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A Wilderness Paradise

by (author) Hap Wilson

Boston Mills Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2023
Canoeing, Ontario, Adventure
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2011
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2023
    List Price

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Features the best canoe, kayak and hiking routes in the wild Temagami region of Ontario.

"Compiled by Hap Wilson, an outdoor writer who has more than thirty years of experience as a wilderness guide . . . personally documented maps . . . far more information than a volume this size might lead the reader to expect."
-- Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal

Temagami: A Wilderness Paradise is fully updated for the first time in over 10 years.

Temagami is one of the northern hemisphere's most desirable and pristine wilderness areas. Each year thousands visit this 10,000 km2 wilderness area in Central Ontario in search of rugged solitude and authentic backwoods adventure.

This comprehensive guidebook details 25 of the best canoeing, kayaking and hiking routes and contains notes on the region's history, geography, archaeology, flora and fauna, as well as important outfitting, camping and safety tips.

Trips include:

  • Temagami to Lake Wanapitei Loop
  • Marten River to Wicksteed Loop
  • Lake Temagami Circle Loop
  • Red Cedar to Jumping Cariboo Lake Loop
  • Anima Nipissing and Jackpine Lake Loop
  • Rabbit and Twin Lakes Loop
  • Turner Lake Loop
  • Matabitchuan River Route
  • Nasmith and Obabika River Route
  • Lady Evelyn, Makobe River, Montreal River Loop
  • Anima Nipissing - Montreal River Loop
  • Maple Mountain Loop
  • Sugar Lake, Muskego River Links
  • Gowganda to Elk Lake Route
  • Smoothwater Lake, Lady Evelyn River Loop
  • Makobe Lake and Trethewey Lake Links
  • Smoothwater Lake to Sturgeon River Route.

About the author

Hap Wilson is an award winning-artist, author, photographer, guide, environmentalist, cartographer and eco trail builder living in Rosseau, Ont. His writing has appeared in Canadian Geographic, Explore and Canoe & Kayak. He has published a dozen nature and geography related books. His book Voyages-Canada's Heritage Rivers won the Natural Resources Council of America Award for best environmental book and the Bill Mason Award for lifetime achievement in River Conservation. Wilson, along with his wife Andrea, operate The Cabin Falls EcoLodge in Temagami, Ont. He lives in Rosseau, Ont.

Hap Wilson's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Temagami, A Wilderness Paradise has always been a leading resource for the countless routes spread out amongst the clear blue lakes, tumbling rivers and massive old growth pine of northeastern Ontario, labelled as "Deep Water Country" and considered by many as the Holy Grail of Ontario wilderness. Hap's guidebook is the bible for it... This is not just a guidebook that has pointed thousands of paddlers where to explore the true wilderness. Hap's book... also emphasizes us to protect this unique and precious wild area. This is truly a collector's item for all paddlers.

Explore Magazine

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