Algonquin Provincial Park
Duration: 2 nights self drive tour
Price from: £499pp
Day 1 Toronto/Algonquin Provincial Park: Collect your car and drive to Algonquin Log Cabin Retreat, to arrive lgonquin 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. The rest of the afternoon is free to swim in the crystal-clear waters of the lake, use the sauna or just relax and unwind. After dinner, enjoy a 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 followed by an afternoon 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). For the rest of the morning, explore lakes by Voyageur canoe. Return to the lodge for a Canadian barbecue lunch, then drive to Toronto.
Departures: Friday and Monday between 06 May-11 Oct 19.
Meals: Full board.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes accommodation, 3 days group B car hire, services of a guide and excursions as outlined. The side trip is also available with transfers from Toronto instead of car hire.Please ask for details.
Minimum age 6 years.