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Edge of Frost - 5 Nights (6 Days)
Ultimate photographer’s package

5 Nights (6 Days)
$1,500.00 CAD plus tax

A five night/six day mobile base camping canoe trip into Algonquin Park’s interior. Camping in a few select locations, the avid photographer will get a chance to relax and concentrate on what is most important to them; Capturing those magical autumn moments that “The Park” is famous for.
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Solitude and colours is the main theme of this package. So anywhere there are colours and little evidence of people - We will go there!

In addition to the usual activities of canoeing and portaging, bushwhacking also takes place, with the lack of bugs, this style of forest exploration makes it tolerable and quite enjoyable to be trekking through the woods. Find that perfect outcropping of mushrooms or perhaps a pileated woodpecker with its red crown blazing in the shimmering golds of an autumn forest.

Mobile base camping involves moving every other day. So that You, the photographer has time to relax - Whether it is to hang around camp or to go off on an extended day-trip photo-op. In this way, the photographer has a more relaxed trip: No need to get up every day and move, more time to shoot photos!

What’s your favourite? Maple forests or waterfalls, high cliff lookouts or beaver meadows? We will design a route that fits your photography needs.

A forty-five minute orientation meeting is required at the beginning of the trip to familiarize our guests with the aspects of canoeing, water safety and wildlife encounters.
What is included in the package:

Equipment (Use of): Lightweight canoe, paddles, pfd (Life jacket), marine safety kit, lightweight tent & sleeping pad, headlamp, saws, canoe pack & food barrel (one pack and barrel per canoe). Drinking & eating utensils are also included. Fishing rod and tackle will be available upon request. (A fishing license is required).

Food: A total of 5 Dinners and 5 Breakfasts are included as well as light lunches and snacks on the trail during day-trips. Your meals are cooked by our guides over a campfire ensuring you get the full backcountry experience. One glass of wine is provided per person for each of the five dinners.

Fun: Our guides offer nearly 20 years of experience in the interior of Algonquin Park. Mark himself is a photographer and knows what to look for when our guests might otherwise not - Photo-ops abound!

While you maybe out on a day-trip photo shooting to your hearts content. Mark, or an associate guide can stay behind and cut wood and prepare dinner for you: Important after a hard day’s work out in the bush with camera in hand!

Permits: Your camping permit is included in the cost of your trip.

Transportation: Pick-up/drop-off is in the town of Huntsville on the morning/afternoon of the the first day/last day of the trip. Transportation to and from Huntsville can be arranged at extra cost, depending on our guests’ needs.
What is NOT included in the package:

Hotel Accommodation: It is recommended that our international guests make their own arrangements if they need a hotel room the day before and/or day after the trip.

Sleeping Bags: Being a personal item, it is recommended that our guests bring their own sleeping bag. As a general rule, we do not provide sleeping bags. However, if a guest is unable to bring their own sleeping bag, we will provide one upon request. This must be indicated when you fill out the contact information form.

Fishing Permit: A fishing permit is not included. It is the responsibility of our guests to obtain a fishing permit.

For non-residents of Canada, a fishing license can be obtained beforehand online via the Ontario government web site. Click here to read the requirements of a fishing license. A permit can be purchased online by clicking here.

If necessary, a permit can be purchased in person in Huntsville for any guest that requires one. However, this will take time and possibly delay our departure in the morning by an hour or two. If arriving the night before, we recommend this be done that night. Assistance can be provided in this manner.

Cellphone service: There is no cellphone service in the interior of Algonquin Park. Connection might be possible, briefly, near access lakes. Once deeper inside The Park though, we will be utterly alone. Hope you can handle the disconnection withdrawals!
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