Our passion is to help you become capable and confident in the wild.  Build relationships with co-workers, family and friends through workshops, guided adventures, gear outfitting and team building sessions.



Deep Roots Adventure’s goal is to provide all the skills and tools needed for individuals, families, groups, and youth to become capable and confident in the wild. Our team is made up of experienced outdoor leaders, interpretive guides, fabulous accommodations and amazing local adventure partners. All of our workshops, trips and outfitting are based in Ontario’s Highlands – right at the gateway to adventure!

For outfitting and rental inquiries during the Victoria Day to Thanksgiving season, the Kingscote Outpost (4071 Elephant Lake Road) can be reached directly at 705-306-0628.

The Outpost is open

Victoria Day to Thanksgiving

10 am to 6 pm Daily!

To reach Corina Mansfield, Owner/Operator re: custom events etc.,  or WINTER adventures and workshops, please call 705-854-0628.


Park Access

Did you know?  The southern most access point for Algonquin Park is in the Haliburton Highlands?  This lesser know section of Algonquin Park is a great spot for a short backcountry trip! 

Our new Outpost is a great place to pick up equipment and canoe rentals for the Kingscote Lake Access Point to Algonquin Park!  We can also deliver!  Contact us for more details – and remember to reserve your equipment.

Kingscote Outpost is Open Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, 10 am to 6 pm daily.



Deep Roots Adventures offers various workshops to help you feel capable and confident to go on an adventure in the wild.  These workshops are perfect for the complete newbie wanting to give camping a try or for those wanting to brush up on thier skills and learn some new ones.  

We can customize workshops for your group depending on your needs. We are fully mobile and can come to your location or have many wilderness spots available to run workshops with your group.  Contact us for details and to have us design a custom day(s) for your family or organization.



Anyone who enjoys the outdoors should have a survival course under their belt to ensure they are ready when the unexpected happens.  Preparedness is key!  So whether you are an avid hunter, angler, skier, or just love an amble through your own ‘back 40’, these courses are for you! Even if you are not a regular adventurer, you may end up using these skills in an unexpected situation such as a plane crash, a car breakdown, or an urban disaster such as a blackout, tornado or flood.

Contact us to check date availability and to book your group.




This session is not for beginner campers or paddlers, but those who are ready to take an overnight, or several day outtrip. During these workshops we teach you how to properly prepare for and plan your dream outtrip. Topics will include planning the route, with a focus on map, compass and GPS training, developing a route card, what to pack and how, food requirement planning and preparation and more. This workshop is offered in various session options.

Contact us to check date availability and to book your group.




This safe, fun, confidence building course will allow you to learn to camp overnight in a Provincial Park, or other well maintained and fully serviced facility.  The course cost includes a campsite fee, tent, sleeping mat, cooking set, dish set and utensils, lantern, stove and other required equipment.  A kit list with things the student should bring will be sent with a detailed itinerary upon signing up for the course.  The goal of this workshop is to get you and your family confident in the outdoors.

Contact us to check date availability and to book your group.




Our Navigation Workshops are designed to increase confidence and comfort when navigating during outdoor activities. We cover critical skills such as reading and utilizing a topographical map, trail maps, and effectively using a compass and protractor.  Students will learn about grid references, bearings, pacing, how to create a route card and will have an opportunity to practice skills, hands on in a wilderness environment. This workshop is offered in various session options.

Contact us to check date availability and to book your group.




Four Seasons of Custom Day Trips Available!  Algonquin Park, Silent Lake, High Falls (Kingscote) the Frost Centre and beyond. 

Many of our Guided Adventures include a fabulous lunch.  When a group books we will send a survey that will cover preferences, intolerance, allergies, and what the group is selecting.  You will be pleasantly surprised by just how ‘glamp’ this meal really is!

To book a custom adventure, contact us at

Check out our most popular day trip, our High Falls Paddle, Explore & Dine, or something perfect for larger groups, the Paddle, Ride & Dine.

You can book a custom date for a group, or join in on one of our pre-scheduled dates.


We had a great day at High Falls!

Corina and her young assistant led an amazing day. We had a diverse group – from 8-72 years old and we all enjoyed ourselves tremendously. We had a delicious lunch and swim in the beautiful falls. We paddled in and out and learned about wildlife – flora and fauna. We have been cottaging in Harcourt park for 23 years and have never explored High Falls before and it was a great adventure! I would highly recommend Deep Roots Adventures.

 Four Seasons of OUTFITTING


Get the gear (and even meals!) you need to have a successful adventure, whether it be car camping, a paddling trip or a backpacking adventure.  Deep Roots Adventure provides a wide selection of rental gear and camp meals to go. Fully cooked, frozen meals from our culinary partners, AM/PM Outdoor Gourmet, are ready to warm and eat – or enjoy them cold. Make a note when visiting our registration portal you can pay and pre-book meals at the same time you book your gear. 


Get the gear you need to have a successful adventure, whether it be car camping, a paddling trip, or a backpacking adventure. Check out our selection of rental gear including canoes, tents, sleeping bags and mats, stoves, dishes, seats, bug netting, canoe packs, barrels and more. Other sundries and kit can be purchased at the Hub when you pick up your rentals.

Find all available gear listed on our online registration portal.



We have partnered with the amazing AM/PM Outdoor Gourmet to provide our guests with amazing meal to go include Vegetarian Chili, Seasonal Soups, Roast Chicken Dinner, Mac & Cheese, and Beef Stew. How about a hearty, chunky, potato hash with smoked sausage and mild Hungarian Chabie with diced onion and peppers. What a way to start the day! There will be a selection of dehydrated and freeze dried foods at the Outpost for those of you looking to keep your load light.

Click to see what AM/PM Outdoor Gourmet is cooking up!

Fuel your adventure


Custom Field Trips for School Groups

Deep Roots Adventure loves to put together field trips for school groups! Whether you are Montessori or Grade 12, we will work with you to create a custom day, within your budget, and to meet your curriculum requirements.  We do the time consuming part, the planning and preparation, and you and your class come out and enjoy.

Our programs are fully mobile which means that our team can come to you and have an awesome day out at a local wilderness area, conservation area, or even a wooded park. This saves bussing costs and travel time for you. Less travel = more fun! (Especially for those really young ones.)

Older groups may want to come up to our area and see the world famous Algonquin Provincial Park or have a Survival Workshop on a piece of beautiful crown land.

Give us a call or shoot us an email to start the conversation!


Day Camp and Adventure Days

Awesome fun filled days of learning from Deep Roots Adventure.

Winter 2020/2021 programs to be announced!  Contact us for group inquiries. 

Keep an eye out to see what our summer 2021 offerings will be!

Find out more or register online under our “Camps and Adventure Days” section.

Pre-Registration is required – Limited space is available.


Meet some of the cool and talented individuals that make Deep Roots Adventure what it is.  Many of our guides and instructors work with other prestigeous organizations as well, and we are very lucky to call on them to help us run amazing workshops, guided adventures, corporate team building events and school trips.  If you think you would love to work with Deep Roots Adventure, feel free to drop us a line!


Corina is an outdoors instructor trained with the Canadian Forces Reserves, Cadet Instructor Cadre, holding the rank of Lieutenant. She is a Naturalist, is Wilderness First Aid qualified and is a certified Hike Leader (Hike Ontario), a Flat Water Canoe Instructor, Mountain Bike Instructor, and specializes in teaching Survival and Navigation.

Fishing Guru and Gramamma Bear – ECE

You may have met Ella wo-manning the Kingscote Outpost. She is a fount of knowledge on the area and you will often find her fishing, knitting awesome things, canning yummy things, or helping to ID flora and fauna.  

Adventure Assistant

Adam is our amazing Kingscote Outpost Adventure Assistant. He helps clients get prepared for paddling and adventure!  He grew up in the Haliburton Highlands and loves the outdoors.  Hunting, fishing, hiking and making people smile!


Lacey is an experienced guide and instructor, specializing in Equine Therapy and Naturalism! As an Ecology Guru she loves teaching our students all about nature! As an artist Lacey leads everyone from day campers to corporate groups in amazing collaborative and individual art pieces.


A founding member of Deep Roots Adventure, Karin, a First Aid Instructor, specializes in cold weather camping, leadership, survival, navigation and much more.  We are proud to call on her to help us with custom groups.  Oh, and she is a volunteer Fire Fighter with the local Highlands East Fire Department too!


Aaron is an experienced SUP and Surf Instructor who has taught all over the world but is originally from the UK.  He is one of our amazing guides for our Paddle, Explore & Dine – he loves to hike bare foot! Kind and patient he can make anyone comfortable on the water!


AM/PM Outdoor Gourmet

Amanda owns AM/PM Outdoor Gourmet, and is a key member of our team, providing amazing, delicious, nutritious meals for our guided adventures, workshops, and events!  You can find Amanda’ s products with us on the trail, or in the Hub!


Come and Visit the Kingscote Outpost!

Located with our friends Soloways Hotdog Factory and AM/PM Outdoor Gourmet, right at the entrance to the High Falls Hiking Trail of Algonquin Park.

Pick up equipment and food!

Open Victoria Day to Thanksgiving

10 am to 6 pm daily.

Outpost Phone: 705-306-0628

See you soon!