This remote mini-lodge on Lake Athabasca, which occupies territory in Alberta and Saskatchewan, features a dining room and five separate cabins accommodating up to 12 guests. Comfortable 16-foot boats with swivel seats, nets, paddles, gas and 25-hp motors are there for your enjoyment.
This three-day/three-night opportunity starts at $2,628 and is available from June 8 until September 8, 2013.
- Shuttle service between the Saskatoon Inn and Saskatoon Airport
- Round-trip flight, Saskatoon to Stony Rapids
- Float plane transportation between Stony Rapids and Engler Lake Lodge
- Comfortable private cabins with a view of the lake
- 24-hour electricity
- Central showers and bathroom facilities
- Boat, motors and gas
- On-site services of a camp manager and cook
Vacay.ca Lauds Athabasca River’s Canoeing Thrills
Vacay.ca Writer Karen Evenden researched a great list called “10 great places to canoe in Canada.” No surprise, the Athabasca River (which rises in the Columbia Icefield, flows north through Jasper National Park, then northeast past Fort McMurray, Alberta, to Lake Athabasca) made the list.
Evenden: “Athabasca River: Jasper National Park to Whitecourt, Alberta: The Athabasca River water source comes from the Columbia Glacier in Jasper National Park and gained its name from the Woods Cree word aðapaskāw meaning “(where) there are plants one after another.” The river was a popular hunting spot for First Nations tribes prior to European settlement and was designated a Canadian Heritage River in 1989, for its role in the fur trade and the opening up of the Canadian West. The Athabasca is considered an intermediate trip as constant river “reading” is required. Timberwolf Tours offers guided tours on this route.”
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To book with Blackmur’s Athabasca Fishing Lodges: Call 1-877-922-0957. They can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.