EXPLORE INNER SEAS
PSKA is dedicated to providing opportunities to enjoy guided kayaking in a safe setting, namely Willow Creek (3 miles south of Gimli, Manitoba) which flows into Lake Winnipeg. You will be provided a two hour guided tour of the creek where you can glide above the water’s surface, allowing you to get close to nature.
On specific days, outlined in the calendar, we provide special experiences as part of our kayaking tours (examples are yoga, birding, photography, celestial viewings, and other special events). These packages provide fun and exciting ways to freely explore the Creek and Lake.
We cannot protect something we do not love, we cannot love what we do not know, and we cannot know what we do not see. Or hear. Or sense.
We need the tonic of wilderness. We can never have enough of nature.
About the Area
Willow Creek is the terminus for a 1200 square kilometer watershed as it flows into Lake Winnipeg.
Wetlands have often been described as the kidneys of the landscape because of the role they play in water and chemical cycles. Wetlands filter out sediment and pollution from the surrounding environment so that the water they discharge is cleaner that which entered the wetland. In this manner, wetlands act as both a sink and source, storing and passing on vital resources to their local environment.
The Willow Creek is home to the tall grass and prairie marsh ecosystem that supports a wide variety of amphibians, birds, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, and fish. Over a hundred species of plants adorn the Creek as well.
OUR KAYAKING PACKAGES:
Meet your Guide
Rob Jantz has over twenty years of kayaking and canoeing experience on flat and moving water. He possesses multiple years of leading school canoe trips, and is certified in First Aid/CPR, Boater Safety Courses, Boat Rescue Courses, Level One Flat Water Canoe Safety Course, Kayak Roll Clinic Course, and has participated in multiple canoe and kayak tripping on lakes, rivers, and ocean.
Most importantly, Rob is a lover of nature. Entering the 4th year of guiding with PSKA, he continues to be passionate about experiencing the unexpected gifts of nature while in the company of others.
Before you paddle:
Our aim is to provide you with a safe, enjoyable, exhilarating kayak adventure. There's a few things to know before embarking on a PSKA tour.
Check out some photos of PSKA Adventures and the biodiversity of the Willow Creek / Lake Winnipeg area.