One of the largest freshwater bodies of water in the world, Lake Superior looms almost as large in Canadian lore as it does in physical size. Follow in the wake and footsteps of the voyageurs, early explorers and the famed Group of Seven Canadian artists on this exploration of the breathtaking area around Lake Superior.

You will trek along its shorelines, journeying through some of the most scenic sections of the Trans Canada Trail network, and stand atop the great Sleeping Giant clifftop near Thunder Bay. You head out to Battle Island in a traditional voyageur canoe on a two-day excursion amid magnificent autumn colours, and beneath the dancing lights of the must-be-seen Aurora Borealis.

Trip Overview

Days 1-2: Arrive in Thunder Bay and prepare for a 22-kilometre daylong hike to the most iconic view you’ll see on this trip—the top of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

Days 3-4: Take a two-day canoe trip to Battle Island, 12 km away, on a five-foot-wide voyageur canoe. Learn about the history of Battle Island and its landmarks, both natural and man-made, then camp overnight before paddling through the Rossport Islands.

Days 5-7: Trek 17 kilometres of the Casque Isles Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail, to catch a glimpse of Mount Gwynne, followed up by an optional jaunt to Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park before heading home.

Booking Info

Great Canadian Trails

Phone: 800-567-2216

Length/Departs:  7 days in September

Accommodation: Cabin, B&B, camping

Price: $1,890

Difficulty: Easy

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This trip is part of our 2017 Global Travel Guide, 81 trips hand-picked by the editors at Outpost. You can buy the issue here

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