Plan a Wintertime Family Reunion at Ontario’s Eco-Lodge
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.
The Premier Off-the-Grid Family Reunion Venue in Ontario
During these unique times, the Algonquin Eco-Lodge can sleep up to 16 guests—the perfect amount for a scaled-down family reunion for those who haven’t been able to meet face-to-face for months upon end. Our private, sprawling property is tailor-made for social distancing as it acts as a gateway to a seemingly endless forest of recreational opportunities, including snowmobile tours, GPS-led snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, dog sledding, and, yes, even winter camping! Families of 16 (or less) can book the entire lodge for an unforgettable three-day gathering set 2.3 kilometres away from the nearest road.
Because we often host weddings, corporate retreats, workshops, and school groups, the Eco-Lodge is idyllic for a family reunion in Ontario’s peaceful backcountry. Included in your stay is rustic overnight lodging, all meals, access to our private, 40-kilometre Nordic ski trail system, optional luggage transfer, and more! Don’t forget about our outdoor, carbon-neutral hot tub (the only one of its kind in Ontario) and wood-fired, lakeside sauna. Heck, if you’re all up to the challenge, you can accept the call of the Polar Bear Dip!
Fun, Bonding, and Learning
The Algonquin Eco-Lodge offers a bevy of reunion-friendly packages, including the Winter Adventure Program, designed to foster fun, bonding, and learning through an array of outdoor pursuits. It acts as an introduction to the landscape and several winter sports while engaging in “off-the-grid” living. While this package is typically geared toward student groups, it also perfectly suits family gatherings as it fosters team-building, collaborative recreation, and flexibility. The three-night package includes a dog sled ride, cross-country skiing, guided snowshoeing, the “wolf howl program,” survival shelter building, the aforementioned Polar Bear Dip, and so much more! There’s also unlimited time and space to relax, unwind, and unplug far away from the bustling city.