Planning Your Adventure
In the wilderness there is always an element of the unexpected, a thrill of being in a place where nature is the Grand Master. Where every move we make is directed solely by our natural surroundings.
True wilderness transforms us. It gets under our skin and into our hearts. It reminds us that there is something much larger out there than that tiny part of the universe we’re used to seeing every day. Wilderness revives us, it energizes us. And once we’ve experienced her, nothing is ever the same again. So pack your bags. Let your new adventure begin.
Journey to Cabin Falls
Cabin Falls is an adventure outpost deep in the heart of the Temagami wilderness, a place so remote and difficult to access, it can only be reached by floatplane and canoe. But getting there is part of the whole Cabin Falls experience. It’s your introduction to the Wild. And it’s breathtaking….
Your 20-minute floatplane ride from the town of Temagami takes you into the high country and onto Katherine Lake, 2km north of the lodge, where you are greeted by your hosts, Hap and Andrea Wilson. From there you’re personally guided by canoe downriver to Cabin Falls.
A second option, for the more adventurous, is to paddle in, without a guide, from a number of access points. This two-day adventure takes you through some of Ontario’s most beautiful and rugged country and can be custom designed according to your allotted time, fitness level, and interests.
A guided canoe trip into the lodge is your third option. This tailor-made adventure can vary in length depending on time allotted and the number of highlights explored along the way. Please contact us for details/options/pricing.
About the Air Service:
Cabin Falls has been using Lakeland Airways (lakelandairways.ca) since 1984. Darren Gareh, owner and chief pilot, has more than 30 years flying experience and an impeccable safety record.
Lakeland flies a well-maintained de Havilland Beaver, a favorite among bush pilots. The Beaver will hold up to four people and gear. The flight into and out of the lodge is a highlight of your wilderness adventure.
- * May 15th to June 15th: spring trips; best water levels for whitewater training, brook trout fishing
- * June 16th to September 10th: prime summer
- * September 11th to October 20th: fall colour
- * November to April : close
Cabin Falls Ecolodge Check List
Personal gear should be compacted into one large internal-frame pack using "dry-bags" for waterproofing. Cameras, computers, or any electronic equipment should be packed in a sturdy waterproof bag or "pelican" case. Guests should bring a light day-pack for excursions. If you have any questions concerning what to bring, please email or call us. Remember to bring warmer clothes for spring and fall retreats!
We highly recommend loose-fitting, comfortable clothing, light-coloured fabric for spring and summer. It's your choice whether to bring synthetic or cotton/wool clothing; we do have a hand-powered washing-machine at the lodge. Alcohol is permitted (bring your own) but carefully monitored at the lodge. We do serve a complimentary glass of wine with dinner but guests are welcome to bring in their own spirit beverage. There is no smoking within any public area of the lodge. All beds have mattresses and pillows – extra blankets are available.
What To Bring
- Water bottle
- Towel Sheets or sleeping bag
- Pillow Case
- Personal toiletries (toothbrush, bio-degradable soap, etc.)
- UV protection
- Personal medications
- Headwear (hat or bandana)
- Bathing suit
- Camera with case (spare batteries or charger)
- 2-piece quality rain suit
- Wind shell or jacket
- Fleece or sweater
- Cargo pants
- Hiking Shoes/Boots
- Long underwear (spring & fall)
- Lounge shoes/sandals
- Gloves (for paddling and/or cold weather)
- 2-3 T-shirts
- 4-5 pr. underwear
- 5-6 pr. heavy socks
- Reading material
- Journal/writing material/art material
- Large internal-frame pack with waterproof liner or dry bags
- Insect repellant/bug jacket for spring & summer trips
There’s no taming nature, and there’s no hiding the fact that existence out here can be pretty primitive at times. We’re not a luxury hotel. There is no infinity pool at Cabin Falls, no gym, no in-room dining service. But what we do have here are waterfall-fed natural swimming pools, abundant hiking trails, and a feeling of comfort you wouldn’t expect so far from home. At Cabin Falls we take what we get from nature with appreciation and revel in the freedom and peace it provides. It is our pleasure to share that with you.