Province/Territory: Ontario

Northern Ontario wilderness camping in luxury

  • 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.

Weather

Visitor information
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.
Getting Here