Wabakimi 2013 - An Invitation to Participate



Paddlers in search of a truly unique wilderness experience are invited to participate in Wabakimi 2013--the 10th consecutive season of The Wabakimi Project reconnaissance expeditions in the Wabakimi area of Northwestern Ontario.

The Wabakimi Project is a grassroots volunteer initiative founded to explore and document the historical and traditional canoe routes of Wabakimi Provincial Park. Since its inception in 2004, the scope of this ambitious conservancy effort has been expanded to include the canoe routes that lie on Crown lands adjacent to the park. They provide vital access to Wabakimi as well as strategic links to other nearby provincial parks and conservation reserves.

To date, 155 individual volunteers from across North America and Europe have collectively spent a total of 811 days on 94 trips mapping the canoe routes of the Wabakimi area. Together, they've travelled 4,139km (2,572 miles) through this vast wilderness area, identified and cleaned 791 campsites and located and cleared 788 portages whose total lengths exceeded 197,906m (216,433 yards or 39,351 rods). The end product has been three booklets of Wabakimi Canoe Routes. Volume Four is currently under development and will cover the Albany River & Southern Tributaries from Patte Lake to Abizotikichuan Lake.

Wabakimi 2013 will operate continuously from mid-May to late September. Trips vary in duration from 8 days/7 nights to 17 days/16 nights. Applications to participate are welcome from eligible paddlers.

For more information, visit The Wabakimi Project website or contact founder and lead organizer, “Uncle” Phil to obtain a copy of the prospectus, "Wabakimi 2013 - Dates, Rates & Terms".