Backcountry camping for beginners in Ontario, Kawartha Highlands, Outdoor adventure tours from Toronto


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Take part in the true cottage experience in Kawartha Highlands, located 45 minutes from Algonquin Park. The 9 bedroom cottage offers a real cottage experience. It is located north of Bancroft in Maynooth. You can walk to the lake withing 5 minutes from the cottage. We will BBQ, roast marshmallows, and sit and drink by the campfire together! 

Spend the long weekend in Canadian nature and explore Algonquin Provincial Park and Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre.. All activities such as canoeing, guided hiking and wolf centre tour are included in the price. 

So what's the plan? We will leave Toronto on Saturday morning and drive to Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre where you can learn about wolf packs living in Haliburton Forest. We will do a short hike at the centre and besides the wolfs you will be able to see moose, horses and other animals. 

After the wolf centre we will drive to the cottage. We will stop in Bancroft to check Bancroft Art and Craft Guild Summer Art and Craft Show and Sale in Millenium Park. There will be a live band and over 50 vendors selling local art. 

After check in at the cottage you can enjoy a free time by the lake. You can swim, hike, fish ( you will need to purchase a fishing license in Canadian Tire) or just relax. In the evening we will make bbq dinner and hang out around campfire. 

On Sunday morning after breakfast we will drive to Algonquin Provincial Park and hike Mizzy Lake Trail. This is 10.8 km trail. It visits nine ponds and small lakes and affords some of the best chances to see wildlife in the Park. ​After the hike we will go canoeing and swimming for 3 hours. After canoeing we will drive back to our cottage for dinner, drinks and campfire. 

On Monday after breakfast and check out we will drive to Silent Lake Provincial Park. We will hike two short trails and you will also have time for swimming or just relaxing on the beach. 

9 bedroom cottage with queen size beds close to Bancroft and 30 minutes drive from Algonquin Park.If you are solo traveller and all single beds will be taking you will have to share double bed with another person (we will pair girls with girls and guys with guys). 

This is 3 days trip!


Where to meet?

9.00 am - York Mills Subway station (meeting in front of Starbucks)
9.30 am - Dufferin Mall (meeting in front of Beer Store)
9.50 am - Yorkdale Mall (meeting in front of Shoppers Drugmart beside Hudson Bay on Dufferin Street)​

Meal included

2 x breakfast, 2 x picnic style of lunch, 2 x dinner
What to pack?
  • Swimming suit
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Bug Spray
  • Towel
  • Bed sheet, sleeping bag, pillow
  • Tooth paste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap
  • Running Shoes or Hiking Shoes
  • Sun Glasses
  • Rain Jacket
  • Camera
  • Fishing license if you are planning to fish
  • Snack
Why travel with us?
We travel in small groups by comfortable cars (12 seat van or minivan)
You are our friend not just a client
Local experience - we try to meet with local people on our trips (local guides, accommodation)
You have freedom on our trips and you can always suggest what you want to see or where you want to eat
Memories - we take lot of pictures on our trips and you can find them on our Facebook page at anytime

We require the full amount to be paid via e-transfer, credit card or cash before the trip. You may pay a 50% deposit at the time of your booking however the remaining balance must be paid 30 days before the trip.

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Cash: Please call 647 625 9033 to set up meeting

PRICE $399pp

  • Return transport by 12 seat van or minivan

  • 2 night stay at the cottage

  • 2 x picnic lunch, 2 x dinner and 2 x breakfast

  • Canoe Rental

  • Wolf Centre Visit

  • Silent Lake Provincial Park visit

  • All Park Fees

Additional costs:
  • Snacks, lunch on Sunday

Summer trips:
08/05/17 - Buy your tickets HERE
Private tours - Available anytime HERE

We require the full amount to be paid via e-transfer or credit card.

E-transfer: send payment to
Credit Card: Pay now

Cash: Please call 647 625 9033 to set up meeting
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Contact info

1 647 625 9033


1 888 823 8801

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