Workshops and Events

Workshops and Events (13)

Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00

MHS weekend

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Saturday June 28th & Sunday June 29th

Hello MHS Reunion Participants

Here are some on water activities we've scheduled for you during the Event

Stand-up-Paddleboard (SUP)

Designed for those new to SUP, we provide quality SUPs and lifejackets.
Includes a combination of basic instruction combined with a tour either of the Michipicoten River (Saturday) or Wawa Lake (Sunday)

Max: 10 participants per session (2 Instructors)
Times: 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm

Saturday: Based from Naturally Superior Adventures
Sunday: Based from Wawa Lake – Dr. Rose beach

Cost: $15 pp tax included.

Canoe the Michipicoten River

This guided interpretative tour by Canoe follows the river from the Highway 17 crossing down past Buck's Marina and Silver Falls ending at Naturally Superior Adventures at the mouth of the Michipicoten River. Plan on 1.5 – 2.5 hours.

Logistics: Leave your car at Naturally Superior Adventures and we'll shuttle you with canoes and gear to the tour start. You'll finish at your vehicle and Naturally Superior Adventures. Bring water, snack, sun hat, shoes that can get wet and dress according to the weather. Tour includes van shuttle, fully outfitted canoe, lifejackets, safety equipment and experienced guide/instructor.

Max 8 participants (4 canoes) per session
Saturday 9 am – 12 am and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Cost: $55 pp tax included
8 participants per trip

Sea Kayak Guided Tour

Join us from our base at the mouth of the Michipicoten River for a 3-hour tour of the Michipicoten River and area. We'll cover basic paddling skills as we head up the Michipicoten River and see Silver Falls (Lower Mission Falls) from below and then Buck's Marina and Fenlon's Lagoon and the old Michipicoten Post location. If conditions are right we'll travel out on to Lake Superior for a brief survey of Michipicoten Bay landmarks.

Logistics: Meet at our base at the mouth of the Michipicoten River approx 10 – 15 minutes before start time to meet your guide, settle up with payment and sign liability forms, etc. Once ready we'll cover safety on shore then get our sea kayaks and head out on the water. Some instruction will be offered during the excursion.

Max 7 participants (2 doubles & 3 singles) per session
Saturday starting 9 am – 12 am and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday starting at 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Cost: $50 pp tax included
8 participants per trip

Paddle your own Canoe

Fully equipped tandem canoes will be available for 2-hour rentals from Dr, Rose Beach on Wawa Lake during Sunday afternoon.

4 canoes are available

Sunday starting at 1- 3pm and 3 – 5pm

Cost per canoe: $30 per session tax included

Dinner & Live Concert

On Sunday evening we're hosting a dinner and concert show with Sarah Burton

Dinner: 6pm: $22
Show: 7:30: $10
Reservations are pleased required. Pay at the door.

To Book:
Call us at 705-856-2939 or 1-800-203-9092

Unfortunately we cannot accept MHS discount coupons for this dinner concert event.


  1. Call us at 705-856-2939 or 1-800-203-9092 or
  2. Email us at
  • Pay us when you arrive (prices include taxes)
  • We will happily honour and collect $5 dollar MHS discount coupons.
  • Appreciate that we will require that you read, understand and sign our liability form before participating.


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Sunday, 27 April 2014 20:00

Lodge Based Weddings and Meeting Space

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Make It Your Kind of Special.front room rock island lodge

Our Rock Island Lodge and site is perfect for outdoors connected occasions including weddings, workshops, conferences, family reunions, concerts and classrooms. Our 25x36 front room overlooks Lake Superior and the spectacular western sunsets. Learn more about or wedding packages here and our conference facilities here.

Saturday, 26 April 2014 20:00

Arts in the Wild

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Lake Superior framed by ageless Canadian Shield bedrock together offer powerful artistic inspiration. The Agawa Rock pictographs reveal the earliest Ojibway rock artists; pianist Glenn Gould and singer/songwriter Ian Tamblyn reflect the lake's vibrant energy in their words and music; and Canada's iconic Group of Seven capture Superior's North Shore in pencil and paint.

You can too. During spring and fall we offer a series of artist workshops focused on Superior themes. These include:

Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:00

Unique Programs

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  • Lake Superior framed by ageless Canadian Shield bedrock together offer powerful artistic inspiration. The Agawa Rock pictographs reveal the earliest Ojibway rock artists; pianist Glenn Gould and singer/songwriter Ian Tamblyn reflect the lake's vibrant energy in their words and music;
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  • Make It Your Kind of Special! Our Rock Island Lodge and site is perfect for outdoors connected occasions. Our lodge is an intimate space for small weddings or if you are looking for an Outdoor Wedding, we have 2 sand
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  • Business meetings don’t have to take place in a stuffy, window-less boardroom. Think outside the box- beside the Big Lake. Our meeting facilities at Rock Island Lodge are perfect for intimate groups of 50 people or less.
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  • Naturally Superior Adventures is please to offer customized programs for scout troops. Book your summer scout outing with Naturally Superior Adventures and enjoy the crowd-free Canadian wilderness.
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  • We believe in creating opportunities for first-hand experiences, using innovative activities which grab students' attention and make learning interesting and fun.
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  • Customized outdoor programs for family or corporate vacations, school groups, scout troops and summer camps
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  • Join our fun and friendly leaders in a week of adventures at Naturally Superior Adventures’ base.
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 20:00

Events, Workshops and Day Camps

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Sunday, 15 May 2011 19:38

The Gales

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2012 Dates:

Fri Oct 5- Mon Oct 8, 2012

At Naturally Superior Adventures' Rock Island Paddling Centre.

Find all the details you need here:

Wednesday, 09 January 2008 10:56

Women's Active Weekend Retreat

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Not offered in 2012.  Get the girls together and we can create a custom package for you.

Women's Weekend Retreat

This package was put together to celebrate the "girl's weekend away".  We've teamed together some active portions with some pampered moments so you can justify this well deserved "me" weekend.

Your retreat starts late afternoon on Thursday.  We'll have a healthy, home-made feast in the front room of our Rock Island Lodge, overlooking Lake Superior. After dinner we'll have a

fun dance lesson- maybe belly, meringue or salsa.

Women's Weekend Retreat

The next three days will be a compliment of activities such as kayak

lessons and tours, a mountain bike excursion, a hike along the Voyageur Trail, not to mention swimming and the ever-popular lounging activity.

Want more information? Contact us by or call 1-800-203-9092.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007 07:18

Algoma Waterfalls, Rivers and Rail Circle Tour

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Description: All-inclusive, guided multi-activity trip in the spectacular Algoma Highlands and Lake Superior.
Dates: Not offered in 2014. Ask us about doing this as a custom trip.
Prices: TBD
Includes: Professional guiding, meals, tents, canoes, cooking and safety gear, B&B accommodations, train and vehicle shuttles.
*Does not include Sault Ste Marie accommodations.

Ride the Algoma Central Railway to explore the Agawa Canyon, Lake Superior and the best of what Algoma County has to offer on this all-inclusive six-day multi-sport adventure. This trip includes hiking in the Agawa Canyon, canoeing on the Agawa River and relaxing beneath the 200-metre cliffs of one of Ontario's deepest river valleys, kayaking on Lake Superior, exploring Lake Superior Provincial Park and discovering the numerous waterfalls along the way. The perfect combination of part roughing-it in the wilderness coupled with the luxury of B&B style accommodations on the shore of Lake Superior; part active, wilderness activities joined with quality relaxing down-time make this adventure a must for anyone looking for a taste of Algoma country.

The scenery of the Agawa Canyon is some of the most spectacular in Canada. Steep hillsides covered in a mixture of hardwood and softwood tree species-including rare old growth white pine and yellow birch-rise from the banks of the Agawa River. The canyon environment is a photographer's dream with its muted light, rich colours and shapely landforms. For families, this adventure offers something for everyone at a relaxed pace. There are easy to moderate hikes on developed trails, and quiet water canoeing and excellent swimming on the Agawa River. In mid-August, the first blush of autumn appears in the leaves and longer nights make for spectacular stargazing.

This adventure starts on the Friday in Sault Ste Marie. Our group will get together after dinner for introductions and to discuss trip logistics. The next morning we'll board the Algoma Central Railway in downtown Sault Ste Marie. After a 4-hour wilderness journey we'll disembark at the Agawa Canyon and set up a comfortable base-camp on the shore of the Agawa River. We spend all day Saturday and Sunday exploring the canyon by foot and by canoe and on Monday prepare to be picked up by the passenger train heading north to Hawk Junction.

Our NSA staff will be waiting for us at the station to bring us to our Lake Superior accommodation via the Silver Falls hiking trail. The next day enjoy a sea kayak day trip on Lake Superior's Michipicoten Bay or if the lake is rough, Michipicoten River. After a second night in a Lake Superior B&B, we'll hit the road and head south through Lake Superior Provincial Park territory, stopping off to hike a few of the local trails. This evening's accommodation will be at the south end of Lake Superior Provincial Park, also on Lake Superior's shores.

Our final day, we'll visit the Agawa Pictographs and Interpretive Centre before traveling the 100km back to our originating location in Sault Ste Marie with a stop at Chippewa Falls along the way. Plan on arriving in the Soo by early to mid afternoon.

On this unique adventure you will be immersed in the wild grandeur of Algoma's Wilderness.

Want more information? Contact us by email or call 1-800-203-9092.



Thursday, 23 November 2006 09:55

Gales of November Photography

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A landscape photography workshop with professional photographer Rob Stimpson

In November, storm chasing photographers flock to the north shore of Lake Superior Stormwatching on Lake Superior to capture the wild gales of autumn. In this workshop, hosted by Rock Island Lodge, award-winning pro photographer Rob Stimpson helps you record your best images of Superior’s power. This landscape photography instruction course is designed for both amateur and professional digital shutterbugs with a passion for water, wilderness and unpredictable weather.

In this landscape photography course, you will learn the basics of taking better pictures—f-stops, shutter speeds, ISO and depth of field—as well as the technological nuances of using a digital camera and related computer software. Over the four-day course you will have plenty of time for feedback and sharing your images with the rest of the class. Prices include home-cooked meals and accommodations at Rock Island Lodge and nearby motels.

More information is available through Rock Island Lodge.

Sunday, 12 November 2006 13:56

Sea Kayak Symposium

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A Paddling Festival for Everyone

Rossport Islands Paddling Festival June 2012

Sea kayak symposiums on Lake SuperiorRossport Island Kayak Festival will make its biannual occurrance in 2012.  We hope you'll join us then.  All the information can be found at