Welcome to the Back Country

We're excited to be working with The Land Canadian Adventures on a series of back country paddling trips. Experience the comfort of an Ontario resort stay as you pack and plan for 2 nights in the bush, accompanied by the best guides in the business.

Key points

  • On Sunday and Wednesday night, stay in our hotel rooms with hot showers, fresh-brewed coffee, and a real mattress.
  • Spend 3 days in the back woods of the Kawarthas, paddling through unspoiled wilderness, experiencing the ultimate Ontario
  • Foodies rejoice! Not only will you get to experience Viamede's incredible forest to table offerings, but the back country is full of delights like sushi, fire-side bakery including bannock, Three Sisters Stew (a 10 000 year old recipe, although the ingredients are more fresh than that), paired wines, and accommodation for dietary restrictions.

Dates and Experiences


Learning Wilderness Skills (May 24-28)

  • This outing is focused on improving wilderness skills, like orienteering
  • 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing on Sunday night, Friday night cocktail reception style dinner

Keep On Campin' (June 7-11)

  • Getting into the outdoors later in life can be scary. This trip is focused on comfort and slowing down
  • Learn and refresh basic canoeing and camp skills
  • Gain knowledge of local flora and fauna
  • Participate in exploring the limits and possibilities of gourmet backcountry cooking - the kitchen may not be where you feel most comfortable, but perhaps an open fire will inspire your inner chef!
  • If you are a fan of wildlife and nature photography, bring your trusty phone or camera on the trail with you and enjoy some designated time to capture the wonders of the Kawartha wildlife
  • Are you the owner of a fishing licence? Bring your gear and we will help you arrange it for tripping so you can relax and unwind while towing a line

Camping With Kids (July 5-9 & August 9-13)

  • Learn to pack and plan for the whole family
  • What cool meal options do we have?

Forest Wellness (Sept 20-24)

  • This experience is led by Kristina Domsic of Rooted Heart, a certified Forest Therapy Guide and Yoga instructor, who will be with you every step of the way to create a safe explorative space, inviting you to delve deeper into your senses
  • Guided nature connection, both on the water and on land
  • Learn about local medicinal plants and how to forage for them yourself to enjoy as part of your experience
  • Forest bathing session led by a certified guide - similar to a hilke but slow and gentle, forest bathing is interspersed with invitations to pause and reflect on your physical and mental experience as well opportunities to share and connect with the group
  • Nature connection sessions typically conclude with the sharing of tea made from local foraged plants and a light snack
  • Optional outdoor yoga, instructed by Kristina Domsic of Rooted Heart, is offered to folks of all abilities and experience levels as a way to invigorate yourself for the day ahead or wind down and reflect on the day you have had

Bushcraft (Oct 4-8)

  • Learn to build a shelter

Pricing (Assumes $600 per person TLCA cost)

(Should this be a nightly rate or total?)
Season Single room/tent Shared room/tent
May, June, September, October $1435 $1185
July and August (adult) $1530 $1190
July and August (kids under 12) $200
Please let us know if you're a single and are open to sharing rooms. If we find you a suitable partner, we will give both the shared room rate. We offer a group discount of $100 for groups over 4 traveling together and sharing rooms.