|01 Aug - 07 Aug, 2021||
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Be a SwimTrek Pioneer and join us on our first trips to the remote Canadian wilderness
Get away from it all exploring gorgeous freshwater swims in remote Saskatchewan
Relax at the end of your day in your lakefront log cabin with fire pit and gorgeous star filled views
Experience the thrill of seeing your swims and the wilderness from the air during a scenic float plane flight
Enjoy trail walks and the visits from local indigenous Cree Elders
Explore the Canadian wilderness along the Churchill River System in Canada’s Saskatchewan province. You will be taken to unspoilt remote wilderness locations where beautiful clear and relatively warm freshwater swims, some in moving water and others across open lakes, will both challenge and enthral you. Eagles, osprey, beavers, otters, pelicans and even the occasional bear are not an unusual sight.
We take you to a place in time when the river was essential to the survival of the local indigenous peoples. Experience the beauty of the boreal forest, visit white sand beaches, mighty river rapids and canoe portages that have been created by hundreds of years of travel. Enjoy breath-taking views of your swims from the air on a scenic transfer flight in the ‘workhorse of the north’ - a float plane - and listen to a talk about how survival in the north is just a way of life. The meals are delicious, the people are amazing, and of course all the swims are incredible.
Evenings are spent at the idyllic Thompson’s Resort with optional evening activities such as canoeing, kayaking, hiking, fishing or even take a scenic flight.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is for swimmers who want to experience off-grid adventures in remote, unspoilt locations. This is the perfect place to just switch off and focus on enjoying stunning swims in a gorgeous wilderness setting.
While your days will be spent enjoying being out in nature, evenings at Thompson’s Resort will be your opportunity to enjoy all the comforts of home, including online connectivity.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance of 3km prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 5-6km (split over a minimum of two swims). Please note: the actual average daily distance is around 6km but some of the swims are current assisted so you will be swimming on average 5km/day.
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Saskatchewan, Canada
- Travel to and from the Thompson's Resort, from Saskatoon
- Six nights accommodation
- All meals
- Snacks and drinks during swims
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meal on the night of arrival
- Lunch on the day of departure
Tailor-made SwimTrek Trips
This trip can also be offered as tailor-made experience. The date of travel and itinerary can be adjusted to suit you. For more information contact us with the dates you'd like and number of people taking part. We'll be in touch to chat about putting together your dream swimming experience.
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.