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Learning Adventures

Explore a wealth of nature, culture and history, and discover fun and creative ways to learn about Ontario’s natural wonders.

Learn tips from Ontario's professional photographers, take a guided wildlife photography tour, or book an overnight stargazing getaway. Learn about First Nations heritage on a Spirit Walk or Native Cree culture on a wilderness retreat. Witness a bird migration, go on a wilderness mushroom foray adventure or join an outdoor painting workshop.

GROUP OF SEVEN

The Group of Seven was a community of Canadian artists in the early 20th century who connected with the country’s rugged environment through a unique style of landscape painting. The work of the Group of Seven, along with associated artists, has come to represent a distinct, globally recognized, Canadian artistic identity. Art lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike are invited to visit some of the iconic locations and landscapes that inspired these artists of the past.

Stand in awe at the beauty of Algoma and Lake Superior’s North Shore. Board the Agawa Canyon Tour Train and ride the route travelled by the Group of Seven when they painted from the box car in the early 1900’s or visit the Lake Superior Provincial Park, a section of the Interpretive Visitor Centre is dedicated to the Group of Seven.

Embark on a guided and outfitted sea-kayak expedition with Naturally Superior Adventures from Rossport to Pukaskwa, through Group of Seven inspired landscapes. Paint and paddle on the French River, and immerse yourself in the same magical scenery that inspired Tom Thomson centuries ago.

Hike under the quartz rocks in the La Cloche Mountain range. Paddle to site of The Jack Pine in Algonquin Provincial Park and find Serenity in the Lake of the Woods.

Follow a unique outdoor trail that features over 90 incredible mural replicas showcasing Group of Seven works through Muskoka and Algonquin Park. Cycle the Tom Thomson trail, a non-motorized, three –season, multi-use trail between Owen Sound and Meaford. The path passes through Leith, the home and final resting place of the famous painter. 

Discover more ways to channel the artist in you and plan your own Group of Seven inspired adventure.

 

Learning Adventures

Learning in Nature

Learning in Nature

From Monarch butterflies to polar bears, the elusive woodland caribou to Beluga whales, Ontario is home (or at least a stopover) for a wide variety of wildlife.

New to Outdoors

New to Outdoors

If you’re new to the outdoors, we have programs and outfitters waiting to welcome you with easy and fun instruction.

Epic Wilderness Adventures

Epic Wilderness Adventures

Looking for that 'trip of a lifetime'? An epic wilderness quest is within reach with an Ontario fly-in or rail experience.

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