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Call Of The Wild

Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada
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About Call Of The Wild
Guided wilderness camping canoe trips in Algonquin Park. Spend the day paddling across remote and wild lakes, while looking for moose along the shoreline. Swim in the clean, clear lakes. At night enjoy a campfire and delicious fresh cooked meal. Later, gaze at the countless stars in night sky free of any light pollution. We supply all the equipment, including light weight expedition class kevlar canoes, meals, permits, and a guide. Transport from Toronto can also be arranged. These trips are suitable for all ages and all experience levels. We will teach you everything you need to know! During the winter we offer dog sledding day trips, and award winning multi-adventure trips that include dog sledding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Have fun in the snow all day and in the evening relax in a cozy wilderness eco-lodge complete with an outdoor hot tub!
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Anon wrote a review Jul. 2022
Bath, United Kingdom4 contributions
A superb trip to Crouch and Shirley lakes in late July, with a mixed experience group of paddlers across two families. The scenery was beyond our expectations and we encountered few people in our bit of wilderness - but sadly also no moose :-( which would have been the cherry on the cake. Rick was an excellent guide, raconteur and magician in the camp kitchen. The portage at 1000 meters was longer than perhaps typical for "newbie" trips but was flat and wide and worked well and I appreciated the fact I'd searched out a provider with lightweight Kevlar boats ! I appreciated the "proper" experience and the whole party covered the portage in two trips with just the right amount of challenge... At the time of year we still encountered a fair few mozzies and despite taking what we thought were adequate precautions left with some reminders beyond the photos and memories Definitely an experience to repeat though.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from Robin B, Owner at Call Of The Wild
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the nice review, and glad that you enjoyed your trip so much! We try to balance our trips with remoteness, adventure, and difficulty. It is quite a balancing act to make them suitable for beginners! Rick certainly knows how to make it happen!
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Diya A wrote a review Oct. 2021
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We had an absolutely amazing time! Rick was the perfect guide and he was very invested in ensuring that we had a great experience. Algonquin was beautiful during the peak of the fall colors. Rick was a great teacher, cook and knows the Algonquin inside out. He taught us how to portage, canoeing and camping 101, took us on hikes and explained the different trees in Algonquin. It was great hearing about Rick’s adventures over the years at Algonquin over a camp fire and s’mores! Call of Wild provided good quality equipment as well. I highly recommend Calm of the Wild and Rick for your Algonquin Canoe Adventures!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from Robin B, Owner at Call Of The Wild
Responded Oct. 7, 2021
Thanks for your great review, and glad to hear how much you enjoyed your trip, despite the rain. Rick is a consummate professional, with many years of guiding experience. Hopefully we'll see you out again on another Algonquin adventure!
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Emmer H wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Our guide was fun, knowledgeable and clearly an expert canoe trip leader. He worked hard at each campsite with boundless energy and enthusiasm. As anticipated, all participants were expected to carry canoes and the heavy packs which was a great part of the experience. The food was plentiful and surprisingly good. This was a great canoe trip refresher for me and a wonderful introduction to canoe tripping for my daughter. We will do this again next year!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Robin B, Owner at Call Of The Wild
Responded Aug. 27, 2020
Glad that you enjoyed your trip so much! We look forward to seeing you again.
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KellyBobo wrote a review Aug. 2020
Toronto, Ontario, Canada22 contributions38 helpful votes
We were one of the few canoe trips going in this lovely pandemic year. We had a group of 6 including the guide and we all got along. It was great to get transportation from Toronto to make this a relatively stress-free trip. We left from access point Shall Lake and spent 1 night at 1 camp site and 2 nights at another site. We did 3 portages (both ways), 1050 km, 500 (or was it 625 m? :)) and a very short 90 m -- it took 2 trips of carrying equipment to do a portage. The guide was very well organized and took care of all the cooking which was great. It definitely felt like a true wilderness experience. We didn't see any big animals but there were tons of loons and chipmunks. There were very few bugs except for 1 part of 1 portage where we all got swarmed for 20 minutes or so. We ate fresh food but the punishment was that we had to portage it :) My only warning would be that even though we all felt like relatively fit people, portaging is tough ... awkward with canoes and the group equipment was heavy. Be prepared. Make sure not to overpack your own belongings (everything in 1 backpack is best). Personally I could have done without the fresh melon in the food barrel :) A day of portages and canoeing will leave you exhausted. I think my ideal trip would have been 4 nights, but 2 nights in each camp so more chill time.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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88Traxx wrote a review Feb. 2020
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The multiday winter adventure was a wonderful experience! Robin arranges for your cross country ski rental in Bancroft where you go and pick them up. Then you head 20 mins down the road to go dog sledding. After that you drive 20 mins to the eco-lodge parking lot and you can either hike, ski or snowshoe in a winter wonderland to the lodge. If you have a lot of luggage, Robin with snowmobile it in for you. The food was tasty and hearty, we had: Night 1: beef stew on rice, salad and freshly baked brownies with kawartha icecream Day 2: Breakfast- scrambled eggs, bacon, freshly baked croissant and fruit, milk, juice, coffee or tea Lunch - cold cut sandwich with avocado, cheese and lettuce, granola bar, fruit and juice (ate at the top of a mountain while snowshoeing) Dinner - cheese, bread, cracker and sausage appetizer, chicken cacciatore with quinoa, salad and freshly baked cinnamon swirl cake with kawartha icecream Day 3: Breakfast - omelet, bacon, toast, fruit, peanut butter and jam, milk, juice, coffee or tea Lunch - cold cut sandwich Robin has a sustainable lodge that generates its own energy using hydro electric power. The lodge is located on a private lake and has an outdoor hot tub and sauna where you have a nice view of the wilderness around you. He will even cut a hole in the ice so you can do a polar dip! He has a variety of beginner and more advanced cross country ski and snowshoeing trails, and give you a lesson in either if you need it. Overall it was a one-of-a-kind Canadian (Southern Ontario) winter experience that we always remember. Don't be shy to meet new people, as others stay up in the lodge as well.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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