Planning your Trip
At TNA, we can make your adventure and vacation dreams come true. We provide almost everything to ensure a successful adventure, but there are some items that you’ll need to bring along.
2023 TRAVEL INFO for all of our guests entering Canada by air, land:
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required
- Pre-board testing is not required
- COVID-19 pre-entry and arrival tests are not required
- Quarantine after you enter Canada is not required
- Using ArriveCAN is not required
The beaver can carry a total of 1200 lbs including passenger weights. Please remember that there is a weight limit of 75 – 100 lbs. of cargo per adult. Example: 400 pounds of cargo for a party of 4. If there is excess weight beyond the 1200 pounds for the beaver at the time of departure and another flight is required, an overage charge of $1.50 per pound will be applied. We ask that you try and bring beverages in cans as they are lighter than bottles. Please pack your items in soft luggage and smaller boxes so they fit better on the aircraft! Example. Rubbermaid bins, and Coleman coolers make packing a dream. Rates do not include taxes or fishing and hunting licenses. We accept cash, cheque, and debit cards.
When you pack for your vacation at True North Airways, please see our Standard Equipment List. This will let you know what you should bring, but also what we provide!
The famous Spanish River offers 3, 5 or 7 day trips, paddling flat water and Class I to IV rapids, where portages and campsites are marked. The Mississaugi River is a combination of flat water paddling, Class I and Class II rapids with easy pick up points on inland lakes. Most of our remote outpost camps have canoes on site for your use with the package prices.
Life at an Outpost Camp
This will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life! Here are just a few suggestions that may help you with planning your vacation with us.
- Each person is a unique individual. We ask that you please show everyone respect.
- Every guest enjoys a certain standard of cleanliness. Please use the broom and mop on the last day of your visit, for the next incoming group. We also ask that you leave the camp and its grounds clean, just as you found it or cleaning fees may apply*. We do appreciate the efforts!
- Please dispose of all fish remains with the bucket provided, on a rock, or island far from camp, as birds devour them. DO NOT leave these remains in the water at the end of the dock or at the shoreline. WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS MAY RESULT!
- The cut wood we provide is for your warmth and the sauna, NOT for the campfires. We ask that for your campfire, you use driftwood or wood that is easily gathered and broken. A saw and splitting axe are provided for this.
- If any items are broken or not working properly, please bring it to the attention of the staff so we can make the necessary fixes ASAP.
- If you experience outboard motor trouble please report it to the pilots. This way we can ensure it will be fixed for future guests. A spare motor is provided at each camp should there be any issues. Please leave the engine on TILT LOCK OFF or UNLOCKED, not locked down. If a rock or shoal is struck, the motor will bounce up which saves damage to the lower end. If damage occurs, it will result in your costly repairs.
- We do fly out all trash and garbage. If the trash is packed in smaller bags, it can fit into the float lockers and does not foul the air inside the aircraft. We ask that you please bring and use smaller garbage bags for this reason. Have empty jerry cans, recycling, garbage, and beer cans ready and bagged for collection on camp check day. Please double bag any leaky bags.
- Pack out any items you brought in. This includes food in the fridge/cupboards, items in the boat, and any personal affects.
- At True North Airways we do recycle. We ask that you please separate your beer cans and recycling into separate clear bags. Also separate plastic items from any wet garbage, which is much appreciated by all our staff.
- In the event of inclement weather, we will arrive as soon as it is safely able to fly. If the weather appears “iffy” on the morning of your departure, and your group has the means to communicate please notify the base as soon as possible if any weather phenomena are present such as, fog, low cloud, low visibility.
- Please wear your life jackets when using our boats. This is mandatory!
- Please respect fishing laws with respect to target species with their corresponding size and possession limits so we can ensure a healthy fishery in our lakes for years to come! We strongly encourage you to ONLY keep photos of the large fish you catch and release all walleye over 23”, pike over 33”, and small mouth bass over 18″so they may continue as the main breeders of the lake!
- Enjoy the wilderness, the peace and relaxing atmosphere at our camps. But please ensure you are careful when using our sauna bath houses.