I have mentioned before how blessed I am to have the job I do, I get paid to tell people how beautiful my home province is every day. This summer I had an especially amazing time learning about a new company in Manitoba that is hoping to share one of most treasured sites with more of the world.
|Approximate location of the start of our adventure.|
Clint Sawchuck is based out of Gillam and last year started up Nelson River Adventures, a jet boat tour company. He takes guests down the Nelson River via jetboat to a variety of locations, the highlight trip being of course, the trip to York Factory. .
|Clint and his jet boat|
Robyn and I flew Calm Air from Winnipeg to Thompson, then on to Gillam, arriving around 1030am. Clint met us at the airport with his truck and boat, and we headed out of town immediately. From Gillam you head north west over the dams on the Nelson River (which are a sight to see themselves) and out to the Keeyask site, about 45 minutes drive. Clint then takes about 30 minutes to set up the boat and Robyn and I had some time to explore the riverbank around the launch.