The Canadian Shield

Fitness:  4/7     Canoe Skills:  3/7     Mountain Bike Skills:  4/7     Comfort zone:   5/7


  • Multi-sport adventure!

  • Complete the first-ever point-to-point multi-sport trip by mountain bike and canoe on this route in Eastern Ontario

  • Experience the famous and historic Algonquin Provincial Park

  • Canoe the Barron River including the spectacular Barron Canyon and the exhilarating High Falls natural water slide

  • Mountain bike the historic K & P Trail from end-to-end

  • Enjoy Presentations by Canadian experts in the fields of geology, astronomy, art, history, and music

Mountain Bike and Paddle in Eastern Ontario

The Canadian Shield: map of route


Each person will be looking for the boundary between I can and I can’t.

You will be challenged by bugs, weather, steep climbs, mud, aching muscles, and discomfort. There will be possible danger from bears, water, fire, and poisonous plants. This is not a trip for everyone.

You will be rewarded by fresh air, clean water, the smell of pine and wintergreen, an ongoing concerto of bird calls, and views that will catch in your throat.

You will definitely get your heart rate up. You’ll have fun while generating adrenalin, meeting other Hard Maple travelers, gaining self-confidence, and surprising yourself. If you’ve lost your mojo, there’s an excellent chance you will find it here. You will finish with a genuine sense of accomplishment. You’ll feel good.

This is the big one. Hard Maple Travel offers you the chance to do something significant. The Canadian Shield is a 14 day point-to-point trip that will test your physical and mental strength. You will mountain bike and paddle 480 km through Eastern Ontario, while experiencing unspoiled nature, diverse wildlife, and routes which are significant in Canadian history. This trip is authentic and rewarding. You will emerge with great stories, great memories, and probably great friendships.

     Made in Canada

     Made in Canada


And you’ll see enough rocks and trees to last a lifetime.

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