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Algonquin Provincial Park/Ontario

September 2019

Algonquin Park is one of the nicest waterparks in North America. It is a provincial park located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in Southern Ontario, Canada. The park faces a current size of about 7,653 square kilometres (2,955 sq m). For comparison purposes, this is about a quarter of the size of Belgium. Over 2,400 lakes and 1,600 kilometers of streams and rivers are located within the park. We will share this park with 3000 Moose, 2000 black bears, wolves and beavers.

Here are the Highlights: The beautiful leaf colours in eastern Canada in the autumn are one of the wonders of nature.  The colours generally peak in the last week of September in the Muskoka and Algonquin Park regions of Ontario. In addition you will learn about the painters who depicted these colourful scenes, particularly Tom Thomson who died mysteriously. In Algonquin Park there is the informative Visitors’ Centre, fascinating Logging Museum, a small but beautiful Art Gallery, and hiking trails to experience. There is a good chance of seeing moose.

Our gateway city is Toronto. After your arrival in Toronto, you will check-in to our meeting place hotel. There will be a welcoming dinner on the first evening. The following day, you will row in Toronto harbor, see the Toronto skyline, and traverse the canals of the Toronto Islands. In the afternoon we will drive together to Huntsville, in northern Muskoka and you will tour the town filled with paintings of Algonquin Park. From the second rowing day on, you will row on the Huntsville lakes. For the next several days you will row on Canoe Lake and visit the cairn of Tom Thomson. You will also row on the upper Madawaska River and see the sights of Algonquin Park. If there is time we will visit the Madawaska Highlands where Poles, Germans, Irish and English immigrated in the nineteenth century; here we may row on the mid Madawaska River System and visit a typical Canadian chalet.

Interested in river rafting?Just let us know and we will make it happen for you. After our trip to the park, we transfer back to Ottawa, where you can enjoy rowing along the Canadian Parliament and stay another night to enjoy the city.

On your departure day you will fly out of Toronto’s International Airport.

Tour costs: Starts at 1550€ p.P

Incl:7 nights / 5 rowing days, breakfast, double room, lunches, boat rentals

Extra: Dinner, single room, rowing in Toronto (80€), transfers. Tips, extra nights in Toronto and Ottawa.


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