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HALIBURTON, ONTARIO

The Great Outdoor Safari: Wolves, Wildlife and Wilderness

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Program #12413RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jul 21 — Jul 26, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Description: Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve features wilderness adventure activities including the Wolf Centre, Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour, groomed snowmobile trails, mountain biking, dogsledding, hiking, astronomy, wildlife observation, wilderness camping and accommodation. 60,000 acres, privately owned. Home of The Wolf Centre, A Walk in the Clouds Canopy Tour and Canada's first freshwater submarine tour. Base Camp has accommodation, restaurant, logging museum and Dark Sky Observatory. 200 miles of roads and trails are available to explore the property. We specialize in outdoor education seminars and workshops. Bordering Algonquin Park to the north, Haliburton Forest is a prime Ontario wilderness getaway destination for outdoor adventure and ecological based activities.

Contact info:
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0 Canada
phone: 705-754-2198
web: www.haliburtonforest.com

Room amenities: Twenty-four double occupancy rooms in six different buildings offer participants clean and simple accommodations. There are a limited number of single rooms available on a first registered, first served basis. All linens, towels and face cloths are provided. Your units will have 2 or 3 bedrooms, a lounge and a complete kitchen or kitchenette including coffeemaker, microwave and refrigerator shared among 2 - 5 people. Some with fireplaces. Accommodations are accessed via 4 or 5 steps. Please note that all cabins are shared with other participants.

Facility amenities: Meals: Nutritious and delicious meals are served in the Cookhouse. Fruit is always available. We can accommodate vegetarians, vegans and anyone with food allergies or special food restrictions. Please inform us of any food restrictions prior to your arrival. This information can be included on the Health & Safety Form in the section dealing with allergies.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for most current rates.
We try to accommodate participants who would like to stay overnight the day before or after a program. This, however is not always possible depending on a number of factors. Please call to confirm availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 21 - Arrival and Orientation
Arrive To: LODGE CHECK-IN: Check in to accommodations after 3:00 p.m. Registration will take place at the main office where your welcome packet containing the most up-to-date schedule and program information. Please be aware that various circumstances may require adjusting programming. ORIENTATION: Participants will meet at the Seminar Building for a walking tour of Base Camp. A wine and cheese social is to follow.

Dinner: Following our wine and cheese social (adult) and our signature scavenger hunt (children) dinner will be served at the Cookhouse Restaurant, a 60 seat restaurant overlooking the picturesque Kennisis Lake. Cash bar, beer and coolers available. MEALS NOTE: Low Fat, Vegetarian, Low Salt, Gluten Free, Peanut Free. We can accommodate most food allergies/preferences.

Evening: PRESENTATION: Adults will attend a Slide show highlighting the philosophy behind the management of this privately owned 77,000 acre reserve. Topics include forestry, wildlife, ecotourism and education. EXCURSION: Youth will join our Outdoor Education staff on the Low Ropes Course.

Lodging: Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve features wilderness adventure activities including the Wolf Centre, Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour, groomed snowmobile trails, mountain biking, dogsledding, hiking, astronomy, wildlife observation, wilderness camping and accommodation. 60,000 acres, privately owned. Home of The Wolf Centre, A Walk in the Clouds Canopy Tour and Canada's first freshwater submarine tour. Base Camp has accommodation, restaurant, logging museum and Dark Sky Observatory. 200 miles of roads and trails are available to explore the property. We specialize in outdoor education seminars and workshops. Bordering Algonquin Park to the north, Haliburton Forest is a prime Ontario wilderness getaway destination for outdoor adventure and ecological based activities.

Contact info:
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0 Canada
phone: 705-754-2198
web: www.haliburtonforest.com

Room amenities: Twenty-four double occupancy rooms in six different buildings offer participants clean and simple accommodations. There are a limited number of single rooms available on a first registered, first served basis. All linens, towels and face cloths are provided. Your units will have 2 or 3 bedrooms, a lounge and a complete kitchen or kitchenette including coffeemaker, microwave and refrigerator shared among 2 - 5 people. Some with fireplaces. Accommodations are accessed via 4 or 5 steps. Please note that all cabins are shared with other participants.

Facility amenities: Meals: Nutritious and delicious meals are served in the Cookhouse. Fruit is always available. We can accommodate vegetarians, vegans and anyone with food allergies or special food restrictions. Please inform us of any food restrictions prior to your arrival. This information can be included on the Health & Safety Form in the section dealing with allergies.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for most current rates.
We try to accommodate participants who would like to stay overnight the day before or after a program. This, however is not always possible depending on a number of factors. Please call to confirm availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 22 - Introduction to Wolves/Wolf Centre/Astronomy
Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Introduction to Wolves, general presentation on wolves including topic areas such as territory, social structure, life cycle as well as comparisons to dogs and coyotes. By David Bishop, General Manager. FIELD TRIP: Short hike to elevated observation deck affords a possible viewing of our resident pack.

Lunch: Lunch is served at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Meet the Wolf Centre's resident pack of wolves with our onsite wildlife biologist. You will have a more in depth look at the wolf including myths and legends, wolves and media. View an interpreted feeding through one way glass. The centre has a theatre, displays, games, viewing area and gift shop. Free time after field trip.

Dinner: Dinner is at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size. Cash bar, beer and coolers available.

Evening: EXCURSION/PRESENTATION: Astronomy program. Led by a local astronomer, participants are guided through a short solar system walk, then given a presentation in our planetarium followed by some open, dark skies observation looking through 3 high-powered telescopes.

Lodging: Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve features wilderness adventure activities including the Wolf Centre, Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour, groomed snowmobile trails, mountain biking, dogsledding, hiking, astronomy, wildlife observation, wilderness camping and accommodation. 60,000 acres, privately owned. Home of The Wolf Centre, A Walk in the Clouds Canopy Tour and Canada's first freshwater submarine tour. Base Camp has accommodation, restaurant, logging museum and Dark Sky Observatory. 200 miles of roads and trails are available to explore the property. We specialize in outdoor education seminars and workshops. Bordering Algonquin Park to the north, Haliburton Forest is a prime Ontario wilderness getaway destination for outdoor adventure and ecological based activities.

Contact info:
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0 Canada
phone: 705-754-2198
web: www.haliburtonforest.com

Room amenities: Twenty-four double occupancy rooms in six different buildings offer participants clean and simple accommodations. There are a limited number of single rooms available on a first registered, first served basis. All linens, towels and face cloths are provided. Your units will have 2 or 3 bedrooms, a lounge and a complete kitchen or kitchenette including coffeemaker, microwave and refrigerator shared among 2 - 5 people. Some with fireplaces. Accommodations are accessed via 4 or 5 steps. Please note that all cabins are shared with other participants.

Facility amenities: Meals: Nutritious and delicious meals are served in the Cookhouse. Fruit is always available. We can accommodate vegetarians, vegans and anyone with food allergies or special food restrictions. Please inform us of any food restrictions prior to your arrival. This information can be included on the Health & Safety Form in the section dealing with allergies.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for most current rates.
We try to accommodate participants who would like to stay overnight the day before or after a program. This, however is not always possible depending on a number of factors. Please call to confirm availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 23 - Life in a Pond/Canoeing on MacDonald Lake/Natural...
Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Learn from our wildlife biologist and outdoor education staff about the fascinating life in a pond. We are searching for nymphs, larvae, beetles and minnows that we can capture, identify and release back into their valuable habitat. You will also learn about the importance of DOM (dead organic matter)!

Lunch: Lunch is served at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size.

Afternoon: EXCURSION: Outdoor pursuits afternoon. Education staff available to teach/supervise canoeing on beautiful MacDonald Lake. Great swim spot also with outhouse facilities. Option to go on self guided hike on nearby trails.

Dinner: Dinner is at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size. Cash bar, beer and coolers available.

Evening: PRESENTATION: During the summer months Haliburton Forest hosts Tuesday evening Natural History Presentations. Each week is a unique and exciting topic. Most presentations are made by students conducting research within the Forest. On occasion special guests are called in from the local community.

Lodging: Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve features wilderness adventure activities including the Wolf Centre, Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour, groomed snowmobile trails, mountain biking, dogsledding, hiking, astronomy, wildlife observation, wilderness camping and accommodation. 60,000 acres, privately owned. Home of The Wolf Centre, A Walk in the Clouds Canopy Tour and Canada's first freshwater submarine tour. Base Camp has accommodation, restaurant, logging museum and Dark Sky Observatory. 200 miles of roads and trails are available to explore the property. We specialize in outdoor education seminars and workshops. Bordering Algonquin Park to the north, Haliburton Forest is a prime Ontario wilderness getaway destination for outdoor adventure and ecological based activities.

Contact info:
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0 Canada
phone: 705-754-2198
web: www.haliburtonforest.com

Room amenities: Twenty-four double occupancy rooms in six different buildings offer participants clean and simple accommodations. There are a limited number of single rooms available on a first registered, first served basis. All linens, towels and face cloths are provided. Your units will have 2 or 3 bedrooms, a lounge and a complete kitchen or kitchenette including coffeemaker, microwave and refrigerator shared among 2 - 5 people. Some with fireplaces. Accommodations are accessed via 4 or 5 steps. Please note that all cabins are shared with other participants.

Facility amenities: Meals: Nutritious and delicious meals are served in the Cookhouse. Fruit is always available. We can accommodate vegetarians, vegans and anyone with food allergies or special food restrictions. Please inform us of any food restrictions prior to your arrival. This information can be included on the Health & Safety Form in the section dealing with allergies.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for most current rates.
We try to accommodate participants who would like to stay overnight the day before or after a program. This, however is not always possible depending on a number of factors. Please call to confirm availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 24 - Walk in the Clouds Canopy Tour/Free Afternoon/Int...
Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Walk in the Clouds Canopy Tour. This guided experience includes a 10 minute hike along the Pelaw River, a 15 minute paddle in a voyageur-style canoe to get to the undeveloped site where we have built 600 meters (520 yards) of suspension bridges in an old growth White Pine forest. The platform is suspended 13 meters (42 feet) above the forest floor. Shorter boardwalk route available or participants can opt out of boardwalk hike and just enjoy the site. See web page www.haliburtonforest.com for more details. More information given in Pre-Arrival package and orientation video.

Lunch: Lunch is served at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size.

Afternoon: FREE TIME: Free time in the afternoon to explore on your own, go swimming or canoeing, play games or just relax.

Dinner: Cookhouse Restaurant.

Evening: PRESENTATION: Birding is a rewarding, and fun past time that is enjoyed throughout the world. Birding brings people outdoors, builds interest ranging from photography and illustration to species identification. Birds are beautiful and delights to watch as they socialize, nest, and simply enjoy their surroundings. It is very easy to become hooked on birding once initial steps are taken. Enjoy this Introduction to Bird Watching and you may become hooked as well.

Lodging: Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve features wilderness adventure activities including the Wolf Centre, Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour, groomed snowmobile trails, mountain biking, dogsledding, hiking, astronomy, wildlife observation, wilderness camping and accommodation. 60,000 acres, privately owned. Home of The Wolf Centre, A Walk in the Clouds Canopy Tour and Canada's first freshwater submarine tour. Base Camp has accommodation, restaurant, logging museum and Dark Sky Observatory. 200 miles of roads and trails are available to explore the property. We specialize in outdoor education seminars and workshops. Bordering Algonquin Park to the north, Haliburton Forest is a prime Ontario wilderness getaway destination for outdoor adventure and ecological based activities.

Contact info:
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0 Canada
phone: 705-754-2198
web: www.haliburtonforest.com

Room amenities: Twenty-four double occupancy rooms in six different buildings offer participants clean and simple accommodations. There are a limited number of single rooms available on a first registered, first served basis. All linens, towels and face cloths are provided. Your units will have 2 or 3 bedrooms, a lounge and a complete kitchen or kitchenette including coffeemaker, microwave and refrigerator shared among 2 - 5 people. Some with fireplaces. Accommodations are accessed via 4 or 5 steps. Please note that all cabins are shared with other participants.

Facility amenities: Meals: Nutritious and delicious meals are served in the Cookhouse. Fruit is always available. We can accommodate vegetarians, vegans and anyone with food allergies or special food restrictions. Please inform us of any food restrictions prior to your arrival. This information can be included on the Health & Safety Form in the section dealing with allergies.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for most current rates.
We try to accommodate participants who would like to stay overnight the day before or after a program. This, however is not always possible depending on a number of factors. Please call to confirm availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 25 - Birding Hike/Butterflies/Wolf Howl
Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Join our staff for an early morning birding hike. On occasion if scheduling permits we are lucky enough to arrange for a bird banding session with ornithologist Bruce Murphy. The evening before mist nets will be set-up. In the morning you will have the opportunity to watch as Bruce bands the birds that have been captured and possibly assist him.

Lunch: Lunch is served at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Join our local butterfly expert and learn to identify some of the common species found in our region. We will go on into a variety of habitats to capture (by net), identify and release a variety of specimens.

Dinner: Dinner is at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size. Cash bar, beer and coolers available.

Evening: FIELD TRIP: Wolf Howl. Short introduction to the wolf howl, reasons and characteristics. Group walks about 500 meters to howling site to see if we can get our resident pack to respond. Participants will sometimes be asked to join in a chorus howl.

Lodging: Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 26 - History and Future Plans for Haliburton Forest/Me...
History and Future Plans for Haliburton Forest/Meet the Siberian Huskies/Wrap-Up and Departures

Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size.

Morning: Move out of accommodations. PRESENTATION: Visit with management and hear about Haliburton Forest’s history and future plans with the 77,000 acre multi-use reserve. EXCURSION: After a short walk to the kennels you will have the opportunity to meet our friendly Siberian Huskies - many working members on our dog sledding tours that are guided throughout the winter months. Evaluations and wrap up.

Lunch: Lunch is served at the Cookhouse usually a hot table, self serve buffet or platter service to table depending on group size. Program ends after lunch. Bagged lunch available for those who would like to depart early.

Afternoon: DEPARTURES: Independent departures after lunch. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Haliburton, ON
Outdoor ActivitiesSome time is provided to pursue your own interests. Hiking, biking, canoeing and swimming are popular free time activities. We have equipment available but feel free to bring your own equipment if you prefer.
For additional information, visit: www.haliburtonforest.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
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