We will also see and learn about local vegetation, fascinating plant species, such as Felt-leaved Willow and W0olly Tansy, that grown nowhere else on Earth.

We will explore how plant and insect species survive in the extreme conditions of hot and blasting sand.

Your list will include a tent, sleeping bag and pad, basic personal belongings, clothes, and food.

Since there is a weight limit on what you may bring, we will discuss what kinds of food stuffs and gear to pack.

Your Tour Leader: Greg Fenty is a biologist and environmental educator.


Requirements: You must be comfortable with wildness camping, preparing your own meals, and hiking from 10 to 26 km.

Join Greg Fenty from the Saskatoon Zoo Society for this wilderness educational adventure of a lifetime.

The Athabasca Sand Dunes are a series of dune fields stretching for about 100 km along the south shore of Lake Athabasca.

It is an ecologically fragile area, characterized by sand dunes, pebble covered surfaces, sand-blasted structures, many rare plant species and archaeological evidence of First Nations dating back over 7000 years.

It is the world’s most northerly sand dune formation. Travel: We will fly from Saskatoon to Fond du Lac, then travel by boat to our campsite at Thomson Bay on Lake Athabasca.