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WILDERNESS WEEKEND: 
AN ALL-INCLUSIVE BACKCOUNTRY PORTAGE TRIP IN CANADA'S FIRST PROVINCIAL PARK

Algonquin Park (just over 3 hours North of Toronto) is a true representation of Canadian lands: dense maple forests line the trails, over 2,400 lakes and 1,200 kilometers of streams and rivers. This picturesque park in Canada is a place made to explore.

 

On this trip, get away from the noise of day to day life (we’re silencing all notifications) and embrace the art of being still in nature.  

WILDERNESS WEEKEND

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the plan

Day 1 | Early morning pick up in Toronto and drive to the access point lake for lunch. Then we’re off! Today is a shorter day where you can expect 1-2 portages under 500m and approximately 3-4 hours of paddling. After arrival at the site and camp set up, relax, swim and hang out by the hire. In the evening, we’ll have dinner, roast marshmallows and stargaze on a night time paddle (weather dependent)

 

 

Day 2 | Today is a free day in the wilderness. Choose to hang out at the site – sleep in, swim, read, hang out or take a day trip to a local waterfall hike + swim.

 

 

Day 3 | Wake up and pack up the site! We’ll make our way back at a gentle pace with plenty of time to soak in our surroundings as we meander back to the access point lake. We should be back at the car for pick up by 3pm to head back to the meeting point in Toronto.

Inclusions

  • 2 breakfasts | 3 lunches | 2 dinners – all freshly cooked healthy meals

  • Double share tent with sleeping pad and sleeping bag

  • Experienced and certified guide

  • All the camping gear you need

  • All first aid and safety equipment

  • Canoes, paddles and PFD’s

  • Park permits

Not included:

  • Transport to meet up spot

  • Travel insurance

  • Gratuities

  • Meals and activities not mentioned

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Artemis, CA

Origin Travels never dissapoints! I had the most incredible travel experience on a recent three-day camping trip in Algonquin. From the moment I reached out to Sandra, I felt like she understood what I wanted to get out of this trip. She was an absolute gem throughout the journey and she went above and beyond to ensure that we were always well-informed and up to date with every piece of information we could possibly need.

She managed to find us one of the best guides in the area for our trip, and this helped a lot especially considering that I hadn't done camping for a few years and it was a bit out of my comfort zone. Thank you so much Sandra for this amazing experience!!

Rachel, CA

Just got back from "The Wilderness Trip" in Northern Ontario and I feel refreshed, relaxed, well fed, and slightly sun kissed. OT organized an awesome trip with a balance of fun, play, and just the right amount of organized activities to give us time to do whatever we wanted. The food was great , but my favourite was the SUP Yoga! If this is just a weekend adventure in Ontario, then I *know* an international tour is well worth the investment. Can't wait to book again!

Suzey, CA

I went on a Wilderness weekend with Origin Travels to Six Mile Lake this past August and had the most wonderfully refreshing trip away. Travelling with OT felt more like travelling with a new group of friends than it did a tour group of strangers. Everything was so thought through, whether it was hammocks to lounge in by the water’s edge or marshmallows to toast over the fire. I’ll definitely be booking another trip in the future! 🌲🌊 Thanks for everything!

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