Location & Transportation
Wabun’s base camp is located in the Temagami Region, approximately 300 miles north of Toronto, Ontario. World famous for its interconnected series of lakes and rivers, this area is ideal territory for canoe tripping. At the heart of this region is Lake Temagami, shaped like a five-pointed star and nearly 40 miles from one tip to another. Wabun is located on Garden Island, at the center of this lake, where the five arms meet. It is one of more than 1,500 islands within the boundaries of the lake with no development on shoreline beyond the town of Temagami, 18 miles away, allowed.
Lake Temagami and the surrounding forest lie on the ancient rocks of the Canadian Shield whose geologic faulting has given rise to the principal lakes, rivers and hills of the area. The evidence for later glaciation is present everywhere in the form of polish and striations on the bedrock, eskers and moraine-like sand and grave deposits. The bitter-cold winters, combined with shallow soil depths, have given rise to extensive northern forest growths of towering pine and spruce, with occasional stretches of birch, poplar, maple and tamarack. Within the Temagami Region are some of the most significant areas of old-growth pine forest remaining in North America. More information about the Old Growth can be found on Ottertooth’s website.
Transportation to Wabun
Most campers fly into Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and are met by Wabun staff and then board coach busses for the drive to Temagami. More details about arranging flight arrivals will be made after the application is recieved, but questions regarding logistics may be made by contacting camp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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