Whitney Winter Fest: Feb 12-15

We love winter.

We love long weekends.

So that’s why we’re hosting the first ever Whitney Winter Fest.

Winter Fest is a celebration of winter. This is for folks who love winter or folks who want to “give winter a chance” and gain a better appreciation for this kick-ass season. We’re hosting 3 back-to-back nightly social events in Whitney while doing winter activities in Algonquin Park all day long. Camp Bongopix is also doing another first: we’re leading one unforgettable Algonquin Park day trip – with Bongo Mike and Andrea as your personal snowshoe guides.

As with all Camp Bongopix events – all of our social events are open to the wonderful people we’re lucky to call neighours – the people of Whitney.

Accommodations

We have 4 Backpacker’s Bunk rooms available that suit a range of budgets. Although we normally take reservations exclusively through Airbnb, we will be taking reservations through social media since this is a special event weekend. If you want to book a room please contact us via the Bongopix Instagram or Facebook page.

Friday, February 12th

8pm-Midnight: Vinyl Night (BYOB).

After you check-in @ The Backpacker’s Bunk join us at the Common Room for Vinyl Night. We’ll be playing Pac-Man (bring quarters), watching old Star Wars tapes, and constantly spinning records as we meet and mingle with guests as they arrive. Event open to all residents of Whitney!

Saturday, February 13th

Free day! Explore Algonquin Park at your own pace. Camp Bongopix has snowshoes and cross-country skis available for rent: $10 per pair per day. Please note: the permit to use the park costs $17. You can purchase your park permit at the East Gate (5min drive from Camp Bongopix). The Friends of Algonquin Park will also be hosting tons of activities and winter educational workshops as part of their family-oriented festival, Winter in the Wild.

8pm: Bongopix trivia @ The Mad Musher. Pints and pub food is great for the brain (you must purchase your own food/beverage). It costs just a toonie per person to play. Winning team takes the pot! Event open to all residents of Whitney!

Sunday, February 14th

9:30am-4:30pm: Our first ever Camp Bongopix guided adventure! We’ll take you on a 10km Algonquin snowshoe hike that we invented. This snowshoe trek visits a secluded backcountry lake, a panoramic lookout, and a small waterfall. At the half-way point we’ll have a lakeside campfire to warm you up with hot tea. No experience necessary, but participants should be reasonably fit since we will ascend and descend numerous hills/ridges.

We will carpool to Algonquin on this day and Camp Bongopix will cover the cost of the Park permit. Bongopix will also provide hot tea. Please bring your own snacks, lunch and beverages.

8pm: End-of-trip campfire! We’ll sing as many songs as we can before our guitar-playing hands freeze. BYOB. Pizza may be ordered if requested in advance. Event open to all residents of Whitney!

Monday, February 15th

10:30am – We’ll be getting a greasy spoon breakfast at the Algonquin Lunch Bar in town, join us if you’re awake! (you must purchase your own meal)

1pm: Checkout, see you next time!

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Since it’s a long weekend we have a 3-night minimum. All room prices include 3 nights. If you can’t stay 3 nights then you can always make the reservation and simply just stay on the nights that you can!

Room I – $165 + HST
1 Queen bed.
Double Occupancy. $10 per each extra guest past 2. (air mattress provided upon request)
Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, and towel. This room does not include bedding or towels.

Room II – $165 + HST
2 single beds.
Double occupancy. $10 per each extra guest past 2 (air mattress provided upon request)
Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, and towel. This room does not include bedding or towels.

Room III – $207 + HST
1 queen bed.
Fridge + microwave (no other kitchen facilities – you can do your cooking outside on a camping stove, pack sandwiches/salad, or eat at any of the 3 local restaurants).
Double occupancy. $10 per each extra guest past 2.
Bedding & towels included.

Room IV – 267 + HST
2 queen beds – biggest room out of all of them.
Fridge + microwave (no other kitchen facilities – you can do your cooking outside on a camping stove, pack sandwiches/salad, or eat at any of the 3 local restaurants)
Double occupany. $10 per each extra guest past 2.
Bedding & towels included.

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If you only have one chance to do something fun this winter, this is it! Please contact us via the Bongopix Instagram or Facebook page. We hope to see you at Whitney Winter Fest!