Canadian Wilderness Canoe Trip
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Rotary District 5550 and the Sioux Lookout Rotary Club offer an amazing, wilderness, canoeing experience to youth from all over the world. Each July for the last 20 years 12 - 16 youth have gathered in Sioux Lookout for 14 fun filled days of adventure.


The participants arrive on Wednesday. They are billeted with Rotary families. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are spent training, learning about canoe techniques and wilderness camping and getting to know each other. Sunday through Sunday the young people and leaders paddle 200-kilometre through north-western Ontario, boreal forest in two-person, aluminum canoes. Everyone participates in all aspects of the camping/canoeing trip including cooking, setting up tents, paddling, and of course, carrying equipment and canoes over the seven portages (the longest being 2.0 km). The scenery is spectacular; the group will travel through kilometre after kilometre of uninhabited (apart from moose, beavers, eagles) lakes and forest. Evenings around the campfire are memorable as stories are shared.

Monday and Tuesday following the trip are spent cleaning and repacking equipment and visiting some local sites of interest. Tuesday evening is an International Pot Luck dinner shared with camp participants, Rotarians and local leaders.

Tentative Dates for the 2017 Camp - July 05 - 19 inclusive


Participants must be 18 - 21 years of age



For further information please contact:


Susan Barclay, Sioux Lookout Rotary Club




Please apply through your local Rotary Club.

Click here to download the application form