Algonquin Park Springtime Hikes & Moose Watching Trip
Ahoy, nature enthusiasts! Get ready to embark on our annual day trip from Toronto to Algonquin Park in splendid springtime. As Mother Nature shakes off her winter slumber, Algonquin Park transforms into a kaleidoscope of vibrant wildflowers, towering trees and the majestic moose!
Our day starts with a visit to the Visitor's Centre, where you'll discover more about this wilderness haven. Then enjoy two hikes along the park's scenic trails amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of springtime. More details about the trails are listed below. It's a perfect escapade for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike, offering a glimpse into the rejuvenation of the great outdoors. Join us for a day of exploration, discovery, and moose-spotting delight in Algonquin Park this spring!
This tour is NOT recommended for those with mobility issues.
Sat May 4, 2024
$120 per person
All prices are per person, in Canadian dollars. All taxes and tips are included!
7:30 AM Mississauga Hurontario & Courtney Park Dr
8:00 AM York Mills Station
8:30 AM Vaughan Weston Rd & Hwy 7
To book over the phone
please call (866) 208-2950
- Round trip transportation on deluxe bus with a washroom and WiFi.
- Admission to Algonquin Park included.
- Visit to Algonquin Park Visitor's Centre included.
- Transportation to and from the trails.
- Moose Watching (with luck!)
- 2 Hikes, the first is rated easy and suitable for everyone. You have two options for the second hike, one is rated moderate and the other is rated difficult. All hikes are optional and if you choose not to do the hikes, you will have extra time in the visitor centre.
- Escorted tour with ShortTrips.ca tour director available during tour.
- All taxes & tips included.
- Meals & snacks
- Any shopping
Deposits, Payments, Cancellations & Refunds
- 100% full refund if you cancel at least 7 days before the trip departure date.
- Sorry but no refunds if cancellation is received less then 7 days before trip departure date.
- Your can transfer your seat to anyone else you know, up to the time of departure. without penalty.
Approximate Return Times
- Vaughan 7:55 PM
- York Mills Station 8:25 PM
- Mississauga 9:00 PM
Travelling With Children
- Children 10+ are welcome on this, same price as adults.
Algonquin Park Notes
- Although we hope to see moose while we are driving through the park, moose & deer sightings are not guaranteed! We can however guarantee that you will see bugs, trees & wildflowers. :-)
- The first hike is a 1.3 km loop, rated easy.
- For your second hike you have a choice of two hikes: (1) The first is a 2.9 km loop that visits large, old growth White Pine and the remains of an 1880s logging camp. It is rated as moderate to difficult. (2) The second option is a 2.9km loop trail, uphill one way. It is rated as difficult with rough terrain, exposed tree roots and rocks and some steep sections but you are rewarded with a spectacular vista when you reach the summit.
- All hikes are optional. If you decide to skip either of the hikes, you will be taken back to the visitor's centre where you can enjoy the beautiful deck, the museum, a cafe, a short film about Algonquin Park, the bookstore & giftshop, bathrooms and wifi.
- We will be stopping at highway rest areas on our way to the park and again on our way back from the park. Washrooms and various fast food outlets are available at both rest areas.
- The cafe at Algonquin Park remains closed for this season so your options for lunch are as follows: (1) Bring your lunch with you and enjoy it along the way or at the Algonquin visitor's centre. (2) Purchase something to eat at our morning stop at the highway service area. This location has a Tim Hortons, Starbucks, A&W and a convenience store that offers sandwiches and assorted snacks.
During spring take in the beauty and subtle hues of Algonquin's spring colours. Enjoy the pastel green of Trembling Aspen leaves, the pink wash of distant Red Maples, the white of cherry blossoms, and the silvery puffs of the Largetooth Aspen.
Moose in Algonquin Park
Spring offers the year's best Moose viewing.
The application of road salt to Highway 60 during winter road maintenance operations, attracts Moose to roadside ditches. Moose with salt deficient winter diets, capitalize upon this unnatural source of salt and chances are you'll see a few or even more of these magnificent animals during our leisurely drive along Highway 60.
Algonquin Park Visitor Centre
Opened in 1993 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Algonquin Provincial Park and the entire Ontario provincial park system, the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre has exhibits on the Park's natural and human history, a cafe, an excellent bookstore & gift shop, a movie theatre that shows a film about the story of the park on a continuous loop, washrooms and of course the impressive viewing deck.