Monday, September 13, 2010

The Kirby's Moose!

Arowhon Pines Algonquin Park 2010

A young moose wandered by the window of the cottage we were staying in at Arowhon. At times we were only 15 or so feet away and he wasn't at all bothered by us.
Great time at the resort. Thought you'd enjoy seeing some pics of your resident moose.
Allen & Maureen Kirby
Ancaster, Ontario

Friday, September 10, 2010


For days, staff and guests have braved the cool, rainy weather to see a baby moose roaming our grounds, foraging for food. During dinner service the other night, he was on the pathway between the dining room and Tanglewood cabin - did he hear the dinner bell?

The calf's mother, whom we had seen about a week ago, sadly, is missing.  We’ve been worried.  So we called up one of the Algonquin Park biologists (Mark), who told us…

A calf will usually stay with his mother until after his first winter. Then in the spring, before the mother has her new babies, she will shoo away the year old moose.

Something may have happened to the mother moose – maybe a predator (but he doubts that, as the calf is still alive) – perhaps disease.

We are heartbroken.

The good news is that the young moose is not relying on the mother’s milk anymore and could survive on his own. Realistically, without his mother, it will be more difficult.

We are still hoping to see the mother and will keep you updated if we do!

For now, we'll be enjoying our little buddy – who seem to appear around every corner - and hope that he survives those winter months.

Here are a couple of photos to share.

Thank you to Peter Brauer for these photos.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Peter & Sabine Kaemmer's Nature Shots

We are thankful to Peter and Sabine Kaemmer, from Germany,
who, every year, send us some of their nature shots taken on their holiday at Arowhon Pines & Algonquin Park.  They go out of their way to earn these shots, patiently capturing just the right moment.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Labour Day Weekend - Enjoy Fall Pricing!

LABOUR DAY WEEKEND - we still have rooms available!

For new reservations only......

Enjoy fall pricing for Labour Day Weekend - September 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2010!

Rates are $ 236 per person per night, based on double occupancy in regular rooms. Rates include THREE CONSECUTIVE MEALS AND ALL FACILITIES (canoes, kayaks, sailboats, hiking trails, tennis, sauna - plus a vehicle pass to borrow to explore all of Algonquin Park)!

(Regularly priced at $259 per person)

For singles - there is no single supplement charged!

Call today! 1 866 633 5661