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The Long Weekender - 3 Nights (4 Days)
For all levels of experience

3 Nights (4 Days)
$500.00 CAD plus tax

A three night/four day base camping canoe trip into Algonquin Park’s interior. Daily excursions to the surrounding area near camp offer the enjoyment of solitude while exploring nature, looking for and possibly encountering wildlife on their own terms.
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Activities include:

Canoeing, portaging, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing and of course solitude. The opportunity to learn about canoe camping is presented; Learn how to set-up and take-down camp - This includes your tent, tarps, dealing with trash in the backcountry. Also, learn how to collect firewood & build a campfire under almost any weather condition.

Proper storage & disposal of food, as well as cleaning of cooking & eatery utensils is also taught, all in an eco-friendly manner. Of course, if you just want to laze around camp and enjoy your surroundings we encourage you to do so. We don’t want our guests to become bored and thus recommend participation in planned activities to keep our guests satisfied. There’s plenty to see and do, even if you get windbound at camp. We will make your visit worthwhile.

A forty-five minute orientation meeting is required at the beginning of the trip to familiarize our guests with the beginner aspects of canoeing & water safety.
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 3 Dinners and 3 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 three dinners.

Fun: Our guides offer nearly 20 years of experience in the interior of Algonquin Park. Among the activities You can participate in; Star gazing, wildlife observation, making bannock bread and fishing. Learn how to identify various species of tree & plant life. Discover the habitats of some of The Park’s wildlife and the roles they can play in Algonquin Park’s ecosystem. We’ll show you just how much fun being outdoors & unconnected from the outside world can be.

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 upon your trip reservation.

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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