- Guided Canoe Trips
- Canoe Lessons & Packages
- Overnight Canoe Excursions
- Wildlife viewing & observation by canoe
- Private remote wilderness setting bordering Algonquin Park
When many folks think of the majestic Canadian Shield of the Haliburton Highlands & Algonquin Park, the image that comes to mind is of a sea of wilderness dotted with quiet, undeveloped lakes. A place to push a canoe offshore, dip a paddle in the water and see what stunning images nature has in store for them to enjoy. Maybe a glorious sunset/sunrise, a loon calling, a beaver working busily, a moose at waters edge or maybe even the symbolic howl of the wolf. 9 km north of Fort Irwin in the northern part of Haliburton County, we are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to explore the great private land that we run our dogsledding tours on in the beauty & warmth of summer through guided Canoe Trips. Once you leave the trailhead you won't see another building! All trips listed below will start with instructions so no paddling experience is required and all gear and an experienced wilderness guide (Canoes, paddles, life jackets, tents, cooking utensils) will be provided by us.
Canoeing has long been a magical soul refreshing experience. If you are looking to spend a few hours, a day or 2 getting away from the craziness of everyday life and connect with those that matter most to you, heading out on a canoe adventure can be the perfect solution! Besides paddling, day trips can include breaks for shore lunches, swimming and hiking. Overnight trips will offer the same plus a great night of camping on the shore of a stunning untouched lake bordering Algonquin Park. Your guide will prepare delicious dinner & breakfasts for you over an open fire and an early morning paddle through the mist is also an option for those interested in wildlife viewing. This land is teaming with wildlife and while out on tours we will keep a constant eye out for the many inhabitants, loons, moose, deer, fox, wolves, bear, lynx, beaver and otter to name the bigger ones. Your head guide will be Fraser Newton who has been with us for 9 winters now running dogs. He has an amazing knowledge of the wilderness and will entertain and educate you as well as share stories of the history and legends of the area.
So this summer why not find out for yourself how a canoe and the wilderness can reveal life's simplest pleasures & pure beauty. Leave the phones & ipods in the car and let time stand still..
Trips run daily through Thanksgiving Weekend. Reservations are required. Groups welcome. Children 12 and under are 1/2 price on all trips, and we try to book family versus and adult only trips at different times!
What to Bring?
We provide all equipment so all you need is personal items. We recommend you bring shoes with toes (no sandals please), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug spray, clothing and a camera. For the overnight tours you will need a sleeping bag and sleeping pad if you desire.
Driving is the easiest way to get to Haliburton and we are located about 3 hours north of Toronto and 4 hours west of Ottawa. Click here for more details
For those looking to arrive in style, Limosines and even Helicopters and Beaver Aircraft will fly you to our base and back from Toronto. The incredibly scenic flight only takes 1 hour from Toronto. Please contact us for more details.