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Jobs, Work and Guiding Stories
at Algonquin Park access # 1

Working outside at Algonquin Park is a great employment opportunity for those of us who love the outdoors. Helping showcase the beauty of our natural world to our wonderful clientele is a great aspect of our outdoor work. Voyageur Quest is recognized by the Canadian Tourism Commission as “best in class” and is a recognized “Signature Experience” provider that specializes in Algonquin Park. Our canoe outfitter, canoe trip operation and three lodge facilities, are all located at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner.

We are presently hiring for the following positions:

2018 Spring/Summer/Fall ALGONQUIN PARK CANOE TRIP GUIDE LEADER

Voyageur Quest is looking for canoe guides to work 3 and 5-day canoe trips at the North West corner of Algonquin Park for our spring/summer/fall season. In addition to having an exceptional canoeing tripping background, applicants should have strong leadership skills and be comfortable speaking about Algonquin flora, fauna, night sky and local culture in front of an adult commercial and family market. Solid interpretative and program skills are essential. Our guides love to teach our guests about the wonders of Algonquin Park. Warmth and Hospitality skills are essential.

Applicants should have the following certifications:

  • Current Wilderness First Responder
  • Current Bronze Cross, NLS or Swift Water Rescue swimming certification
  • Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment
  • Strong canoe tripping background preferably in a commercial setting
  • ORCKA Canoe Tripping 3 (course and certification is part of 7 day training in May, 2018.)
  • Clear criminal record check

All Canoe Guides must have:
Personal Paddle, PFD, tent & personal camping gear used for tripping
Comprehensive Wilderness First Aid Kit

Driver’s license and car an asset to allow for transport to and from.

Contracts available from:
May 25 to end Oct 5, 2018 or
August 25 to Oct 5, 2018
Training: scheduled for May 27-Jun 4, 2018 .

Salary: from $150 to $200 (Commensurate with experience) plus tips

Accommodation: Lakeside cabin accommodation available while off trip.

Interested candidates should fax or e-mail a résumé ASAP with cover letter to Eva at: info@voyageurquest.com
When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting on our website.

2018 Spring/Summer/Fall ALGONQUIN LOG CABIN ADVENTURE GUIDE
Voyageur Quest is looking for a guides/naturalists to work 3 and 5-day lodge based interpretative programs at the Algonquin Log Cabin and Algonquin Cottage Outpost. Applicants should have strong leadership skills and be comfortable speaking about Algonquin flora, fauna, night sky and local culture in front of an adult commercial and family market. Good interpretative and program skills are essential.

Applicants should have the following certifications:

  • Current Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
  • Current Bronze Cross, NLS or Swift Water Rescue swimming certification
  • Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment
  • Canoe instruction experience.
  • Driver’s license required
  • Clear criminal record check
  • A car is an asset to get you to and from the Algonquin Log Cabin and for your days off.

Contracts from: May 13th to October 18th, 2018 or August 01 to October 18th, 2018

Training dates: scheduled for May 5-10, 2018

Salary: $155-$195/day commensurate on experience with tips

Accommodation: Seasonal shared lakeside accommodation available

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter ASAP with cover letter to Eva at info@voyageurquest.com

2018 Spring/Summer/Fall SEASON COOK, Cleaner and Guide Support

The Voyageur Quest Cook (primary role) predominately supports the needs of the Algonquin Log Cabin serving groups of 4 to 18, the Broken Paddle Patio Serving and Special Events. The VQ Cook responsibilities include:

  • inventory, ordering, planning, shopping for and delivering food and
  • preparing healthy and tasty meals in an open kitchen

Applicants should have: excellent organization skills, ability to work in a small team and a background/understanding of food, menu, cooking and baking.

May 25 to Oct 5, 2018
Opportunity to renew for winter season

Salary: $16-$21/hour* or $160-210 per day* commensurate with experience
* customers may tip direct to staff

Accommodation: Lakeside accommodation included

Training dates: scheduled for May 5-10, 2018

Must have email and telephone to communicate with office.
Drivers license and Car an asset to get to and from work

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at info@voyageurquest.com.

2018 SUMMER ALGONQUIN PROGRAM AND OPERATION “SUPPORT”
Voyageur Quest and the Algonquin Log Cabin are looking for outdoor staff to help support our Algonquin canoe and lodge operation. The “support” position helps the guide and food /cook fill various gaps on Lodge based wilderness trips including: meet and greet customers, canoe lesson, assist in preparation of meals, dishes, lodge cleaning, assist in outdoor excursions, canoe trailer loading, town run and driving truck with canoe trailer. The position does not require certification but preference is given to candidates with wilderness first aid, drivers license and canoe instruction experience. The position requires warmth, pride in solid hospitality skills and an enthusiastic attitude to pitch in and help wherever necessary! This is an ideal position for candidates who are looking to begin a career in the adventure travel industry.

  • Teaching canoeing, assist with bonfire dinners and sunrise paddles
  • Driving truck with canoe trailer, loading canoes
  • Assisting in food preparation and dishes
  • Helping with lodge to standard
  • Town runs

Applicants should have the following certifications:

  • Wilderness first aid
  • Bronze Cross
  • Driver’s license required

Contracts available from:
May 5th to October 5th, 2018 and
August 01 to October 5th, 2018
May 27th to Labor day, 2018

Training dates: Log Cabin training dates May 5-10, 2018

Salary: $140- $160 /day commensurate with experience

Accommodation:Seasonal shared accommodation

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at info@voyageurquest.com

2018 SEPTEMBER OUTDOOR EDUCATORS/ INSTRUCTORS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Voyageur Quest is looking for Outdoor Educators/instructors to work school programming special events and 7 to 10 days contracts in September of 2018. Applicants should have strong leadership skills, outdoor education experience, strong understanding of risk management principles and adherence to industrybest practices and the following certification:

  • Current Wilderness First Responder,
  • Current Bronze Cross, NLS or Swift Water Rescue,
  • ORCA canoe tripping 2 or higher,
  • clear Criminal Reference Check .
  • We are also looking for behind the scenes support staff.

    Contracts available from: Sept 8-15,2018 and/or Sept 29-Oct 4, 2018

    Salary from: $160-$300/day commensurate with experience

    Interested candidates should fax or e-mail a résumé ASAP with cover letter to Eva at: info@voyageurquest.com


    2018/2019 Winter Season


    2018/2019 Algonquin Log Cabin Adventure Guides
    Voyageur Quest is looking for winter guides to work 3 and 5-day adventures at the North West corner of Algonquin Park at our Algonquin Log Cabin. Applicants should have strong leadership skills and be comfortable speaking about Algonquin Park, night sky and local culture in front of an adult commercial and family market. Good interpretative and program skills are essential as is the ability to snowshoe and backcountry ski.

    As a member of the Voyageur Quest guiding team, you will be exposed to a fast-paced, dynamic, and challenging environment whereby your organizational and planning skills will enhance the outdoor wilderness experience for first timers as well as seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. At VQ, you will be working with a small team of skilled outdoor professionals delivering internationally acclaimed and nationally awarded programs and services to clientele from around the world. VQ’s comprehensive training program will familiarize you with the local environment as well as provide you with opportunities to further develop your outdoor wilderness skills.

    In addition to having exceptional wilderness guiding backgrounds, applicants should have strong leadership skills and be comfortable speaking about Algonquin flora, fauna, night sky and local culture in front of an adult commercial and family market. Solid interpretative and program skills are required. Our guides love to teach our guests about the wonders of Algonquin Park. Warmth and Hospitality skills are essential.

    Winter Applicants should have the following certification:

    • Wilderness First Responder/Wilderness First Aid
    • NLS/Bronze Cross mandatory for Summer guiding preferred.
    • Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment

    All Winter Guides have:

    • Personal snowshoes, backcountry skis
    • Comprehensive wilderness First Aid Kit
    • Driver’s license preferred (personal vehicle a plus for days off)
    • Current and clear Criminal Records Check
    • energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and compassion
    • availability Dec 8-Jan 3 is essential with winter training and busy Christmas holidays

    Salary: $140-$180/day (commensurate with experience and certification) plus tips

    Dates: Training early December 2018 to March 2019

    Opportunity to extend to spring/summer/fall contracts

    Accommodaton: Shared off the grid lakeside accommodation

    Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter: to attn: Eva at

    info@voyageurquest.com