Canadian Log Cabin Christmas
"4-day guided Backcountry Skiing and Snowshoeing "
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Take this opportunity to experience a traditional Canadian Christmas at Algonquin Park. Frozen lakes, waist deep snow, wildlife tracks, the howl of a wolf, and the crisp clear air are just a few of the delights of a Christmas winter wonderland. Hang your stocking and sip eggnog in front of the massive stone fireplace. Work off the Christmas feast by dogsledding on Boxing Day!
This special four-day trip features intimate lodge accommodation at the Algonquin Log Cabin. Located at Algonquin Park, the lodge features authentic log cabin construction amidst spectacular wilderness. Accommodation is double occupancy with shared indoor washrooms, as well as a sauna and shower cabin. Group size is limited to 12 guests and Algonquin Log cabin guides and staff who are your hosts for a very special Christmas in a Log Cabin.
December 24 Christmas Eve
We rendezvous at the Algonquin Log Cabin for a hot lunch of butternut squash soup and fresh baked bread at 12:30pm. After lunch, we spend the afternoon exploring Surprise Lake on snowshoes.
Christmas Eve includes our homemade Habitant eggnog, wild salmon dinner, hanging of stockings, a moon lit bonfire, and a torchlit skate.
December 25 Christmas Day
The day begins with champagne Christmas brunch before departing for a Christmas backcountry ski through the coniferous forest. Warm up in the sauna and then enjoy a Christmas feast of Turkey, Kawawamog (Yorkshire) Pudding and world famous Ontario ice wine. Relax after dinner in front of the Rumford Fireplace.
December 26 Boxing Day
More opportunities to backcountry ski, snowshoe, and enjoy the winter splendour.
Depart the Log Cabin after breakfast with an optional visit to the dog sledding yard and meet a team of authentic sled pulling huskies.
Feeling adventurous? Option to enjoy your own team (2 people per sled, 6 dogs per team) and mush through the Ontario Northland and vast areas of unspoiled wilderness stopping for a trail lunch. h. Dogsledding excursion is available for $202 per person
The all-inclusive price from Algonquin Park is $626 per person. Group prices and custom dates are available for groups of 10 or more.
Cost includes: three nights log cabin accommodation (double occupancy), festive Holiday meals including Christmas dinner, stocking hang, ice wine, fully guided excursions including backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating, all equipment, park permits, and services of a wilderness guide.
Cost does not include personal clothing, dogsledding excursion and GST.
For guests who would prefer not to drive, return transportation is available from Toronto for $175 per person. This transport service is through a combination of the Ontario Northland Train and our shuttle pickup from South River.
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HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO YOU NEED? WHAT KIND OF SHAPE DO YOU NEED TO BE IN?
None! The Traditional Canadian Christmas is for people at any level of experience. Other than those returning for a second or third adventure, most of our guests are experiencing the wilderness in winter for the first time. For the most comfortable experience we recommend you do some regular exercises before joining us.
WHO ELSE IS ON THIS TRIP?
Our guests are active, involved people with an adventurous spirit! The age of most of our guests range from late twenties to mid seventies. While a group of 10 or more ensures the exclusivity of the lodge, there is no reason you can't come alone. Approximately one quarter of our guests come by themselves.
A WORD ABOUT YOUR GUIDE
Voyageur Quest guides are skilled outdoorsmen and women who are there to ensure your wilderness trip is an adventure of a lifetime. On top of being well versed in the natural and cultural history of northern Ontario, our guides are selected for their love of the people and the land. All Voyageur Quest guides are qualified professionals and trained in wilderness first aid.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Each participant will be required to sign and return to Voyageur Quest a release of Liability before being allowed to participate in any trip we offer. This document releases Voyageur Quest from liability in the case of accident or injury for any reason.
TAKING THE NEXT STEP.... A 25% deposit confirms your spot. We accept VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or personal cheque. Please fill out a "to book" form and e-mail, fax or mail it to our office or you can simply call us at (416) 486 -3605.