Winter Camping in Ontario? Try Algonquin Eco-Lodge!
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. Over the past decade, Algonquin-style winter camping has grown in popularity. And, while we don’t offer “traditional” winter camping, you’ll quickly come to understand the undeniable allure of our eco-friendly backwoods lodge.
Winter Camping in Ontario: Entirely Off the Grid
Our guests have easy access to nearly two million acres of wilderness inside of tranquil, mysterious Algonquin Provincial Park. If you’re looking for a place to unplug in a faraway land amid towering hemlocks and the soothing sounds of nature, look no further than our particularly soul-soothing destination. Despite being entirely off the grid, we still have hot showers, indoor plumbing, an outdoor wood-fired sauna, and a carbon-neutral hot tub.
All 17 bedrooms are a stone’s throw from immaculate, untraversed wilderness, as well as kilometres upon kilometres of cross-country ski, snowshoe, and dog sled trails. Again, while we don’t provide traditional winter camping in Ontario, adventurers can swiftly get swept away by the beauty of this flourishing, preserved land. And, because the lodge is run entirely on alternative energy, it will feel just like spending an extended weekend in the woods. In fact, your group will likely spot a variety of woodland critters during your mid-day travels, such as moose, white-tailed deer, and black bears.
As mentioned above, we specialize in cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and dog sledding during the winter months. We maintain over 60 kilometres of groomed Nordic ski trails to go along with a handful of snowshoe-friendly paths. But, of course, there’s an endless canvas of fresh powder at your disposal, including atop of our private, 30-acre lake. We also frequently welcome backcountry sledders as Call of the Wild also offers heart-pounding multi-day excursions. There’s nothing more freeing than spending three days in the bosom of Algonquin Park in winter! Keep reading for more information about winter “camping” inside Ontario’s best-kept secret.
Rustic Algonquin Park Accommodations
Our 34-person resort gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “digital detox.” While you won’t need a tent during your stay here at Algonquin Eco-Lodge, we offer a genuinely distinct type of winter “camping” in Ontario. Much like traditional winter camps, our accommodations are secluded, eco-friendly, rustic, and steps from the wild. Most thrillseekers and environmentalists that make their way to our peaceful lodge are looking for a unique alternative to classic Algonquin winter camping. However, you’re free to pitch a tent near the lodge if that best suits your lifestyle. Give us a call today at 905-471-9453 to learn more about a potential late-winter escape into Ontario’s heartland.