Upcoming events

    • 8 Sep 2022
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • 11 Sep 2022
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thunder Bay & Armstrong, Ontario (Gateway to Wabakimi Provincial Park)
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    Wabakimi Rendezvous

    Sept. 8 to 11, 2022

    Friends of Wabakimi invite you to a gathering in Thunder Bay and Armstrong in Northwestern Ontario.

    Presentations on Wabakimi and surrounding areas Thursday evening, September 8th   Meet-up at  Sleeping Giant Brewery in Thunder Bay, for brews, schmooze, & talk canoes (plus packs and paddles).  Pizza provided. 

    Friday, September 9th  Start the day at  Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay. Experience a day in the life of a voyageur, reliving history on the Kaministiquia River. (Entrance fee not included in registration.)

    In the afternoon, drive to Armstrong, Ontario, a gateway to Wabakimi Provincial Park; meet at Wabakimi Wilderness EcoLodge for supper and fire pit gathering, Photo/Video Contest viewings and winners. 


    Saturday, September 10th  Wabakimi Wilderness EcoLodge


    Saturday Dinner & Evening music by singer-songwriter

    Shy-anne Hovorka

    Sunday, Sept. 11th,  Help us chart the future for the Friends of Wabakimi and the Wabakimi Wilderness. Conservation, canoe route restoration,  expeditions, advocacy…

    Make the trek to the area early or stay after to take a canoe trip into Wabakimi or surrounding crown lands!


    Registration fee per person: $175 CAD ($145 U.S.)  (Covers food and part of speaker & facility costs.  Accommodations are separate.

    Meals included in the registration fee:  Friday and Saturday suppers; Saturday and Sunday breakfast and Lunches as well as snacks.

    Accommodation  for Thursday:   Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel    

    Camping may be available at   Fort William Historical Park       

    Accommodation in Armstrong- Note:  We will all share the labour for food serving and tidying the covered outdoor eating area.  Please bring your own bowl/cutlery, etc. 


    Accommodations in Possible Armstrong - Note:  We will all share the labour for food serving and tidying the covered outdoor eating area.  Please bring your own mug, plate/bowl/cutlery, etc. 

    Wabakimi Wilderness EcoLodgeGroup camping on Friday and Saturday is encouraged on adjacent grounds.    A limited number  of  rooms may be available.  

    Mattice Lake Outfitters .  Possible cabin rental- sleeps up to eight.

    McKenzie Lake Inn.

    Bear Paw Lodge, on Caribou Lake.

    Other Links:

    City of Thunder Bay

    Wabakimi Provincial Park

    Government of Canada border crossing information

    Need Info?    Please contact: info@wabakimi.org

    Interested,  but not sure yet?    Send us an email and we’ll add to our list of interested persons and we’ll keep you updated.  


    Mission Statement:  The Wabakimi Rendezvous will bring members of Friends of Wabakimi and others together for the purposes of fellowship and networking. This will happen through workshops, speakers and field trips that develop an awareness and understanding of the natural, cultural and historic resources of the Wabakimi Area. There will also be opportunities to learn how to plan and execute self-guided trips into the Wabakimi Area*. This gathering is an opportunity to develop partnerships and build relationships with First Nations, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, NGO’s and other tourism and resource-based industries in Armstrong and Thunder Bay.  

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