The Bushman Experience
Join us and explore the unique diversity and pristine beauty of the Northern Boreal Forest on an Adventure Eco-Tour with Bushman Inc. At over five million square kilometers (nearly half of Canada) the Boreal Forest is the largest land-based ecosystem in North America. We are located in the Boreal Lakeland surrounding Chip Lake approximately 130 km west of Edmonton in north central Alberta. This is a transition area where ranching meets the boreal forest thus we encounter more diverse species of plants and wildlife in our guiding area.
You will travel by canoe and on foot with our experienced and knowledgeable guides exploring this rich Lakeland. The numerous islands and shoals are home to a large variety of nesting birds and waterfowl, and provide critical habitat for established colonies of great blue herons and white pelicans as well as nesting bald eagles. During our early morning and evening paddles moose and deer are often encountered in the shallows and black bears frequent the islands and shoreline uplands.
If you are planning a multi day adventure tour of the Boreal, we are pleased to offer the amenities of the Lone Pine Ranch. This lovely, four-star, rustic accommodation is conveniently located a short distance away from the Bushman operations area. After a long day on the lake or in the forest you will enjoy the ambiance of the spacious poplar log cabins, each equipped with two queen sized beds, hide -a -bed, sitting area and full bath. Your host Sylvia Martinetz will see to your comfort and needs providing ample pack lunches and delicious home cooked meals in the main lodge.