In the Spotlight: Algonquin Park & Temagami

The canoe tripping program at Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo is what makes TSC such a unique member of the summer camp community. From age 7, we have the option to trip through Algonquin Park and once 12, the park and beyond. Within these regions are unbelievable sights that are experienced by those who truly love the Canadian wilderness.

This week, the spotlight is on Algonquin Park and Temagami! Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook for more regions in the coming weeks.

Algonquin Park

  • Canoe Lake – our home away from home.
  • The Portage Store – whether it is to get dropped off, picked up or just passing through on a trip, this store is a crucial part of the TSC experience.
  • Barron Canyon – the banks of the canyon are lined by awe-inspiring boulders, some sections measured up to 100m vertically, experienced by our Barron River campers and many 50 Day campers.
  • Petawawa River – the largest volume river in the park and home to many tough but beautiful portages around stunning rapids. Appropriately named based on thes rapids, Petawawa is the native Algonquin word meaning “noise heard from afar.”
  • Brent Road to Wendigo Lake – the route that many TSC 50 Day trips take into the park. Whether you are getting a shuttle or you are portaging, it is a very special moment for these trips because it usually signifies the beginning of the last segment of a 50 Day and the route towards home.
  • Eustache Lake – deepest lake in all of Algonquin Park. “Ahmek District” – a section of the park west of Canoe Lake that campers and staff from TSC helped to maintain.
  • A total of 2,456 lakes and over 2,000km of canoe routes.
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Eustache Lake – Photo by Tyler Stafl

Temagami

  • Ishpatina Ridge – the highest point in Ontario and the namesake of one our 36 day canoe trips. The name “Ishpatina” comes from an Ojibwe language word, ishpadinaa, which means “high place/ridge.”
  • Maple Mountain – the second highest point in Ontario, climbed by many of our campers and staff on Temagami trips, Bisco trips and 50 day trips.
  • Paradise Lagoon – an isolated hidden gem which includes crystal blue water, a small waterfall and very cool cliffs.
  • Wolf Lake – this lake is surrounded by the world’s largest known contiguous ancient red pine forest and a part of the Chiniguchi Waterway. To learn more about this area, go to http://www.savewolflake.org/.
  • Sunnywater & Smoothwater Lakes – windex blue lakes perfect for those underwater cabin photoshoots and classic paddle photos.
  • McConnell Bay – a bay lined by a beautiful beach with spacious campsites. A great place for a rest day!
  • Florence Lake – considered to be one of the cleanest and picturesque lakes in Temagami and one of the favourites of TSC trippers.
  • Pine Torch Area – this area is challenging, rewarding, secluded and beautiful.
  • Lake Temagami – this lake extends almost 50 Km from north to south, is irregularly shaped with small bays and multiple arms. With 1200 + islands, it is a fun lake to navigate through on a sunny summer day.
  • Shish-Kong – an area with a plethora of old growth pine trees that line incredible hiking trails. Here you will also find a campsite situated across from 100+ ft rock faces.
  • Home to many incredible provincial parks including Solace, Chiniguchi Waterway, Sturgeon River Waterway, Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater, Obabika and more.
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Shish-Kong – Photo by Tyler Stafl