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Event Details
Event Overview

When: Sept. 30 - Oct 1, 2023 

Where: Dorset, Ontario, Canada

Host Site: Lions Camp Dorset

1087 Camp Dorset Road Dorset, ON P0A 1E0

Click Here for a Google Map Link

Categories: Teams of 3, or 4, can be Coed, All-Male, All-Female


Disciplines: Trekking, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, each requiring
wilderness navigation


Duration: Teams have up to 30 Hours to complete the course


Distance: +150km
Trekking 35km, Paddling 30km, Mountain Biking 85km*

*Distances are approximate and largely impacted by individual team route selections


Courses: In order to give all teams the best chance of finishing there will be locations along the route where teams can choose a shorter course,

or may be directed onto a shorter course if they miss a time cut-off. The various courses will labelled as follows with the longest/full course at the top and each shorter course following below:

Expedition Course

Explorers Course

Challenge Course

Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday September 29, 2023

18:00 - 21:00 Teams Check-In (no gear bins, or bikes handed in at this

time and no maps will be handed out)

Saturday September 30, 2023

06:00 - Host Site Opens

06:00 - 07:00 Teams Check-In

06:00 - 08:30 Gear Bin Drop Off 

07:00 - Pre Race Briefing (maps handed out)

07:00 - 09:30 (map prep & gear bin drop-off)

09:30 - Board buses to Start (if busses are being used)

10:00 - Race Starts 


Sunday October 1, 2023

05:00 - 16:00 Teams Finish

12:00 - 17:00 Post Race Meals 

14:00 - Awards Ceremony


Accommodation Options

Lions Camp Dorset - Roofed Accommodations. Limited accommodation options are available for teams onsite at Lions Camp Dorset. Cabin and efficiency units available at a cost of $40 per person, per night with a minimum 2-night stay. Those staying in roofed accommodations at Lions Camp are required to bring their own towels, body washes, shampoos etc. as well as bedding.  

Lions Camp Dorset - Campsites. The camp also has 6 campsites with water and hydro hookups, plus a shared shower house with men and women's showers and toilets. The cost for camping at a campsite is $25 per person per night with a minimum 2-night stay.

Lions Camp Dorset - Field Camping. A portion of a large field will also be sectioned off for camping. Those camping in the field will have access to the washrooms and showers in the main dining hall. The cost for field camping is $15 per person per night.

To book Lions Camp Dorset Accommodations call the office at (705) 766-2780, or email:

Other accommodations in and around Dorset book quickly, Follow this link for a list of off-site accommodation options.

Finding Team-mates

Interested in finding a team, or require a team-mate to round out your roster?
Send an e-mail to (bob"at"wildernesstraverse"dot"ca) with a description of your
AR experience, goals and location. We keep a list of teams and individuals and make matches frequently. We also recommend posting on the Facebook Event discussion


Adventure Racing Ontario Series

For those interested in seeing how their team stacks up against the competition in Ontario, Wilderness Traverse is a member of the Adventure Racing Ontario Series. Teams will earn points for the series by participating at Wilderness Traverse. More details can be found by clicking on the link above.

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