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Algonquin Provincial Park 2 nights
Day 1 Toronto/Algonquin Provincial Park: Collect your car and drive to the Algonquin Log Cabin Retreat, to arrive by 12.30pm, at the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. After lunch, your activities begin as you climb into the 7.92m Voyageur canoe for a lesson on the basics of this ancient craft before a leisurely paddle to Kitchie Island. You can then opt to return to the Log Cabin to relax, or continue your adventure by paddling to Otter Bay for an introduction to the boreal forest, beaver ponds and the Canadian Shield. On your return to the cabin, the remainder of the afternoon is free to swim in the crystal-clear waters of the lake, use the sauna or just relax and unwind. This evening, dinner is followed by twilight paddle.
Day 2 Algonquin Provincial Park: An edible wilds walk for breakfast will take you to Lookout Bluff for breathtaking views of the Algonquin lakes. Lunch will be taken back at the lodge and the remainder of the afternoon can be spent at leisure. Perhaps you’d like to participate in a workshop on bush and woodcraft and various forms of traditional Canadian crafts. Later in the day, paddle to a campfire point to watch the sunset, build a bonfire and have dinner before learning about the northern sky as you watch the stars sparkle in the night.
Day 3 Algonquin Provincial Park/Toronto: The optional sunrise paddle might give you the opportunity to surprise a sleepy moose having breakfast in the shallows by the shoreline (best wildlife viewing is in late June/early July). The remainder of the morning will be spent in a Voyageur canoe exploring lakes with unique formation history, due to the Canadian Shield’s influence. Return to the lodge for a Canadian barbeque lunch before returning to Toronto.
Log Cabin Retreat 2*
Beautifully situated on the shores of Surprise Lake, this basic cabin can accommodate 12 guests. Cabin features include shared indoor washroom facilities, kitchen, dining area with fireplace, sauna, lounge and private double rooms. There is no mobile phone coverage or electricity at the cabin.
2 nights self-drive side trip from £499pp
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