All questions are important to us. If you have further queries, please contact us.
Are experience packages available without accommodations?
Our mini package Making Maple Syrup – A Forest’s Story is a half day experience.
Does Ontario Footprints design customized packages?
Yes. Ontario Footprints will customize a package that includes one or more experiences and accommodations for one or more nights.
Are there discounts for groups?
Discounts are available for groups of more than 6 people.
How do we make payment for a package?
In order to secure your reservation(s) in advance Ontario Footprints accepts a cheque or online credit card payment via PayPal. Once you receive an invoice you can proceed to our website to make payment by clicking on the PayPal button.
Occasionally, when space becomes available on short notice cash payment is accepted.
How challenging are your packages?
Ontario Footprints experiences are intended for active adults with a reasonable level of fitness. Each package described in our information section is rated according to the Algonquin Park scale of difficulty – easy, moderate, difficult. For your reference, an easy trail may have a moderate incline.
Can children participate in the experiences?
Some experiences such as our Making Maple Syrup – A Forest’s Story are designed for adults only. Children over 14 years of age may participate at the discretion of Ontario Footprints.
What about environmental nuisances like rain, cold weather, and insects?
Sometimes these nuisances lend a great deal of ‘authenticity’ to an experience. Seriously, however, all experiences go on as scheduled rain or shine. Some experiences take place indoors. In extreme conditions outdoor experiences can be modified to move indoors to a degree. Participants are advised to be prepared to dress for poor weather. A number of effective insect repellants exist on the market. Generally, mosquito and black fly populations are greatly reduced by mid July.
What training and experience do Ontario Footprints leaders have?
All tourism venues are compliant with Ontario health and safety regulations relevant to their areas of enterprise. Fee based activities at The Deakins are guided by appropriate risk management plans and experience leaders have certified training in first aid.
Do I need special equipment to participate in the packages?
Except when otherwise stated, all equipment and materials are provided.