What you'll do
We will meet at Le Temps Perdu then take a short drive to the accessible boat launch on stunning Buck Lake. Slide the canoes into the lake packed with a delicious and refreshing picnic lunch, gear and blankets. Paddle for approximately 45 minutes through the clear waters passing a few untouched islands to the trail head. Following the trail through the diverse flora of the forest we will arrive at our picnic destination at the Mink Outlook. We will spend a relaxing hour at this location where you are welcome to explore the surroundings, nap or just soak up the sights and sounds. We will then make our way back to the canoes while I can identify some of the natural medicinal and edible plants. The afternoon sun will provide the backdrop for the return paddle to the boat launch. Lean back and feel the serenity of the waters slipping away beneath your canoe with a full belly and the warmth of the summer sun on your face. This excursion is perfectly tailored to satisfy both body and soul!
Hermann And Tracey
I am a retired professional equestrian who finds the wilderness guiding experience to be an exciting and rewarding activity. Having completed certification as a canoe guide though parks Canada in Frontenac Park specifically, the guided day trips that I have created will satisfy all levels of paddlers and nature lovers. As the park offers many different routes I can suggest options to suit a wide range of athletic preferences. Frontenac Park is located within the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Shield and UNESCO's Frontenac Arch Biosphere. It is truly a hidden gem on our doorstep.
Feel free to share your preference for the picnic lunch and I will do my best to accommodate!
Day pass to the park
I will provide the transport of the canoes, gear, blankets and lunch.
Life vests are provided . Please specify your size.
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Where you'll be
Using the boat launch accessed from Buck Lake allows for an entrance to Frontenac Park that provides the feeling of discovery for paddlers. It is an informal and more natural approach to the inner beauty of the park. The view from Mink Outlook is the most spectacular vista found within the park. While hiking the well marked and groomed trails, the forest is categorically unique being under protection by UNESCO for its unparalleled biodiversity.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Each guest should bring their own water and backpacks.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
As this is a day trip we require at least 3 days notice. We also plan to leave the meeting point no later than 9 am. Plan for the day trip to last about 7 hours.Check the weather forecast.
Day Trip into the Canadian Shield
€106 / person
€106 / person