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Aha! Adventure - Paull River, SK 

Variety is the theme on this canoe trip! Paddle through scenic, island-filled lakes, enjoy fun rapids and camp beside Tuck Falls! Enjoy incredible fishing, soaring eagles and great camping on the ancient pre-Cambrian Shield. Access to the put-in is via a short floatplane ride. You will finish the trip on the mighty Churchill where there are plenty of rapids and channels to play in and explore before the trip ends!

There will be a pre-trip meeting via Zoom.  You will be sent an email after you register about when this will occur.  At the pre-trip meeting, you will meet your group and we will discuss clothing selection, food planning, packing techniques, meals and travel logistics.

All of our extended canoe trips are "community catered".  All participants and guides take their turn providing and cooking breakfasts and suppers on the trips. Everyone looks after their own lunches. This is a fun way to share, try new meals and learn how to bake and cook in the backcountry. Guides will help at every meal and give you lots of assistance! 

Dates: September 10-18/2021

Cost: $1500

Prerequisites: No experience necessary.  Guides can teach you what you need to know on your trip.  You should have an average fitness level.  

Itinerary

September 10: We will meet in Missinipe, SK where we will stay for the night at the Paddler’s Hostel at Churchill River Outfitters. Try and aim to be there by 7 pm to meet the group. If you are there early, there are restaurant options or you can bring your own food and eat at the hostel. You will share a small cabin with others from your trip for the night.

 

September 11: Take a floatplane to the start of the river in the morning and start our trip! We will fly with Osprey Wings out of Missinipe. 


September 11-17: Paddle the Paull and Churchill river system. Enjoy fishing, swimming and playing in rapids along the way! If it works, we will try to have one layover day in the schedule. End the trip in Missinipe and we will stay at the Paddler's Hostel for the last night where we can have hot showers and a final celebratory supper together.


September 18: We will have breakfast together as a group at the hostel and then we will part ways until our next adventure.

 

Transportation Details:

There is no transportation provided on the trip and you will meet the group in Missinipe, SK.  You will be required to wear a mask in the floatplane with the group.

What’s Included

  • All canoe gear (canoes, paddles, PFD's)

  • Safety equipment (throw bags, first aid kit, emergency communication)

  • Group camping gear (tarp, axe, saw, firebox, etc.)

  • Group cooking equipment (pots, stoves, utensils, fuel)

  • Experienced and qualified guides

  • Floatplane to the put-in

  • Lodging in the Paddler's Hostel for the first and last night of the trip

Cancellation Policy:  $500 non-refundable deposit is required to register. Balance is due 30 days before the trip start date. No refund on or after this date. Deposit is refundable if Aha! Adventures needs to cancel the trip due to COVID regulations. If you personally need to cancel due to illness or other reasons, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance (details below)

Medical Form and Waiver:

In order to participate in this trip, you are required to sign an Adult Waiver or Youth Informed Consent. You will also need to fill out the online medical form.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND TRIP CANCELLATION: In rare cases, if you have an emergency and need to be evacuated from the trip, you will be responsible for any extra charges.  The quickest way to get off a trip is via floatplane or helicopter and if we contact these companies directly for the quickest service, you will be responsible for the expense.  To ensure that there are no surprises, we recommend that you get evacuation insurance.  An evacuation could be very costly in remote locations, so we recommend that you are covered through your credit card or another plan.  One option available is Tugo Insurance.  You may also want to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance if for some reason (i.e. illness), you are unable to go on the trip.  

We are monitoring the COVID situation and how it may impact our trips.  As the situation and regulations change frequently, we will discuss this during the pre-trip Zoom meeting.  When you sign up for this trip, you are joining a trip cohort.  You should be aware that you will be spending an extended amount of time and meals with your trip cohort and the potential risks associated with that.  If you become ill or know you have been exposed to COVID before the trip begins, we ask that you stay at home (if cancellation is required at the last minute, you will need to have trip cancellation insurance).  We will do our best to provide and encourage sanitation practices during food preparation and around camp.