Your September 15, 2017 Itinerary
10.30 am Arrive to Lac Poisson Blanc at mid-morning and get acquainted with the beauty of the place. We will start our day with a nature hike in an easy trail where beautiful views of the lake await. After getting some exercise we will be ready for a quick lunch by the beach. After this break we'll continue to 'Le Bastion'. This is the park's main house and the last place to purchase some essentials that you might have forgotten. We will collect our canoes, paddles and life jackets.
1 pm We will start by learning the basics of canoeing in a lake. How should you board the canoe, how to paddle, how to move forward and backward as well as some safety tips. This lesson will be followed by a hands on practice! After you feel ready and confident we will get started!
2 pm We will put our bags in the canoes, secure them and start the beautiful route to our camp site, which is located on an island of course! Do not forget to look around you and be amazed by the beauty of the Canadian natural landscape as you leisurely paddle to our destination.
3 pm Round Tours will provide you with tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags and other things needed to camp.
After arriving to our island we will start organizing our camp and pitching our tents (if you have never done it, we will show you how to do it, and also help you put it up). At this point you have some free time to go for a swim, chat with friends, play some games (Round Tours will provide cards and frisbees) or simply absorb the tranquility and peacefulness of your surroundings.
Feel like paddling some more? Let's grab the canoe and explore the many picnic and rest areas in other islands.
6 pm In the evening we will start our campfire and begin to cook our dinner. Want some dessert? We have brought the ingredients but you will put them together! Slowly roast marshmallows on the fire to make delicious s'mores!
CANADA in the WILD
Itinerary for September 17, 2016
Thank you for purchasing a ticket. Here is your detailed itinerary:
8.45 am Meet us at 90 University Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5. This is a residence building on the University of Ottawa campus [See our map below]. The Ottawa Residences Building is right in front of a big parking lot where you will be picked up. Here you will have a chance to gather and get to know your fellow travellers before we set out.
9:00 am We depart at 9 am sharp. Don’t be late, we will not be able to wait for you and we do not want you to miss this awesome trip.
8 am Wake up to the aroma of a fireside breakfast. Sip your coffee or tea and enjoy a quiet and relaxing morning. You can also get up earlier and watch the sun rise. It is an unforgettable experience
10 am After breakfast we will pack up our tents and leave our campsite organized. Some more canoeing and the discovery of other islands nearby is on the schedule.
Noon(12) We will get back to camp in time to prep and have lunch. Afterwards we will be packing our bags and start our slow return to mainland.
2.30 - 3 pm We should be arriving around 3 PM, we'll return canoes, paddles and life vests before putting our belongings back in the van. We should depart for Ottawa around 4 pm
WHAT TO BRING
For your feet: good walking/ hiking shoes and sandals or water shoes. Make sure you bring at least 2 pairs of warm socks
For your body: change of clothing including warm stuff (sweater, hat, long sleeves shirts etc), rain jacket, bathing suit, sun hat. At night it might get a little cold, make sure you have a warm sweater and pants.
For your skin: bug spray, sunscreen, a towel
For your stomach: Lunch for Day 1 and any snacks you want.
Also: Your camera, water bottle, backpack (no suitcases!!!), fun music we can play at night and your adventurous spirit!