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Pine Portage Lodge prides itself in not only meeting the expectations of its guests each day but also making the efforts to exceed their expectations in the quality of service, meals, and accommodations they provide. Pine Portage Lodge believes that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of nature!
DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY
Check-in at Watson’s Skyways Seaplane Base on Wawa Lake in Wawa, Ontario. Parking on-site. Take a 30-minute scenic floatplane flight over 113 km of Northern Ontario wilderness. All flights are scheduled and booked in advance with lodge reservations and usually depart in the mornings. Land on Kabinakagami Lake and dock at Pine Portage Lodge.
Check-in and meet the staff. Quick orientation to the property and services. Beautiful Kabinakagami Lake is in the Northern watershed and its waters flow north into the Albany River system to James Bay.
Relax and enjoy the comforts of a log cabin/cottage in majestic Norway Red Pine trees setting. Pine Portage offers a variety of accommodations with 1, 2,3, and 4-bedroom cottages with modern 4-piece baths, with Queen and twin beds. First-day lunch may be in the Lodge Dining Room, or a boat ride to enjoy a “shore lunch” of freshly caught fish with other lodge guests. Scenic boat ride on the lake following shore lunch. All boats can accommodate 2-3 passengers.
Evening dinner served in the Main Lodge Dining Room – one seating at 6:30 pm. Enjoy salad bar, freshly baked bread, desserts, and a different main entrée each evening. After dinner relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets on the lakeshore; maybe a bonfire to sit and watch the millions of stars light up the evening sky in the wilderness (wood provided for fires).
DAY 2: DAILY ACTIVITIES
Breakfast served in the Main Lodge Dining Room with a choice of fresh baking, fruits, hot cereal, as well as order from the a-la-carte menu.
A) Guided tour of the lake for wildlife viewing (moose, bear, beaver) and bird watching (eagles, loons), rockhounding, experience freshwater fishing techniques. A packed lunch is provided, or the option of a fresh fish shore lunch – You must catch your own fish. In the warmer weather afternoon swimming at one of our many beaches. Guided tours must be booked in advance, and subject to the availability of a guide.
B) Plan a one day 9.6 km/6 mile downstream canoe trip on the Oba River. Lodge staff transports you across a 3/4mile portage to the start of the river trip. Maps are provided for those who wish to enjoy the experience on their own.
Opportunity for wildlife viewing, ducks, and other birds native to the area. One short portage to move the canoes around a set of rapids on the river but other than that it is a leisure paddle down-stream to the mouth of the river at Kabinakagami Lake. From there you are transported back to the lodge by boat and motor. For the more energetic experienced paddlers, you can continue along the lakeshore back to the lodge (Total route about 19.3 km/12 miles).
Return to the lodge for a time of relaxation before 6:30 pm dinner in the Main Lodge. Enjoy the company of the other lodge guests. Evening bonfire if desired.
DAY 3: DAILY ACTIVITIES
Breakfast served in the Main Lodge Dining Room with a choice of fresh baking, fruits, hot cereal, or order from the a-la-carte menu. Explore hiking portages around the lodge lined with the majestic red pine; one of the few stands in the Boreal Forest of Northern Ontario. Some trees are over 300 years old. Take time to relax and read a good book or paddle a kayak out on the bay in front of the lodge. Kayaks and canoes, Life jackets available for guests’ enjoyment.
Boat and motor use available for use during the day; guided or non-guided depending upon the guest’s preference. Guests may determine whether they wish to put onto the lake their last day or prefer dry land activities for their last day. The lodge is open to ensure the guests truly enjoy their wilderness experiences. Dinner at the Main Lodge Dining Room.
DAY 4: DEPARTURE DAY
Breakfast served in the Main Lodge Dining Room with a choice of fresh baking, fruits, hot cereal, or order from the a-la-carte menu. Morning check-out and return float lane flight to Watson’s Skyways Seaplane Base in Wawa, Ontario.