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Algonquin Park Wildlife and Snowy Owl Tour Feb 10-11, 2018

Toronto Nature Lovers
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Feb 10 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Saturday, Feb 10-, 2018
Depart Saturday morning at 9:00 am and arrive back on Sunday at 6:00 pm.

On our last Algonquin Park and Snowy Owls Tour, we saw Wolves(!!), as well as Marten, Otter, Beaver, as well as many specialty birds, including six Snowy Owls including one that was attacking two Coyotes in a field!

Meet Canada's New National Bird, The Gray Jay. You can feed them right out of your hand!

Visiting Algonquin Park during the winter months is an experience not to be missed! It's personally my favourite time to visit the park. We will arrive at Algonquin Park at approximately noon. Where we will spend the next 6 hours seeking out mammals and birds along with a few hikes. Sunday morning we will depart for our day in Algonquin Park at 7:30 am staying in the park till about 1:00 pm before departing Algonquin Park and heading south in search of Snowy Owls and other birds of prey.

Every trip to Algonquin Park is different experience, as you never know what you will see, but I will promise you that Algonquin Park will never disappoint you. It is one of the most beautiful destinations in Ontario. The Snowy Owls are always a nice way to cap off the weekend. We will be visiting Algonquin Park on February 10-11, 2018. It is Ontarios oldest, and most visited Provincial Park. Algonquin Park attracts locals and tourists from all over the world to experience its majestic beauty. It is world renowned for its hiking, canoeing, sightseeing, bird watching, moose and Algonquin Park's world famous wolf howl.

In the last year, we were incredibly lucky to see 5 Eastern Wolves during our winter trips! I can tell you, our hearts were pounding out of our chests with excitement. You just never know!

Along with the Moose that can be seen at this time of year, there are many different animals that if we're lucky, can be seen, such as Pine Martens, Red Foxes, and Whitetail Deer. And you never know, we might see the parks elusive ghost, the Eastern Wolf!

Algonquin Park is also a birders paradise that is home to many unique birds including Gray Jays. Other birds that are not commonly seen in Southern Ontario, but are regularly found in Algonquin Park include the Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, Red and White-winged Crossbills. Evening Grosbeak just to name a few.

After arriving at Algonquin Park Saturday around noon, we will travel through the park along the Highway 60 corridor, watching for wildlife. We will especially keep a lookout for the parks centerpiece, the Eastern Moose. The chance to see one of these magnificent mammals is a truly extraordinary experience. Have your camera and binoculars ready! Late afternoon to evening is one of the prime times to see wildlife. We will also be stopping at Spruce Bog, a birding hotspot and a fun place to feed the birds.

After our tour into the park, we will head back towards our hotel, where we will go for dinner at a nearby restaurant.

On Sunday after an early breakfast, we will head back into Algonquin Park for 2 more hikes. We will also visit the Algonquin Visitor Centre. You can watch a short movie about the history of the park, wander through the display areas, and shop at the park store. The visitor centre offers a dazzling panoramic perspective of the park from the huge outdoor deck and fantastic bird feeders that are very busy with colourful birds.

Some Important Information:

The tour is considered medium activity. We will only be doing short walks as our priority is to show you wildlife. Appropriate footwear and clothing is highly recommended. So please join us for this adventure to Algonquin Park and the Haliburton Wolf Centre.

Being there 2 days will give us a much better chance to see wildlife and to breathe the fresh air.

We will be departing from York Mills Station Saturday Morning at 9:00 am sharp. We will arrive back in Toronto at approximately 6:00 pm Sunday night.

Parking is available in the York Mills Centre Parking Lot.

Included:

Return Transportation to Algonquin Park

Admission to Algonquin Park (2 days)

One night Hotel in Huntsville

Light Continental Breakfast

And a Great Time!

The price is[masked] per person for a single room or[masked] per person based on two guests to a room. So there is big savings if you can find a friend, fellow member or significant other to share a room with you.

Alternate payment arrangements can be made.

Meals are your responsibility. Please feel free to bring lunch, snacks and drinks. But we will be making stops along the way if you want to pick anything up. We have dinner in Huntsville. There is only a limited number of (8) seats available.

All times are approximate, and the Toronto Nature Lovers reserves the right to adjust the schedule at any time, to give us the best opportunity to see wildlife.

If this is your first visit to Algonquin Park, I promise you it wont be your last!

How to find us:The meeting spot is in the parking lot at York Mills Subway Station located on the northwest corner of Yonge Street and York Mills Road.

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