Quintessential Canada

Toronto • Niagara Falls • Thunder Bay • Miminiska Lodge

A 7-night/8-day adventure begins in Toronto with a 2-night stay and a visit to Niagara Falls. After your Toronto stay you head north to Thunder Bay for a 1-night stay and then into the heart of the Northern Ontario wilderness where your real Quintessential Canada experience begins with a private floatplane flight from Thunder Bay that quickly whisks you away over the hundreds of lakes and expansive boreal forests, dropping you off at Miminiska Lodge, your home for the duration of your stay. Styled with nods to classic Canadiana, you’ll rest cozy in your lakefront cabin.

Each day begins with fresh-brewed coffee delivered directly to you and throughout your stay you’ll dine on gourmet shore lunches and chef-prepared meals, while also sampling local craft beers and fine Ontario wines.

From £4495pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Dublin Thunder Bay via Toronto
  • 7 NIGHTS accommodation (more details below)
  • Sightseeing trip to Niagara Falls
  • Dinner on day 3 and full board starting with lunch on day 4 and breakfast on day 8
  • Return transfers from Thunder Bay to Miminiska Lodge by private jet
  • 2-hour Harbour Sailboat Tour on day 3
  • Daily activities at the Miminiska Lodge
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Staff Tips

Toronto - The new Queens Quay makes the Lake Ontario waterfront a stroller’s paradise. Here you will find a mix of parks, shopping and restaurants all connected by the Water’s Edge Promenade. Hop on a ferry over to the nearby Toronto islands where beaches, a family amusement park and paved walking trails await.

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Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Toronto Arrival
Niagara Falls
Fly to Thunder Bay
Miminiska Lodge
End of tour
  • Day 1 Toronto Arrival

    On arrival into Toronto Pearson International Airport you make your own way to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city.
    Overnight in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel

  • Day 2 Niagara Falls

    Today the Niagara Falls full day tour will bring you to one of Canada’s most spectacular sights. An ample amount of time will be spent at the falls to give you every opportunity to take pictures and admire the thundering waters. Included is the thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower Niagara Cruises to Voyage to the Falls for a unique view of the spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Other highlights include a delicious first class Buffet lunch at the Fallsview Restaurant with a fantastic view of the Falls. You will take a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge. You will see the Floral Clock, Queenston Heights and free time in the historic town of Niagara on the lake, voted “Canada’s Prettiest Town.”
    Overnight in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel

  • Day 3 Fly to Thunder Bay

    Today you take a morning flight from Toronto to Thunder Bay (approx. 2 hours). After arriving independently in Thunder Bay, you are met by a Wilderness North representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free and in the evening you’ll enjoy dinner on the waterfront, then set sail on Lake Superior at sunset with a guided cruise. A gentle sailboat tour of Thunder Bay’s harbour and surrounding area. Halfway through the tour, the anchor is set and passengers are welcome to open their own bottle of wine, sample an assortment cheeses, crisps, olives and local chocolates and watch the sunset. If a stop at the lighthouse is made, passengers may take a brief walk around the break wall and rugged lighthouse grounds. Dinner included.
    Overnight in Thunder Bay.

  • Day 4-7 Miminiska Lodge

    This morning, you are transferred to the airport for a private flight aboard a jet from Thunder Bay to Miminiska Lodge runway. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by your hosts, check in to your accommodation, and have a welcome orientation in the main lodge. Over the next 4 days, you will get to craft your perfect wilderness adventure. Guided activities include paddle excursions (canoe/kayak), hiking, fishing (lake, river, and night fishing), First Nations interpretive explorations of the land and history, arts and crafts, yoga, and stargazing. Independent activities such as stand-up paddling, a natural sauna, bonfires, and nightly entertainment are also part of the experience. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and alcoholic beverages with dinner and happy hour included.
    Overnights at Miminiska Lodge in standard lodge accommodation

  • Day 8 End of tour

    After breakfast, depart the lodge by private jet and enjoy a scenic flight back to Thunder Bay International Airport. From there you return to Ireland via Toronto.
    Breakfast included.

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