Be a SwimTrek Pioneer and explore the gorgeous freshwater wilderness along the Churchill River System in Canada’s Saskatchewan province.
Travel to remote wilderness locations, keeping an eye out for eagles, osprey, beavers, otters, pelicans...
Experience the beauty of the boreal forest, visit white sand beaches, mighty river rapids and canoe portages with 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 be sure to both challenge and enthral you. Eagles, osprey, beavers, otters, pelicans and even the occasional bear are not an unusual sight.
We take you back 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 on this trip are delicious, the people are amazing, and of course all the swims are incredible.
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 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.
Group and Private Trips
If you'd like to have a chat about arranging a group trip, please contact us with the dates you'd like. We'll be in touch to chat about putting together a truly memorable group experience.
For more information please visit: www.swimtrek.com/group-trips-private-trips-tailor-made
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.