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The Long Weekender - October 11-14, 2019 (3 Nights/Days) - Access#15 Kingscote Lake
For all levels of experience

3 Nights (4 Days)
$599.00 CAD plus tax*

October 11-14, 2019
Access#15 Kingscote Lake

A three night/four day base camping canoe trip to Algonquin Park’s panhandle, Daily excursions to the surrounding area including The York River and Scorch Lake are planned, This is a great trip to see fall colours



Date: Friday October 11th, 2019
General Store, Pine Grove Point Campground
Meeting Time:
9:00am EST

From Toronto the drive is 3hrs 10min to
Pine Grove Point Campground.

From Pembroke the drive is 2hrs 45min to
Pine Grove Point Campground.

General store to Access Point#15 - 15 minutes.
From Toronto
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From Ottawa
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General store to Access Point
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This is a trip out of the west side of Algonquin Park - Access#15 (Kingscote Lake).

Meeting time is 9:00am EST on Friday October 11th, 2019 at the General Store (Permit office) located at Pine Grove Point Campground in the town of Harcourt, Ontario. You must meet Mark and the rest of the group at general store beforehand to secure your permit. Do not drive to the access point first!

(Departure is from Access#15 Kingscote Lake - Approx. 10:30am EST)
The trip ends on Monday October 14th, 2019 (Thanksgiving) at approx. 2:00pm EST at Access#15 (Kingscote Lake).

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.
What is included in the package:

Equipment (Use of): Lightweight canoe, paddles, pfd (Life jacket), marine safety kit, lightweight tent, sleeping bag & 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.

Our meals consist of steaks, chicken and fish served with fresh vegetables and rice. Some dehydrated meals maybe served after day 2 and onwards. There’s dessert too!

Guided Fun: Our guides offer 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.

Additional Info: Once your trip is booked you will be emailed a PDF containing additional information on your upcoming trip - All that you may or may not need to bring with you for a fun and memorable trip!
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.

Fishing Permit: A fishing permit is not included.

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 and following the links provided to purchase a license online.

If you need assistance, we can purchase and obtain a fishing permit for you at extra cost. Please provide reasonable time before the trip for us to secure your permit.

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!

* Canoe trip packages are priced per person in Canadian funds. Taxes (13% HST) are extra.

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