The Park

Launching Spring 2022

Welcome to the Park

Offering private access to over 26,000 acres of Ontario wilderness. Become a member and join an exclusive community of outdoor enthusiasts protecting nature. 

Escape to the Park anytime you want,
where activities are endless.

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Where is the Park?

Park Location Map

The Park
26,000 acres

Amenities and Services

Borrow the gear you need and get the most out of the Park, including canoes on every lake.

Gear Library

Gear Library

Borrow the gear you need for your trip from us so you can get the most out of the Park, including canoes on every lake.

Personalized Customer Service

Personalized Customer Service

Let our team help you with trip planning, online resources and connection to other members, the community and updates.

Workshops and Courses

Workshops and Courses

Participate in workshops with topics ranging from wilderness survival to plant identification.

Exclusivity

Exclusivity

Get outdoors without overbooking or crowding issues. Enjoy last minute bookings and guaranteed private sites.

Guided Trips

Guided Trips

Opportunity to venture into the Park with one of our team members for an unforgettable, stress-free adventure.

Online Resources

Online Resources

Connect with other members, book online, access mapping resources and trip stories to get the most out of the Park.

Guided Trips

Guided Trips

Opportunity to venture into the Park with one of our team members for an unforgettable, stress-free adventure.

Online Resources

Online Resources

Connect with other members, book online, access mapping resources and trip stories to get the most out of the Park.

Conservation

The Park is a unique opportunity to blend conservation and outdoor recreation. Park members play a direct role in supporting the ongoing conservation of this incredible landscape. Membership is limited to maintain a true wilderness feeling and ensure long-term protection of our properties and the wildlife that use them.

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Become a member this year and help shape the future of the Park

The greatest value in becoming a member now, while the Park is in it’s infancy, is that you can influence what features and activities we build out based on your interests. We are building this Park for you, our members. Membership is limited based on Park capacity

Corporate Membership

Company Membership
Pricing Varies
  • Offer weekend access to the Park for your customers and employees
  • Welcome orientation for all guests, including an introduction to the backcountry and basic skills guidelines
  • Host outdoor training and team building events at the Park
  • Access and use of our Park amenities including gear library, workshops and courses
  • Access to guided trips and outdoor instructors
  • Access to our online community and resources

Full Membership

Unlimited Access
$ 10,000 Annually
  • Full access to the Park for groups of up to 4 people
  • Complimentary access and use of our Park amenities including gear library, workshops and courses
  • Access to guided trips and outdoor instructors
  • Year-round access with priority booking and guaranteed availability on peak dates
  • Access to our online community and resources
  • Option to add secondary member for occasional independent Park visits for $1,000

Off-peak Membership

Limited Access
$ 6,000 Annually
  • Access to the Park for groups of up to 4 people on off-peak dates
  • Paid access and use of our Park amenities including gear library, workshops and courses
  • Paid access to guided trips and outdoor instructors
  • Access to our online community and resources
  • Option to add secondary member for occasional independent Park visits for $1,000

Local Membership

Local Residents
$ 200 Annually
  • Day-use only year-round access to the Park for individuals
  • Access to our online community and resources

Park Values

Our members will share the common values of conservation, leave no trace and respecting the land and other members. We are building a community of people who are not just accessing this land, but taking ownership of its care.

  • Membership will always be limited to the real capacity of the land and facilities, and will gradually grow over time as we learn about the property and our members.
  • We have a team of experienced backcountry rangers and staff that are always here to help. We have staff inside The Park 7 days a week for emergencies or general help.
  • Our trails and amenities are in line with backcountry use. All routes are traveled weekly throughout the warm seasons for maintenance and stewardship, but if something needs urgent attention, please report this.
  • Conservation will always come first. We will be re-routing trails and avoiding sensitive habitats as we identify protections needed.
  • There will be no “upgrade creep” with ever-increasing levels to keep a full membership, and price increases for existing members are capped at 5% per year or inflation, whichever is lower.
    Full memberships are capped at the number of campsites in The Park, guaranteeing availability of access (but not your favourite site).
  • The gear library will be stocked based on general demand, and we can’t guarantee the availability of any equipment.
    Off-peak memberships will grow over time and will be capped once reasonable use is reached.
  • Community feedback is welcome, and will be factored into all decisions.
  • Land’escapes property users should fall in alignment with our overall vision and therefore enthusiastically adhere to the rules and regulations or as we refer to it “voluntary aggressive compliance”. You should feel aligned with our rules and want to follow them as a part of the community, not look for loopholes.
  • We work with the 100 year rule – if everyone does what you do, every time they pass through, will the land look better or worse in 100 years? Whether that’s picking flowers or leaves, harvesting shoreline sweetgale for tea, or cutting into a live tree, ask yourself if it’s making The Park a better place for others.
  • Quiet recreation includes camping, hiking, biking, paddling, and climbing, but also horseback riding, back-country skateboarding, and unicycling – as long as it doesn’t have a motor, and you stick to suitable routes, it’s fine by us.
  • No speakers, no chainsaws, no fireworks, and DEFINITELY no gas-powered air horns.
  • All of our rules and availability are based on reasonable assumptions, and we want to avoid a 50-page document on conditions and limits. We don’t technically have a limit to trip lengths or number of trips per year, but we reserve the right to impose one in certain situations. We assume that most people won’t need help at 3 am on a regular basis, and so we’re not making rules about what qualifies for those calls.
  • Remember that The Park is a community, and it can only be as good as each member of the community.

FAQs

At the moment, we have about 150km of trails marked and mapped, paddling trips on lakes and through wetlands for longer trips, and 100 campsites marked on maps. We’ve also had someone test an 80′ cliff for climbing.

A key feature of The Park is that the activities will continue to develop and expand. Friends of The Park include birders, helping us to design the perfect bird blind, mountain bikers scouting routes for every level of skill, climbers climbing everything they can, and more – if you’re looking for access for the weirdest, most niche hobby you have, let us know, and you can help develop it!

Our favourite trip idea so far is the portage-less portage. Paddle to the end of the lake, pull up your canoe, and… just… leave it. There’s another canoe at the next lake.

We’re looking for ideas! Tell us what new things we could add!

Holidays and Summer long-weekends and limited summer weekends 

We are limiting memberships to 100 in the first year, to allow us to assess and learn. At this point, 100 full memberships and 200 off-peak memberships seems reasonable, but we simply don’t know yet.
The gear library is a collection of gear that ranges from tents to stove systems. It’s meant as an emergency back up for people who forgot something or lost it in a storm, but also allows our members to test out a style of gear they’ve never used. Our staff can help you figure out how to use it in the field.
As many as you’d like, within reason. We don’t really want to set formal upper boundaries on things, and we probably don’t care nearly as much if you book every weekend through the winter than if you do so in the summer, but we want to ensure equitable access for all of our members.

This is your Park. Think of it like a wilderness gym membership. You can book in advance, schedule a class or just show up and use the trails or book an available campsite.

Through our online portal you will be able to make bookings and check availability in real-time to make spontaneous travel decisions. 

All memberships allow you to visit the Park in a group of 4. These don’t always have to be the same 4 people, however the primary Member must always be present (unless you add a secondary member to your membership). 

For families larger than 4 we are happy to work with you and make some exceptions. 

A secondary member is someone you often travel with in the Park but may occasionally wish to travel independently. For example, you may get a membership and assign your partner as a secondary member. You can then both travel the park together, or you may take separate visits with your own guests on occasion.

This is not two separate memberships, you may not take separate visits at the same time and your independent visits may not exceed the number of visits you take together. 

This is a small community of Members. We are going to get to know you and be able to help you make your visits enjoyable. We will be happy to accommodate the odd special request.

If you are interested in a Membership, or would like additional information please inquire below.