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∞ <<|| • ABOUT TRAVELER CANADA • ||>> ∞

Let's use the Internet to get off the Internet. Whether you are a solo traveler looking for friendship, companionship, love or adventure (or all of the above), are looking to build new memories with a close friend, group of friends or significant other, Traveler Canada is all about offering you unique, high quality, fun and memorable travel experiences in Canada (if you are looking for short weekend trips, you may wish to consider joining our other Meetup group, Weekend Road Trips & Expeditions (https://www.meetup.com/Weekend-Road-Trips/)). In addition to helping you see the truly remarkable beauty of Canada's hidden face, our sincere aim is to allow you and others to make meaningful and longlasting connections that transcend time and space. We thrive to do so by bringing like-minded people together and by stirring up our deepest human emotions and senses through shared, never-before-lived experiences and adventures that help you discover Canada's most beautiful hidden gems. Whether you're an international traveler or Canadian, we also hope to help you explore and learn more about what Canada has to offer; its culture, social fabric, food, history, nature, and much more.

∞ << || • LOWERING YOUR TRAVEL COST • || >> ∞

Here are a few ways that you can lower your cost of traveling:

• Refer one or more friends: you will receive 10% off each for each referral, as will each one of your referrals.

• Book ahead of time: watch out for early birds prices. Early confirmation is usually valued and rewarded.

• Provide transportation: in some cases, helping with transportation may be entitled you to a discount.

• Book your trips during shoulder season: prices in the tourism industry increase during peak tourist season.

• Book a day trip instead of a weekend trip: some weekend trips are also offered as day trips.

∞ <<|| • MEETUP GROUP TERMS & CONDITIONS • ||>> ∞

To facilitate the planning, organizing, and scheduling of our Meetup events, and to ensure the successful management of this Meetup group, we ask that all members become intimately familiar with and understand the role they play as a valued member of this Meetup group, as outlined in more detail in our Meetup Group Terms and Conditions (https://www.meetup.com/Weekend-Road-Trips/pages/27424868/Meetup_Group_Terms_and_Conditions/). By joining this Meetup group, you agree to our Meetup Group Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to our Meetup Terms and Conditions, please do not join this Meetup group. Thank you for your understanding.

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*Real* Algonquin Park: Canadian Backcountry Adventure

Algonquin Park

CA$350.00

Experience the *REAL* Algonquin Park. Beavers, moose, deers, bears, common loons, bluejays, wolves, red foxes, coyotes, and otters are all very shy animals that are afraid of humans; animals stay away from areas in Algonquin Park with lots of tourists and cars. That is why we use canoes to go deep into Algonquin Park's backcountry, where you can truly see and experience the *REAL* natural beauty of Algonquin Park in its full splendor. This weekend adventure is also an opportunity to learn new skills: canoeing, camping, campfire building, campfire cooking, wildlife viewing tips, and more. YouTube Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdjoAFG3zGA. (This weekend camping in Algonquin Park's backcountry was truly one of the best weekends of my life). ****** DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS ****** • Date/Time: every Saturday and Sunday from May to October • Departure Location: Yonge-Bloor Station • Departure Time: Saturday @ 7:00 am • Return time: Sunday @ 10:00 pm • Location: Algonquin Interior Park/Backcountry ****** SCHEDULE & ITINERARY ****** SATURDAY - 07:00 AM: Yonge-Bloor departure; - 09:00 AM: washroom & coffee break; - 11:30 AM: lunch in or near the beautiful town of Huntsville; - 12:00 PM: arrive in Algonquin Park's West Gate entrance; - 12:15 PM: Algonquin first wildlife viewing along corridor 60; - 01:00 PM: arrive and register at the interior park access point; - 01:30 PM: arrive at the interior park canoe launch point; - 01:45 PM: load canoes w/ camping equipment, food, etc. - 02:00 PM: canoeing basics: an introductory canoe lesson for beginners; - 02:15 PM: commence canoeing on Algonquin interior canoe route; - 03:45 PM: arrive at the portage point; learn the basics of portage; - 05:00 PM: arrive at the campsite - learn how to set up a campsite; - 05:30 PM: free-time - wildlife viewing, swim, chat, canoe, relax, etc.; - 06:30 PM: learn how to build a 1-match fire + group campfire dinner; - 08:30 PM: socialize in front of the campfire; SUNDAY - 09:00 AM: the beginning of day two; - 09:30 AM: campfire breakfast meal; - 10:00 AM: free-time; swim, canoe, wildlife watching, hiking - 11:00 AM: pack-up; clean-up campsite; - 12:00 PM: campfire lunch; -01:00 PM: pack-canoes; return to portage route; - 02:00 PM: Portage route; - 03:00 PM: canoe back to Algonquin interior access point; - 04:30 PM: arrive at interior canoe access point; - 04:45 PM: unload canoes; - 05:00 PM: return to Toronto; - 09:00 PM: arrive in downtown Toronto drop-off location. ****** ACTIVITIES ****** - Hiking - Fishing - Archery - Camping - Canoeing - Swimming - Socializing - Nature photography - Bird watching - Wildlife viewing* - Eating, drinking, tasting - Camping and campfire cooking * Possible wildlife sightings: beavers, moose, deer, coyotes, bears, common loons, foxes, blue jays, common loons. ****** INCLUSIONS ****** Everything you need is included. All you need to worry about is packing some clothing. A list of things to bring will be provided before the trip. • Experienced (Level 9/10 Google Local) Guide for two full days; • Algonquin Park backcountry maps and guides; • All camping and hiking equipment, gear, supplies (dry bags, a satellite radio phone, tents, air mattresses, chairs, flashlights, thermal blankets, sleeping bags, etc.) • All cooking gear, equipment, and supplies (BBQ grills, propane, etc.) • All hiking gear, equipment, and supplies (hiking poles, walkie-talkies) • All wildlife and bird watching gear (monoculars, binoculars); • All canoeing gear, equipment, and supplies (ultralight kevlar canoes, paddles, and lifejackets) • All campfire meals are included; • Snacks and drinks for hiking, canoeing, and for the road • Basic canoeing lesson for beginners; • All provincial and federal park access/entry fees. ****** PRICE ****** - $350CAD per person ****** HOW TO PAY ****** 1. E-mail money transfer to "[masked]" NOTE: Answer to secret question: "Snowyowl"

Bruce Peninsula Road Trip (w/ Expert Google Local Guide!)

Bruce Peninsula National Park

CA$325.00

TRIP OVERVIEW For the past 25+ years, my family and I have been vacationing in the Bruce Peninsula area. For the past years, my wife and I have been welcoming on our weekend trips (at a modest price) any traveler wanting us to share our love, local knowledge, and experience of the Bruce Peninsula. So much that Google has designated my wife and me *** Expert Google Local Guides *** for the Bruce area. Some of the activities on our weekend road trip are featured in *** Lonely Planet's "Top 25 Things to Do in Canada" ***; what I believe to be Ontario's best-kept secrets are also part of this amazing weekend. My wife and I have been all the more pleased by the outcome of our weekends in the Bruce Peninsula, having witnessed travelers on our trips forge strong new friendships (and even marriage in one case!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B. TRIP DETAILS - WHEN: Saturday-Sunday from May 1 to October 1; - WHO: Anyone who is a member of our Meetup group; - WHAT: A fun, memorable, and adventurous weekend; - WHY: Explore MORE of Ontario + meet FUN, likeminded people; - WHERE: Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory, Georgian Bay, Manitoulin Island; - COSTS: $325.00 (before June 16); $395 (after June 15). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ C. ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES, ETC. ( 1 ) Attractions - Fanthom 5 National Marine Park sightseeing boat tour (2 shipwrecks); - Little Cove Provincial Park brief sightseeing stopover; - Town of Tobermory (<<< DIVING CAPITAL of North America >>>) - Flower Pot Island drop-off boat tour; - Flower Pot Island guided tour and sightseeing; - Georgian Bay boat cruise (a personal favorite) - Manitoulin Island (<<< Feat. in LONELY PLANET'S Top 25 Things to Do >>>) - Bridal Veil Falls, #1 attraction of Manitoulin Island (best in May); - Ten Mile Point Aboriginal Trading Post/Souvenir Boutique Shop; - Cup & Saucer Hiking and Adventure Trail (After June 15); - Astronomy at Dark Sky Preserve (<<< NORTHERN LIGHTS in May >>>) - Bruce Peninsula National Park (<<< UNESCO Site >>>); - Indian Cove sightseeing; - Grotto sightseeing. ( 2 ) Activities - Road Tripping life you've never done before - Socializing people who like to travel, are fun, and adventurous - Wildlife viewing: red fox, deer, bald eagle, bears, moose * - Hiking, walking, sightseeing, bouldering, relaxing - Swimming, snorkeling - Astronomy and stargazing - Eating, drinking, snacking - Local travel photography - Shopping, strolling ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ D. WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE? ( 1 ) Logistics - Your own private Google Local Expert Guide; - All events and activities listed above; - All access fees for all the above-listed weekend activities; - Full camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, chairs, etc. etc. etc.) - Hiking, snorkeling, wildlife observation + other equipment; - Round-trip fuel, mileage, parking + vehicle access fees; * - Fuel, mileage, driver, vehicle; ** Quick Note: * Members are free to use/provide their own transportation; ** We try to accommodate everyone's taste and preference. ( 2 ) Meals - Saturday evening meal; - Saturday Fish & Chips OR Sunday morning diner breakfast; - Healthy snacks, water, and drinks provided throughout the weekend. Quick Note: - Alcoholic beverages are available throughout the weekend ( 3 ) Anything Else? Of course! - Professional GoPro footage of your weekend! - Telescope for astronomy night! - A Mystery (?) Guest for the weekend!

A Day in Paradise: Bruce Peninsula & Tobermory

Needs a location

CA$180.00

A. HIGHLIGHTS - 5-Star rated weekend; - Some activities are in Lonely Planet's Top 25 Things to Do in Canada; - Expert Local Google Guide will guide you throughout the weekend; - Explore the diving capital of North America; - Explore the world's largest freshwater island; - Do some underwater cave diving in Ontario's best-kept secret; - View Saturn and Pluto from a telescope at a Dark Sky Preserve; - Witness the green glow of the Northern Lights; - Hear Manitoulin Island wolf howls; - Swim under wild aboriginal waterfalls; - See Bald Eagles, deer, red foxes, and more; - Explore Ontario's most beautiful landscapes; - Forge new long-lasting friendships over a fantastic weekend; - BEST Fish & Chips EVER! - FREE GoPro + Drone footage your Meetup weekend. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B. MEETUP OVERVIEW Lonely Planet lists some of the activities on this Meetup in its "Top 25 Things To Do in Canada". An Expert Google Local Guide will be guiding you throughout the weekend. You'll get to visit North America's diving capital of the world as well as Ontario's best-kept secret gems. You'll get a chance to do some underwater cave diving, and to view the rings of Saturn through a telescope at a dark sky preserve. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ C. DETAILS - WHEN: Sat. 7:30 AM to Sun. at 9:00 PM. - WHO: fun, adventurous, interesting people! - WHAT: Weekend road trip to the Bruce Peninsula; - WHY: Explore Ontario, meet adventurous, fun people; - WHERE: Bruce Peninsula. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ D. PRICING Method: e-mail money transfer ([masked]) >> Costs - Standard Non-Refundable: ______________________________________________ $325 - Reschedule Once: ____________________________________________________ Add $25 - Unlimited Rescheduling: _____________________________________________ Add $50 - Fully Refundable: _____________________________________________________Add $150 >> Discounts - Pay 1-week prior to Meetup: _________________________________________ $10 OFF - Pay 2-weeks prior to Meetup: ________________________________________ $20 OFF - Pay 3-weeks prior to Meetup: _______________________________________ $30 OFF - Refer/bring a friend: ___________________________________________________$10 OFF ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ E. ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES, ETC. >> Weekend Attractions & Fun - Fanthom 5 National Marine Park sightseeing boat tour (2 shipwrecks); - Little Cove Provincial Park; - Town of Tobermory: diving capital of North America; - Flower Pot Island drop-off boat hiking tour; - Georgian Bay boat cruise (a personal favorite) - Manitoulin Island (Featured in LONELY PLANET'S TOP 25 THINGS TO DO) - Bridal Veil Falls, #1 attraction of Manitoulin Island; - Ten Mile Point Aboriginal Trading Post/Souvenir Boutique Shop; - Cup & Saucer Hiking Trail (After June 15); - Astronomy night at Dark Sky Preserve (see Saturn and Pluto) - Bruce Peninsula National Park (UNESCO Site) - Indian Cove sightseeing; - Grotto sightseeing and underwater cave snorkeling. >> Activities - Road Tripping life you've never done before - Socializing people who like to travel, are fun, and adventurous - Wildlife viewing: red fox, deer, bald eagle, bears, moose * - Hiking, walking, sightseeing, bouldering, relaxing - Swimming, snorkeling - Astronomy and stargazing - Eating, drinking, snacking - Local travel photography - Shopping, strolling ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ F. INCLUSIONS? EVERYTHING! - Your own private Google Local Expert Guide; - All events and activities listed above; - All access fees for all the above-listed weekend activities; - Full camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, chairs, etc. etc. etc.) - Hiking, snorkeling, wildlife observation + other equipment; - Round-trip fuel, mileage, parking + vehicle access fees; - Fuel, mileage, driver, vehicle; - Food, snacks, and drinks NOTE * Members are free to provide their own transportation;

A Day in Paradise: Bruce Peninsula & Tobermory

Needs a location

CA$180.00

A. HIGHLIGHTS - 5-Star rated weekend; - Some activities are in Lonely Planet's Top 25 Things to Do in Canada; - Expert Local Google Guide will guide you throughout the weekend; - Explore the diving capital of North America; - Explore the world's largest freshwater island; - Do some underwater cave diving in Ontario's best-kept secret; - View Saturn and Pluto from a telescope at a Dark Sky Preserve; - Witness the green glow of the Northern Lights; - Hear Manitoulin Island wolf howls; - Swim under wild aboriginal waterfalls; - See Bald Eagles, deer, red foxes, and more; - Explore Ontario's most beautiful landscapes; - Forge new long-lasting friendships over a fantastic weekend; - BEST Fish & Chips EVER! - FREE GoPro + Drone footage your Meetup weekend. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B. MEETUP OVERVIEW Lonely Planet lists some of the activities on this Meetup in its "Top 25 Things To Do in Canada". An Expert Google Local Guide will be guiding you throughout the weekend. You'll get to visit North America's diving capital of the world as well as Ontario's best-kept secret gems. You'll get a chance to do some underwater cave diving, and to view the rings of Saturn through a telescope at a dark sky preserve. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ C. DETAILS - WHEN: Sat. 7:30 AM to Sun. at 9:00 PM. - WHO: fun, adventurous, interesting people! - WHAT: Weekend road trip to the Bruce Peninsula; - WHY: Explore Ontario, meet adventurous, fun people; - WHERE: Bruce Peninsula. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ D. PRICING Method: e-mail money transfer ([masked]) >> Costs - Standard Non-Refundable: ______________________________________________ $325 - Reschedule Once: ____________________________________________________ Add $25 - Unlimited Rescheduling: _____________________________________________ Add $50 - Fully Refundable: _____________________________________________________Add $150 >> Discounts - Pay 1-week prior to Meetup: _________________________________________ $10 OFF - Pay 2-weeks prior to Meetup: ________________________________________ $20 OFF - Pay 3-weeks prior to Meetup: _______________________________________ $30 OFF - Refer/bring a friend: ___________________________________________________$10 OFF ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ E. ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES, ETC. >> Weekend Attractions & Fun - Fanthom 5 National Marine Park sightseeing boat tour (2 shipwrecks); - Little Cove Provincial Park; - Town of Tobermory: diving capital of North America; - Flower Pot Island drop-off boat hiking tour; - Georgian Bay boat cruise (a personal favorite) - Manitoulin Island (Featured in LONELY PLANET'S TOP 25 THINGS TO DO) - Bridal Veil Falls, #1 attraction of Manitoulin Island; - Ten Mile Point Aboriginal Trading Post/Souvenir Boutique Shop; - Cup & Saucer Hiking Trail (After June 15); - Astronomy night at Dark Sky Preserve (see Saturn and Pluto) - Bruce Peninsula National Park (UNESCO Site) - Indian Cove sightseeing; - Grotto sightseeing and underwater cave snorkeling. >> Activities - Road Tripping life you've never done before - Socializing people who like to travel, are fun, and adventurous - Wildlife viewing: red fox, deer, bald eagle, bears, moose * - Hiking, walking, sightseeing, bouldering, relaxing - Swimming, snorkeling - Astronomy and stargazing - Eating, drinking, snacking - Local travel photography - Shopping, strolling ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ F. INCLUSIONS? EVERYTHING! - Your own private Google Local Expert Guide; - All events and activities listed above; - All access fees for all the above-listed weekend activities; - Full camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, chairs, etc. etc. etc.) - Hiking, snorkeling, wildlife observation + other equipment; - Round-trip fuel, mileage, parking + vehicle access fees; - Fuel, mileage, driver, vehicle; - Food, snacks, and drinks NOTE * Members are free to provide their own transportation;

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