Exhilarating Ontario – Toronto, Niagara Falls and Algonquin Canoe Adventure

8 Nights Mixed Board Basis from €1,899 Including Flights

Overview

Look no further for a holiday which captures the essence of Canada. You’ll start in the fabulous city of Toronto, home to the CN tower and the Hockey Hall of Fame. Take a day trip to Niagara Falls, where you will enjoy a thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower Niagara Cruises Voyage to the Falls and a chance to explore the charming town of Niagara on the Lake. Then you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken out into the wilds of Ontario and the stunning Algonquin Provincial Park with its 2,400 lakes and 750 miles of rivers. You’ll then set off in canoes to camp for two nights with all of your meals enjoyed al fresco. Then you’ll be taken to the Algonquin Log Cabin for a couple of days of hiking and canoeing.

We love this itinerary as you don’t have to do any driving yourself, and it’s a great combination of cosmopolitan city, the wonder of the Falls and a Canadian Great Outdoors experience. But if you want to hire a car and do this independently, perhaps adding a few more sights along the way then we can tailor-make this all to suit you.

This is a great family experience, but please note the minimum age is 6 years old. Also accommodation in each tent and bedroom in the cabin is for a maximum of two people.

Highlights

  • Enjoy Toronto, climb the CN Tower to get a birds eye view of the city and vast Lake Ontario
  • Explore the stunning Algonquin Provincial Park, filled with thousands of lakes and rivers, by canoe or on foot, learning how to paddle and navigate a canoe and enjoying a leisurely group trip in a 26 foot Voyager Canoe
  • Camp beneath the stars in tents and then stay in the beautifully situated Algonquin Log Cabin on the shores of Surprise Lake. This simple lodging has no mobile phone coverage or electricity
     

 

Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • CAR licensed & bonded
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Fly to Toronto

On arrival into Toronto, transfer independently to your hotel and enjoy an evening in this cosmopolitan city

Overnight: Bond Place Hotel, Toronto

Day 2

Toronto

Enjoy a day exploring this vibrant city, highlights being the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame, the CN Tower and the Aquarium. We particularly like the Distillery District, with its independent boutiques, quirky bars and great restaurants.

Overnight: Bond Place Hotel, Toronto

Day 3

Day trip to Niagara Falls

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in the morning and taken to Niagara Falls. Here you will have plenty of time to view the thundering water and get those all-important photos, and then you’ll be all aboard a Hornblower Niagara Cruise to get up close to the stunning Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Fallsview Restaurant overlooking the Falls. Later in the afternoon you’ll be taken to “Canada’s Prettiest Town” – Niagara on the Lake – where you’ll have free time to explore the lovely boutiques and perhaps try out some of the local wine in one of the many winery tasting rooms (extra charge).

Overnight: Bond Place Hotel, Toronto

Day 4

Toronto to Algonquin Provincial Park

You will be picked up by shuttle bus at your hotel at approximately 7.00am, arriving at around 12.30pm. After lunch, the group loads their packs and departs by canoe into the Algonquin Provincial Park, receiving a lesson on paddling along the way. Camp is set on a scenic point cover in Red Pines, followed by a delicious meal cooked by a campfire. Relax under the stars before retiring to your tent (this holiday is based on two people sharing a tent).

Overnight: Tent camping in the Algonquin Park (Lunch & dinner included)

Day 5

Hiking and canoeing in Algonquin Park

After breakfast, break camp and paddle east through a series of beautiful lakes. A floating lunch provides the energy to paddle up a bog with great opportunities to see moose, herons and beaver. The final stop is on a beautiful lake with time to hike, swim, fish or simply relax. Enjoy fresh baked bannock bread cooked over the fire and listen to old stories and myths of travelling through the Canadian wilderness.

Overnight: Tent camping in the Algonquin Park (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 6

Hiking and canoeing in Algonquin Park

Wake up to the smell of coffee brewing and bacon frying for breakfast, then hike through a mixed maple forest, learning about the unique mix of flora and fauna. Discover how to paddle and navigate a canoe solo, stopping along the way for lunch. Reaching the shore late afternoon, you’ll then transfer by truck to the Algonquin Log Cabin. Check into your room to freshen up and then relax over some wine & cheese, followed by dinner in the cabin.

Overnight: Algonquin Log Cabin (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 7

Hiking and canoeing in Algonquin Park

After breakfast, explore the hiking trails around the Algonquin Log Cabin. A hike to Music Lake features a talk about the boreal forest, the beaver pond and spruce bogs. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Music Lake and then hike to Surprise Lake. Here a 26 foot Voyager Canoe will be moored, and you’ll enjoy a leisurely paddle, island hopping, back to the log cabin. The remainder of the afternoon you are free to relax, swim or take a sauna. A Canadian dinner is followed by a night paddle.

Overnight: Algonquin Log Cabin (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 8

Algonquin Park to Toronto

After breakfast take one last excursion, taking a wild edible walk to Lookout Bluff overlooking Algonquin Lakes, working up and appetite for lunch. Afterwards you have some more leisure time until the transfer back to Toronto. You’ll arrive back in Toronto about 4.00pm to check-in to your hotel.

Overnight: Bond Place Hotel, Toronto (Breakfast & lunch included)

Day 9

Toronto departure

If you’ve time before your flight home, you could show off your canoeing skills on Lake Ontario.  Then you can either fly home or extend your Canadian adventure with an extension to Niagara Falls, or take the train to Quebec for further explorations.
 

  • Transatlantic flights
  • Day trip to Niagara Falls including transportation and the Hornblower Cruise (for departures 1 May to 15 October, otherwise this is substituted with “The Journey Behind the Falls”)
  • Accommodation, meals and activities as described above:
  • 4 nights in a Toronto hotel on a room only basis
  • Transfers to and from your Toronto hotel to the Algonquin Provincial Park
  • 2 nights in tents
  • 2 nights in a log cabin


What’s not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Meals in Toronto
  • Gratuities


 

Accommodation

Two nights will be spent in tents at a campsite in a picturesque location in the Algonquin Provincial Park, with simple facilities at hand.Two nights will be spent at the Algonquin Log Cabin located on the shores of Surprise Lake in the depths of the Park. This accommodates up to 12 guests in simple comfort with shared washroom facilities, dining area with fireplace, lounge and double occupancy rooms. In a separate building there is a sauna with access to a hot shower. There is no mobile phone coverage or electricity in the cabin.

What to bring

  • Rain jacket with hood or hat
  • Long trousers or jeans
  • Fleece or wool sweater
  • T-shirt or shirt with long sleeves
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Two pairs of shoes including trainers or lightweight hiking boots
  • Sun hat and sun glasses
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sun lotion & insect repellent
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket knife
  • Long underwear and mittens are recommended in May, June, September and October!
  • And bring your own alcoholic beverages
  • Please advise of allergies and dietary requirements at time of booking
  • All guests are required to sign a waiver of liability prior to departure and to call 24-hours ahead to confirm transfer pick-up
     
Yvonne Knott
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