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Community Expectations

Staying at the Wolf Den is very much a community experience, and when this works best (which is most of the time) it is because our guests take to heart a number of basic community principles. In this spirit, we invite our guests to help keep things tidy in the common areas, including washing, drying and putting away their dishes after meals and making room for others in the kitchen at mealtimes. We request that all guests kindly respect our quiet time of 11pm to allow early-rising hikers and photographers to get a good night’s rest. Finally, guests are welcome to bring alcohol to the Wolf Den but we appeal to everyone to please drink moderately. If partying is a big part of your vacation plan then there are better-suited hostels and hotels than the family-oriented, communal atmosphere of our nature retreat. We’d be grateful if you respected this when considering making a reservation with us.

Cancellation Policy

Please understand that as a small business a cancelled reservation can have a huge impact on the success of our lodge. If you reserve, you hold space from other guests and if you cancel it may not be possible for us to fill the space again.

If there is need to cancel a reservation we ask you do so 3 weeks in advance. If reservations are cancelled less than 3 weeks in advance and we are unable to fill the vacancy, then we charge 50% of the total amount. In case of cancellation within 24 hours of check-in, or in case of no-show, we will charge the full amount. In all cases where we are able to re-fill your room there will be no charge.

For Group Bookings (booked as one or separately) the cancellation time and penalty may be different and are negotiated at the time of booking.

Thanks for supporting our business in this way.

Group Bookings Policy

Groups are welcome at the Wolf Den but no group is permitted to take up more than half the bed spaces at the hostel unless they are booking the entire facility privately. The following restrictions apply on group size throughout the year:

In summer (from early May to late October) we can accept groups up to a maximum size of 25 people, or a full-facility rental of groups up to 58
In winter (from late October to late April) we can accept groups up to a maximum size of 12, or a full-facility rental of groups up to 29
If you are coming as a large group but making your bookings individually we request that a group coordinator get in touch with us first to discuss numbers and the best configuration. Many thanks for your understanding.

Dog Policy

Well-behaved dogs and other pets are most welcome at the Wolf Den. They may stay in the private bunkhouses and private cabins (both the hostel cabins and the independent cabins) but cannot stay in the dorms or come into the main lodge. While there is no charge for our furry guests, their masters are invited to make a donation, however large or small, to the dedicated team at the Moosonee Puppy Rescue organization who were responsible for rescuing our marvelous dog Cole, pictured above. A donation box has been set up at our office or you can donate directly to them online.


We are beyond delighted to announce that as of January, 2015, two of our three independent eco-cabins (the Black-Capped Chickadee and the River Otter) are universally accessible, including provisions for full wheel-chair accessibility. There are ramps leading from the parking pad to the front door, all door frames in the cabins are wide enough for passing through with mobility aids, and all our showers are curbless.

Our hostel accommodation is not yet fully accessible – but give us time! We’re working on it!

Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions about accessibility at the Wolf Den or in Algonquin Park, or have specific requests we might be able to help you with.