Wasaya Wilderness Adventures is Northern Ontario’s newest Regional Aboriginal Tourism Development Corporation offering tourism information to potential visitors and product development, training and marketing services to Aboriginal and Non Aboriginal tourism businesses and First Nations. Wasaya Wilderness Adventures (Wasaya Wild) offices are located in the Wasaya Building on the Fort William First Nation in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada.
Wasaya’s vision is to build a viable new Regional Aboriginal Tourism Development Corporation using mutually beneficial and harmonious partnerships among First Nations, communities and business that bring value to all the partners thus creating economic development and jobs in First Nations and on traditional lands, lakes and waterways and at the same time, maintaining Aboriginal social, cultural, spiritual and environmental integrity and values.
Wasaya Wilderness Adventures is a direct result of over a dozen remote First Nations and many Aboriginal Camp owners requesting that the Wasaya Group fill the gap left when a former Aboriginal Tourism Association "NONTA" ceased operations in 2009. With over 3 years in the making, Wasaya Wild’s mandate is to provide a new centralized support structure for the Aboriginal Tourism Industry beginning in the Northwest region of the Province of Ontario. Over the next five years Wasaya's goal is to have hundreds of Tourism Operators and Camps supporting this coordinated approach to tourism development and marketing that will help attract greater numbers of visitors to Northern Ontario, create new tourism businesses, cultural events and jobs in remote First Nations and on their traditional lands and support the local, regional and Provincial economy.
About our logo
Wasaya Wild is using the respected Wasaya name and brand in its new logo because it identifies the new Regional Tourism Development Corporation as an important member of the Wasaya Group. The 8 sunrays represent the original 8 Wasaya First Nation owner communities and the 12 Canada Geese represent the current 12 First Nation owner communities. The logo illustrates a vibrant Northern Ontario outdoor scene depicting our region’s lakes and boreal forests. The 4 primary “earth” colours are used - Red for Fire, Yellow for Sun, Blue for Water, Green for Forests. The term “Wilderness” perfectly describes the region of Northern Ontario, Canada and Adventures represent our region's 5 key tourism experiences - World class Fishing, Hunting, Eco Adventure, Aboriginal Culture and Arts & Crafts.
About the Wasaya Group of Companies
WGI is 100% Aboriginal owned by 12 remote First Nations in Northwestern Ontario; Bearskin Lake First Nation; Kasabonika Lake First Nation; Keewaywin First Nation; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug; Kingfisher Lake First Nation; Nibinamik First Nation; Wapekeka First Nation; Wunnumin Lake; Muskrat Dam First Nation, Pikangikum First Nation, Fort Severn First Nation and Sandy Lake First Nation. Strategic business alliances have also been formed with the Slate Falls First Nation and Lac Seul First Nation.
The Wasaya Group with over 420 employees is one of the largest Aboriginal owned and operated business entity’s in Canada with major interests in regional air transportation, air charters, air cargo, aircraft prop building and repairs, fuel storage and delivery, metal fabrication, trucking, an interest in a Sioux Lookout based floatpane operation, ownership in a gasbar & minimart in Pickle Lake, interest in a Thunder Bay hotel and ownership of three community owned non-profit divisions… Wasaya Community Economic Development Corporation, Wasaya Weecheewaywin Inc. and its new tourism development and marketing division "Wasaya Wilderness Adventures".
Please visit www.wasayagroup.com to learn more about our companies.
As Northern Ontario travel experts please let us show you how easy and cost effective it is to enjoy unbelievable fishing, trophy hunting and remote Eco Adventures like no others. Using scheduled air service or charter flights with Wasaya Airways LP, www.wasaya.com we’ll structure a seamless vacation itinerary to a remote tourist destination at a price that meets your travel budget. We’ll also work with our member floatplane operators in Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake, Savant Lake, Armstrong and Nakina to transport you safely to and from a destination of your choice on time and within your travel budget.
So what are you waiting for? Contact Us.