If you’ve ever dreamed of painting like Tom Thomson, or following in this Canadian icon’s footsteps – or paddle strokes – in his beloved Algonquin Park, then Deerhurst Resort might have just the required weekend experience – The Spirit of Tom Thomson Weekend, Sept. 20-22.
This is the third year that Deerhurst Resort, a Muskoka-Ont. landmark founded in 1896, has teamed up with its onsite Eclipse Art Gallery to offer this art-inspired weekend. Muskoka artist and Group of Seven expert, Gerry Lantaigne will lead an Algonquin Park canoe trip to some of Thomson’s favourite spots, as well as a paint and sip session where guests will recreate their own Thomson replica painting later at the resort.
The package is priced from $364 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes two nights’ accommodation, Friday night reception, Saturday breakfast, Saturday Algonquin canoe trip with canoe rental, transportation to the park, park permit and picnic lunch, plus a sip and paint session and guided outdoor Group of Seven mural tour.