Frequently Asked Questions About Voyageur Quest and our Algonquin Trips
“HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO YOU NEED?”
Our 3 and 5-day Algonquin Park wilderness holidays do not require any prior experience. Whether it be a canoe trip, Lodge based trip or sea kayak adventure – our trips are for people at any level of experience. Our pace is relaxed, as the objective is to have fun, slow down and leave plenty of time to explore the beauty of the Algonquin Park or Georgian Bay.
“WHAT KIND OF SHAPE DO YOU NEED TO BE IN?”
You should be able to be active for up to four hours (walking pace) at a time.
“WHO ELSE IS ON THIS TRIP?”
A typical canoe or kayak – trip might consist of one couple, a group of friends and individuals traveling on their own. The male and female ratio is usually equal but varies from trip to trip. Algonquin Park canoe trips attract people from all over the globe, so you will likely be traveling with an international group. Group size is usually between 6 and 8 people. Voyageur Quest also operates private canoe and or lodge based trips of all shapes and sizes so if you don’t find a trip to fit, please contact our office and build a tailor made trip to fit your schedule or demographic.
“WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?”
Our food receives superb reviews! Comment forms come in trip after trip stating the food was fantastic! Breakfasts typically involve: juice, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, eggs and bacon. Lunches are most often smorgasbords of fresh breads, meats, cheeses, hummus, vegetables, fruit, and baked cookies. A sample lodge dinner: venison (or vegetarian) stroganoff with fresh garden vegetables, vinaigrette salad, blackberry torte, coffee, and tea. Sample canoe or kayak dinner: rigatoni with fresh basil, Italian sausage (optional) and fresh vegetables, Caesar salad, garlic bread, baked apple desert
Please be sure to inform us of any allergic or dietary concern when you book.
“WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PACKAGE PRICE?”
Our packages include: accommodation (lodge or camping), all meals, equipment, permits and services of a wilderness guide. Return transportation from Toronto can be added on to the trip package price for an additional charge.
“WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?”
HST, personal clothing, sleeping bag ( canoe trips only- rentals are available), transport from Toronto( available for additional cost)
“WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?”
• Cancellations must be received 30 days prior to departure to receive a full refund less the 25% deposit.
• Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure – no refund.
• Voyageur Quest reserves the right to cancel a trip with 14 days prior notice if participation is less than 50%. We will make all attempts to accommodate you on another trip with similar dates and itinerary. If we can’t find a satisfactory alternative – a full refund will be provided.
Useful Websites and Algonquin Park Resources
http://www.doe.carleton.ca/~ngt/algonquin/intro.html – Guide for those planning to explore Algonquin’s interior by canoe.
http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?on-1 – The weather for Algonquin Park
http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca – More Algonquin Park Information and Resources
http://www.ontarioparks.com – Ontario Provincial Park Information and Reservations
http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/index_e.asp – Parks Canada Information
http://www.heavens-above.com – Sky Chart for Northwestern Algonquin Park
http://www.langfordcanoetoronto.com – Langford Canoe and Kayak
http://www.sleddogcentral.com – On-Line Sled Dog Advertising & Information
http://www.kayakonline.com – Online Kayaking Resource
http://www.virtualnorth.net – Outdoor and Wilderness Adventures Resource
Ontario Outdoor – Ontario Outdoor – Ontario’s Great Outdoor Adventures Official Web Site of Ontario Tourism