Videos from Daily Life at Viking Outposts
Our Beaver Takes Off from Ice
In the spring, we must launch our airplanes onto the lake, which is still frozen. Our pilot takes off, with floats, on the ice, and lands in open water in a nearby river. Then we can fly to our outposts which open up before Red Lake.
Cleaning a Lake Trout
When you catch a beautiful fish, it is good to appreciate its characteristics and think about how to cook it to enjoy the taste of the fish itself. In the fish house, I am just yakking away about the lake trout in this part of the country.
Flying from Domain Lake to Optic Lake with Cessna 180
Our old pilot, Tim, and Harriet attached their new GoPro camera onto the tail of CF-HVD and made this video.
Hugh is training Will on the Cessna 185. Will went on to become one of the best Beaver pilots we've ever seen. He has now moved on to fly bigger airplanes for another company.
Guests spot a moose in the creek
Our guests at Viking Island spot a moose walking in Onnie Creek, off Douglas Lake.
Flying a boat on the side of the Beaver
Ever wonder how we get canoes, boats, and building supplies out to our remote cabins? Here the boys give a demonstration.
CF-HXA taking off from the frozen Red Lake
Our Cessna 185 taking off from the still frozen Red Lake, on floats, to land in open water in a nearby river. From there, camp opening begins every springtime.
Tim flying C-GGMB
Our old pilot, Tim, flying C-GGMB Beaver. Tim is now flying larger airplanes on Canada's west coast.
Tribute to our old Norseman
Harriet Carlson and her classmates made this film in 2003, during film school. It was shot on super 16mm film, in Red Lake. It won several awards at film festivals across Canada, including Best in Canada at the Vancouver Film Festival.
Hugh takes the Cessna 185 off the Ice with Floats
Harriet and Hugh are doing a tutorial on how this is done each spring. They take off the ice on Howey Bay, fly around the town and area and then land on the Chukuni River.