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guided hike

Snowshoe through old-growth forest

guided hike

Snowshoe through old-growth forest

2 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Snowshoe through old-growth forest

guided hike

Snowshoe through old-growth forest

2 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore a remarkable, mature maple, beech and cedar forest that is a rare example of pre-settlement woodlands in southern Ontario. Many of the trees are 250 to 300 years old, tower over 30 meters high, and clearly show the vertical stratification characteristic of a true, old-growth forest. Our guides will take you on a magical snowshoe trek through the forest, pointing out various types of trees, terrain, water features, magical streams, birds and wildlife abundant in the Ontario forest. Trek will be followed by a healthy group lunch in a warm and cozy setting. What a great way to spend a winter day! Follow iamfreija on Instagram for latest updates and more photos.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Your host

Learn more about Valentine

Valentine

Walks are led by Ghazal and Valentine, co-founders of Freija, a one-of-a-kind Canadian adventure company specializing in hosting personalized retreats and unique experiences with emphasis on science education and nature conservation. Ghazal is an avid traveller, conservationist, educator and photographer. Valentine is a practicing designer, naturalist, beekeeper and photographer.

What's included

Food
Choice of meal. Energy bars, nuts, fruit Local ingredients, vegetarian options always available, please inform us of any…
Drinks
Hot tea, coffee, juice
Equipment
Snowshoes provided

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Where you'll be

Freija is a private 100-acre bird, wildlife and stargazing sanctuary in Grey County, Ontario, Canada adjacent to Kinghurst Forest. Freija features some of the most breathtaking old-growth hardwood forest in Ontario and is abundant in Canadian wildlife including deer, porcupine, foxes, blue jays, cardinals, chipmunks, hummingbirds, heron and others. The upland forest is dominated by sugar maple, with patches of beech, cedar and hemlock throughout.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Guests should be prepared for weather and be comfortable with hiking and being active outdoors.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Season-appropriate waterproof clothing (layers)

More tips

Events are weather-dependent. 0.5 hour away from Owen Sound. 2 hours away from Toronto. 1 hour away from Blue Mountain. Easy and picturesque drive from Toronto.
Valentine
Snowshoe through old-growth forest
2 reviews
£29/person
2 reviews
£29/person