- 60 million year-old Canadian Boreal forest
- 07 pampered nights in a luxury prospector’s tent
- 300 year-old Hudson’s Bay Company history
Head into Northern Ontario’s vast Boreal forest with WildExodus and experience a “glamping” retreat – a unique four-star “glamorous camping” experience. Enjoy an impromptu shore lunch of freshly-caught grilled pickerel and just-plucked wild mushrooms. Hike with a trapper to eavesdrop on a beaver family at their lodge. Ramp up your wildlife photography skills. Paddle in the wake of fur-traders. Finish the day sipping a cocktail on the deck of your tent suite. Dine white-linen in a candle-lit prospector’s tent on gourmet moose kebabs, caribou and bison complemented by Canadian wines. Roast marshmallows over a campfire listening to First Nations’ tales. Peer up at a star-sparkled sky and spot shifting green wisps of Northern Lights.Slip into a plush bathrobe in your solar power-lit tent and listen to loons calling. Snuggle beneath a duvet as a dream catcher sways above you.
Why you should visit
- Canoeing on historic routes used by Hudson’s Bay Company traders.
- Learning about Northern Ontario’s rich history from a local wilderness guru.
- Spending the night in a luxury wilderness prospector’s tent.
- A feast and a folk singer around a lakeside campfire.
- Trying your hand at landing a giant sturgeon.
- Soaking in a hot tub in the forest under the Northern Stars.
- Trout fishing and a traditional Canadian shore lunch.
- Dining on native cuisine, tasting beaver tail prepared gourmet for the first time.
- Hopping into a canoe and harvesting wild rice.
- Picking wild blueberries.
- Lounging on a lake in a canoe catching Northern pike.
- Following moose tracks and spotting a mother and calf.
- Howling with wolves.
- Sleeping in rustic decadence, experiencing classic safari camping from another era.
- Summer, in June, July and August, means long warm days averaging 23°C.
- May and September days are cooler with an average of 17°C.
- Most of the annual rain falls in summer – June, July and August.
- Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
- Rates and dates.
- Three, four and seven day retreats are offered.
When to go
- The experience runs from mid-May to mid-October.
- Spring is cool and sunny, perfect for paddling and hiking.
- July and August are the warmest months, perfect for swimming outdoors.
- Fall is cooler with brilliant autumn colours and a chance to glimpse the Northern Lights rippling across the night sky. It’s also a largely bug-free time of year.
- WildExodus also offers other wilderness tours between March and December.
Need to know
- Novice campers are welcome as everyone undergoes an orientation on wilderness and water safety.
- Bring a rain jacket and light hiking boots.
- Pack sunscreen and insect repellent.
- Pick up and drop off is from Timmins Airport (YTS).
- Guided tours are all-inclusive.
- The city of Timmins has banks, hotels, restaurants and a good selection of shops to pick up last minute items.