Women's Canoe Trip
Dates: June 16-18, 2023
Cost: $400 + gst (food included)
Enjoy a classic canoe trip out to Nistowiak Falls on the Churchill River system with a group of women. This is an introductory trip to learn canoeing skills with other women. We will paddle into Droppe Lake and stay 2 nights. Challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone and learn new skills with a fun and supportive group in God’s creation.
The Deep Adventure Trips bring faith into the wilderness experience. The wilderness is a great place to contemplate purpose and meaning and how we fit into creation. This will include devotionals, prayer, testimonials and deep conversation around the fire. You do not have to have any faith background to participate or join the Deep Adventure trips. It is good to hear everyone's story and learn from each other.
There will be a pre-trip meeting via Zoom. After you register, you will receive an email when this will occur. At the pre-trip meeting, you will meet your group and we will discuss clothing selection, food, packing techniques, meals and trip logistics.
Food: We include food on our Deep Adventure trips. Please let us know if you have any food allergies upon registration. All participants will take their turn helping their leaders cook breakfasts and suppers on the trips.
Cancellation Policy: A $150 non-refundable deposit is required to register. The balance is due 30 days before the trip start date. No refunds on or after this date.
Prerequisites: No experience necessary. Guides can teach you what you need to know on your trip. You should have an average fitness level.
June 16: We will meet in Youth Farm Bible Camp (YFBC) at Rosthern, SK at 8am and travel together to Stanley Mission put-in (about 4 hours). Please pack a lunch or you can purchase lunch in La Ronge when we drive through. We will travel to Mountain Lake and put on the water after lunch. From there, we will paddle to Droppe Lake and find a great campsite to stay for 2 nights.
June 17: Enjoy the lake relaxing or learn some new skills. If the weather and wind are favorable, we will plan to do a day trip to see spectacular Nistowiak Falls. Enjoy deep conversation and laughter around the fire with the group.
June 18: We will enjoy our morning at camp and have the option to play in the rapids by camp for the more adventurous. We will paddle back to Stanley Mission and take off in the early afternoon. We will aim to be back in Rosthern around 6pm.
All canoe gear (canoes, paddles, pfd's)
Food from supper on June 16 to lunch on the 18th (you need to pack or purchase a lunch on the 16th)
Transportation from YFBC
Safety equipment (throwbags, first aid kit, emergency communication)
Group camping gear (tarp, axe, saw, fire box, etc.)
Group cooking equipment (pots, stoves, utensils, fuel)
Experienced and qualified guides
You will meet the group in Rosthern, SK. From there transportation will be in a 15-passenger van.
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 our remote trips 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 at: https://www.tugo.com/en/travel-insurance/canadians/. 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. If cancellation is required at the last minute, you will need to have trip cancellation insurance. This will protect yourself and Aha! Adventures and allow us to offer great trips into the future.