Ontario, well known as home to the magnificent Niagara Falls and Toronto, is lesser known for its fantastic lakes, national parks and walking trails. This scenic journey will take us on a loop of the southern corner of Ontario, gently following the Niagara Escarpment to Georgian Bay and Manitoulin Island before heading inland to the well-known Algonquin Park. We’ll discover just how scenically beautiful and diverse this lesser known Canadian province truly is.
Our adventure begins in Toronto with an urban walking tour soaking up the highlights of the waterfront, markets and much more! We then transfer to Tobermory, located on the Bruce Peninsula; boasting fabulous landscapes, famous for the Bruce Trail, one of Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpaths which follows the magnificent Niagara Escarpment. With your Chapters Leader, you will explore the area on foot over a variety of routes. On our travels to Manitoulin Island we will first enjoy a boat cruise to Flower Pot Island (known for its sea stacks), where we will gain an insight into the way of life and culture of the First Nations.
Continuing east to Killarney Provincial Park we’ll enjoy two days filled with fabulous walking and canoeing on and around George Lake. Heading south along Georgian Bay we arrive at Huntsville stopping at Oastler Lake Provincial Park to walk along the Rose Point Trail. In Huntsville we will put our newly learnt paddling skills to use when we head to the world famous Algonquin National Park for a day’s canoe and walk experience accompanied by a local wilderness guide. Our time in Killarney and Huntsville is a true Canadian wilderness experience, possibly spotting bear or deer on our travels!
We finish our tour in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake. Noted for its vineyards and majestic setting we’ll have some superb riverside walks. Last but by no means least; we complete our journey in Ontario with an exhilarating trip to the heart of the Niagara Falls onboard the Hornblower Cruise, a truly spectacular finish to the holiday.