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 Post subject: Re: Widgawa Lodge
PostPosted: March 19th, 2020, 12:46 pm 
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They have a very active facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/Widgawa-Lodge- ... 936118986/
Web site
http://www.widgawalodge.ca/?fbclid=IwAR ... XTRJDOxX3c
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 Post subject: Re: Widgawa Lodge
PostPosted: March 19th, 2020, 1:11 pm 
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cheryl wrote:
The Lodge is private, is it not? The parking must be off their property for being included in the pass.


Then where does one park "for free" if they have a backcountry permit starting at their official access point?


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 Post subject: Re: Widgawa Lodge
PostPosted: March 19th, 2020, 2:16 pm 
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And that is the question. Their site says $5/care parking and $10 launch fee, and that it is the west gate to Killarney. What needs clarifications is, that even though they sell permits, are they the ONLY place to park and gain access to the Westside. This would be determined by Ont. parks would it not, and therefore they are the best ones to answer the question of why the multiple fees when you have a permit? The (useless and not user-friendly) new reservation system says that the access is off of Hwy 6. I tried the online chat and was told to call the park ranger directly on 705-287-2900, however, all parks are closed! I will be interested to find out the answer.

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 Post subject: Re: Widgawa Lodge
PostPosted: March 19th, 2020, 4:12 pm 
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Parks are closed but they are still working in their offices.
I talked to one today at a different park.
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