Boreal Forest / Tundra Safari Adventure.

Bain Lake Boreal Forest Wilderness Experience.

Enjoy a quintessential Canadian fly-In wilderness experience, one in which you could only dream existed. Remote, wild, pristine & untouched beauty – you have discovered one of the last remaining untouched areas in Northern Canada. Gangler’s Bain Lake Mini-lodge sits in the heart of the remote Northern Canadian wilderness, almost 250 miles from the closest road. Bain Lake is 26 miles east of the main lodge and sits on the North Seal River, at a major junction where 5 different rivers join the North Seal on its march to Hudson Bay.
The Bain Lake experience is designed to mirror our North Seal Adventure but in a smaller setting , limited to only eight guests at a time. This geographically unique area, dominated by rare sand eskers and over 100 lakes and 12 river systems has history extending back thousands of years. The eskers, large raised sand formations formed by the glaciers and rising 400’ above the landscape, extend as far North and South as 200 miles. They were the key travel routes for the annual caribou migration and the ancient peoples traveled them as they followed the herds throughout the year for subsistence. The waterways opened the land to the first Europeans, trappers and missionaries who explored and charted this vast wilderness. You will experience a full range of tours, learning about the region’s history, seeing amazing wildlife, flora and fauna, and unique geologic formations.

Gangler’s will personalize each individual trip, as you add to your trip from additional different adventures and experiences this unique slice of Northern Manitoba offers. In August and September, the North Seal lies in the peak zone for the Northern Lights as you enjoy their breathtaking display outdoors in comfort. You will see and experience the beauty and ruggedness of a land forgotten by time.

Trip Activities Include:

• Experience and explore the Northern Manitoba Sub-Arctic as few have before
• Hike the boreal forest
• A journey to a crystal clear lake and massive wild game trails
• Enjoy a classic Canadian floatplane trip
• Nature/history/botany tours
• Bear, moose and wolf viewing tours
• Photographic and birding tours
• Experience a Classic Canadian shore lunch
• Kayaking and canoeing
• Learn about ancient history/cultures
• Enjoy world-class fishing
• Northern Lights viewing (best Aug. 3 – Oct. 3)

Bain Mini-Lodge Wilderness Adventure Plan Details:

Included Amenities:

• 5-star outpost w/three cabins for four people each Cabins w/fully-stocked kitchens, couch, beds, bath & propane heat
• BBQ grills, ice machine and coolers
• Camp manager & generator on-site, guiding and cooking available
• Satellite phone on site
• Custom 16 1/2’ boats w/seats, 25 hp Yamaha 4-stroke motors electric start & Eagle depth finders, casting deck
• 1 portage lake with boat, motor and gas on-site
• FREE Internet service
• Laundry facilities available
• Taxes and fishing license not included
• Trips include transportation from Winnipeg, Manitoba

Bain Lake 4 Day Adventure & Tundra 4 Day Safari Combo

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The Tundra Safari Adventure.

Experience a safari like no other. 90 miles to the North of the North Seal River, on the edge of the 60th parallel, border to Nunavut, lies Courage Lake, home to Gangler’s Tundra Safari. The tundra, also known as the Barrenlands, is vastly different terrain than the Sub boreal forest of the North Seal, and Courage lake an enchanted slice of it. The terrain here is stark yet breathtaking with its history extending back thousands of years. The eskers, large raised sand formations created by the glaciers, extend into Nunavut. One of the largest eskers is the Robertson esker which is just West of Courage lake camp. Just 1 km North of the Courage lake camp lies a marker denoting the 60th parallel and border of Manitoba and Nunavut. These were key travel routes for the annual caribou migrations and ancient peoples traveled them as they followed the herds throughout the year for subsistence. Some areas have historic trails carved into the Tundra, some over 1’ deep. The Courage Lake camp was built on the site of an ancient chipping station and you can still see one of the main pieces of quartz used for the ancient tools. On our tundra adventure you will experience a full range of tours, walking the land and traveling by boat, learning about the region’s history, wildlife, flora and fauna, and unique geologic formations. We find new artifacts all the time and will share these discoveries with you. On the south side of the lake lies a wolf den and beautiful river outlet. You will stand in the footprints of the ancient hunters and explorers as you breath in the scope of the beauty of this area and incredible vistas and terrain.

Trip Activities Include:

• Experience unique walking and boating tours through the tundra and eskers
• Guided Nature/history/botany tours
• Guided wildlife viewing tours with wolf, wolverine, ptarmigan and caribou
• Guided photographic and birding tours
• Professionally guided fishing including a Classic Canadian shore lunch
• Northern Lights viewing (best Aug. 3 – Oct. 3)
* Limit 8 guests per session

The Tundra Safari Adventure Plan Details:

Included Amenities:

• R/t air transportation from Winnipeg to NSR Lodge with expediting service
• R/t floatplane to Barren Grounds camp on Courage Lake, 90 miles (145 km) north of North Seal River Lodge
• Lodge and private cabins at Barren Grounds camp plus all meals
• Guided days for Caribou viewing
• Professionally guided fishing / Classic Canadian shore lunch
• Complimentary starter tackle, fishing rod/reel
• Guided Nature/history/botany tours
• Photographic tour, birding
• Access to Nunavut and Baralzon Ecological Preserve (optimum Northern Lights viewing)
• Barren Grounds Eco-Safari may also include a 1-day floatplane fly-out for Caribou viewing if required. Limited to a 60 mi (100 km) diameter from camp.

The Camp

Warm and personalized, with a cozy small lodge facility and a heated cabin per every two guests. Great meals, free Wi-Fi, and the Northern Lights under the stars and around the bonfire. Modern accommodations with a central facility.

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Unique Trip Options (Additional Fees):

Additional floatplane fly-out to a remote lake for fishing and/or exploration:

$500 per person

Day floatplane
fly-out to kayak, canoe, or raft the North Seal River:

$600 per person