Yes, this is Two Tours in One Day!
This Combo Tour (Canoe Tour and Bicycle Tour) is a really great way to see the Bruce Peninsula's natural beauty. Here's why:
1) It's a fully guided day trip, so you don't have to worry about directions, or missing a point of interest along the way.
2) This tour is fully supported, meaning you can just enjoy the day! We handle all the logistal details, including transporting equipment and providing a shuttle for you. A nice extra you might be interested in is our lovely lunch picnic, halfway through the day.
3) This tour has entry-level skill requirements. That means if you're new to canoeing, it's a great way to learn, because our guide will assist you every step of the way.
4) Most importantly: We're not in a hurry! We want you to have a leasurely, relaxed tour!
The Lovely Rankin River
Our special low fees are available only to our guests here at the Evergreen Forest Resort. What a great deal this is! A guided day-trip, with shuttle service and all equipment, and a picnic lunch along the way, for just $85 per person -- that's fantastic value you won't find anywhere else! If you're interested, you can let us know on our Booking Page.
Here's an approximate itinerary of the trip:
- The first attraction we'll take in is the St Jean Point Nature Preserve. It's an interesting little spit of land jutting into the lake, with characteristic shoreline displays of the coastal meadow.The limestone present is a combination of Guelph and Amabel dolomite. For the sharp eyed, there is evidence of glacial striation and scouring.
- We'll bike past the Petrel Point Nature Preserve, for wildflower lovers! It's another great example of a coastal meadow marsh. The fen boardwalk is a great way to examine all the delicate fauna without fear of damage. The flowers present: a diverse community of carnivorous plants, including horned bladderworts, sundews and pitcher plants. Of course there are lady's slippers, rose pogonia, grass-pink, purple fringed orchids and broad-leaved twayblade scattered throughout the reserve. Enjoy!
- Earthbound Gardens in Red Bay is a perennial-lovers delight, with 2-1/2 acres of flowers, sculptures, fountains, and featured events. There's a permanent Butterfly Display, with lots of tips for attracting Monarch Butterflies. Walk-in tours are just $3.
- Isaac Lake is birder's paradise on the Bruce. We have heard reports of Pied-billed Grebes, Mallards, Wood Ducks, Blue-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, American Bittern, Osprey, Caspian Terns, Snipe, Woodcock, Kingfisher, Pileated Woodpeckers, wrens, swallows, warblers and Red-wing Blackbirds. You may even see a bald eagle fly by. A canoe affords an intimate viewing platform, right in the middle of their habitat.