Updated: May 20
Well that's a statement up for debate, however, ask our guests who took part in the first-ever winter wilderness eco-tour presented by the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association (BPBA) February 16-19! We partnered with BPBA to support this program, as we believe the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula is a year-round paradise and this was a great opportunity to really explore the true wonders of winter! A three-day guided adventure that had a very enthusiastic group cross-country skiing at the Lindsay Tract trail, making traditional teas from indigenous plants to snowshoeing into the Grotto to experience this spectacle in winter.
The BPBA organized a brilliant experience that we hope takes off, as it showcases this remarkable area in all its glory! Those that took part in the event stayed with us at the Inn as we also hosted the evening events. Evening events were thought provoking, insightful and of course fun! We learned about the colourful and complex Métis culture from Jenna McGuire of Lion's Head, an incredibly talented artist and a passionate advocate of the Métis community. Some great folk music by Brian Taylor, (Brian is a regular at the Lion's Head market) and learned about the night sky by Mike Warkentin, from Bayside Astronomy.
What makes an event like this work are the well-organized activities, the experienced and very well-prepared guides from the BPBA like Sean and Graham. However, what really makes this work are the enthusiastic and adventuresome people who took part in this event, you embraced winter, looked at winter through a different set of lenses and just went for it! Thank you for your enthusiasm, it was contagious! We look forward to other exciting opportunities to showcase the brilliance of the Northern Bruce Peninsula!
To recite the writing of Henry David Thoreau: “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”