Algonquin Park

Algonquin Fall Colours Tour

Friday, September 21 to Saturday, September 29



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.  You will fly in on Friday, September 21 and go to our meeting place hotel.  There will be a welcoming dinner on the first evening.  On Saturday you will row in Toronto harbour, 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.  On Sunday 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.

You fly out of Toronto’s International Airport on Saturday, September 29.