One of the best in the business, our bus company Coach Canada, provides a safe and efficient trip to and from camp for all of our campers. We encourage families to make use of our bus system rather than driving your campers out to Walden.

Transportation & Travel

Camp Walden begins as soon as campers get on the bus. The ride out to camp is a time for campers to make new friends, or catch up with old ones. Our counsellors are along for the journey to make sure first time campers are reassured and comfortable, and that everyone is ready to arrive at camp.

Traveling to camp by bus

Camp Walden provides chartered bus transportation to and from camp from three major surrounding cities. If you’re planning on using our buses for drop-off and pick-up service select your nearest city from the following options for more details.

How to request bus transportation for your camper

Remember to promptly complete the Transportation Request Form—part of your Spring Registration Form — to ensure that there is adequate seating for all campers on the bus to and from camp.

Baggage tags

To ensure your camper’s baggage arrives to camp safely, we provide specifically coloured baggage tags with your camper’s name, unit, departure city, and arrival city on them. Please ensure that the correct tags are placed on bags, particularly when there is more than one camper in a family.

  • Toronto
    Colours
  • Toronto
    Comics
  • Toronto
    Zodiacs
  • Toronto
    Seekers
  • Toronto
    CITS
  • Montreal
    (All)
  • Ottawa
    (All)
  • Others
    (All)

  • Sol's Tip

    “Baggage always travels on the same day as the campers, except for Day 1 campers–their baggage travels two days before!”

Toronto bus transportation

Campers will be able to travel with other campers in their cabin groups and get a headstart on getting to know each other. Please make sure your camper knows what section they are in prior to departure and look for signage indicating the appropriate bus to board.

Baggage drop-off

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Centennial College
43.783953, -79.232368

Where

Centennial College Residence & Conference Center – Toronto East
940 Progress Ave,
Scarborough, ON

When

Wednesday June 27th, 2018
8:00am to 6:00pm

Who

  • 2-Week Colour Explorers
  • 4-Week Campers
  • 6-Week July Campers
  • 7-Week Campers

Camper drop-off & pick-up

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Centennial College
43.783953, -79.232368

Where

Centennial College Residence & Conference Center – Toronto East
940 Progress Ave,
Scarborough, ON

Departure to camp

Buses will be leaving at 9:00am sharp, so please arrive no later than 8:30am. Be sure to let the parking attendant know that you are meeting the Camp Walden buses.

Return from camp

Campers and baggage return by bus on their scheduled day between 1:00pm and 1:30pm. Walden Long Weekend campers should visit the event page for full transportation details.

Drop-off Dates

Friday June 29th, 2018
  • 2-Week Colour Explorers
  • 4-Week July Campers
  • 6-Week Campers
  • 7-Week Campers
Friday July 13th, 2018
  • 2-Week Home & Away Campers
Friday July 27th, 2018
  • 2-Week Comic Explorers
  • 3-Week August Campers
  • Walden Long Weekend 1
Friday August 3rd, 2018
  • Walden Long Weekend 2 Campers

Pick-up Dates

Thursday July 12th, 2018
  • 2 Week Colour Explorers
Thursday July 26th, 2018
  • 2-Week Home & Away Campers
  • 4-Week July Campers
Monday July 30th, 2018
  • Walden Long Weekend 1 Campers
Monday August 6th, 2018
  • Walden Long Weekend 2 Campers
Thursday August 9th, 2018
  • 2-Week Comic Explorer Campers
  • 6-Week Campers
Thursday August 16th, 2018
  • 3-Week August Campers
  • 7-Week Campers

  • Sol's Tip

    “Each destination city will have different arrival times. Of course traffic is also always a factor. We plan to leave camp at 10 am and it generally takes just over: 2 hours to get to Ottawa, 3 hours to get to Toronto, and 4 hours to get to Montreal although there have been times when the busses have taken much longer. A NOTE FOR TORONTO ONLY: If Toronto families want to certainly be there when the bus arrives, they should arrive at 1 pm and be prepared to wait. Don’t worry, we will never leave campers unattended. Some families like to collect their camper’s baggage as early as 10:30 am. Some even take it home and do a first load of laundry BUT please do not attempt to pick up camper baggage before 10:30 am.”

Montreal bus transportation

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Quartier Cavendish Mall
45.475538, -73.666346

Where

Quartier Cavendish Mall (parking lot behind the Cineplex theatre)
5800 Boul Cavendish

Departure to camp

Buses will be leaving from the west parking lot and will depart at 8am sharp, so please make sure campers arrive no later than 7:30am.

Return from camp

All campers and their baggage returning to Montreal will arrive by bus between 2:00pm and 2:30pm.

Drop-off Dates

Wednesday June 27th, 2018
Baggage drop-off from 8am to 11am
  • 2-Week Colour Explorers
  • 4-Week July Campers
  • 6-Week Campers
  • 7-Week Campers
Friday June, 29th 2018
  • 2-Week Colour Explorers
  • 4-Week July Campers
  • 6-Week Campers
  • 7-Week Campers
Friday July 27th, 2018
  • 2-Week Comic Explorers
  • 3-Week August Campers
  • Walden Long Weekend 1
Friday August 3rd, 2018
  • Walden Long Weekend 2 Campers

Pick-up Dates

Thursday July 12th, 2018
  • 2-Week Colour Explorers
Thursday July 26th, 2018
  • 2-Week Home & Away Campers
  • 4-Week July campers return from camp.
Monday July 30th, 2018
  • Walden Long Weekend 1 Campers
Monday August 6th, 2018
  • Walden Long Weekend 2 Campers
Thursday August 9th, 2018
  • 2-Week Comic Explorers
  • 6-Week Campers
Thursday August 16th, 2018
  • 3-Week August Campers
  • 7-Week Campers

Ottawa bus transportation

Campers from Ottawa will be provided with specially arranged transportation to camp. We will not be using our past departure spot, the Pinecrest parking lot, instead arranging for pick-ups at your home or at a nearby location between 9:00am and 10:00am. Families will be contacted individually once our route is determined.

All campers and their baggage returning to Ottawa will be dropped off at home or at a pre-arranged location between 12pm and 1pm. Families will be contacted once the route has been determined.


  • Sol's Tip

    “Don’t worry! Any camper who expresses that they don’t feel well on bus rides will be offered a dose of Gravol before getting on the bus from camp! (15 mg chewable tablet or 5 mls of the liquid).”

Traveling to camp by car

If you’re driving your campers to Walden, please arrive between 11:00am and 12:00pm and sign in at the office upon your arrival.

International campers

We are happy to have your child join us at Camp Walden. To help make your experience a smooth one, please call our office and alert us to any travel plans you have made, including flights, terminals, and arrival times, so that they may be picked up at the airport. We suggest you book your flights by mid-morning (when arriving to camp) and close to dinner time (when departing from camp).

Travelling without a parent/guardian

For campers travelling over the border unaccompanied by a parent or guardian, it is recommended that they carry a notarized letter signed by both the parents/guardians and Camp Walden. We have forms available for downloading below.

Families should check with airlines about boarding your child as an unaccompanied minor. On most airlines it is mandatory for children ages 5–11 to use an Unaccompanied Minor service. This is sometimes optional for children aged 12-17. Children under 12 without Unaccompanied Minor service are often required to be accompanied by an adult aged 16 or older.

Please inform us in writing of the service you have arranged.

Don’t forget: Bring a passport!

All campers traveling from outside of Canada should bring a passport. We will collect the passport and keep it for safekeeping as soon as your child is met by our staff at the airport.

Custodianship Declaration Form

Download and complete this form for your camper to carry while travelling to Canada alone. You can also request a hard copy by calling the camp office. Please notify us as soon as possible if you require a letter from us.

For more information, visit the Government of Canada website.

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