Embark on this adventurous journey through Ontario, from its most populous city to the country’s capital. In between, you will venture in the wilderness and learn all there is to know about canoeing and kayaking. Discover the beautiful region of Peterborough the Kawarthas, then head north to the Madawaska valley, in the Ontario Highlands. Continue to the Whitewater region before finishing in the capital city, Ottawa. There is plenty of water activities for you to indulge in!
• International flights with Air Transat departing from London Gatwick in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 8 nights accommodation
• 9 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
• Travel and information kit
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Day 1 Fly from London to 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 & 3 Keene / Elmhirst’s Resort
The city fades away to forest en route to a large lakeside property, featuring dozens of amenities and activities for adults and children alike. Water sports, hiking, volleyball, tennis, an on-site farm, evening campfires and orienteering are just a few of the adventures that await guests. Overnight at Elmhirst’s Resort.
Days 4 & 5 Barry’s Bay / Madawaska Kanu Centre
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 guests the sense of camping with all the comforts of traditional accommodation. 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. Breakfasts, lunch on day 5, and dinners included. Overnights at Madawaska Kanu Centre
Days 6 & 7 Foresters Fall/ Owl Rafting Resort
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. Breakfasts, lunch on day 7, and dinners included. Overnights at OWL Rafting Resort.
Day 8 Ottawa
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. Overnight at Delta Ottawa City Centre or Lord Elgin hotel.
Day 9 Fly from Toronto to London
A relaxing trip on board VIA Rail allows time to reflect on the adventures of the last few days before arriving in Toronto, to take your return flight home.Want to alter anything?
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