Winter is officially here to stay, much to the delight of snow-loving outdoor enthusiasts who prefer tramping through the backcountry on snowshoes rather than baking on a crowded beach. Planning a safe, memorable family reunion in Ontario during these challenging times is no walk in the park. Thankfully, a secluded, spacious haven exists along the scenic southern rim of Algonquin Provincial Park: the Algonquin Eco-Lodge, a wholly sustainable, micro-hydro outpost set amid dense woodlands. And there’s no better time for a small-scale family reunion than during winter’s hearth.
There are many ways to explore Southern Ontario’s peaceful Algonquin Park during the wintertime, including cross-country skiing, backcountry snowmobiling, and dog sledding. But there’s nothing quite like tramping through the “unknown” on a self-guided snowshoeing expedition, complete with brief pit stops to behold the beauty, enjoy a snack, and “snap” photographs. For those who own snowshoes, this sport is mostly free of cost—yet another perk.
Every winter, snowmobilers, snowshoers, and Nordic skiers alike trek northerly to the Eco-Lodge for some much-needed time spent amid nature. The air is incredibly clean, the roads are empty, and the woodlands are ruled by the local fauna. To enhance your upcoming escape from Toronto en route to Algonquin Park, we’ve compiled an Eco-Lodge-style winter bucket list.
As autumn fades and winter approaches, countless couples from the Greater Toronto Area begin to brainstorm creative ways to seek romance during the frostiest season of the year. Luckily, Algonquin Eco-Lodge, the ultimate wintertime couples resort in Algonquin Park, is a mere two-hour drive from Toronto’s northerly neighbourhoods. Algonquin Eco-Lodge provides a playful, passionate, and uninhibited alternative to your prototypical resort-like experience, thanks to its remote locale, intimate adventures, and European mountain lodge charm.
While autumn still hasn’t reached its resonant peak here at Algonquin Eco-Lodge, many of us are already thinking about winter’s frosty arrival. Admittedly, we’re daydreaming about soaking in the outdoor hot tub underneath the falling snow, snowmobiling through the powdery backcountry, and embracing the holiday cheer. Winter inside Algonquin Park, especially along its southern rim, is equally crisp, picturesque, and wholly isolated.
Algonquin Eco-Lodge, a peaceful, eco-friendly haven along the southern edge of the dense Algonquin Park, is merely a 105-minute drive from the Greater Toronto Area. Thus, our genuinely off-the-grid wilderness lodge is a popular destination for a multi-day school field trip near Toronto. Regardless of the season, we can accommodate groups of all ages and sizes, thanks to our ample camp-style acreage and cozy Algonquin Park cabins.
You’d be surprised to learn how many people practice “winter camping” in Ontario’s glorious, frozen tundra. A winter camper must be strong-willed, unusually adventurous, and a tad bit wild. This type of individual would fit right in here at Algonquin Eco-Lodge, a secluded, environmentally-conscious resort hidden in the heart of Ontario’s backcountry. During the winter months, travellers from all walks of life visit our serene respite for a healthy dose of adventure, exploration, and reflection, deep in the midst of Algonquin Park’s loving embrace.