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Meet Your Hosts

Cabin Falls Ecolodge is owned and managed by well-known Canadian adventurers, Hap and Andrea Wilson. With decades of wilderness tripping experience, these two expert guides have shared a love and passion for Temagami since their first meeting many, many years ago.
 

ANDREA

 

Andrea fell in love with paddling and Temagami at a young age. She began guiding and running retreats in 1989. Andrea spent many years working in the seasonal paddlesports industry for canoe builders such as Swift Canoe and Kayak and retailers like Algonquin Outfitter and Northern Lights Canoe & Kayak, and spending her winters on the slopes as a Level III Ski Instructor.

As an avid explorer of the trail and waterways of our natural world, Andrea knows the peace and contentment that the wilderness can bring, and delights in sharing that feeling with her guests.

An ethics professional and a strong advocate of wilderness conservation, Andrea currently acts as vice-chair of Earthroots, a grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the protection of Ontario’s wilderness, wildlife, and watersheds.

Her lifelong interest in interior design, and her work alongside Hap in environmental design, is illustrated brilliantly in the rustic beauty of the Ecolodge. For Andrea, home really is where the heart is. And with Oban, her collie, always by her side, she works tirelessly to create an environment – and experience – that her guests will not only remember but cherish.

 

 

HAP

Hap is an award-winning artist, author and photographer. He worked several years in the Temagami District as a Park Ranger, later as an outfitter and was co-founder of the environment group Earthroots. Author of 14 books, his writing has appeared in Canadian Geographic, Cottage Life, Explore, Canoe & Kayak, International Wildlife and Outdoor Canada.

His book Voyages: Canada’s Heritage Rivers, won the Natural Resources Council of America Award for best environmental book of 1994. Hap also received the Bill Mason Award for lifetime achievement in river conservation. Hap has paddled more than 60,000 km. throughout Canada and taught wilderness skills for Outward Bound, is an International Fellow of the Explorer’s Club and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

On the lighter side, Hap taught actor Pierce Brosnan how to throw an axe and paddle a canoe for the Attenborough movie Grey Owl. He also created all the artwork on the Cabin Falls site.

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Statement of Environmental Integrity

Environmental Integrity, Sustainability & Wellness:


In today’s busy world where the standard of living seems to be a paramount objective, we often inadvertently compromise our quality of life. Clean air, palatable water, an intact natural environment, are all necessary elements for sustainable life.

As directors of the environmental group EARTHROOTS, we endeavour to remain true to our beliefs to our conservation-based values. There is no question that Cabin Falls Ecolodge is situated in one of Canada’s most beautiful locations, pristine as well as sensitive to disturbance. We have attempted to leave as modest a footprint as possible, blending the Ecolodge with the surrounding terrain in colour and design. A great deal of our building materials have been obtained from recycled lumber or sustainably managed forests. We use green products as much as possible and have all our refuse and recyclables flown out of the park for proper disposal.

We strive to keep our general footprint light but do rely on the local air service for transportation in and out of the lodge. We offer an option of paddling in or out of the lodge from a variety of access points, spending at least one overnight along the way.

For 10 years, Cabin Falls Ecolodge was powered by solar. However, we are now investigating hydro-power with the aim of revamping our electrical system. Our drinking water is drawn from a pure spring, borne out of the old-growth pine forest.

What Our Guests Are Saying

The moment your paddle touches the water you will realize that at Cabin Falls, you've found
a unique connection to Temagami. Your friendly hosts, Hap and Andrea, truly have Temagami
in their souls. Their knowledge, love of the water and forest will shine through
on every day of your stay!

Linsey K.

What Our Guests Are Saying

Anyone looking for the ultimate wilderness experience will be well advised to get in touch with
Hap and Andrea at Cabin Falls. They are the consummate, consummate hosts and we had an extraordinary
experience with them. Thank you Hap and Andrea for the wonderful time we had there.

Cecil and Linda R.

What Our Guests Are Saying

Cabin Falls Ecolodge is a very special place - and you don’t quite realize how special until you arrive. I felt like we were
transported to a magical place in the wilderness, and we were the only ones left in the world. Andrea & Hap have a special ability
to make you feel like family; we were so well taken care of. They work tirelessly to create a home in the wilderness for travellers
from all over the world. I totally trusted their guidance and leadership because they are such highly skilled guides, with over
50-years combined canoe tripping experience. Thank you for having us and I cannot wait to return!

Amy H, Toronto

What Our Guests Are Saying

We had the Best Nature Experience Possible at Cabin Falls in Temagami thanks to Hap and Andrea Wilson, who
are the ultimate hosts and guides that provided special accomodations, expert adventures on land and water,
as well as having the most memorable stories and knowledge of the area.
We know you will Love It, as we did.

Mike and Karen B - Aurora

What Our Guests Are Saying

Four of us spent 3 days and two nights at Cabin Falls Ecolodge last week. It is such a magical place. Drifting to sleep next to the sound
of the falls; fabulous meals; afternoon saunas; swimming in the natural pools at the top of the falls...and no-one for miles.
This is the place to leave the world behind. Embrace nature and relax.

Sally P - Millbrook, ON

What Our Guests Are Saying

A truly unparalleled wilderness and cabin experience! Temagami, along with your
amazing hosts will leave your soul nourished and changed forever…

Susan S.

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