Thursday, November 30, 2006

Algonquin Dog Sledding Video

We received this fun, short video from Mr. Fitzpatrick taken on an Algonquin dog sledding trip last February. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Dogsled Jamaica

For all you wannabe mushers out there who can't take the cold, Chukka Caribbean Adventures may have just what you need ! Yes, this is for real! The Ochos Rios based adventure company offers Dogsled rides and meet the dog encounters strating at $112 per person. Today's Globe and Mail has a great story about Devon Anderson , head musher of the Jamaican Dogsled team. If you can't make it down to Jamaica for this wild and crazy experience, Voyageur Quest's Algonquin dogsled trips run from December through to the end of March!

Photo courtesy of Chukka Caribbean Adventures and the Jamaican Dogsled team

Saturday, November 25, 2006

50 things every Canadian should do in winter

The November issue of Explore- Canada’s outdoor magazine- has an interesting article and list of the 50 things every Canadian should do in a winter. Top 10 on their list

1. “Try speed skating”
2. Stay at an “original” lodge
3. Go to one of three listed resort bars
4. Learn about avalanches
5. Stand at Portage and Main
6. Ski a world Loppet series
7. Go dog sledding
8. Go for run on snowshoes
9. Learn to ski moguls
10. Ski a famous mogul run

For the rest of the list, pick up a copy of their November issue. If you are keen on knocking of any of the top 10 – three are available by signing on to our Algonquin Log Cabin or Algonquin Cottage Outpost winter adventures. (stay at an original{ rustic/ no electricity lodge}, go dog sledding and have a run on snowshoes

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Canadian Pond Hockey Championship

Good news for all you hockey players who have been looking for a chance to play outside. The Canadian Pond Hockey Championships are coming to Huntsville, Ontario in Jan/ Feb of 2007.
Check out the Pond Hockey website for details on how to register.

If you or your team needs to brush up on your shinny skills, come for a winter weekend at the Cottage Outpost where we have a lakeside rink shovelled from Christmas to March.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Dogsled trips for upcoming winter

I had fun this past week talking to our mushers who are gearing up for what promises to be a great winter. We have a number of Algonquin Dogsled trips to choose from this winter including 4 hour experiences, day trips and multi- day lodge based weekends and expeditions. For those of you looking for a fun winter weekend, book on e of our Algonquin Chalet suites and add an authentic dogsled day trip. Click here for a list of all of our Algonquin Dogsled trips for 20o7.