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Explorers' Edge readies virtual full moon howl

Explorers’ Edge, a regional tourism organization representing the Ontario regions of Algonquin Park, Almaguin Highlands, Loring-Restoule, Muskoka, Parry Sound and South Algonquin, will conduct a promotion on Jan. 28 called “Howl at the Full Moon Zoom.” The promotion will take the form of a video chat hosted by the organization’s executive director James Murphy and featuring outdoor adventure guide and wilderness photographer Robin Tapley, who will describe the habits of wolves and how they communicate by howling. Viewers will then be encouraged to go outside to howl at the full moon themselves. Participants who submit photos or videos of themselves howling to the organization will be entered into a draw for travel-themed prizes, including guided trips in Algonquin Park and on Georgian Bay. Participants can register for the event at <>.

“Our strategy for the second lockdown is to keep travelers who are stuck at home connected to the great Canadian wilderness north of Toronto, and to ensure our audiences have some fun while they wait to visit the region again,” said Murphy. “We’ve never done a virtual event like this, but we’re hoping to get as many folks as possible joining us from all over the world. It’s going to be a great pandemic stress release as well, and we could all use a bit of baying in our bubbles.”

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