Lake Rossignol Canoe Trip - 3 Day

Paddle with Whynot Adventure through the Tobeatic’s century old legacy of fully guided canoe tripping. Drenched in history and lore and balanced with masterful backcountry cuisine, this trip is designed to allow “the wilderness to welcome you, and teach you, and take you to its heart”.

This fully guided 3-day backcountry canoe tour is our least physically demanding trip! This tour is perfect for families with young children who want less time in the canoe and more time mucking around on the lake shore catching frogs. There are 0-1 portages on this trip.

The Rossignol Classic Canoe Trip will begin with a rendezvous at the historic Jake’s Landing, in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site where you’ll meet your guide and fellow trippers. Our guide will facilitate putting the final touches on packing, and after a delicious lunch we’ll shuttle to the Mersey River, found in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, where we’ll take to the water to knock the rust off our paddling strokes.

Clear, dark waters and rocky shores melt away as we explore and paddle to our first night’s campsite. Along the way we’ll pick our course through the narrow stone-choked channels, and may even discover ancient Mi’kmaq artifacts. Old stumps stud the beautiful waterway, relics of a time before the shores of Rossignol rose in the early 1900’s.

Campsites are plentiful on Nova Scotia’s largest freshwater lake, many with a unique history and either a sunrise or sunset vantage. After the sun goes down keep an eye to the sky- we'll be camping in a Dark Sky Preserve, offering exceptional views of constellations and the Milky Way Galaxy. Spend the next few days exploring this historic lake choked with history and lore before returning to Jake’s Landing in Keji. Heck, you might even find legendary author Zane Gray’s infamous fishing boat!

Don't worry, we will provide you with clean drinking water (and one of our cool Whynot Adventure 1000ml/32oz water bottles), we won't make you share a tent with a stranger, the bugs are never so bad you won't have fun (July/August and September have little to no bugs!), and there are private outhouses at all the sites. Oh, and we take coffee seriously. It’s french press in the backcountry, with a locally roasted bean. We grind at the campsite for freshness.

Trip Includes:

Campsites Include:

tents (2 people/tent)

log benches

sleeping bags

forest floor tent pads

thermarest sleeping mats

private pit privy (thunder box)

30L dry bag (1/guest)

stone fireplace

water purification system

wire cooking rack

mess kits (1/person)

kitchen equipment

gourmet menu

canoes (2/canoe)

safety equipment


Yikes! Spaces are filling up fast! 'Insert line here creating sense of urgency'... Nah, but seriously, we really want to go on a canoe trip with you!

Upcoming 2020 Dates:

  • August 28th-30th ... SOLD OUT

Don't see a date that fits your schedule? No problem. Simply follow the 'Book Now' option to choose your custom date!

Driving Distances:

Halifax, NS ................................................. 2hrs 15mins

Baddeck, NS (Cape Breton) ....................... 5hrs 30mins

Digby, NS (Bay of Fundy) ............................1hr

Annapolis Royal, NS (Annapolis Valley) .... 45mins

Lunenburg, NS (South Shore) .................... 1hr 25mins

Start and End Location:

Whynot Adventure
Jake's Landing
1507 Main Park Way
Kejimkujik National Park
Nova Scotia, Canada

Start Time:

We ask our guests to arrive at Jake's Landing for roughly 12pm

End Time:

We aim to have everyone back at Jake's Landing for roughly 2pm on the final day. Weather and group can affect the return time. We also can accommodate earlier return times for flights and ferries.

Prerequisite:

None.

Activity Level:

Moderate, or 2+/5. Expect 2-3 hours of paddling. This trip may includes 1 portage.

Accommodation:

Backcountry tent camping (wilderness campsites, log benches, stone fireplace, thunderbox privy)