• Camping and Rafting on Ottawa River & Spectacular Bon Echo (31 AUG-1 SEP, 2019)

    C$399.00 C$299.00


    THIS IS AN ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

    Camping and Rafting on Ottawa River & Spectacular Bon Echo Provincial Park

    (31 AUG - 1 SEP, 2019)


    Rafting is for everyone and we will split the group at the beginning between the courageous and the scared ones :)  


    3 Pick-up locations: Mississauga Carpool, York Mills Station, and Scarborough

    Tour's duration: 2 days / 1 night  

    Date: 31 AUG - 1 SEP, 2019 (Labour Day long weekend)

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    Requirements: Minimum 12 years of age and 90 LB weight



    DAY 1, SAT 31 AUG: Toronto >> Bryson, QC

    8.30 AM: Our 1st Pick-up location: Mississauga Carpool. (Please arrive 15 Min before the departure time)

    9.00 AM: Our 2nd Pick-up location: York Mills Station.

    9.30 AM: Our 3rd pick-up location is: Scarborough Town Centre (*see below details about pick-ups)

    We will have 1 stops on the way for breakfast/coffee.

    1.00-4.00 PM: Bon Echo Provincial Park  

    Bon Echo Provincial Park in Lennox & Addington County in southeastern Ontario has been a favourite destination for visitors for over 50 years. Arguably the most beautiful of Ontario's Provincial Parks, the focal point of Bon Echo is Mazinaw Rock.

    Bon Echo features several lakes, including part of Mazinaw Lake, the seventh-deepest lake in Ontario. The southeastern shore of Mazinaw Lake features the massive 100 m (330 ft) high Mazinaw Rock, an escarpment rising out of the water, adorned with many native pictographs. The unofficial mascot of Bon Echo Park is the Ojibwe trickster figure and culture hero, Nanabozho, who is among the over 260 pictographs found in the area. Pictographs are often confused with petroglyphs, which are rock carvings rather than the rock paintings found on Mazinaw. The site of the Mazinaw pictographs was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1982. 


    FOR LUNCH: We will join the community for a fun charity BBQ Lunch in support of Friends of Bon Echo and is used to develop park activities. (BBQ Lunch is included in our package). Includes:  1 entrée: Hamburger (BEEF) /OR/ Veggie Burger option (note not vegan) /OR/ Sausage on a Bun (PORK) /OR/ Hot dog (CHICKEN). And 1 Beverage (CANNED SODA) and an upgraded snack (Maze protein snack bar). 

    In Bon Echo Provincial Park : We will take a guided interpreted light Hike (walk) through one section of the campground during which our interpreter will discuss the history of the region the founding of the park and the connection to the indigenous community. This hike will end at a beach area which offers the panoramic view of Mazinaw Rock. Afterwards we will visit the Visitor Centre and the Store and you will be greeted by another member of our interpretative team who will discuss the history of the buildings you will be in and the artifacts found throughout the visitor centre. 




    4.00 PM: Drive towards Bryson, QC

    5.30 PM: Check in to the Rafting Campground 

    DINNER: Make your own wrap: Choose among beef, chicken, végé buffet with vegetables and sauces. 

    And we will enjoy an interactive evening by the campfire 😊 

    Your tour includes: Camping Bundle (tent + sleeping bag with pillow and floor mattress)   




     

     

    DAY 2, SUN 1 SEP: Bryson, QC >> Toronto

    OUR RAFTING PACKAGE (Level of difficulty: basic to Advance)

    Today, our package includes: FULL day of Rafting, (breakfast and Lunch), river equipment (lifejacket, helmet, paddle and wet suit), and professional Rafting Guide. 

    LIVE THE EXPERIENCE WITH US!

    We believe that rafting is one of the most beautiful ways to celebrate our friendships. Gather your gang and come experience an unforgettable experience with us!

    Rafting is for everyone. This is our most popular package. We use a slightly bigger raft for a more stable rafting experience. We offer the entire excitement of the Ottawa river but taken in a progressive way that’ll make you more and more comfortable after each rapid. Our skilled, professionally trained guides will take you through a safe and fun journey through the Ottawa River, which is internationally known for its white beautiful warm water. We take pride in spending more time on the river than any other companies. If you are looking for a fun and exciting outdoor adventure during your next vacation or an escape from your everyday routine, look no further. We guarantee you will have one of the most incredible experiences of your lifetime.


    Rafting is for everyone. We will split the group at the beginning between the courageous and the scared ones 😊 (Adventurous or Classic) We make sure it's always safe even if the boat flip. Classic and Adventurous do the same rapid but can take the wave differently.


    5.00 PM: Drive towards Toronto

    We will have a stop on the way for dinner.

    10.00 PM: drop-off @ Scarborough Town Centre

    10.30 PM: drop-off @ York Mills Station

    11.00 PM: drop-off @ Mississauga Carpool 


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    PRICES per person:

    ·         $299 + 13% HST (based on a tent of 4)

    ·         $319 + 13% HST (based on a tent of 2)

    ·         $339 + 13% HST (based on a tent of 1)

    **All prices are per person, in Canadian dollars.

    **Children 12 and older are welcome on this tour, same price as adults. 

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    WHAT's INCLUDED:

    • Round trip transportation on an A/C Bus with washroom

    • A Full Rafting Package including meals, river equipment (lifejacket, helmet, paddle, and wet suit), overnight camping, a small beer or beverage at the end of the day, and a wonderful guide.

    • 1-night camping includes (tent + sleeping bag with pillow and floor mattress)  

    • Meals: 2 Lunches + 1 Dinner + 1 Breakfast

    • Admission to Bon Echo Provincial Park

    • Interpreted guided tour of the Bon Echo Provincial Park

    • Escorted tour by the tour director

    • All gratuities

    • Complimentary bottled water on the bus


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    NOTE:

    1) Level of difficulty: Easy to Medium: As a minimum, you will need an average level of fitness and mobility to join this tour. You should be able to walk 1 hour without the aid of another person, climb a couple of stairs, step on and off buses and other forms of transport. We will have approx. 30 min to 1 hours guided walk to see the attractions and take pictures.  

    2) Age restriction: Minimum 12 years of age and 90 LB weight

    3) Appropriate clothing and footwear are highly recommended (based on the weather)

    4) Water shoes are not included in our package. We ask people to bring an old pair of shoes or sandals that are tight to their feet. OR you can rent at 5$ a pair. 

    5) We assign the seats based on first paid first served. In case you and your companion pay separately, to be seated together, please send an email to:  info@funtours.ca   after placing your order.  

    6) The shown price is based on per person in a tent of 4. The extra charge for a tent of 2 is $20, and the extra charge for 1 person in 1 tent is $40


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    PICK- UP Locations

    1st pick-up location: Mississauga Carpool Lot, Hurontario & Hwy 401.   

    Entrance into the carpool lot is on the west side of Hurontario, between the ramps to Hwy 401 East and Hwy 401 West. This parking lot is not easily visible from Hurontario and can be easily missed so please carefully follow the P Carpool signs. Detailed instructions from all four directions are given below. This is a Government of Ontario, Ministry of Transportation parking lot. Cars may be left here for up to 5 days, parking is free. This parking lot does not have a street address. The GPS location is 43.6300490, -79.6861980

    Our bus stops in the parking area on your left-hand side.

     

    2nd pick-up location:  York Mills Subway Station. The bus will stop on Yonge St., directly outside the Starbucks at 4025 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 either in Starbucks or in the lobby of the office tower until you see the bus stop in front of Starbucks. 

    FOR PARKING: For overnight and multi-day trips, cars cannot be left in the TTC parking lot or the Green P parking lot. Parking is allowed in the covered parking of the York Mills Centre. The parking lot has two entrances, one on York Mills Rd and one on Yonge St. Please note that the parking cost is $25 per day (2017 rates). Street address is the same as our bus pickup location, 4025 Yonge St. 

     

    3rd pick-up location: Scarborough Town Centre (Address: 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5). The bus stops directly outside the Cineplex movie theatres at the Scarborough Town Centre. You are NOT allowed to park your car in this location for multi-day trips. If you wish to use this pickup location for a multi-day trip, please consider taking a taxi or public transit or have someone drop you off.  

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    If you have any questions, please email to: info@funtours.ca  - or call: 416-874-1713

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    First time rafting?
    This is what you should know

    If you are going rafting in the area for the first time, here are some tips and ideas to help you prepare for a trip to remember!

    One of the first things you should know before coming at Rafting is that you have many different options available to you for your rafting trip. Because we are located in the Whitewater Capital of Canada, you will find some of the best rapids in Canada right to our door. Depending on the kind of experience that you are looking for, two options are available: the main channel waterway, and the middle channel waterway, both offering an awesome rafting experience.

    Rafting is for everyone. We will split the group at the beginning between the courageous and the scared ones 😊 (Adventurous or Classic) We make sure it's always safe even if the boat flip. Classic and Adventurous do the same rapid but can take the wave differently.