Wolf Den winter - Skiing & Snowshoeing weekend getaway

Fri, January 26 to Sun, January 28, 2024

Stay at the rustic Wolf Den Bunkhouse ‘n Cabins close to the entrance of Algonquin Park from Friday evening until Sunday.  The hostel is approximately a three hour drive north of Toronto, on Highways 400, 11, and 60.  The closest major urban centre is Huntsville on Hwy 60.  Visit www.wolfdenbunkhouse.com for more information about the Hostel.

Enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts while reveling in and celebrating winter.  Provided will be Friday night food and snacks, two pancake breakfasts, and supplies for two sandwich style lunches.  Saturday evening will be a pot luck (group) dinner.

We have the entire hostel booked for the weekend.  There are three buildings.  The Main Lodge building has washrooms, showers, cooking, and eating facilities as well as bedrooms down stairs.  There are two split winterized cabins (Loon and Bear) with 3 beds in each section.  The Loon and Bear cabins do not have washrooms or running water.  You must go to the Main Lodge for washrooms and showers.

You can choose a bed for yourself and your friends when signing up.  View the room and bed layout on the graphic below.  Updating the bed layout is a manual process.  We will try to keep this graphic up to date. 

Algonquin Park has four trail networks specifically designed and reserved for cross-country or Nordic skiing. Three trails are packed and groomed on a regular basis and there is one wilderness ski trail, where no grooming takes place:

  • Fen Lake Ski Trail
  • Leaf Lake Ski Trail
  • Old Railway Trail
  • Minnesing Wilderness Ski Trail (not groomed)

 Arrowhead Provincial Park is also close by as is the Leslie Frost Centre Trails.  The Blue Spruce Motel has groomed trails as well - it's 1km from the Hostel.

For snowshoeing in Algonquin Park, any of the Hwy 60 corridor hiking trails can be used in winter.  The 5km Booth Rock trail becomes 7km in winter as the road is not plowed and the 10km Centennial Trail becomes 14km in winter.

The cost is $135 for members and $145 for non-members.  Please register online.  You can pay by Credit Card or PayPal.  If you must pay by cheque, download the Sign Up Sheet below. 

For this Information and more (2020 cancellation policy):

Information Sheet PDF:  InformationWolfDen2024.pdf

Sign Up Sheet PDF:  SignUpSheetWolfDen2024.pdf

Suggestions on what to bring for the weekend:

  • Potluck Dinner - Saturday night dinner is a group effort, bring a dish you wish to share.
  • BYOB - alcohol is welcome if you are so inclined.
  • Bathing suit - there is a sauna cabin.
  • Skis, perhaps snow shoes, boots, and appropriate clothing
  • Slippers - take off your boots before entering the main cabin

What not to bring:

  • Water – the hostel suggests using their “beautiful UV filtered water”
  • Plates, cups, and cutlery – the hostel has everything you need.
  • Bedding, pillows, linens, comforters, and towels – these are provided by the Hostel.

paul price & Brenda Sweet
647-676-7139 (paul cell)

Email:  pbtrips@tbn.ca

Wolf Den Ski Weekend - Click on the link below to register

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Registration opens December 4, 2023.

Notes:  Registration opens Mon, 4 Dec 2023.  Log in first to get the member rate.  Cancellations are manual.  Click the refresh button on your web browser to see the latest bed layout version.  Contact pbtrips@tbn.ca

Rooms and Cabins will be filled by gender, unless you specify otherwise.  Sign up early to avoid disappointment.

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