Festival of the Wild Arts Retreat

From CAD $450.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Apsley, Ontario
  • Product code: SWA2D

Art, Wellness & Creative Nature Connection
July 29-30 

Dive into the wild arts in the Kawarthas backcountry! Photography, dance, wild edibles foraging, bushcraft and thousand-star cuisine. This paddling retreat is an opportunity to unplug and reconnect with your natural creativity!
from $450

Paddle and portage the rugged routes of the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site, one of Ontario’s premier canoe and kayak parks, right in the our backyard, and within a two-hour drive of Toronto.

Our guides always provide instruction to get you moving safely and swiftly on the water, even if it's your first time.

F-Stops and J-Strokes sessions for paddling photographers and camera-wielding canoeists

Wild Foodies Pick Paddle and Party to forage for wild edible and medicinals of the Kawarthas

Bushcraft and primitive skills workshop

Five Rhythms ecstatic dance party

Lakeside yoga and guided meditation

Gourmet backcountry cuisine and wine pairing

Emphasis on homegrown, organic and locally-sourced foods

Kosher, Halal and veggie options available

Expedition Equipment

16' Expedition canoes
Paddles, PFDs and throwbags, helmets when necessary
Tents - high-quality dome-tents 2, 3, 4 per tent options
Kitchen - Tarp, cooking stoves, dinnerware, 
Barrels and Wannigans for food and group equipment

Safety Equipment

Wilderness First Responder Equipment, Communications Equipment


Rendezvous varies depending on location: Anstruther Lake, Bottle Lake, Coon Lake, Long Lake Access points. Transport options also available, with pickups from Trent University, Downtown Peterborough, Union Station, Pearson International, Billy Bishop International

Transport to trip location