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Wolf Den Bunkhouse & Cabins (1/25/2013)

PRE-REGISTRATION & ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.After you sign up at the bottom, you will be presented with information about how to pay. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Oxtongue Lake & Algonquin Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jan 25 2013, Sat, Jan 26 2013, Sun, Jan 27 2013  6:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 28 2012 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:Friday evening to Sunday afternoon
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Andrew F
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Member Cost:$66.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:21
Minimum Group Size:21
Number Registered So Far: 27 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



Winter at the Wolfden has become a yearly tradition with the TOC, and it has always been one of my favourites. Wolf Den is a hostel on the outskirts of Algonquin park and beautifully appointed with a large shared kitchen and communal areas.

The facilities will be entirely ours for the weekend: we've booked the whole thing.


We'll travel up Friday afternoon/evening and return on Sunday. As always, we'll try to sort out a carpool that will accommodate people's individual schedules. Please remember however, that the official leaving time is 6pm on Friday.

The per person cost for the weekend's accommodation works out to approximately $66.00 (which includes a 3% transaction fee). This cost is due up front by paying the TOC's Treasurer. Payment must be received by December 28th.

If you're participating in the carpool, expect an additional cost on top of that for transportation. This I'll collect at the event and distribute to the drivers.


There are several rooms available both in the main lodge and in the satellite cabins. Expect to share a room with 2-3 others (I'll try to help guide early risers to match with early risers to keep things copacetic, but there are no guarantees.)

There is a private room with a double bed available. Any two people who wish to take advantage of this may request them from me: the first to request AND PAY, will get it. (A simple email letting Andrew F. know the Treasurer has been paid for both of you is sufficient to secure the spot - confirm with me before paying that you're first in line for the slot)

Communal bathrooms and showers are available in the main lodge.

Bedding and towels are provided.


While there are skiing and hiking trails within a short walk of the Wolfden (not to mention a great waterfall) we're right on Algonquin's doorstep!

With this many people, there will be multiple groups heading out both days: if you're interested in skiing, snowshoeing or hiking, you're likely to find likeminded members to head out with.

If you need equipment, the Wolfden is right beside Algonqu in Outfitters.

In the evenings expect a social atmosphere upstairs in the loft talking or playing games, and in all likelihood, a campfire outside.

Finally, I'd be remiss not to mention the available sauna :)


The Wolfden has a large, fully equipped kitchen available for our use.

Saturday evening we'll organize an (optional) potluck dinner which I've always found to be a great experience.

Beyond that, meal planning will be up to each of you. (Though you may wish to look for like minded people on the trip or in your carpool. We can help here.)


Did we leave out anything? Questions, comments, concerns? Email and let us know!

Looking forward to seeing you out there.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Winter Clothes
  • Overnight Clothes/Toiletries
  • Hiking/Skiing/Snowshoeing Gear
  • Food for Meals & Snacks
  • A container to carry water
  • Money for the carpool (if participating)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Slippers for inside
  • Alcohol (if you like?)
  • Bathing Suit for the Sauna
  • Games, Instruments, what-have-you

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Go north on Hwy 400; at Barrie, go northeast on Hwy 11; at Huntsville, go east on Hwy 60; you'll see the Wolf Den on the right-hand side of the road just past Oxtongue Lake, but before you reach the Algonquin Park gates.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):540Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 PM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $139.32 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Thursday, November 30, 2023). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.

Notes on the Waiting List (as always)...
  • If extra drivers are needed, they'll get priority.
  • Those pre-paying will get priority.

- Registration is NOT COMPLETE until you've signed up and paid by the registration cut off date. The money must be in the TOC's possession by that date. No exceptions.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with full refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met. For any events where TOC needs a minimum number of participants, there will be absolutely no refund of money if you cancel.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$66.00/Person
Cost Includes:


Cost includes: accommodation for two nights at the Wolf Den Bunkhouse and Cabins near Oxtongue Lake and the 3% transaction fee. Not included in this amount are costs for food, Algonquin Park permit ($16/car/day), equipment rental (if desired) and carpool expenses.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the TOC on Fri, Dec 28 2012.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Payment must be received in full by Monday, December 28th. If you cancel after this date, you will receive a refund only if someone can *reasonably* be found to take your place.