Curious about Crown Land camping? Join Trip Shed and seasoned Crown Land camper Martin Pine aka PineMartyn on an all-inclusive guided 4 day canoe trip.
Martin is a Crown Land hiker, backpacker, canoe-tripper, winter camper, nemophilist, and bushcraft enthusiast. He makes instructional videos about all of the above with a view to promoting responsible, low-impact, recreational use of our Crown lands.
The focus of trip will be to empower the participants to embark on their own, independent Crown Land adventures in the future. In addition to the guided adventure itself, participants will get to walk through the process of exploring and finding Crown Land routes with Martin ahead of time.
Location: Top Secret - About 3.5 hours north of Toronto
Number of Participants: We are capping this adventure at 6 participants to ensure a personalized experience for all is achieved.
Make sure to read through the details below before booking.
On this trip, you’ll learn everything you need to know to safely and confidently go on your own canoe trips with the help of one of our trained guides. This ranges from day one, going over each of our packs, understanding why we’re bringing what we’re bringing, and how to travel with it through the wilderness. For first time paddlers, this first day will be an introduction to being on the water: how to paddle, how to steer a canoe, and how to navigate with confidence through unknown territory with nothing but a map and your wits.
Once we’re in the backcountry, you’ll have the chance to pick your own site and practice essential skills like setting up your tent, how to assemble a weatherproof tarp system, building a fire fit for royalty and, of course, cooking over that open flame.
- Using the Crown Land Use Policy Atlas
- Scouting out appropriate Crown Land spots
- The philosophy and practice around scouting
- Canoe Trip Planning
- Check-list and Packing
- Canoe Travel Basics
- Navigating Open Water - paddling, reading a map, dealing with emergencies
- Campsite Set Up - pitching your tent, hanging a tarp, collecting firewood, dealing with furry visitors
- Campfire Cooking - prep, cooking and cleanup - enjoying gourmet meal over an open flame
- Setting Off for New Sites
- Basic Wilderness Survival Skills & Emergency Preparedness
- Local Flora and Fauna Identification
- All tripping gear,
- Canoes, paddles & PFDs
- Fresh & healthy home cooked meals
- Licensed guides
- Transportation to and from the access
- Guide Tips
- Personal toiletries & clothing
The payment included here is simply a deposit to reserve your spot on the trip. The Trip Shed will reach out shortly after your deposit is made to discuss the specific trip logistics.
Total Trip Cost: $1,250 per person
- Our canoe trips operate rain or shine, however we will never paddle in dangerous weather and will let all participants know leading up to the trip.
- If a trip is cancelled due to dangerous weather, a full refund will be given.
- Four weeks before the trip a 100% refund will be given less a $25 processing fee.
- Two weeks from the trip date, a 50% refunded will be given.
- Within one week from the trip date no refund will be given.
- We require a minimum of 4 participants to run a trip. If we do not hit the minimum of 4, you will be able to transfer your reservation to another trip or receive a full refund.
- All equipment is thoroughly washed and sanitized in between trips
- Only individuals who request to share a tent will do so, all others will be in individual tents to reduce indoor contact
- For ease of physical distancing on our multi day trips we will have a maximum of 7 guests and 2 guides.
- Trip Shed staff will be equipped with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and will have PPE for guests.