Northwaters & Langskib: Canoe Trips with Heart & Meaning

Northwaters and Langskib canoe tripping programs have earned international recognition for experiential programming and for the development of outstanding youth leaders. From our island basecamps in the heart of Ontario’s Temagami Forest Reserve, our canoe adventures take us through beautiful and rugged country, creating opportunities for learning from the land and one another in a spirit that honours awareness, freedom, balance and trust.

We are committed to empowering young people to grow into the best version of themselves. We believe in teaching young people how to be with the land, the water and the sky, how to be with one another, and ultimately how to be with themselves.

At NWL we believe our canoe trips serve as an excellent metaphor for life’s journey and represent an important rite of passage into adulthood. We find that young people return each summer because we represent a unique blend of adventure and personal growth in a highly supportive, natural environment. We teach and role model responsibility, compassion, decision-making, cooperation, resourcefulness, integrity, respect, and common sense.

While the experience is challenging, it is not about conquering rivers or mountains. Emphasis is rather upon learning from the land and one another in a spirit that honours balance and respect. We have found that when participants learn to handle life on the trail, they become better equipped to handle life in general.



This program has a particular approach or emphasis.

  • Canoe Tripping
  • Outdoor Adventure / Tripping
  • Wilderness Setting


Session Types

This program offers the following types of sessions:

  • Overnight Program

Session Timings

This program offers sessions during these parts of the year:

  • Summer

Session Lengths

This program offers the following session lengths:

  • 2 Weeks
  • 3 Weeks
  • 5 Weeks
  • 7 Weeks



This camp offers sessions for these ages:

  • 10 Years
  • 11 Years
  • 12 Years
  • 13 Years
  • 14 Years
  • 15 Years
  • Over 15 Years


This camp offers sessions for these groups:

  • Co-ed Only (male/female)
  • Male
  • Female


This program offers the following activities:

  • Camping / Cookouts
  • Canoe Trips
  • Canoeing


Subsidy Program

This program offers subsidies. Contact them for more information.

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