I have paddled and guided thousands and thousands of miles on the shield. Ontario offers some of the finest paddling and fishing trips to be found anywhere. You can take a train into Wabakimi, do a 100 mile loop and wait on the tracks for a VIA Rail train to pick you up. They are required to stop when someone flags them down in the bush. Your expenses are the dailt Crown land or Provincial Park camping fee (cheaper if you purchase through an outfitter), and the $20-$30 train fee for you and your canoe. Other great places I have been: Woodland Caribou Provincial Park (more lake travel), Kopka River corridor, Berens and Serpent rivers, The Brightsand and Allanwater (great trip), the English, the Okoki, the Albany, the Berg, Quetico, and there are so many more it is unbelievable. Go to the Canoecopia show in Madison this spring and all the maps and literature are available, plus an endless amount of gear. I have been on small feeder rivers that had so many walleyes under the boat you could not see the bottom. You will fish in areas that rarely ever see a human, far exceeding any fishing experience you would get on a constantly fished outpost camp area. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.