I just arrived few days ago back from our epic trip out west. So now it's time for some Ontario outings. I've also missed our beloved Algonquin Park! So Let's Go!
Our summer trips to ALGONQUIN PARK have always been fantastic, with views of BULL MOOSE a Cow Moose in the water! We also have met a BEAVER on the trail on two different occasions while hiking. It was fascinating to see this beaver up close. And of course, SPECTACULAR SCENERY including Ragged Falls!
Algonquin Park is always a pleasure to visit and every visit is a new experience.
It will be an opportunity to see one of the most iconic mammals in Canada! The Mighty Moose! We've had stellar looks at these mighty beasts each summer.
We know the spots and can take you where others can't! It's going to be an amazing day!
Over our many years worth of trips to Algonquin Park, we think that late Spring is one of the best times to visit the park to view wildlife. It is an excellent time to view Moose, especially young calves. Beaver are also very active at this time, repairing their dams and lodges and we should have a good chance of views of these giant rodents. Seeing wildlife is all about place and time - and this tour was carefully crafted with our years of experience to put you in the right place at the right time!
We'll be leaving at 9 am from Toronto to make it into Algonquin Park by noontime.
We will have lunch at the iconic Visitor Centre, enjoying the panoramic view of the park.
As the day progresses, wildlife becomes more active. We have had many incredible sightings of everything from Moose, Beaver, and River Otter, and we recently had good luck with the elusive Eastern Wolf. We will cruise the road and visit the sites that we have found to be the most productive for wildlife.
After we leave the park we will be stopping at the Mighty Ragged Falls before departing back to Toronto.
Beavers (above) are very active at this time of year - We will have excellent chances to see Beavers.
Woodpeckers are also very active at this time of year, and we have a good chance at hearing and seeing the majestic and elusive Pileated Woodpecker - the largest woodpecker species north of Mexico.
We will be taking 2-3 short hikes to the best areas to find the best bird and mammal viewing.
Our main target will be Algonquin's largest mammal - the Moose. Chances are we will have already seen a Moose on our travels through the park, but if we have not - we will drive the roads in search of these mighty monarchs of the northern forest. We have even been lucky enough in previous trips to see moose while hiking - an unforgettable experience! Do not worry - these are gentle giants and are unperturbed by people.
This is an excellent time of the year to see moose, late afternoon is an excellent time to see other wildlife as well, and we have had everything from Moose, Eastern Wolves, and Red Foxes on these late afternoon drives.
This day trip was designed to maximize our time in Algonquin Park. It gives us enough time in the park to see a variety of different habitats and potential for seeing many species of mammals and birds.
We have seen many amazing wildlife spectacles in Algonquin Park and hope to share some of them with you - as we have been doing for many years. It is a medium-paced trip that will require small amounts of hiking. We will do our best to view the most diversity of wildlife and have excellent chances to see many things, but cannot guarantee any particular species as the tour takes place in wild terrain and not captive conditions. That being said - almost all of the photographs you see on this page were taken on Toronto Nature Lovers trips in past years. We will observe and photograph any wildlife we find at leisure, but will not be feeding or approaching wildlife in a way that may be detrimental to their welfare.
Some Important Information:
The tour is considered an medium activity.
Appropriate footwear is highly recommended as trails may be wet at this time of year.
Please where light coloured clothes. Dark clothing attracts mosquitoes.
We will be departing from York Mills Station Saturday Morning at 9:00 am sharp. We will arrive back in Toronto at approximately 9:30 pm Saturday night.
We meet in the TTC commuter parking lot located on the northwest corner.
Parking is available at the TTC Commuter Lot located on the northwest corner.
Pickups can be arranged at commuter parking lots on Highway 400.
• Return Transportation to Algonquin Park
• Admission to Algonquin Park
• And a Great Time!
The price is $99.00 dollars per person!
You can also message me about alternate payment methods.
There is only a limited number (5) of seats available.
All times are approximate except the departure time and the Toronto Nature Lovers reserves the right to adjust the schedule at any time, to give us the best opportunity to see wildlife.
We cannot guarantee animal sighting, but you have a great chance anytime you're in Algonquin Park.
If this is your first visit to Algonquin Park, I promise you… it won’t be your last!
Come see a Moose with us!