Travel Deal for April 29, 2013
One of the nation’s gems is Algonquin Park, which at 7,653 square kilometres (2,955 square miles) is more than twice the size of Rhode Island, and its fine lodges begin to open in the weeks ahead.
On the east side of the park is Killarney Lodge, comprised of a selection of comfortable rustic log cabins with modern amenities and doors facing the Lake of Two Rivers. Visitors can trek out into the Algonquin wilderness through several trails within walking or short driving distance from the lodge, as well as take out a canoe or kayak and explore the park’s network of lakes and rivers.
Back at the lodge, you will enjoy gourmet meals and snacks. Rates for early and mid-May are the most reasonable of the year, with couples paying $368 for a weekend night, including three meals a day, in a one-bedroom duplex cabin.
Vacay.ca Celebrates Ontario’s Other Provincial Parks
Along with Algonquin, French River Provincial Park is a delight for visitors. Last summer, Vacay.ca Managing Editor Adrian Brijbassi visited the park that is northwest of Algonquin and was impressed enough to nominate it for inclusion the Vacay.ca Top 20 Places to Travel for 2013.
Brijbassi writes: “Guide Clarence LeDuc guts the fish we’ve caught and tosses the excess to the sea gulls who congregate on the millennia-old rock for a feast. He coats the pickerel and pike in flour and fries them in a huge skillet over an open fire that blisters the wood our group has recovered from the brush behind us. It’s mid-afternoon when we plate the fish, the baked beans, and the potato hash LeDuc has prepared on this shore lunch. The food is delicious, the view decadent, the experience sublime. You could do this over and over and over again and want to do it still.”