Camsell Portage

 

 

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On the way to Camsell Portage we had big waves, but finally the Lake calm down...

 

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                         Thats the way I like Lake Athabasca... 

 

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               ORCA at Camsell Portage, population "8"...  

 

There are places were people have lived that are among the last and best spots on Earth, places that speak of remoteness, peace and calm. Camsell Portage is just such a community. Though it is not located at the end of the earth, Camsell is so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the contemporary rat race that one would be hard put to find a more serene and tranquil community. 

The community of Camsell Portage is located on the north shore of Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan. The settlement is a predominantly Dene community of approximately 8 people where the majority of residents still practice a traditional way of life, living off the land by way of fish, game and fur. 

Though it may be hard for some to understand ( But not for me !!!) the community's reason for being, those who were born and have lived there, can list the good reasons for its continued renewal other than the edible resources of nature. The Boreal forest, the freshest water, Northern air and a land unsurpassed in its beauty. 

 

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We visited the school and brought our ZEISS microscope with us. The kids had a great time with it... 

 

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                              Filming in the school

 

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     Jennifer Powder and the teacher Jim Churchward on the microscope

 

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            Damon Buckley was gathering ALL the insects he could find... 

 

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Jim and I talking about filming and the life in Camsell Portage. 

To bad they will close the school this year, because Jennifer & Damon are the last kids in town... 

 

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  Thank you very much for the nice afternoon Jennifer & Damon & Jim ! ! ! 

 

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Claire Larocque and her husband Dennis are the owner of Camsell Portage Eagle Lodge. If you want the really big FISH, thats the place to go...

 

CamsellPortage Eagle  Lodge, 

Dennis & Claire Larocque,  

Camsell Portage, Saskatchewan, 

Canada S0J2W0  

Phone:306-498-3765  

Fax:306-498-2224 

 

Thanks Claire for your great nothern hospetality ! And thanks a lot for the great food...  

 

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