FAQ – Outposts


What's included in my package?

  • Free advance delivery of pop/beer/water – with two weeks prior notice
  • Generous weight allowance of 125 lbs. (100 lbs for Headwaters Outpost)
  • Marked lake maps
  • 14’ boats with 9.9 hp Yamaha motors, gas, and swivel seats, minnow buckets
  • Pre-cut firewood
  • Propane fish cooker
  • Propane BBQ grill
  • Satellite phones and wireless internet access
  • Anchors, paddles and fish nets
  • Screened-in fish house with running water

Cabin Amenities:

  • Beds with 6″ deep mattresses and pillows
  • All pots, pans, roasters, skillets
  • All dishes, silverware, coffee pot
  • Full size refrigerator and deep freezer
  • Toilet paper, dish soap, cleaning supplies and trash bags
  • Showers and indoor toilets
  • Hot and cold water
  • Gas and solar lights in cabin
  • Generator and solar system
  • CSA approved wood stove

What's not included in my package?

  • Your Ontario fishing license
  • Food/beverages
  • Fishing rod/reel and fishing equipment

What do I need to bring?

(Click for Printable Packing List)

Personal Items:

  • Medications (ibuprofen, acetaminophen, allergy, antacids)
  • Prescription medications
  • Vitamins
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Hairbrush and comb
  • Razor and extra blades
  • Body lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Unscented sunscreen
  • Deodorant
  • Insect repellent
  • Pre-moistened towelettes
  • Shaving cream

Documentation and Essentials:

  • Photo ID, driver’s license, birth certificate
  • ON Outdoors Card and fishing license
  • Passport (for border crossing)
  • Wallet, cash and traveler’s checks
  • Extra prescription glasses or contact lenses.


  • Shirts (t-shirts, sweatshirts, cotton shirts, flannel shirts)
  • Underwear (thermal underwear, if cooler weather)
  • Cotton socks, wool socks
  • Pants, jeans, shorts
  • Belt
  • Close toed shoes, sandals, rainboots, slippers
  • Breathable rain suit
  • Hats for sun and rain
  • Windproof jacket
  • Gloves
  • Swim wear

Personal Gear:

  • Lightweight sleeping bags or sheets/blankets (Outpost cabins are airtight and insulated with woodstoves; heavy bedding is not needed)
  • Pillowcase
  • One first aid kit per group
  • One roll of duct tape per group
  • Mosquito coils
  • Paper plates
  • Small flashlight
  • Ear plugs
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera and batteries

Fishing Gear:

  • Fishing rods and tackle
  • Rod holder (for vehicle)
  • Fillet knife
  • Knife sharpener
  • Hand-held GPS (optional) or portable depth finder
  • Elastic bands for packing rods on aircraft
  • Stringer
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Spare spools
  • Fishing gloves
  • Extra reel with rod repair kit
  • Matches

Lake Trout Fishing:

  • Heavy action rod with 14lb test line
  • Sutton spoons
  • North port nailers
  • Flutter spoons
  • Dipsey divers
  • 1-1/2 oz jigs with 3-4″ white tube tails
  • 3-way swivels and snap swivels

Northern Pike Fishing:

  • Medium weight rod/spinning reel
  • 14 – 20 lb test line
  • Artificial/power bait
  • 4” – 6” weedless spoons
  • 9” – 12” steel leaders
  • Assorted crank bait
  • Spinners

Walleye Fishing:

  • Lightweight rod/spinning reel
  • 4-8 lb test line
  • ¼ – ½ oz. jig heads in assorted colours
  • 1/4 to 1/8 oz weights and sinkers
  • PowerBait
  • 3” – 8” assorted crank bait
  • 6” – 9” nylon leaders

How can I order groceries and beverages for my group?

(Click for Printable Grocery List)

You can pre-order your groceries and beverages. We will fly them to your outpost prior to your arrival at no extra cost. Grocery lists should be filled out and sent back to Excellent Adventures 2-3 weeks prior to your arrival. Please download the Grocery List form, fill it out accordingly and email to us at info@exc-adventures.com.

How much is a deposit?

Deposits are $500 per person. Deposits are non-refundable and must be made by each group member in order to secure the reservation.

Are there methods of communication at the Outposts?

WiFi internet

Consumption-only policy?

  • Sumach: No Trophies Out! Conservation limits allow for take homes on all lakes.
  • Brownstone: No Trophies Out! Conservation limits allow for take homes on all lakes.
  • Headwaters: No Trophies Out! Consume and catch and release. A sport license will let you take home a few smaller fish.

Voluntary catch and release size?

The policies that we voluntarily promote are as follows:

  • Live release of all but one Walleye over 18″
  • Live release of all but one Lake Trout over 25″ – 22″ after Sept 1
  • Live release of all Northern Pike over 27″

Need a fishing license?

Ontario Fishing and Hunting Licenses

Our Tourism Staff can assist you as well. Call 1(807) 662-5292 or email info@exc-adventures.com for information.