Festival of the Wild Arts Retreat
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Location: Apsley, Ontario
- Product code: SWA2D
Art, Wellness & Creative Nature Connection
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!
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
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
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