On this expedition we will visit our remote eco-lodge and camp in secluded coves among these enchanted islands

Come adventure in the land of Nirivia!

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 to Rossport tour allows you to experience its beauty and grandeur.

Self catered expeditions:

August 21-25th 2022

September 1-5th 2022 (Paddle Canada L2 sea kayak skills certification available)

On these trips you bring your own food, means to prepare it and camping equipment. Kayak rental gear is available at a special expedition rate.

What’s included:

  • Two qualified and experienced guides
  • Private boat shuttle services
  • Topographic maps and charts of the local area
  • Expedition 1st Aid Kit & Repair Kit
  • Emergency Communication (VHF Radio & Inreach)
  • Group sanitization, kitchen cleaning kit & Toilet kit
  • Some extra stuff you might have forgot
Rate Per Person
$800-900
Trip Length
5 days
Max Group
8

Fully catered expeditions:

Reach out to us to book an adventure for 2023!

On these trips your guides prepare all the food. You are expected to bring your own camping equipment. Kayak rental gear is available at a special expedition rate.

What’s Included:

  • All Food and Snacks From breakfast day #1 to dinner of day #5
  • Two qualified and experienced guides
  • Private boat shuttle services
  • A variety of small dry bags for group gear and food
  • Topographic maps and charts of the local area
  • Expedition 1st Aid Kit & Repair Kit
  • Emergency Communication (VHF Radio & Inreach)
  • Group Kitchen Kit (If you have your own special large mug, bowl or spork you are welcome to bring it)
  • Group sanitization, kitchen cleaning kit & Toilet kit
  • Some extra stuff you might have forgot
Rate Per Person
$1200-1350
Trip Length
5 days
Max Group
8

All prices are subject to 13% HST

Please inquire by email to info@suchaniceday.com or phone 807-356-6785 for space availability on these trips and the full information package.

If these dates don’t work for you please suggest different dates that work with your schedule and we can do our best to try and accommodate your request.

shuttle boat

Shuttles for these trips are provided by Gary Lange at Bowman Island Charters. Trips will be serviced by boat to or from his site on Bowman Island. Nirivia is considered to be the entire area in and around the St Ignace Island Archipelago. It was unofficially claimed as a sovereign nation separate from Canada in the 1970s. Now the embassy is a crown land use permit that SAND contributes to each year and has exclusive access to. Although we previously had this trip listed on my website as the Nirivian Basecamp Tour, this is an expedition program and we need to have that mentality and pack appropriately to fit everything in our kayaks from the start so we can pack efficiently, move when we need to so we can maximize time at the Nirivia site and exploring the outer coast when weather is in our favour.

Weather will dictate exactly where we will camp but there are several options among the Rossport Islands and along the outer coast of Simpson Island and St Ignace Island to make 2-3 different additional wilderness camps. We will stay 1-2 nights at the Nirivian domes and/or paddle to an epic wilderness island campsite for our final night before arriving at Bowman Island for our shuttle back to Nipigon.

 

This entire area is now protected as the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. This area has been covered by a variety of paddling magazines as one of the most interesting sea kayak routes in eastern Canada. It is ideal for those seeking a pristine wilderness experience given its natural and cultural features, relative freedom from restrictions and regulations, and relative isolation combined with a high availability of campsites. SAND is very excited to offer this program to you folks in such an amazing area!