Fire & Ice

A Winter Getaway in Algonquin Park

Slow down to the quiet pace of winter and rediscover the joy in snow with our signature Algonquin Park Winter Getaway. Experience guided adventures in our winter wonderland, heart-warming meals, and cozy cabin accommodation at the most magical time of the year.

Just imagine . . .

Guided adventures invite you to explore on your winter getaway by snowshoe, cross-country & skin ski. Return from outdoor adventures to enjoy heart-warming candle-lit meals served up by award-winning cook Gregor.

Winter is a season for dreaming. Cozy up by the wood stove to journal and dream your year ahead, play games, and reconnect. At night, step outside after basking in our rejuvenating sauna to bear witness to a festival of stars.

Ice skate across frozen Kawawaymog Lake, or play a round of pond hockey or curling before cozying up by the campfire with a cup of cocoa to roast some marshmallows and breathe in the clear air of northern Ontario.

Sarah Connolly

Sarah is a community builder who finds joy in bringing people together in unique and creative ways.

Sarah is a wonderful guide and facilitator and we’re overjoyed to have her join this experience!

An adventurer at heart, she enjoys canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, rock climbing, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing, and bush craft skills.

Deposits & Cancellations

In short: Spaces are limited.  When you book a retreat with us, a non-refundable deposit (50% of your overall balance) reserves your space and allows us to plan accordingly. Remaining balances are due 15 days before arrival.

Deposits protect our group-based experiences by acting as a commitment from our guests. If you need to cancel your visit, the timing of your cancellation will determine the level of flexibility we can offer in rescheduling your visit or holding your deposit as a credit to be used in the future. Please refer to our full deposit and cancellation policy for more information on our policies, timelines, and the commitments we make based on your registration.

Meals & Dietary Needs

Edge guests are well nourished and experience mealtime itself as a program element, with storytelling to introduce the seasonal flavours of the region and the relationships with the folk who grew and raised the ingredients close to home. Cooking at the Edge focuses on balancing globally far-flung tastes with provincially produced foods. Meals are served buffet style and are guests often enjoy lakeside dining outdoors when the weather allows it.

Over the years we have met many diverse dietary needs. Guests are invited to identify their dietary needs & preferences as a part of the registration process, and those with restrictions love the options we provide.

Itinerary & Program Timings

We offer unique, tailored experiences that flow as our facilitators respond to the interests of our guests, seasonal conditions, and special opportunities that may arise.

Each retreat at the Edge features healthy doses of dreamtime, adventure, community, creativity, time spent in nature, and a dash of surprise. Guests always have the choice to take solo or rest time in lieu of planned experiences.

While a detailed itinerary is not available, you can count on and prepare for the activities used to describe the flavour of this retreat. Meals are generally served at 8:30, 12:30, and 6pm. When appropriate, optional early-morning or late-night experiences may be offered.

Arrival Time & Directions

Arrival time is between 1 – 3 pm.  We encourage our guests to stay and experience the full retreat, which generally ends after lunch on the final day.

You can find us easily on Google or Apple maps, or view detailed directions here.

What to Bring

We’ll be spending time both indoors and out in nature, and we invite you to dress appropriately for the season to stay comfortable, warm, and dry. There’s no dress code and most guests wear their “retreat-casual”.

We encourage guests to bring a surprise to share with others – this might take the form of a game or activity, an instrument/song/poem, or a tasty treat.

Book Retreat

Custom Dates Available for groups of 10+.

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What’s Included:

  • Your choice of shared or private cozy cabin accommodation.
  • Guided adventures may include snowshoeing, cross-country or back-country skiing, kick-sledding.
  • Equipment & materials included*
  • Delicious meals from arrival dinner to departure brunch. (Crafted with care from local ingredients, and catered to your dietary needs.)
  • Wood-fired sauna, campfires, and more!

What’s Not Included

  • 13% Harmonized Sales Tax
  • Gratuities for the hospitality team, facilitators & guides.
  • Wi-fi access and cellular signal are not available for this unplugged experience.
  • *Limited ice skate sizes available — you are encouraged to bring your own if you have them.

Explore Accommodation Options

Canvas Cabin

Glamping-style canvas cabins bring participants closer to nature, just a short walk away from main programming spaces and amenities such as showers and flush toilets. Each canvas cabin features a double bed, ideal for solo travellers or couples.

Shared: $999/person

Private: $1099/person

Habitat Cabin

Cozy, rustic habitat cabins are located just a short walk away from main programming spaces and amenities such as washrooms and showers. Each offers a loft double bed above 2 single beds, making them ideal for sharing with friends or other participants.

Shared: $999/person

Studio Cabin

Comfortable & spacious eco-friendly studio rooms are located just a minute’s walk away from main programming spaces and showers. These feature a small en-suite bathroom with a composting toilet. Both a double bed and a single bed make them ideal for couples or friends.

Shared: $1099/person

Private: $1279/person

Log Cabin Bedroom

The luxurious and comfortable log cabin is located a bit further from main programming spaces for optimal rest, and features en-suite bathrooms with showers. Each room’s Queen bed can convert into two twin beds, providing flexibility for solo travellers, couples, or friends.

Shared: $1279/person

Private: $1504/person


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