Information to help plan your stay.
-1 to 2 double beds and 2 to 4 singles (mattresses only, you must bring your own sleeping bag and pillow).
-Wood burning stove (1 bag of ecologs per night for heating is included mid-October to end of April only. Carbon offset wood is for sale on site. You can also bring ecologs) If you do not know how to use a slow-burning wood stove please view this video http://youtu.be/hxKOy94H-5Y
-kitchenette with sink
-All necessary equipment for cooking and serving meals.
-2 burner propane stove for cooking (propane for sale at reception)
-Propane BBQ (except in winter) (propane for sale at reception)
-It is not necessary to buy or bring water. We have drinking water and containers available at the reception-pavilion.
-For baggage transport, 1 small cart: and 1 large cart in summer OR 2 large toboggans in winter. In summer, you can also choose to transport your bags by renting a canoe.
-1-2 ceiling lights (when connected to power pack battery, available for rent at reception, can also be used for cel phone charging)
-Outside: open campfire pit, picnic table, grey water disposal., dry toilets(outhouses)(showers and bathroom are at the reception pavilion).
AVAILABLE AT RECEPTION Pavilion-reception:
-Firewood(carbon offset) with kindling and newspaper for sale. Winter only: from Oct 10th when 5 degrees and below, 1 package of eco-logs provided per night.
-Rental of canoe and snowshoes or micro-spikes.
-WIFI : free access. 3g cel signal.
-Bathrooms: toilets, baby changing table & showers. (Open 24 hrs)
-Laundry facilities, washer and dryer by request
-Drinking water (a 10 litre drinking water container is provided)
-Baggage carts: To facilitate the transport of your baggage, wood and water: 2 carts(summer), 2 toboggans(winter) are provided
WHAT TO BRING
-Packing light means less to transport. Your bags, food, wood and water will be heavy.
-Do not bring wood unless it is a manufactured log or commercially packaged(kiln dried). Moving firewood, even just a few kilometers, can spread invasive insects and diseases to our forests and is no longer allowed in the Province. Sustainably harvested, carbon-offset firewood is available for purchase at the Reception. Fallen and standing trees, dead or alive, are home to birds insects and animals, so leave them intact. They recycle nutrients back into the environment through decomposition. Stripping branches from standing or fallen trees also detracts from an area’s natural appearance.
-Sleeping bags (3 season) & pillows
-Food & beverages: A well-stocked depanneur is located at park entrance, but is only open in summer. Closest grocery store is 25 minutes from the site.
-Note: Repackage food to minimize waste. You must pack out what you pack in. Visit our Cooler packing tips page.
-It is not necessary to buy or bring water. Drinking water is available at the reception building. Lake water is located near your treehouse and may be purified or boiled for drinking water.
-Note: Bottled water is discouraged due to landfill waste that it generates, and the additional weight you will have to carry.
-Flashlights and batteries
-Toiletries; biodegradable & phosphate free, and towels.
-Appropriate footwear for living in the forest.
-Slippers to keep your treehouse clean & dry
-Your own snowshoes or micro-spikes or rent from our reception.
As part of our commitment to SUSTAINABILITY, we charge for consumables as well as optional items to encourage responsible consumption. Feel free to bring them FROM HOME. We include dozens of items free, but there are 8 we will CHARGE EXTRA for if you need them; power pack, 1 L propane, treehouse kit (see below), canoe, snowshoes, sleeping bag, and firewood in summertime(firewood from home must be commercially packaged, see below). Credit and debit only (no cash).
We assemble some helpful items in our treehouse kit. All items except battery power pack can also be brought from home
-1L recyclable propane bottle (fits propane stove and BBQ in treehouse)
-dish cloth x1
-dish towel x2
-tea candles x6 (3hr burning time/candle)
-organic composting bag x 1
-bag for recycling x 1
-garbage bag x 1
-1L recyclable propane bottle (fits propane stove and BBQ) x 1
-battery power pack for treehouse lights (10 hrs approx) and cell phone charging x 1
We practice the principles common to wilderness refuges as well as Leave No Trace: Please leave it as you found it (clean-up and sweep/shovel) before leaving, cuts down on unnecessary cleaning services and keeps prices down.