Nirivia Basecamp Tour
Come stay at our remote eco-lodge in the enchanted islands of Nirivia
Experience Lake Superior
This mysterious remote group of approximately 59 islands was actually claimed as a sovereign nation in 1979. The only way to really understand this place is to visit it yourself and this is your perfect opportunity! Our 5 day Nirivia basecamp tour allows you to experience its beauty and grandeur.
Dates: 2021 summer dates July 14-18
Located far from mainland between the communities of Red Rock and Rossport Ontario, Nirivia offers some of the most spectacular paddling, hiking and fishing opportunties along with one of the best saunas on the lake! We will be whisked away by boat shuttle from Rossport (approx 1.5hrs). The shuttle will bring all persons with equipment (including kayaks) and food for 5 days. Hidden deep in a secluded harbour lies the Nirivian Embassy and there are a few geodesic dome structures and tenting sites for people to rest comfortably and enjoy a relaxing sauna after a day of hiking or paddling in the area.
For this journey we will spent 2-3 evenings here and then we will pack up all our equipment into our kayaks start paddling back to Rossport enjoying the spectacular southern shoreline of Southeastern St Ignace Island and Simpson island making camp as we see fit along the way.
Paddle Canada level 2 sea kayak skill development and assessments are possible during this expedition so please inquire if this is of interest to you upon registration.
Day 1 – Meeting in Rossport for 2pm for boat shuttle to Nirivia, relax and get oriented with the place. There will be time to go for a short paddle, hike or sauna before enjoying dinner and sunset
Day 2 – We will have the opportunity to go for an exploratory day paddle, practice some skills, go for a hike to a beautiful waterfall and/or relax and sauna
Day 3-5 – Weather depending we will pack out kayaks for expedition and set forth along the remote and wild south coast of St Ignace Island and Simpson Island enjoying spectacular columnar basalt formations, sea caves and amazing beaches choosing our campsites accordingly. We will also have the opportunity to visit Battle Island Light station and explore the Rossport Islands before returning to Rossport early afternoon of Day 5