400. anniversary of Samuel De Champlain and 200. anniversary of Masacre of Frederick House - 2013
Canadas 150. birthday in Ottowa, July 1, 2017
Rideau Canal Brigade 2013

You have to do what you can, do the best with what you are.
And you have to believe in wilderness. If you do that you can't go wrong.
(Kirk Wipper)


Lupo - the mascot of the West Wind Brigade 2017

Have you read Lupo's blog about traveling with the West Wind Brigade

True North Voyageur Brigades 2018

The Kirk Wipper Voyageur Centre in Connaught/ON is the base for the hole trip
  • August 19, 2018: Arrival
  • August 20, 2018: Matheson - Val Gagne - Iroquois Falls
  • August 21, 2018: Iroquois Falls- Cochrane - Lake Commando
  • August 22, 2018: Smoothrock Falls - down the Abitibi River to New Post Falls
  • August 23, 2018: South Porcupine - Porcupine - Hoyle - Night Hawk Lake - Frederick River - Connaught
  • August 24, 2018: Day of rest / treasure hunt + GEO tracking on the lake / Poker Paddeling / Live Entertainment
  • August 25, 2018: On the south of Timmins - Mattagami River - Timmins (Great Canadian Kayak Challenge, after the fireworks back to base camp)
  • August 26, 2018: Closing ceremony on the last morning


  • True North Voyageur Brigades 2019

  • Arrival Day
  • Day 1: Matachewan
  • Day 2: Down Montreal River to Elk Lake
  • Day 3: Mountain Lake to Evelyn River
  • Day 4: Lady Evelyn Lake to Temagami
  • Day 5: Lake Temagami stop's
    • Camp Wanapitel
      Camp Keewaydin
      Camp Waban
      Bear Island
  • Day 6: On to Temagami Ontario to the Paddle Festival to Camp on town


  • True North Voyageur Brigades 2020

  • Arrival Day
  • Day 1: New Liskeard - Haileybury - Ville-Marie
  • Day 2: Fort Temiskaming (Voyageur Days / Hudson Bay Post)
  • Day 3: Temiskaming
  • Day 4: Mattawa
  • Day 5: Mattawa River to Samuel de Champlain Park
  • Day 6: Day of rest: Samuel de Champlain P.P.
  • Day 7: North Bay Ontario (Heritage Festival)



  • Kirk Wipper Voyageur Center

    Please contact us via Phone

    +1 (705) 232-8355

    News

    The planning for Brigades 2018-2024 started.

    Press Releases

    Daily Press Timmins, October 5, 2017

    3 events combined in next summers kayak fest

    Daily Press Timmins, August 28, 2017

    Week long brigade to Kayak Challenge 2018 in the works

    Get in Touch

    • Phone:
      +1 (705) 232-8355
    • Address:
      4235 Municipal Road
      Connaught Ontario
      PON 1A0
      Canada