Experience the freedom that only a wilderness river can provide!
Let the mighty Athabasca carry you on an unforgettable journey through this rarely paddled and pristine stretch of the majestic Athabasca River. Refresh your mind; renew your connection with nature and the earth, as you travel downstream through miles of untouched wilderness, witnessing unforgettable scenery, abundant wildlife, historical places and amazing natural wonders. Spend as little as 1 night, or as many as 4, the choice is yours, before arriving at our remote back country lodge, where cozy well maintained log cabins await you. After spending a minimum of two nights at our back country lodge, we will return you and your gear safely back upstream to your departure point via jet boats. 2 nights meals and accommodations at the lodge, return jet boat transportation to departure point. Canoe & camping gear available.
Need some down time? Want to feel the wind in your hair, breathe in the woodsy aroma of the northern boreal forest, listen to the crackling of a campfire, stare up into a clear starry sky and watch the auroras dance? Need to reconnect, renew, and refresh? Well look no further. With our adventures, it's all a possiblity. Come, see for yourself. Experience Grand Rapids Wilderness - Adventures unlike any other....
Breathe in all of the beauty, wildlife, history, natural wonders, and more, as you relax and let one of our experienced river boat captains guide you down this majestic river on an exciting wilderness adventure into the heart of the Great Boreal Forest. With river boat transportation, all meals, and 3 nights accommodations provided for you and your fellow adventure seekers, this trip takes you well off the beaten path through miles & miles of untouched wilderness, arriving at one Alberta's most remote back country lodges. Special group rates, family rates & extra days available on request.
4 day 3 night fully guided wilderness adventures. Starting at $1200.00 per person.
Run your own Jet-Boat down to the historic Grand Rapids. Starting at $300.00 per person
This exciting package gives you the ability to follow a seasoned guide, with over 20 years of experience, down this stretch of the Athabasca in your own jet boat (a distance of over 120 miles one way), with the possibility of stops and guided hikes of historical and interesting locations en route, as well as some great fishing holes. The lodge offers well maintained log cabin accommodations, a screened-in deck overlooking the river, shower and washroom facilities, generator power, central fire pit, BBQ, hiking trails and miles of untouched wilderness in every direction. Open concept cabins are equipped with a wood stove, table and chairs, comfortable beds, propane cook stoves, and basic cooking & dining utensils. Alternately, hearty home cooked meals can be provided. (pricing is for stays of 1 to 3 nights).
4 day 3 night Walleye fishing adventures on the Athabasca River. $*1200.00 per person
If you're into great fishing, away from the masses, then look no further. The Athabasca River is famous for its Walleye fishery. Conditions are normally prime from early June to early July and then from mid July to early October. This is when the water levels are lower and the tributaries are clean. Walleye, Northern Pike, Gold-eye and other native species are the catch of the day. Some of the best fishing along this stretch of the Athabasca is at the House River confluence, located just a short boat ride from the lodge. All meals and accommodations are included! This also the best time of the year to visit the more spectacular West channel of the Grand Rapids while your here! (*pricing based on 2 adults, special group rates available contact us for more info)
Multi - day paddling adventures on the Athabasca River (pricing varies per pkg. please contact us for more info)
A great snowmobiling destination! Ride in - Ride out , cabin rentals and tours. (no ski-doo rentals available)
Ride in - ride out to our backcountry cabins. Large cabin sleeps 8 people comfortably and the smaller cabin is perfect for small groups or a family of 4. Both open concept cabins are well insulated and maintained, have wood stoves, propane cook stoves, and are equipped with basic kitchen utensils, power, dining areas and comfortable beds. Included at the site is a central fire pit, bbq, and Wi-Fi. This area receives very little riding pressure, with miles of untouched powder to explore as you carve your way through numerous trails, pipelines, and muskegs; or head out upon miles of endless river. Visit the historical Grand Rapids. Take a rip in the deep powder up the House River and spend your evenings socializing and reuniting by the warmth of a crackling fire. With room for up to 12 + guests, and NO vehicle access, this is the perfect place to get off the beaten path and explore new territory.
Starting at $75.00 per night, per person, based on double occupancy (plus tax)
Get out on the mighty Athabasca for a day of fun, fishing, wildlife viewing, photography and taking in the incredible scenery of the magnificent river valley. Shore lunch and non-alcoholic refreshments included. * pricing above based on full day packages, up to 6 people (approx. 6 hr trip) Jet Boat shuttle services for paddlers, industry, hunters, etc.also available please contact us for specific pricing.
COMPANY RETREATS- allow for opportunities to grow together as a company, and for participants to join in team building activities and share unique experiences. The Grand Rapids Wilderness Adventures Lodge in Alberta along the Athabasca River welcomes your company and provides a great location for your next company outing or company vacation. Our company retreat facility can accommodate up to 12 guests in comfortable log cabins. BUSINESS- When you’re ready to ‘talk business’ use our comfortable meeting area which is located off the kitchen in our screened in deck overlooking the river. We’ll provide you with an easel, tables, chairs, and a television with a DVD player which can be used for presentations. Plug your laptop directly into the TV for your customized power point presentations or access the internet via our wireless connection. Please contact us for more information on these packages. (minimum of 4 guests)
4 day 3 night fully catered company retreats. Team building, rewards, bonuses, employee incentives, relaxation.
Enjoy over 10 hrs of river cruising, spectacular scenery, incredible wildlife and peaceful relaxation.
4 days/3 nights starting at $800.00 per person. (or) 3 days/2 nights starting at only $600.00 per person. Both packages include: Jet boat transportation from Poachers Landing to lodge and return plus hostel style lodging. Meals NOT included (Both packages subject to specific available dates, and a minimum number of guests restriction may apply) Please contact us for more info.
On a budget? Short on time? Here is a great adventure for less, but no less of an adventure !
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