Get Out Toronto is excited to invite the Manitou community to
ADVENTURES IN TORONTO'S BACKYARD
This year is the perfect opportunity to discover the incredible outdoor adventures available in and around Toronto. Get Out Toronto is thrilled to offer the Camp Manitou community world class, private, adventure experiences in your own backyard. From climbing frozen waterfalls, to spring cycling through Ontario's Mennonite Country and from dark-sky stargazing to fall camping trips, join us to experience Ontario's most unique and spectacular adventures. Click here to see what's on tap!
Our first adventure opportunity of the year is...
Winter on the Bruce
About This Trip
Explore the Bruce Peninsula covered in a blanket of white. On this spectacular winter trip we'll snowshoe to ice caves, cross country ski through spruce forests and climb frozen waterfalls. We'll also learn a bit about winter photography, and cap off each day with delicious local treats and wines! All activities are tailored to fit your private group. Choose between 2, 3 & 4 day options.
spectacular views from the Bruce Peninsula
photographing ice caves under the escarpment
snowshoeing on a frozen Georgian Bay
climbing frozen waterfalls
private cross country ski lessons
How It Works
We customize the itinerary and accommodations to suit your family or group!
Step 1: Click "Plan My Trip" and you'll be prompted to answer a few quick questions.
Step 2: We'll get back to you promptly with a detailed itinerary and price quote.
Step 3: We'll set up a short call to answer any questions or concerns you may have and finalize your itinerary.
Step 4: Book your trip, pack your bags, and get out!
Your adventure itinerary will be customised to fit your group! When you book with us, our team will connect with you to ensure we know what you're looking for and provide you with the right winter adventure for you. Below is an example of one of our favourite three day Bruce winter adventures.
Day 1 - Ice Cave Snowshoeing - After a hearty breakfast at the lodge, we'll head North towards the Bruce Peninsula National Park for a snowshoe adventure. After hiking along the top of the escarpment and enjoying the views, we'll eventually make our way down to the frozen water's edge, and discover the massive ice caves hidden along the coast. Enjoying a hot chocolate in the cave, we'll spend some time learning how to take world-class ice photos using just a smartphone and, if the ice is thick enough, head out to snowshoe on the wind-crusted surface of Georgian Bay.
Day 2 - Cross Country Ski Experience - We'll start the morning with a cross country skiing skills workshop. Warming up on beginners trails we'll work on technique and efficiency, getting comfortable exploring some easier routes. After a lunch break, that includes some maple syrup dessert surprises, we'll hit the trails on a guided excursion discovering the beautiful forests and rolling hills around Hepworth. We'll finish off the day with a winter cookout by the fire, enjoying a hot fresh dinner and local beverages.
Day 3 - Frozen Waterfalls - On our last day, we'll offer three different ways to experience frozen waterfalls. We can go as photographers, taking easy trails and focusing on shooting the frozen with a series of winter photography tips and lessons. We can go as hikers, heading out for a longer excursion to some of the more isolated falls in the region. Finally, for those feeling adventurous, we can explore the frozen falls as ice climbers, strapping on our crampons and ice axes and learning how to safely ascend a wall of ice!
When is Best to Go?
Winter (December - April)
2 Days & 2 Nights
3 Days & 3 Nights
4 Days & 4 Nights
Inn at Cobble Beach - A unique waterfront golf course and resort in the township of Georgian Bluffs.
Check out their website.
Inn at Cobble Beach or equivalent accommodations
All meals except for dinner upon arrival and departure
Cross country ski equipment
Ice climbing equipment
Private guide for all excursions
Safety and first aid equipment
Park & conservation area permits
A packing list will be provided upon booking
The Bruce Peninsula, also known as the Saugeen Peninsula, extends northwestwards into Lake Huron, separating Georgian Bay from the primary basin of the lake. The peninsula, which contains part of the Niagara Escarpment, is known for steep cliffs that drop into Georgian Bay's turquoise waters. The peninsula is one of Ontario's top adventure destinations with an abundance of climbing, hiking, skiing, cycling and paddling as well as some of Ontario's most spectacular scenery.
All guides leading the Winter on the Bruce Adventure have:
Wilderness Advanced First Aid and/or Wilderness First Responder certification and extensive winter camping and adventure experience.
Who will be on my trip? Due to the current health situation, all of our trips are being run on a private basis. That means the only people on your trip are the people you choose to travel with as part of your group.
What is the exact itinerary? We have a variety of activities at a range of difficulty levels available on this trip, including ice climbing, frozen waterfall tours, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Once you’ve decided you’re interested, you can submit a form by clicking plan my trip or simply CONTACT US and we’ll put together a suggested itinerary which we can review together before you commit.
How long is the trip? You can choose between 2 days, 3 days and 4 days.
How much does the trip cost? Price varies depending on your group size, the length of stay and the activities. Two day trips start at 850/person, three day trips at 1,175/person and four day trips at 1,450/person.
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