Do you like to hike AND canoe?
Join The Quetico Foundation for our Annual
CANOE (& HIKE) DAY at COOTES PARADISE SANCTUARY
Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
A morning hike and afternoon paddle exploring the Cootes Paradise Sanctuary with RBG guides!
Cootes Paradise Sanctuary was established in 1927 for its significance as a migratory bird stopover, which
continues to this day! At over 600 hectares, the area features a 320-hectare river-mouth marsh, 16 creeks and
25 kilometres of shoreline! Nestled between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario, the area’s flora is
characteristic of the more southern deciduous forest region, including Carolinian trees such as Sassafras, oaks
and hickories on the North Shore, and northern species like Hemlock, Beech and White Cedar nd on the South
Shore. Extensive habitat restoration work has been ongoing since the 1990s!
THE DAY PLAN:
The trip will begin at 10:00 am with a
morning guided hike along some of the best trails for bird
viewing. Following a gourmet lunch and refreshments, we
will embark on a guided paddle exploring the shoreline
and creeks of the Sanctuary, pulling out 3:00-3:30.
$100 per person including a canoe
$85 per person if you bring your own
A charitable tax receipt for $65 will be issued for each
participant. Students half price!
THINGS TO BRING:
A limited number of canoes &
paddling gear are available. Please book your canoe
when you register, or bring your own. Lunch and
snacks throughout the day will be provided. Don’t
forget walking boots, camera & binoculars! Dress for
Details and meeting place will be confirmed by email.
Email or phone or mail. Cheque or Credit Card.
Something for everyone and a great kick off to the spring paddling season!! Looking forward to seeing all of you then!
Glenda McLachlan Executive Director, The Quetico Foundation
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 168, Toronto, ON | M5T 2C7 | Te l : 4 1 6 . 9 4 1 . 9 3 8 8
Ema i l : o f f i c e@q ue t i c o f o u nd a t i o n. o r g | www.queticofoundation.org
This event supports the Quetico Foundation’s Summer Student Research Program. If you are unable to join us but would like to
support our Program, your tax receiptable donation to the Foundation would be greatly appreciated!