Dates - the Barron River
At Hard Maple Travel, we do not have fixed departure dates. We believe that your strongest desire is to have a powerful and memorable experience in the Canadian wilderness, and not to just fill your time on a particular date. So we ask that you first contact us or let us know that you're interested. Of course, it's often more fun to travel with other like-minded people so we will write back and let you know about other travelers who are interested and in which periods. We can also arrange a custom trip at any time.
Prices - The Barron River
6 days / 5 nights
The trip starts on a Sunday and ends on a Friday. Please contact us for custom departures.
The cost of he trip is $1,325 per person. We offer 50% off for people under 13 years old, and 25% off for those 13 to 17 or over 64.
(Prices are in Canadian Dollars)
Note: at current exchange rates, the regular price is about
- $938 US dollars
- €868 Euros
- £657 British pounds
Payment and Cancellation
A minimum deposit of $50 is required to book any trip, but this deposit does not expire if you need to cancel. It is good for any future trip or you can even transfer it to a friend. The balance is due 45 days before departure. When you pay the deposit and tell us the trip and departure date, we will contact you by email to tell you the balance owing, if any, including optional items such as bike rental or your own room or tent.
Alternatively, you can pay the whole cost at time of booking by selecting a trip on the booking page. If you are booking fewer than 45 days before departure, the full cost is due on booking.
If you have to cancel your booking, we will hold the amount of the deposit ($50) for a future trip and refund a portion of the balance already paid, based on the number of days before departure:
- More than 90 days: 90%
- 45 - 90 days: 80%
- 10 - 44 days: 50%
- Fewer than 10 days: 0%
For example, if you cancel 57 days before departure and the trip cost is $1,425, we deduct the deposit of $50, leaving $1,375. We then refund 80% of $1,375 or $1,100.
If Hard Maple cancels the trip for any reason (such as insufficient bookings), you receive a full refund, including your deposit.
- Experienced guides throughout the trip
- Support vehicle for luggage, except while canoeing
- All hotels and accommodation, as per the itinerary
- Return transportation from Ottawa to the canoe launch/pickup in Algonquin Park
- All meals and food as per the itinerary
- Canoes, life jackets, paddles, and throw rope/bailer
- Tents, sleeping pads, and camping gear
- Presentations by local experts
What's not included:
- Sleeping bag(s)
- Backpack for use in portaging
- Other items as described in these details