Embark on this adventurous journey through Ontario’s wilderness and learn all there is to know about canoeing and kayaking. From tranquil lakes to rapids, there is plenty of water to enjoy!
• International flights with Air Transat based on London Gatwick in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 8 nights accommodation
• 8 day Intermediate car hire with fully inclusive insurance
• Meals: Full board at Madawaska Kanu Centre starting with dinner on Day 4 and ending with breakfast on Day 6; full board at OWL Rafting accommodation, starting with dinner on Day 6 and ending with breakfast on Day 8
• Canadian Canoe Museum admission
• 1 day of guided rafting, including transfers and all safety equipment, on the Ottawa River
• 1 day of canoeing on the Madawaska River
• Rail passage from Ottawa to Toronto on board VIA Rail train in Economy Class
• A personalised travel and information kit
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Day 1 Arrive in Toronto
A first night is spent in captivating Toronto, offering endless dining and shopping venues to start your Canadian holiday. Overnight at Chelsea Hotel or Sheraton Centre Hotel.
Days 2 Toronto to Keene / Elmhirst’s Resort (153km)
Pick up your car in Toronto and see the city fades away to forest enroute to a large lakeside property, featuring dozens of amenities and activities for adults and children alike.
Day 3 Keene / Elmhirst’s Resort
Watersports, hiking, volleyball, tennis, an on-site farm, evening campfires and orienteering are just a few of the adventures that await. Overnight at Elmhirst’s Resort.
Day 4 Keene to Barry’s Bay / Madawaska Kanu Centre (188 km)
A morning visit to the Canadian Canoe Museum reveals the evolution of this ancient vessel. Travelling north, this wilderness resort is set in the maple woods, on the banks of the Madawaska River. Cabanas give you the sense of camping with all the comforts of traditional accommodation.
Day 5 Barry’s Bay / Madawaska Kanu Centre
Trails lead away from the compound through quiet forests, and nearby waterways offer a place for a refreshing dip. A full day of canoeing, learning how to paddle a Canadian canoe on the lake, followed by a trip down the River. Overnights at Madawaska Kanu Centre.
Days 6&7 –Foresters Falls/ Owl Rafting Resort (96km)
After breakfast, travel into the hinterlands of Upper Canada and arrive at the OWL Rafting resort for your two day stay in a private cabin. Enjoy the waterfront resort, practise your paddling strokes and get ready for a full day of rafting on the Ottawa River. Evening fireside activities, delicious meals, snacks and use of all the resort’s amenities. Overnights at OWL Rafting Resort.
Day 8 – Foresters Falls to Ottawa (125km)
From forest to city, arrive in Ottawa for an overnight stay in the nation’s capital. Visitors enjoy an opportunity to walk the paths alongside the Rideau Canal, or visit the many public spaces surrounding the Parliament Buildings. Drop off your car here. Overnight in Ottawa.
Day 9 Fly from Toronto
A relaxing trip aboard VIA Rail allows time to reflect on your adventures before arriving in Toronto for your flight home.Want to alter anything?
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Selected departure dates between June and September 2018 and June to September 2019
Tour advertised from London Gatwick, call for other departure airports
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