Oxtongue River Guided Canoe and Algonquin Park

Public Tours / by Bus
15 Hours
  • Itinerary

    Experience Guided Canoeing in Oxtongue River and Fall colors of Algonquin Park 

    Departure Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022 (THANKSGIVING LONG WEEKEND)
    2 Pick-up Locations:  York Mills Station, and Vaughan (Weston Rd & Hwy 7)
    Tour's Duration: Approx. 14 hours  
    Group size: Maximum 55 participants
    NOTE: There will NOT be any physical distancing on the bus.
    This tour is NOT recommended for those with mobility issues.
     
    ************ ITINERARY ***************
    8:00 AM: The 1st Pick-up location is York Mills station (4025 Yonge Street). (Please arrive 15 Min earlier)
    8:30 AM: The 2nd Pick-up location is VAUGHAN (Weston Rd & Hwy 7). See details below for pick-ups and parking*.
    Drive towards Algonquin Park West Gate (230 Km – 2.5 hours).
     
    9.15 – 10.00 AM: We will have a short stop for Breakfast at ONroute Barrie.
    NOTE: The Breakfast and Lunch are NOT included in the tour price! You will need to bring your own food or purchase from ONroute. ONLY Dinner is included.
     
    12.00 noon to 2.00 PM: Guided Canoeing at Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls Provincial Park
    Guided canoeing to Ragged Falls includes canoes, paddles, PFDs, and a guide in each canoe to facilitate the experience.
     
    2:45 – 5:30 PM: Discover Algonquin Park. 
     
    Algonquin Visitor Centre has world-class exhibits on the Park's natural and human history, a cafe, and an excellent bookstore. A theatre presentation sums up the Park story and then takes you out to the viewing deck from where you can admire a breathtaking panorama of the wild Algonquin landscape. 
     
    Fire Tower Trail
    This short boardwalk is right beside the Visitor's centre. It is only a 200-metre round-trip and it takes you to a viewpoint overlooking Sunday Creek valley.
     
    Enjoy the Autumn Colours Program guided by a Park Naturalist.
     
    Hike the lookout Trail. Lookout Trail is a 2.2 km loop trail that is fairly steep and rugged but rewards the hiker with a magnificent view of several hundred square kilometres of Algonquin. This guide discusses the geology of the Park. Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult 
     
    6:30 - 7:30 PM: Enjoy a delicious Dinner at Boston Pizza Huntsville
     
    7:30 PM: Return to Toronto
    9:30 PM: drop-off @ VAUGHAN (Weston Rd & Hwy 7).
    10:00 PM: drop-off @ York Mills Station
    The drop-off times are all approximate, and subject to change based on the traffic.

    Price & Inclusions

    Per person: $249 + 13% HST = $281.37
    **The prices are per person, in Canadian dollars.
    **The prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
    **Children 8+ are welcome on this tour, the same price as adults.
    **There is no deadline for booking but since most of our tours sell out quickly, we recommend booking asap to avoid disappointment.
     
    What’s included: 
    • Round trip transportation on a deluxe highway motor coach with a washroom
    • Admission to Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls Provincial Park
    • Guided canoeing to Ragged Falls including the canoes, paddles, PFDs, and a guide in each canoe to facilitate the experience
    • Admission to Algonquin Provincial Park
    • A Guided Hike in Algonquin Park led by a Park Naturalist (Autumn Colours Program)
    • Visit Algonquin Park's Visitor Centre  
    • A delicious Dinner at Boston Pizza Huntsville (Riverfront)
    • Escorted tour by the tour director
    • All gratuities
     
    Dinner Menu: Garden Salad + 3 Entree options (Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti // Pepperoni Pizza // Veggie Pasta) + Tea or Coffee or soft drink
    Ingredients:
    • ** Chicken Parmesan: Buttermilk-breaded fried chicken breast, topped with our marinara sauce and pizza mozzarella. Served with garlic toast, seasonal vegetables, and spaghetti.
    • ** Pepperoni Pizza: Signature pizza sauce, pizza mozzarella, and loads of pepperoni.
    • ** Veggie Pasta: Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Bake: Baby spinach, mushrooms, and penne tossed in a garlic pesto cream sauce. Baked with Gouda, provolone, pizza mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. 
    What’s NOT included:
    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • Water and snacks
    * End Plastic Pollution: we will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles on our tours since many of them end up in our landfills, lakes, oceans, and rivers. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle. 
     
    Cancellations & Refunds
    • * 100% Full refund if you cancel at least 15 days before the trip departure date.   
    • * 14-8 days prior to departure - pay a penalty equal to 50% of the total purchase amount.
    • * Within 7 days of departure - fully non-refundable - pay a penalty equal to 100% of the total purchase amount.
    • * In the event that a tour is canceled, the liability of FunTours.ca will be limited to providing a full refund of the original trip price. 

    Pickup

    PARKING / PICK- UP Location
     
    1st pick-up location: York Mills Station (Yonge/York Mills) - Address: 4025 Yonge St North York, ON M2P 2E3.
    The bus will stop on Yonge St. This is the York Mills Centre office building on the North-East corner of Yonge St. & York Mills Rd. The York Mills subway station is in the basement of this building. If it is raining or snowing, you are welcome to wait in the lobby of the office tower until you see the bus stop in front of the building. TO PARK YOUR CAR: Only for day trips, you can park your car in a parking lot located at 3885 Yonge St, Toronto. This is about a 5-minute walk from the pick-up location. This is a pay-and-display parking lot. Covered parking is also available for day trips only in the parking garage at the York Mills Centre at 4025 Yonge St. The parking cost is $20 per day (2020 rates). Click here to see on map
     
    2nd pick-up location: Vaughan (Weston Rd & Hwy 7) - Address: 7600 Weston Rd Unit 66, Woodbridge, ON L4L 8B7
    The bus will stop in the Woodbridge Square Plaza at the southwest corner of Hwy 7 and Weston Rd. The bus will stop near Booster Juice in the plaza. This pickup location is suitable for day trips. Park anywhere in the plaza. Free parking all day. Cars cannot be left overnight after 2 AM.

    Tour Attractions

    Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls Provincial Park
    Its proximity to Algonquin Provincial Park makes this protected waterway almost an Algonquin appendage, but it’s a park in its own right and for good reason. Oxtongue River – Ragged Falls contains many features of local significance. The small plunge basin at Gravel Falls demonstrates the powerful, erosive force of glacial meltwater. There are nine distinct forest communities in the park. Ragged Falls has been named one of the 10 best waterfalls in Ontario.
     
     
    Guided canoeing to Ragged Falls 
    Take a break and enjoy an easy lake and river paddle to the base of scenic Ragged Falls, departing right from our Oxtongue Lake dock. This is one of our most popular day trips! 
    Enjoy an easy lake and river paddle to scenic Ragged Falls and back. See this beautiful waterfall from your canoe, and explore the scenic bay just beyond our dock on Oxtongue Lake. It’s a great spot for photos.  
     
     
    Algonquin Park is Ontario’s oldest, largest and most visited Provincial Park. It is one of the most beautiful destinations in Ontario, especially during the fall colours! It is world famous for its hiking, canoeing, sightseeing, fishing, bird watching and moose sightings. Along with the Moose you could possibly see White-tailed Deer, Black Bears, Beavers, Loons and Gray Jays just to name some of the wildlife. Algonquin Park has 7,725 square kilometers of forests, beaches, lakes, bogs, and cliffs. Maple trees, aspens, tamaracks, spruces, and red oaks all change colour in September and October, so you can be sure your trip will be beautiful.
     
    Algonquin Visitor Centre:  Opened in 1993 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Algonquin Provincial Park and the entire Ontario provincial park system, the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre has world-class exhibits on the Park's natural and human history, a cafe, and an excellent bookstore. A theatre presentation sums up the Park story and then takes you out to the viewing deck from where you can admire a breathtaking panorama of the wild Algonquin landscape.

     
    Fire Tower Trail
    This fully accessible trail is 200 metres (660 feet) round-trip and goes to a viewpoint overlooking the Sunday Creek valley where there is a replica of a cupola (wooden lookout structure) that was at the top of steel fire towers in Algonquin Park. Length: 200 metres (round-trip). Level of difficulty: Easy. The Fire Tower Trail is located at the entrance to the Algonquin Visitor Centre
     
    Lookout Trail 
    Lookout Trail is a 2.2 km loop trail that is fairly steep and rugged but rewards the hiker with a magnificent view of several hundred square kilometres of Algonquin. This guide discusses the geology of the Park. Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult 
     
    Dinner @ Boston Pizza, Huntsville (Riverfront)
     

    Note

    This tour is NOT recommended for those with mobility issues. Although the hikes on the trip are short, some will require at least a modicum of physical fitness. Participants should wear hiking boots or strong walking shoes. Please do not wear sandals or flip-flops. Walkers who regularly use walking sticks are encouraged to bring them. You may also wish to bring water bottles on the hikes.  

    • ** Our tours are in the ENGLISH language only.
    • ** Please dress based on the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are always recommended.
    • ** We pre-assign seats based on first paid first served. In case you and your companion booked/paid separately, to be seated together, please let us know at the time of your booking. If you forgot to do so, please send an email to: info@funtours.ca after making the booking.
    • ** Please make sure you study this page before making any booking: Traveling during COVID-19 page
    • ** Itinerary Changes: We reserve the right to make time or itinerary changes, if necessary.
    • ** No ice cream allowed on our buses! 
    • ** we will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles on our tours. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle.
    ************* NOTIFICATIONS ABOUT GROUP TRAVEL *************
    Reasonable Level of Fitness: In order to get the most from your travels and keep up with the group, a reasonable level of fitness is required. You will need to be able to walk for 1-2 hours at an Easy to Medium-pace (on an even/uneven surface), and get on and off coaches, trains and boats unassisted. Therefore, we ask that anyone wanting to travel with us carefully consider whether any PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS prevent you from fully enjoying our trips.
    Embrace the nature of Group Travel: To get the most out of your tour, pack a positive attitude and an open mind. These are most certainly valuable when traveling in a group. Our tours are packed with adventure, new experiences, and feel-good moments. However, despite the very best intentions and planning, things can and do go wrong and occasionally we encounter problems beyond our control, such as adverse weather conditions, and unexpected delays caused by traffic jams. In such situations, we ask for your patience and we will endeavor to keep as close to our scheduled itinerary as possible.
    Traveling with children: Due to the activity level of our group tours, all children require adult supervision. Some of our more active excursions may not be suitable for children under the age of 8.
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    If you have any questions, please email to  info@funtours.ca  - or call: 416-897-3020