Tour Price: $1595 + HST
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Canoe the Bowron Lakes

  Summer. ,   Length: 8 days
  Bowron Lake Park, a world renowned wildlife sanctuary, is a rectangular chain of lakes and interconnecting rivers which forms this planet's most unique canoe circuit. Abundant wildlife and rich flora, set amidst a backdrop of azure lakes and high glaciated peaks, provide a truly inspirational setting for the canoeist, photographer and nature lover. Outside Magazine ranks this canoe trip as, "one of the top 10 canoe trips in the world." We use Pathways, as they're the most experienced operator on the Bowron Lakes, thanks to Chris Harris and Dean Hull, who have been guiding canoe trips on the Bowron Lakes chain for over 25 years. They know the best places to observe wildlife and have reserved the best campsites for their trips. All guides are carefully selected and trained to continue the Pathways tradition. Their wealth of stories and experiences spill out as you travel the lakes with them.
See Itinerary for departure dates.
Tour Includes:
  • Professional guides, canoe instruction
  • Canoes, paddles, life jackets and tents
  • Park fees, prime private campsites
  • All meals and group camping gear
  • Celebration breakfast on day 8
  • Not Included:
  • Meals and accommodation in Wells
  • Transportation from Quesnel to Wells (for those flying to Quesnel)
  • Deposit:
    $250 non-refundable deposit.
    Deposit is non-refundable.
    Any money paid on deposit over and above the $250 will be refunded in the case of cancellation.
    Additional Comments: SHELTER, EQUIPMENT, FOOD Bowron Park has granted Pathways prime reserved campsites, eliminating the competitive "first come first serve" syndrome. This allows us to enjoy a more leisurely pace each day and the security of a private site each night. Canoes and double-occupancy tents are top-of-the line models for comfort and safety. You need bring only your personal gear. Sleeping bags, pads and backpacks are available for rent. Each day, we cook and provide you with wholesome, hot meals. FITNESS REQUIREMENT Our route includes 108 km (65 miles) of paddling and 8 km (5 miles) of portaging. To assist with portaging (the longest is 2.4 km), each canoe has a two-wheeled carrier, allowing canoe partners to pull their canoe gear over the portages, thus avoiding heavy shoulder loads. Some portages are hilly, however and, when wet, can require considerable energy. Good health, reasonable fitness and plenty of enthusiasm are your only requirements. Although it's an outdoor adventure for all ages, including seniors, take into account that this is a wilderness experience. Paddling distances range from 2 to 17 kms per day, and inclement weather can make even a short day challenging.
      All prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated and may be subject to change. Great Expeditions reserves the right to make changes in itinerary if it is deemed necessary.
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      Pathways Guide
    People choose Pathways because of our guides. Each is highly experienced, talented and committed to your safety and trip enjoyment. Dean Hull, Chris Harris and Tiffany have been guiding at the Bowron Lakes since the early 1970's. Between them, they have guided over 250 trips around the lakes. They are all B.C. certified canoe instructors and make safety, and your enjoyment of the lakes, their top priority.
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    "The organization on the whole trip was just brilliant. The equipment was perfect. The food deluxe. But what I loved most was your funny, short stories at the camp fire. Your competence is that you are able to connect everything on the few days of the trip in a very loveable and personal style, so that everybody gets the best out of it." - Stefan Dobrenz, Germany

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