• Rock Island Lodge Rock Island Lodge
  • Wawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 16 - 21, 2019 (6 days)
  • $950 double, $650 tenting

About This Event

Join teaching partners Brendon Abram and Kellie Dearman for their second Superior Paddle and Yoga Retreat. Our intention is to provide you with a unique venue where you can find the sense of well-being that comes from rediscovering and strengthening the connection that we each share with the natural world around us. 

The program offers a good mix of free time and scheduled activities. In addition to daily yoga and meditation, we have several major outings planned, including an overnight voyageur canoe trip to Minnekona Point, an optional river kayaking expedition, and a day-trip hiking a portion of the Lake Superior Coastal Trail, featuring a meditation at the Agawa Rock Pictographs.  

This retreat offers an amazing mix of adventure and relaxation, in one of the worlds most magical (contact info blocked) the rugged shore of Lake Superior.

Event Highlights

  • Overnight Group Voyageur Canoe and Camping Trip with Naturally Superior Adventures
  • Hike part of Lake Superior Costal Trail
  • Meditation at Agawa Rock Pictographs
  • Hike to Silver Falls and respectfully visit a First Nations Medicine Cave
  • Daily yoga practices include hatha, hatha flow, yin, restorative
  • Daily mindfulness meditation instruction and practice
  • Optional half-day sea kayak trip up the Michopicoten River

Venue Highlights

Rock Island is a private seven-acre peninsula, located at the junction of Lake Superior and the Michipicoten River.

Situated on Lake Superior’s wilderness coast, just off the Trans-Canada Highway near Wawa, Ontario, Rock Island Lodge provides boutique, bed-and-breakfast-style accommodations for adventure travellers, nature enthusiasts and families; serene beaches for intimate outdoor weddings; and quiet conference facilities for nature-inspired corporate retreats. Rock Island is a private seven-acre peninsula, located at the junction of Lake Superior and the Michipicoten River. We offer the only waterfront accommodations for over 400 kilometres (250 miles) on the Lake Superior Circle Tour.


Our lodge features four rooms, each with two beds and an en suite bath. A bright, 1,500-square foot common area has couches, a wood fireplace and inspiring Lake Superior views. The lodge has telephone and Internet services but no television. Not that you’ll miss it – after a day of outdoor adventure, watch the sunset and fall asleep to the sounds of calling loons and lapping water. Every room in the lodge is located within a stone’s throw from the water’s edge. In autumn storm season, the building all but shakes in thundering surf.


  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Includes Meat


All meals, including those while on our overnight adventure, are included in this retreat. Rock Island Lodge strives to accommodate special diets and allergies. Meals consist of fresh foods with minimal processing, and they try to incorporate organic foods whenever possible. Local fishermen supply fresh Lake Superior whitefish and trout.


Rock Island Lodge is located on the shore of Lake Superior, just outside Wawa, Ontario, a small town about 2.5 hours north of Sault Ste. Marie and five hours east of Thunder Bay, on the Trans-Canada Highway. The lodge sits on a private seven-acre peninsula at the mouth of the Michipicoten River, about 10 kilometres (six miles) from Wawa.

North of Lake Superior Park and after crossing the Michipicoten River, turn left and head west on the Michipicoten River Village Road. Follow for about one kilometer (0.6 miles) and turn right at the intersection. Travel north about 500 meters (1/4-mile), crossing a bridge. Then make a left hand turn at the T-intersection. Follow this road west for about a kilometer (0.6 miles). The road becomes gravel, crosses another bridge, and curves past a cemetery to a hydroelectric generating facility at the base of a large hill. Turn left just before the hill, and drive about one kilometer (0.6 miles) to Rock Island Lodge.

Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 17) south from Wawa about five kilometres (three miles) before turning right on Michipicoten River Village Road. See above for the rest of the directions.

47°56’04.59″N, 84°51’03.00″W (latitude/longitude) or 16T 660509.66 m E, 5311240.91 m N (UTM)

GPS address: 10 Government Dock Road, Wawa, Ontario, P0S1K0

Let us know if you would like to carpool. We will try our best to coordinate participants especially those coming in for workshops and events.

Air Canada Jazz, Porter Airlines and Bearskin Airlines both service Sault Ste Marie. Contact The Sault Ste Marie airport (airport code YAM) for schedules and prices.

Greyhound bus services the Wawa area. The bus arrives two times per day. We can arrange to have you picked up at the bus station.

The only car rental in Wawa is National. Other options from Sault Ste Marie or Thunder Bay include:

Discount Car Rental

The Algoma Central Rail passenger service runs from Sault Ste Marie to Hawk Junction. We can arrange to pick you up at the station. This is a great option for viewing the fall colours when the Tour Train is full. Service is limited- check their website for an updated schedule and pricing.

Rock Island Lodge

Tags: canada canoeing hatha hiking kayaking lake superior meditation voyageur canoe yoga

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