Since we started organizing forays into the most beautiful backcountry locations in the Kawarthas and the near north, we’ve prided ourselves on creating well-rounded and rugged experiences designed to animate our region’s natural and cultural heritage. Not only are we expert wilderness guides with the chops and certs to prove it, but we’ve also accomplished this through perfecting a menu of gourmet backcountry cuisine that includes such ancient recipes as three-sisters stew and varieties of bushcraft bread like bannock and frybread.
Furthermore, we share the traditional skills and natural interpretation we’ve gleaned from our own mentors, to enrich the experiences of visitors to the Land. Exploring wild areas is valuable and pleasant in and of itself, but visitors to the Land also explore their own abilities, and come away more skilled, knowledgable and interesting folks, or we haven’t done our job!
Festival of the Wild Arts Retreat
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!
Path of the Masters
Paddle in the path of Bill Mason, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven by learning the principles of painting en plein air.
Fresh, local produce is a virtue for health and ecological footprint, so we’re proud to be able to help folks learn how to forage for wild edibles and medicinals on our trails and waterways.
Looking to upgrade your survival skills? Join us to learn the fundamental principles of knife and axework and create a survival scenario that will enable you to hew out a rugged existence in the bush.
F-Stops and J-Strokes
Paddling photographers and camera-wielding canoeists are always looking for ways to improve their wildlife photography.