I am planning a family trip into Wabakimi, and we are fascinated with the option to catch the train into and out of Wabakimi. We operate a Christian Adventure program and have about an 8 day window before I am guiding again. My kids are small but already conditioned to wilderness travel. Our days are shorter than they used to be. About 8 miles/ day is about all the kids can handle and we will take several layover days to spend Q-time with them. Any suggestions for say a 30-40 mile loop off of the train route.
go to the forums at www.myccr.com for more information on Wabakimi. Several people there have paddled the area.
Our family has paddled Wabakimi - we drove to the small town of Armstrong and took the train to Shultz Landing - where we were dropped off. you can also take the train from savant lake and go east.
our trip was 7 days and about 130 mile loop, which would be too long for your group. You could go to Shultz’s landing and do a small loop and take the train back - logistics to this: VIA Rail leaves Armstrong going west at about 6 AM and is coming back east by Shultz’s landing at 11 PM - Contact VAIRAIL for schedule details.
i would suggest talking to the Wabakimi Park officials in Thunder Bay or calling an outfitter, such as Matice Outfitters in Armstrong. They can give you good information. firstname.lastname@example.org or 807-583-2483. They also have air service, will store and shuttle your car if needed, and have lodging before/after trip. very nice folks.
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