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Welcome to the Toronto Nature Lovers!

If you are a nature lover who wants to get out with like-minded people for a day or week of adventure and fun while seeing and learning about nature. Then this is the group for you.

We are all so busy in our lives, we sometimes forget to stop and soak in the beauty that is all around us. It is important to take a break from our daily stresses. There is no better way to do this than get outside and experience the magic! It’s not only enjoyable, but good for the body, mind and soul.

Can you imagine the thrill of a Bald Eagle soaring over your head or the Northern Lights overhead or maybe staring a Grizzly Bear in the eye! I can tell you It's an unbelievable feeling! Seeing your first Wolf in the wild is a moment that you would cherish for a lifetime!

We will be travelling out of the city by van to different parts of Southern Ontario and across Canada for some epic nature adventures! We only have small groups for a more intimate experience.

Our earth is in trouble, the more people that have an appreciation of nature makes for a better world.

Why should you join?

• To experience nature firsthand

• To learn about our natural world

• To have fun

• Many friendships have developed through the Toronto Nature Lovers.

• Nature Lovers are the most compassionate and caring people on earth

So I hope you will take the time to join and come experience the magic of the great outdoors with us!

Cheers, Murray

Upcoming events (4+)

Canadian Rockies Spring Wildlife Safari May 23 - May 31, 2022

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Please join us on our Annual Canadian Rockies Spring Wildlife Safari this May.
If you are a photographer or a nature lover, then this is the trip for you. This trip has been carefully crafted through years of experience in the Canadian Rockies. We will put you on more wildlife than your eyes can believe!
This is the ultimate wildlife viewing and photography safari to the Alberta Rockies. We travel the spine of the Alberta Rockies starting in Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta and working our way north through Banff National Park and to Jasper National Park.
Along with the wildlife, the scenery in the Canadian Rockies is superlative. I promise you will be oohing and aahing over every hill and around every bend. The Icefields Parkway is considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world. You don't want to miss it!
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Some of the phenomenal wildlife we will see include Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Plains Bison, Coyotes and Red Foxes. Other smaller wildlife we could see include the Hoary Marmot, Pika and Columbian Ground Squirrels.
The birdwatching is excellent with many unique birds we do not see in eastern Canada. We can expect to see Mountain Bluebirds, Swainson's Hawks, Bald Eagles, Rufous Hummingbirds, Townsend Warbler, Barrow;s Goldeneye, American Avocets, Cinnamon Teal plus many more. There is never a boring moment.
This trip is designed to see the maximum amount of wildlife.
Our expert experience we will put you on the animals and birds. As with all of our trips we will follow ethical wildlife viewing practices.

There is only a limited number of spots available as we run small intimate groups of a maximum of 4 guests for your ultimate wildlife viewing pleasure. We do not treat you like cattle.
So if you would like to attend, please let me know as the spots will go fast.

If you are interested, please send an email to [masked] and I will send you a PDF with all the pertinent details regarding the trip including cost of trip and the deposit.

I hope you can join us for this incredible trip!

Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

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CA$2,711.00

We are excited to announce our photo trek to Grasslands National Park for a late spring adventure from June 3 - June 9, 2022.
We will be visiting both the west Block and east Block of Grasslands National Park along with Regina, Saskatchewan.
Many of you that know me, know how much I love Grasslands National Park. It's one of the last remaining vestiges of how the Prairies were originally in Southern Canada. Because of the unique landscape, it is a treasure trove of a different variety of animals, birds and plants along with dazzling scenery.
It's truly one of Canada's hidden gems. Every time I drive through Saskatchewan I am drawn to Grasslands National Park and I'm never disappointed!
I always leave my self a couple of days for a visit and I would love to share this special place with you.
You can see Bison wandering the plains, along with the only Prairie Dogs that exist in Canada. There are Deer and Moose and the unbelievable Pronghorn Antelope which happens to be the fastest land mammal in North America. There are other surprises that await us including the American Badger and Burrowing Owls and many other beautiful birds.
Please email me at [masked] and I will send you the outline of the trip or you could book right away before the spots are gone! The price is[masked] dollars plus tax for a total of[masked] dollars.

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Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island - Cabot Trail

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CA$3,389.00

I have been asked many times to run a trip to Nova Scotia.
So now is the time.
I have a deep connection through family with Nova Scotia and have visited many times. It's an absolutely beautiful province with some of the friendliest people on earth.
A vibrant Halifax Harbour and the picturesque villages along the ocean front will dazzle you with their bright colours!

Some of the highlights include visiting Peggy's Cove, home to Canada's most famous lighthouse, We will also be visiting Lunenburg, home of the Bluenose 2 and Mahone Bay along the Eastern Shore near Halifax.

The pièce de résistance is Cape Breton Island and driving the iconic Cabot Trail, one of the most picturesque roads in all of Canada with its jaw dropping views of the Cape Breton Highlands.
Along with visiting spectacular landmarks along the Cabot Trail, we will be going on a Whale Watching excursion in a Zodiac Boat and and a second boat tour to the Bird Island to see Atlantic Puffins and other ocean birds. Expect lots of Bald Eagles too!
Other highlights of a trip to the Maritimes include the delicious seafood fresh from the ocean. We will be experiencing local culture with an evening Kaylee in Cape Breton. It's going to be an action packed trip!
We will be staying 3 nights in Halifax, 1 night in Cheticamp and 3 nights in Baddeck. The trip is 8 days and 7 nights.

Highlights

- Halifax
- Lunenburg
- Peggy's Cove
- Cape Breton Island
- Cabot Trail
- •Whale Watching off Cape Breton Island
- Bird Island Boat Cruise – See Puffins and Bald Eagles
- Tall Ship Cruise
- Experience Traditional Cape Breton Celtic Music
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Spectacular Scenery
- Friendly People
- Small Group Size - Only 4 spots available

The price is 2999 dollars plus tax for a total of 3389 based on double occupancy.
If you would like a single room there is a 500 single room supplement
You may pay the full amount now or make a 1000 dollar non-refundable deposit.
If you have any questions or you would like me to send you a detailed itinerary (PDF) with the outline of the trip, please email me at [masked]

Tadoussac - A Whale of an Adventure

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CA$1,694.00

Back by popular demand, Please join us for an incredible Whale Watching Adventure on the St Lawrence River in Tadoussac, Quebec, one of the premier whale watching destinations in North America and certainly the closest to Toronto.
Canada is opening back up between the provinces, so It's time to hit the road again! I bet most of you feel the same way!

Many people do not realize that we have World Class Whale Watching on the St. Lawrence River less than 12 hours from downtown Toronto.
Our trips to Tadoussac have been filled with awe and wonder and so many smiles and laughs along the way. The picture above of a Humpback Whale was taken on our last trip. We will even get a chance to see the southern most Beluga Whales in the world in the gorgeous setting of Tadoussac, Quebec.

Majestic giants such as Fin Whale, Humpback Whale and even Blue Whales - the largest animals in the world - come here in summer to feed on abundant fish and krill. The summer months of July and August is the best time to observe the greatest diversity of whales. Even the deep-diving Sperm Whales - made famous by the classic novel Moby Dick - have been seen here before.

Whales, especially the small, sleek Minke Whales can be seen from shore, sometimes breaching spectacularly, and perhaps the most special whale in this area is the Beluga Whale! Amazingly, a small and declining population of approximately 900 of these famous white whales exist here year round and can be often easily seen from land.

We will have lots of time to watch whales and seabirds as we drive along the beautiful St. Lawrence, but for the most intimate experience we will be getting in the water with these oceanic giants in rigid-hull Zodiac boats - allowing us to see them up close and personal!
Some of our other highlights will include Harbour and Grey Seals along with one of our favorite birds, the Northern Gannet. The scenery is spectacular in the Tadoussac area with beautiful views throughout the trip.

While in Tadoussac, we will also be visiting the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre, which main focus is on the whales of the St. Lawrence River along with the other marine life that inhabit the area.
We'll also be visiting Point-Noire Interpretation Observatory Centre which is the best place to see the Beluga Whales.
Tadoussac is also a wonderfully quaint village to explore and you will have free time for that.
We will be staying at a lovely motel beautiful located a few minutes from the village of Tadoussac.
4 Days and 3 Nights - Wednesday to Saturday, July 20 - July 23, 2022

Included

  • All Transportation to and from Tadoussac is provided.
  • Accommodations Included - Your own room - Motel in Tadoussac
  • 2 Zodiac Whale Watching Boat Tours
  • Admittance to Marine Mammal Whale Interpretation Centre
  • Admittance to Point-Noire Interpretation and Observatory Centre
  • An amazing time
    Food is not included

Covid protocols will be followed where necessary.
I am fully vaccinated. To cross into Quebec, you will have to be fully vaccinated.

We'll be travelling to Tadoussac on Wednesday July 20, 2022 and arriving back on Saturday July 23, 2022
We leave at 7:30 am from York Mills Station.
If you would like to join us please contact me for payment details.
The price is 1499 plus tax.
There is a very limited number of seats (4) for this exciting trip.
If you have any additional questions, also please feel free to message me.

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Point Pelee Festival of Birds First Weekend

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CA$1,198.00

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