At Lake Fever, we thrive on planning “full-service” overnight nature experiences for our guests, meaning stress-free, fun adventures where no guest preparation is needed
Lake Fever Wilderness Ontario Camping - Vegan-friendly
Lake Fever tours turn Ontario into your very own playground for camping, hiking, swimming, and paddling fun. Stand tall at the edge of the world, ride the rapids in an inner tube, cycle a historic former railway line, or discover sunken shipwrecks aboard a glass bottom boat - the choice is yours to make.
At Lake Fever, we thrive on planning “full-service” overnight nature experiences for our guests, meaning stress-free, fun adventures where no guest preparation is needed (no equipment, not even a sleeping bag/pad, or pillow). Just pack a bag and go! Budget travellers can enjoy free transportation from Toronto, camp-cooked meals, and good old fashioned campfires - all while the first-timers in the group learn the basics of camping. Rest easy in the hands of your Toronto camping experts, and cross the great Canadian road trip off your bucket list. Who knows, it may be your once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Photo: Lake Fever Wilderness Ontario Camping | Guests posing for a thumbs up experience with Founder Damian
Having fostered an early appreciation for the open road on childhood family road trips down to Florida, Damian went on to run an equally lighthearted brand of tours out of British Columbia (for companies like Trek America, and Geckos Adventures). He now enjoys operating his own Lake Fever from his native home, Ontario.
Has led tours in BC, Alberta & Ontario
Holder of a Class “F” driver’s license
Leave No Trace Certification
Standard First Aid with Level “C” CPR and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
VIDEO: Welcome to Ontario Camping With Lake Fever
Check out the TOUR Options below.
TOUR: “The World In A Grain Of Sand” Tour - Sandbanks
$279.99 per person (All prices quoted in CAD & subject to taxes)
*Only half of what other companies charge
Save $50 on kids under 12.
Please note that the minimum age for this tour is 5 years.
PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS!
This trip is suitable for first-time campers. All levels of fitness encouraged to join.
“To see the world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour” - William Blake
Departure Dates: August 28 - September 17
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Group Size: Max. 14 (*or whatever size COVID dictates)
Departure Address: 2280 Dundas St. West (Loblaws Parking Lot)
Departure Time: 8:00AM
**Guests may, alternatively, request an 8:45AM departure at 300 Borough Drive in Scarborough (Walmart Supercentre parking lot)
Drop-off Address: Same as departure
Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow
15 passenger van transportation
Guided hike on Cedar Sands & Dunes Trail
1 Breakfast spread, 1 Sandwich Lunch (gluten-free alternatives available), 1 Dinner (vegetarian)
Campfire with S’mores (weather permitting)
Stargazing (weather permitting)
Safety and first aid equipment
Disposable masks & lots of sanitizer
Lunch on Day 1
Tips (for your guide)
What To Bring:
Clothing (for warm days and cool nights)
Water wings (for children)
Towel (quick dry is best)
Headlamp or flashlight
Hand sanitizer/wet wipes
Money (1 lunch, wine tasting, snacks, alcohol)
**Please note that our tour meals are all vegetarian, so no meat or seafood products will be served throughout. Vegans will be provided a vegan meal.
Either: 1) Asian Vegetable Stir Fry on a Bed of Brown Rice, 2) Veggie Burritos, OR 3) Gourmet Pasta Primavera in Tomato Sauce
A selection of toast/bagels, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, oatmeal
Sandwiches (veggie deli meats, veggies; gluten-free alternatives available)
**Please be sure to mention any allergies/conditions, or dietary requirements you may have on the pre-checkout forms
“The World In A Grain Of Sand” Tour - Sandbanks - Itinerary
7:45AM Meet At Loblaws Parking Lot (Just south of Dundas West Subway Station) - 2280 Dundas Street West
Directions: Get off at Dundas West Subway station and walk south on Dundas West. In about a block, you’ll see an LCBO and Loblaws grocery store on the east side of the street. Look for the dark blue “Lake Fever” branded van in the parking lot.
9:45AM THE BIG APPLE
Rest stop at The Big Apple in Colborne. Get your camera out! This is a very exciting stop with lots of wonderful things to do, and one-of-a-kind snacks and souvenirs to pick up for the trip.
11:45AM HUFF ESTATES WINERY
Enjoy pizza straight from a wood-burning stone oven, and some wine tasting at Huff Estates Winery in Bloomfield. To complement the beautiful scenery, we’ll stroll through the coinciding outdoor modern art exhibit too.
Arrival at Sandbanks Provincial Park, followed by an introduction to the campsite & a tent setup demo.
3:30PM CEDAR SANDS TRAIL
This short educational hike passes over boardwalks lined with fir and cedar trees, and if we’re lucky, you may just spot some swans in the nearby river.
4:30PM FREE TIME
Find your way back to camp, where a delicious dinner awaits.
8:30PM CAMPFIRE (weather permitting)
Gather around the campfire to unwind with S’mores and some good company.
CANOEING Groups head to the river for an optional canoe/kayak rental.
11:00AM PACK UP CAMP
12:30PM LUNCH SPREAD
A 40 minute group hike along the Woodlands Trail takes us to Dunes beach.
2:30PM FREE TIME
Sit on the beach, swim, or wander through endless dunes, the option is yours. Guests also have the option of continuing onto a guided hike of the legendary Dunes Trail.
Drop off at end destination in downtown Toronto.