Canoe North Adventures is an award-winning adventure travel company owned and operated by Al Pace and Lin Ward. We have been fulfilling wilderness canoeing dreams since 1987 with Al and Lin’s paddling experience spanning over 30,000 river miles on northern rivers in Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Who could have predicted that Al’s first arctic adventure in 1977 on the Coppermine River laid the foundation for a lifetime of exploring Canada’s pristine arctic landscape.
Canoe North Adventures is a limited partnership owned and operated by Lin Ward and Al Pace of Mono, Ontario that specializes in canoeing and hiking expeditions in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Canoe North Adventures has operated since 1987. Canoe North Adventures has bases in Mono, Ontario; Whitehorse, Yukon; and Norman Wells, Northwest Territories.
About Al Pace & Lin Ward
Al & Lin live in a rustic log cabin located in the heart of the Hockley Valley just outside Orangeville, Ontario about a one hour drive northwest of Toronto. The Farmhouse Pottery, www.pacepottery.com, Al’s studio and gallery, are also located on this beautiful property nestled along the banks of the Nottawasaga River. Al’s bold stoneware pottery designs have been dramatically influenced by the mysterious texture, colour and rhythm of the northern landscape. Al’s exhibition pieces are proudly displayed in private collections throughout North America and around the world. Al was delighted when Queen Elizabeth II was presented with his “Dancing Loon Plate” and Pope John Paul II, an iconic Al Pace “Canoe-Vessel”. These gifts were presented by the Province of Ontario.
From June 1 to September, Al & Lin and the Canoe North Adventures Team are based at their award-winning timber-frame Lodge and Outfitting Centre in Norman Wells, Northwest Territories. They offer world-class wilderness canoe expeditions for novice, intermediate and advanced canoe-trippers. Their reputation is for offering safe and logistically sound expeditions that take canoe trippers to the edge of their comfort zone, leaving them with a significant and profound wilderness encounter that reaches deep into their souls.