Algonquin Provincial Park is one of the largest and oldest wilderness parks in Ontario. It is well-managed and maintained by the Provincial Park Service. Algonquin is held by many to be the greatest canoe-tripping location in the world, as evidenced by a continual flow of international visitors. At half the size of New Hampshire, it boasts hundreds of miles of canoe routes, each with its own personality, length and degree of physical difficulty. Over the years, we have found the park to be an optimal wilderness environment for the type of learning and intentional relational development we pursue. The options are innumerable, making it easy to create a unique experience to fit the specific needs of your group.
We partner with an outfitter with a location just West of the park on Hwy 60 that we use for base camp Saturday night through Monday morning during WILD events. The facility provides indoor teaching spaces for the pre-wilderness training sessions and rustic tent camping for attendees. Generally, we enter the park on Monday morning at the Canoe Lake (#5) access point, about 15 minutes from base camp. We also end at Canoe Lake on Friday, where there are shower facilities for cleaning up before returning to base camp to wrap up the WILD event.
The city of Huntsville is about 20 minutes to the west of base camp on Hwy 60 and boasts a bunch of restaurants (from fast food to gourmet), plenty of gas stations and even a Walmart.
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