Winter Wonderland Retreat

About the Experience

Join Wild Women Expeditions in the beauty and serenity of the shimmering winter wilderness of Algonquin Park for a lovely 4-day weekend of outdoor fun, winter bliss and connection to nature.

This retreat is a space to honour our physical vitality and give our bodies the nourishment we need, whether it be a space to let go and deeply unwind, or a place to energize your core with yoga, ice skating, snowshoeing or skiing in a wilderness wonderland that you will surely fall in love with!

This Winter Wonderland Retreat is based at Northern Edge Algonquin Eco-resort, near South River, Ontario.  Accommodations are in cozy shared cabins in the forest, nestled into the lush beauty and quiet of the peaceful natural surroundings. Nourish yourself, dining on organic and locally raised food and be inspired by handcrafted surroundings designed in harmony with the surrounding Algonquin forest.  The centre is just 2.5 hours from Toronto and 4 hours from Ottawa.

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Winter Wonderland Retreat

About the Experience

Join Wild Women Expeditions in the beauty and serenity of the shimmering winter wilderness of Algonquin Park for a lovely 4-day weekend of outdoor fun, winter bliss and connection to nature.

This retreat is a space to honour our physical vitality and give our bodies the nourishment we need, whether it be a space to let go and deeply unwind, or a place to energize your core with yoga, ice skating, snowshoeing or skiing in a wilderness wonderland that you will surely fall in love with!

This Winter Wonderland Retreat is based at Northern Edge Algonquin Eco-resort, near South River, Ontario.  Accommodations are in cozy shared cabins in the forest, nestled into the lush beauty and quiet of the peaceful natural surroundings. Nourish yourself, dining on organic and locally raised food and be inspired by handcrafted surroundings designed in harmony with the surrounding Algonquin forest.  The centre is just 2.5 hours from Toronto and 4 hours from Ottawa.

Day One: Gathering and Afternoon Exploration

We’ll begin our retreat in the afternoon at Northern Edge Algonquin retreat centre (arrival between 1-3pm), where we’ll settle into our cozy cabins in the forest before gathering for a welcoming orientation. Spend the afternoon getting into the winter groove, going for a skate on the lake (conditions permitting), heading out for a leisurely snowshoe or cross-country ski, exploring the local backcountry, or simply relaxing with new friends. Then we will enjoy a gourmet dinner and following, you may choose to unwind in the wood fired sauna by the lake, settling in for a weekend of winter bliss.

*Note: Although not part of the official WWE program in 2018, if you are interested in a half-day dog sledding excursion, there is the option to join a public departure at 10am on Day 1 at Sugardogs Adventure Company before your arrival at the retreat centre.  $225pp + HST.  You will have the opportunity to request this extension on your registration form.

Day Two: Fall In Love with Winter – Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing

On Friday morning we’ll start our day with gentle yoga followed by a scrumptious breakfast and then head outdoors for a fun-filled day of winter adventure in the beautiful woods of Algonquin. We will explore forest trails by snowshoe and then you may choose to cross country ski or skate on the lake (conditions permitting) or join an optional creativity/crafting session.  There will be plenty of free time to relax, self-pamper, visit the wood fired sauna and unwind.  After a day of outdoor fun, sharing a delicious candlelit meal and divine dessert with a group of wonderful wild women will be a great way to top off the day’s adventures!

Day Three: Adventuring Further Afield

On Saturday morning we’ll once again start our day with gentle yoga followed by a scrumptious breakfast.  Today you will have the opportunity to go further afield where we will drive a short way to an Algonquin Park trailhead where we will explore trails deeper into the forest by snowshoe or cross-country ski.  Enjoy a trailside picnic lunch and upon return to the lodge, a late afternoon yoga session will be offered, followed by another marvellous candlelit dining experience.

Day Four: One last day of winter and yoga bliss…and wood fired pizza!

On Sunday morning we’ll start our day with a scrumptious Sunday breakfast and then head outdoors for a morning of snowshoeing, skiing or kick sledding on the lake. We’ll close our retreat with one last blissful yoga practice and a very special log cabin lunch featuring create-your-own outdoor wood fired pizza!  After lunch, our retreat will formally wrap-up, we’ll say our farewells and you will be ready to head home by 2pm.

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