder Bay International Airport to Miminiska Lodge
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  • Additional excursions during free time
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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