Voyageur Wilderness Programme - Experience Culture, History & Canadian Traditions
Inspired by our Voyageur & Aboriginal heritage, we offer cultural, educational and nature based experiences from exclusive Voyageur Island, Nym Lake, border of Quetico Park & Canada’s Historical Canoe Water Routes.
Experience first-hand culture, history and traditions that are interwoven into all aspects of Voyageur Wilderness Programme. Canoeing is a Canadian heritage activity, as well as a wonderful past-time and we offer something for every taste and ability. All tours can be customized to suit your needs and timelines.
Sample Itinerary of Experience
Enjoy the comforts of modern day life combined with natural charm on Voyageur Island from your rustic luxury accommodations. Perhaps embark on a canoe ride in the Voyageur’s “Montrealer”: birchbark canoe replica. Unwind with a swim, go fishing then we’ll custom plan your backcountry canoe trip on Canada’s Historical Water Routes, including the route, map and your selected outfitting package. A sumptuous Fur-Traders Feast & meals are sure to satisfy. Relax in our library and sitting area to view Voyageur & Aboriginal artifacts. Take one of our walking paths and enjoy the breathtaking tranquil scenery. The aromatic lake-front sauna, Tipi and Campfire experiences completely capture the essence of your once in a life-time Voyageur eco-adventure. Maybe stargaze from the waters-edge then drift off to sleep with a mesmerizing loon serenade.
You’ll enjoy natures’ peaceful rhythm at Voyageur Island and Quetico as they’re only accessible only by water. And with Quetico’s complete mechanical vehicles ban, this guarantees a truly tranquil Canadian wilderness experience. It’s sure to excite & engage you to embrace each awesome moment! Let us host YOU in our traditional Voyageur Spirit!
While you’re here…Perhaps add on a tour to take in the local legends and historical facts of the surrounding area.
In Thunder Bay, explore a fur-traders fort at Fort William Historical Park. www.fwhp.ca
In Atikokan, meet and see the art of a hand-crafted paddle at XY Company www.xycompany.ca
Also In Atikokan TWO canoe builders:
Fletcher Canoes - authentic canvas and cedar strip canoe building www.fletchercanoes.com
Souris River Canoes – builders of modern lightweight Kevlar composite canoes www.sourisriver.com
Locally or Family-Owned Business
Inspired by the Savoie family's proud Canadian Metis heritage, Voyageur Wilderness highlights the lifestyle, history, culture of the Voyageurs as the first eco-traveler and connection to the pristine wilderness of Quetico Park.
With the foundation of 3 generations, Voyageur Wilderness is still family owned and operated. Today, the next two generations of outdoor eco-adventure enthusiasts continue under the direction of Michelle Savoie, accompanied by husband Dale, son Joseph, daughter Madeleine and infamous lab Cayenne.
Voyageur Island is located on Nym Lake, border Quetico Provincial Park & Canada’s Historical Canoe Water Routes.
Since VWP’s inception back in 1960, we have known that actions and decisions today will affect what will happen tomorrow. In our mission (http://vwp.com/green-mission/ ), we are committed to being in the forefront of environmentally friendly practices.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pet Friendly - your pet is part of the family, bring them along. Cayenne, yellow Lab, is always on duty to greet you upon arrival!
Seasons Open and Departure
May to mid-September
Cultural Package costs are based on your package selection and customized options.
Please visit our website for more information www.vwp.com