Discover the primal splendor of Ontario’s Northwestern Frontier. Explore places known only to a privileged few -Woodland Caribou and Opasquia Provincial Parks, Bloodvein, Berens, Pigeon, Poplar, Fawn, Sachigo, and Severn Rivers. Goldseekers will take you to a land where the heart soars free, and the soul can rest in the arms of silence.
We are a full service canoe outfitter offering complete or partial outfitting, flight service, ground shuttles, car shuttles -start your trip in Ontario and finish in Manitoba – we will have your car waiting there for you at a date and time you specify. We also offer park permits, maps, route planning, guided flat-water and whitewater expeditions, base camp fishing trips, bed & breakfast service and at the completion of your trip -hot showers.
Join us for the trip of a lifetime, or venture out on your own. As our guests you will always experience friendly, personalized, reliable service with meticulous attention to detail.
WHO ARE WE?
Goldseekers provides quality Canoe and Kayak wilderness outfitting and guided adventures in Northwestern Ontario.
Goldseekers Canoe Outfitting & Wilderness Expeditions operated by Albert & Kelly Rogalinski, was established in 1992. We are the longest operating Canoe Dedicated Outfitter in Red Lake and have outfitted more paddlers into Woodland Caribou Provincial Park than all other outfitters combined. Canoeing is our only business – we are paddlers first and foremost so you know you’re not just a marketing afterthought to add to the bottom line of a fly-in fishing camp. We are dedicated to wilderness paddlers seeking solitude and adventure, whether it’s your first time in a canoe on one of our guide led expeditions, or you’re a highly experienced backcountry adventurer journeying through this expansive boreal forest on your own, we understand what you seek and we know how to see that you find it.
Our family has been exploring this far northern region for over 40 years. We have an intimate knowledge and a love for this land and its people that can only be developed by living here year round and taking the time to learn of them. Let us guide you through our incredibly wild back yard.
You will not be disappointed.
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Our range of services entails everything a backcountry adventurer will require for a safe and successful trip.
At Goldseekers we offer a complete range of services including full or partial canoe outfitting to Woodland Caribou Provincial Park and surrounding wilderness area. We provide shuttle service to and from the major access points and will also arrange for floatplane drop off and pick-up on the lake of your choice. Route planning is available for the beginner or expert paddler.
Your adventure can be tailored to suit your time frame and interests. We have park maps, topographic maps, park permits and hot showers await you on your return. See our Guide Trips and Paddler’s Services pages for pricing information.
Red Lake and the surrounding wilderness offer a multitude of paddling pleasures and is only 5 hours driving time north of the U.S. border through International Falls or approximately 1 hour flying time from Winnipeg International Airport.
Let Goldseekers help you plan your next canoe adventure!
PLACES TO PADDLE
Our base of operations is in the historic gold rush town of Red Lake. Located at the end of the most northwestern paved road in Ontario, we are situated in an ideal location from which to launch a canoe/kayak expedition into the vast multi million-acre wilderness of Northwest Ontario. It would be our pleasure to introduce you to this land.
Woodland Caribou Provincial Park / Atikaki Wilderness Park
Located West of Red Lake Woodland Caribou Provincial Wilderness Park is the fifth largest wilderness park in Ontario at 1.2 million acres. Unlike most other “wilderness” parks the original Woodland Caribou Park has never been logged and has no roads within its boundaries. West of the park is Manitoba’s first wilderness park, Atikaki which is Ojibwa for “Country of the Caribou.” Sharing part of its border with Atikaki insulates Woodland Caribou Provincial Park further from outside influences. These two parks combined represent over 2.2 million acres of protected wilderness and nearly 2000 miles of canoe routes. Read More| View Map
Opasquia Provincial Wilderness Park
Opasquia Provincial Park is a wilderness area offering a vast 1.5 million acres to discover. Located 185 miles north of Red Lake, it is an area of old growth/fire influenced boreal forest teaming with fish and wildlife. Large animals found here include caribou, moose, bear and wolf. Opasquia also contains an unusually high concentration of wolverines within its boundaries. The main feature of geological interest is an exceptionally large glacial moraine with wave-cut terraces formed by the retreating Glacial Lake Agassiz. Access to Opasquia is by floatplane only so the possibilities of encountering others are as remote as the park itself. Read More | View Map
Discover Our Rivers
White-water gems that flow free and wild: the Bloodvein -a Canadian Heritage River, the Berens and Pigeon. Free flowing rivers draining into Lake Winnipeg that offer some of the best white water anywhere. Journey down the rarely visited Sachigo, Fawn and Severn Rivers as they cascade toward Hudson Bay and polar bear country. Every one a wilderness river experiences that up until now you could only dream of.
The Bloodvein A Canadian Heritage River – Read More | View Map
Beginner –intermediate – 188 miles long – Rapids – class I-III – Access – drive in, paddle in, fly in.
Berens River – Read More | View Map
Beginner-intermediate-expert – 300 miles long – Rapids – class I-V – Access – drive in, paddle in, fly in
Pigeon River – Read More | View Map
Intermediate-expert – 114 miles – Rapids – class II – V – Access – fly in, paddle in
Poplar River – Read More | View Map
Throat River – Read More | View Map
Rapids – class I-V – Access – fly-in, drive out, fly out
Sachigo River – Read More | View Map
Severn River – Read More | View Map
GUIDED VACATION PACKAGES
Our guided expeditions will take you to some of the most remote and wildest places remaining in North America. Because of the extreme remoteness of these trips we do require persons participating to be at a moderate fitness level as a minimum. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate physically challenged persons on certain trips. Please call for details. Your safety is our first concern; our professional guides will assess each situation and decide on the safest course of action. Should you require fixin’ up, each of our trip leaders is trained in wilderness first aid. In addition to their training, we supply them with a satellite phone which allows them daily contact with our base so if there is trouble we can be there in a matter of hours. Previous paddling experience is not required on most guided trips. Your guides will take the time to orient and instruct everyone before we depart from Red Lake and will continue to teach paddling technique and theory throughout your expedition.
Our guided expeditions are open to everyone; couples, families, groups and singles are all welcome. We include accommodations before and after your trip, all paddling and camping equipment, shuttles, food, flights and fun. All you need to bring is your own clothing, toothbrush and fishing gear. Trips are based on a 6-person minimum and rates may be subject to change. Custom expeditions of any group size can be arranged and tailored to your needs.
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