The Arts

Travel the very hills that inspired the Group of Seven.

While Tom Thomson is most closely linked with the rugged nature of Algonquin Park, many other famous painters and amateurs alike have found their inspiration here. Bartlett Lodge makes it easy for you to explore their trails and re-live the history of the region through their eyes, their stories and their work. Our three seasons all hold unique perspectives for the artist within you – all you need to do is step ashore and find your place among the greats.

group of canoe paddles leaning on a wooden fence next to a lake with canoe in the late afternoon

Tom Thomson Discovery Package

Tom Thomson died on Canoe Lake just over 100 years ago. You'll travel to his cairn, listen to your expert guide recount Thomson's legacy and perhaps even explain the mystery of his passing. And as you cruise in a motorized canoe, you'll discover why Thomson loved it here. Our Tom Thomson Discovery Package surrounds you with comfort, great food and nature's best. And after you leave (which you may not want to do), you'll have two free tickets to explore more of Canada's greatest art and original works at one of two leading galleries. This Package is available from May until the end of September. Rates are per person, per night, based on double occupancy.


  • All meals and accommodations, two nights
  • Naturalist-guided canoe tour
  • Two free tickets: McMichael Gallery or National Gallery of Canada

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