The Spirit of Tom Thomson
A Weekend of Art & Algonquin Adventures
Presented by Eclipse Art Gallery and Deerhurst Resort
September 21 – 23, 2018
Eclipse Art Gallery and Deerhurst Resort invite you to follow in the footsteps of legendary artist Tom Thomson, whose mysterious death in Algonquin Park has intrigued both art – and wilderness lovers.
Under the expert guidance of local artist of Gerry Lantaigne, guests re-create a small Tom Thomson painting of their own, and paddle by canoe on Tom’s cherished Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park with a stop at his memorial cairn. The weekend will wrap up on Sunday with a leisurely Group of Seven outdoor mural tour through historic Huntsville, which boasts strong ties to Tom Thomson. Gerry, who is also the outdoor gallery founder, is passionate and knowledgeable about Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and will entertain you with stories about Tom and his friends throughout the weekend events.
During your stay, you’ll also be treated to the Eclipse Art Gallery’s Fall art show, ‘Reflections of Algonquin Park’ right within the Deerhurst premises. This year, Eclipse Art Gallery celebrates the 125th anniversary of Algonquin Provincial Park with a wonderful collection of art work that reflects the rugged natural beauty of Algonquin and Muskoka. (Painting above: Sun Goes Down on Canoe Lake by John Kinsella)
Two-night package includes:
- Two nights shared accommodation
- Breakfast buffet Saturday and Sunday
- Friday welcome reception – 7:30pm
- Saturday guided canoe trip in Algonquin Park using 8-person canoes. A picnic lunch and transportation from the resort to the park is included. Departs at 9am.
- Saturday afternoon painting class with a glass of wine at 4pm (approximately two hours)
- Sunday morning Group of Seven Outdoor Mural tour in Huntsville – 11am. (Transportation not included.)
From $379*/person for two nights, based on double occupancy
A nightly resort fee provides additional benefits and services like use of canoes, kayaks and SUP boards at the resort and green fee at Deerhurst Lakeside after 4pm.
Book online or call 1-800-461-4393
Dinner is additional to the package – please see dining options and reservations information here.
*Package rate is per person based on double occupancy (two adults per room). No children’s pricing. Rates shown are applicable to select accommodation, and may fluctuate based on dates and availability. Subject to availability and minimum stay requirements. (i.e. two night stays may be required on select weekends). HST and resort fee are additional.
Deerhurst Resort is not responsible for any package components or recreational facilities made unavailable due to weather and/or circumstances beyond our control. Advance booking is recommended for show, spa and other recreational activities. For complete details, including our deposit and cancellation policy, please click here.