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Sea Kayak Denison Falls

Lake Superior's Most Spectacular Waterfalls

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Description: Guided six-day sea kayaking trip—five days kayaking, five nights camping, half-day kayak instruction
Skill: No experience to intermediate. Little sea kayaking experience is required. Some camping experience recommended
Pace: Moderate, paddling and hiking
Min. Age: 16
Distance: 55 kilometres sea kayaking; six kilometres hiking (average paddling speed is about 3.5 km/hr)
Dates: Sun Aug 10, 2 pm - Fri Aug 15, 3 pm, 2014
Cost: $1095 CDN + HST (want to do your own meals and snacks? Subtract $100) (Bring your own boat discount -$90)
Includes: Full guiding and outfitting, sea kayaks, meals,and shuttles
Options: Stay the night before or after your trip at our Rock Island Lodge.  Reduced rate of $98 for our trip guests.

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Denison Falls on the Dog River
Lake Superior Kayaking
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Smooth Rock near Minnekona


If you want to combine sea kayaking along some of the most remote sections of Lake Superior's north shore with an overland trek to the awe-inspiring, 40-metre-high Denison Falls - this is the trip for you!

This trip traces the Lake Superior coast of the Superior Highlands Conservation Reserve, a large swath of land encompassing unique geological features such as diabase dikes, pillows and kettles, a boreal-mixed forest and wildlife such as moose, beavers, bear and bald eagles. Cultural features include a small collection of First Nation Ojibwa pictographs.

At Dog River, we spend a day hiking inland to the spectacular Denison Falls, a favourite of well-known Canadian filmmaker, artist and paddler Bill Mason.This trip is designed for novice through to intermediate paddlers. While no previous sea kayaking experience is required, your enjoyment will be enhanced if you are in good physical condition and comfortable with backcountry camping. The lake is mostly calm in summer, but when it gets rough we enjoy the view from shore, so experience paddling in surf and swells is not necessary. Although each group will travel according to its own pace, we tend to spend most of the day on the water leaving lots of time for “covering the distance” and exploring.

Equipment and Services

We Provide: Professional instruction and guiding; dinner on Sunday evening, all meals on Monday through to Friday at lunch; four-season dome tents; foamie sleeping pads; group safety, camping, cooking, eating and sanitation gear; shuttles; dry bags; fully outfitted expedition sea kayaks; farmer John/Jane wetsuits and paddling jackets.

You Provide: Personal gear, sleeping bag and a sense of adventure. A more detailed list provided on registration.

This is a wonderful trip for people wanting a combination sea kayaking/hiking experience that includes some of Lake Superior’s most beautiful scenery. The route follows the wilderness Great Lakes Heritage Coastline, with a tour of Nimoosh Park and Denison Falls. There are no designated campsites and the coast is a mix of sand/gravel beaches interspersed by rocky outcrops. Join us this summer on an out-of-park wilderness experience!

 Check out more photos of this trip in our Photo Gallery.

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" Thank you for your hospitality, the use of your boats, the shuttle and a fine start and finish stay at Rock Island. Your location is idyllic. All and all a superb adventure holiday for our family—you made it so easy for us. "

Claudia Van Wijk, Ottawa, ON