This canoe trip is designed for beginners, but is suitable for all abilities. You will paddle with a partner for 2 to 6 kilometres each day, taking approximately 2-4 hours. We will move at a relaxed pace, taking breaks along the way. We will be portaging from lake to lake as a team, you will be properly coached on how to lift with assistance and carry gear. Don't worry about feeling unable to do this, portages will only be a few hundred metres. As long as you can carry a packed suitcase, you will be able to confidently carry gear across a portage. We will use featherweight canoes from Algonquin Outfitters, 16’ prospector canoes made of kevlar weighing only 40 pounds. Portaging is a very satisfying mode of travel to feel self sufficient and move like the early explorers of Canada.

This Women's Wilderness Canoe and Yoga Retreat is an all inclusive trip. You will be provided with all equipment needed: 

    •    Featherweight carbon/Kevlar canoe (40 lbs)     •    bent shaft or traditional hardwood paddle     •    deluxe P.F.D (life jacket)                          •   expedition canoe packs     •    self-inflating Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad     •    backpack stove with fuel     •    cookware and utensils     •    camp fire grill     •    insect repellent     •    flashlight     •    stuff sacks     •    premium lightweight tent     •    three-season sleeping bag and liner     •    1 litre water bottle     •    padded folding camp chairs     •    lightweight tarp     •    rain poncho

All 3 meals and 3 snacks per day are provided. I will create the menu with nutrition, sustainable energy and satisfaction in mind. All allergies and food restrictions will be accounted for. 

Registration for this retreat is on a first come bases and there are only 12 spots! So sign up as soon as you can for September 9-11. 

The Women’s Wilderness Canoe and Yoga Retreat is an all inclusive price of $640.

Sign Up with a $200 Deposit

Samantha Wellness

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