Algonquin Wilderness EcoLodge, located beside an active beaver pond (Moffat Pond) and a cascading waterfall, is on the southern border of Algonquin Park. It is a wilderness enthusiasts’ dream with plenty to do and see, in both summer and winter. With over 60 km of groomed, wilderness trails inside Algonquin Park, the EcoLodge is a great place for hiking, nature walks, wildflower exploration and birding, canoeing, and mountain biking.
Algonquin Park is a world famous wilderness park only 3 hours north of Toronto. Its’ area covers fully 1/10th the size of Scotland or Ireland! Algonquin boasts 7,725 square kilometres, with over 2,000 fresh water lakes. Within its borders can be found deer, moose, beaver, wolves, bears, and many other wild animals, all in their natural habitats and, for the most part, untouched by Man.
The EcoLodge is ideal for those wanting to experience the Canadian wilderness without having to “rough it”. It is designed to give you the best wilderness experience possible, while minimizing our impact on the environment. In fact, your experience begins with a leisurely 2.3 km walk or cycle through Algonquin Park to reach our front doors. Don’t worry – your luggage can be transferred for you if you choose!
Our EcoLodge is beautifully secluded amidst remote Algonquin forests, where even hydro lines and telephone poles can’t reach. And yet, with a combination of alternative energy sources, the EcoLodge still provides all the finer comforts, such as indoor plumbing, double occupancy rooms, battery powered hot showers, and even wood fired sauna! It is the perfect place to spend three or four days while experiencing “real” Canadian wilderness adventures.
The Algonquin Voyageur Adventure is a great way to explore this region of Algonquin Park. It is a combination of guided hikes, guided canoe trips, as well as free time and socializing with other travellers around the bonfire.
Below is the itinerary for the 4 day program. The 3 day program is identical except for the exclusion of Day 3. You are, of course, free to do as much, or as little, as you desire!
3 day Voyageur Adventure – $510
4 day Voyageur Adventure – $690
Arrive at Eco-Lodge mid afternoon. Check in is any time after 2 pm
Check in and Orientation
Meet your guide
Sunset Beaver Paddle – take the canoe out on our private lake and try to locate some of our resident beavers. They are most active at dusk so this is the best time to spot them.
Wilderness Canoe trip into Algonquin Park. Paddle up the York River, portaging around several rapids and waterfalls (High Falls, Gut Rapids, The Chute). The pools below these are excellent places to go in for a swim, have your picnic lunch, etc. This area provides an excellent opportunity to see beaver as there are several beaver lodges in it. It is also a good place to spot deer.
The evening is Free Time. Enjoy the sauna, go swimming, try fishing for bass in the beaver pond or trout (lake and brook) in nearby Little Mink Lake.
Bonfire, Ghost Stories, Roasting Marshmallows
Wolf Lecture and Wolf Howl
Day 3 (only on the 4 day program)
Guided Interpretive Hiking trip to Grand View Lookout (4 hours return).
Free Time in evening
Swim in the “Logger’s Jacuzzi”
BBQ Dinner (depending on the chef’s meal plan)
Morning Moose Paddle – self guided canoe trip down a small creek and a lake downstream of the Lodge (Little Mink Lake). Search for moose, deer, beaver, and evidence of wolf activity.
Check out at 12 pm
Return to Toronto, or continue on your journey.
Activities that are available at no cost are:
Canoeing & Paddle Boat
Mountain Biking (bring your own!)
Fishing – Bass, Lake Trout, Brook Trout. Requires Fishing License – available nearby. Bring your own rod.
Hiking our 60 km of wilderness trails
Use of Sauna
Use of Bird and Wildflower Guide Books
In addition to these activities that are provided at no cost, the following activities are also available in the immediate area. Some involve additional costs, and we will be happy to arrange any required reservations.
Golf ( A 9 hole course) a short drive away
Algonquin Park Logging Museum and Visitor Centre
Artisans, Crafters and Studio Tours
Shopping in Maynooth or Bancroft
Included in all packages:
4 Days/3 Nights or 3 Days/2 Nights Double Occupancy Accommodations
Meals (from Dinner first day to Breakfast on last day)
Use of Canoes, Life Jackets, Paddles – on a “first come first served” basis
Guided canoe trip to High Falls, guided Sunset Beaver Paddle trip, Wolf Howl Program, and guided hike to Grandview Lookout (4 day program only), and self guided early Morning Moose paddle.
August 3, 2019
August 3, 2018 to August 3, 2019
Terms and Conditions
Luggage Transfers are optional, at $10/adult.
Foreign tourists can claim half the tax back on any guided program by filling out a government HST Rebate form.
Snowshoe & GPS Weekend Getaway Adventures in Algonquin Park, Ontario
– a Meld of Ancient & Modern Sciences –
Imagine snowshoeing through the forest of Algonquin Park, Ontario, following fresh wolf tracks in thigh high snow. As you pass a rocky outcrop you spot a white tailed deer. Unlike you, the deer must stay on their well used trails. But, since you are wearing a modern set of snowshoes, you are free to roam wherever you please in the forest. And, since you are using a high tech global positioning system device (GPS), you have no fear of getting lost.
This self guided snowshoe adventure will teach you the basics of very ancient and very modern activities. Historians believe that snowshoes were first used about 4000-6000 years ago in Central Asia. When humans migrated across the Bering Strait they brought the ancient knowledge of snowshoes with them. The natives have been using snowshoes in the Algonquin Park region for thousands of years while, more recently, explorers and fur trappers have been using them for over 400 years.
EXPLORING ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK – CIVILIZED AT FIRST & WILD AT THE END!
This is a great family canoe trip. A perfect way to spend some quality time with your kids in a wonderfully natural setting. You get three days at the unique Algonquin Eco-Lodge combined with a guided four day wilderness canoe trip in Algonquin Park.
Call Of The Wild’s Algonquin Eco-Lodge, located on a private lake (Moffat Pond) and a cascading waterfall, is on the southern border of Algonquin Park. It is a wilderness enthusiasts’ dream with plenty to do and see. The Eco-Lodge is a great place for hiking, fishing, nature walks, wildflower exploration, birding, swimming, and canoeing.
For kids, the Eco-Lodge is a dream come true. Guaranteed fishing (they’re small, but still fun to catch), lots of frogs, salamanders, butterflies, trails to explore, canoes, and water toys. We also do wolf howls around the bonfire, and can teach them how to howl for wolves.
The Algonquin Explorer trip is an ideal way to ease yourself into the wilderness. You will stay at the Algonquin Eco-Lodge. where you are in a wild, natural setting, but still have the comforts of civilization. Things like hot showers, indoor plumbing, and even an outdoor hot tub! And all of these comforts are thanks to our micro-hydro generator that creates all of our electricity from our waterfall. While at the Lodge you can learn your basic canoe strokes, how to start a campfire, and how to howl for wolves!
You stay at the Algonquin Eco-Lodge for three days and nights before you start your Algonquin Park canoe trip of another four days. You will have to drive 1.5 hours to our put-in point, but you have plenty of time and it is a nice way to see more of the Algonquin countryside.