Temagami History


Founded in 1893 by A.S. Gregg Clarke and located on Devil’s Island on Lake Temagami in Ontario, Canada Keewaydin is the world’s oldest canoe-tripping camp.  The camp remains true to Clarke’s vision:  to operate a program focused on wilderness canoe tripping, with minimum time spent in base camp.  Traveling in wood and canvas canoes, using leather tumplines and following routes that are centuries old there is not much that has changed at Keewaydin since 1893.  Devil’s Island remains a rustic base camp for trips to outfit, organize, gather, depart from and then return home to amidst the roar of the Keewaydin cheer.  While we embrace our traditions we employ the most up to date outdoor education best practices and philosophy.

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