Fishing Lodge Owners Paul and Judy Boucher


The time was July 1991. Canada was mired in a deep recession and was facing death by deficit. Paul and Judy had been in the marine retail industry going on 20 years and were more than ready for a career change. And thus was born the Ogoki Frontier with six outpost camps and a mere handful of customers, some of whom are still with us to this day.

In 1994 the land was developed on which our present Base sits, and the rest is, as they say, history.

In the beginning, there were two working the business, Paul and Rudy who you may recall as the congenial host who worked the dock for the first three years. When Rudy moved on to new challenges, the Boucher Family, Judy, and the kids Danielle, David and Nicole, became more active with Paul in the business and David took on a fulltime piloting position servicing the camps and providing friendly customer service.

Ogoki Frontier continues on with Paul's successful dream to maintain friendly customer service and develop friendships at Ogoki Frontier.


Wind Speed

There are certain tell tale signs that help a float plane pilot to determine the speed of the wind.

A wind of 1 to 2 knots: smoke drifts and water ripples.

A wind of 4 to 6 knots: leaves rustle; small wavelets break the surface of water bodies but there are no whitecaps.

A wind of 7 to 10 knots: leaves and small twigs move as do flags; scattered whitecaps break the surface of a water body.

A wind of 11 to 16 knots: small branches move; long waves and frequent whitecaps can be seen on water surfaces.

A wind of 17 to 21 knots: small trees sway; many long whitecaps break the water surface.

A strong wind of 25 to 31 knots; large branches move; large waves, spray and white foam crests break the surface of water bodies.

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You can also call us toll free at
(800) 454-7644.


Thunder Bay / Shuniah Office
Phone: 1-800-454-7644
Fax: (807) 683-3592

Ogoki Base, Armstrong Ontario
( May 16 - October 15)
Phone: (807) 583-2698
Fax: (807) 583-1538


Map from USA

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Proceed North on Highway 61 from Duluth to the Canadian Border. After clearing Customs, continue on Hwy 61 to the city of Thunder Bay. Hwy 61 ends at the junction of Hwy 11 & 17 in Thunder Bay. Continue straight which will be Hwy 11/17 East. (Signs will indicate mileage for Sault Ste Marie, Cochrane, etc.)

You will bypass the city's downtown area on this highway (Thunder Bay is on the right-hand side). If you need gas you should stop in on Arthur Street or Red River Road. The last intersection before Hwy 527 will be Hodder Ave (now sporting a new bridge over the hwy).

A short distance from Hodder Avenue interchange, you will see the Terry Fox Memorial Lookout on your left. This is a rest area and tourist information centre that might be of interest to you.

The next intersection will be Hwy 527 North and is extremely well signed. Turn NORTH onto Hwy 527 to Armstrong.

If you are coming from the East take Hwy 17 (becomes 11&17 at Nipigon) to Hwy 527. Turn North.

From this point, you are about 2 1/2 hours from the Ogoki Frontier. Our base is 4 miles south of Armstrong.

Gas/Diesel is available in Armstrong.


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