Algonquin Family Canoe & Lodge
"Algonquin Family Adventure"
Algonquin 5-Day Family Canoe Trip
Rendezvous at the VQ Canoe Outpost
From Toronto: Distance is 302km or approximately 3 ½ hours driving
Take highway 401 (east or west) to highway 400
Go north on highway 400 towards Barrie
At Barrie, follow signs for highway 11 north to North Bay. Continue on highway 11 north past Huntsville to the town of South River.
From Ottawa: Distance is 430km or approximately 5 hours driving
Take highway 17 west to North Bay.
Travel south on highway 11 to the town of South River
At South River:
Turn east onto Ottawa Ave (right turn from Toronto, left turn from Ottawa).
Follow Ottawa Avenue east out of town. It will bend a number of times and you will travel past Swift Canoes, Tracs Outfitters and eventually over a bridge.
Once over the bridge, follow the road approximately 25-30 minutes (about 25- 30km).
You will pass a few intersections including a road with a sign to Project Dare/ Keep going straight! This road takes you straight to the Algonquin Park Access Point # 1 parking lot. (There are washrooms at the access point)
Right before reaching the Access Point parking lot, make a right hand turn down the road.
You will drive about 1 km up a large hill and down the hill. At the bottom of this hill you will see a lakeside road join the main cottage road (on your left).
Turn left onto the lakeside road.
You will see signs for Voyageur Quest immediately on your right – by the lake.
GPS reference is 45.9163,-79.1867
Please aim to arrive for 12:15 pm.
Don’t forget to tell us about any allergic, medical or dietary concerns that might affect your trip.
If you run into any problems, get lost, etc. please call the Voyageur Quest Toronto office at: (416) 486-3605 or our Canoe Outpost at: (647) 402-0973.
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Driving Directions from the Algonquin Canoe Outpost
to the Algonquin Log Cabin
On Day 3 you will travel from the Algonquin Canoe Outpost to the Algonquin Log Cabin for the continuation of your trip:
The Log Cabin is located about 15 minutes driving from the Algonquin Canoe Outpost.
Return on cottage road toward South River. (Past Algonquin Park access point # 1 parking lot)
About 4-6 km down the road to South River, you will come to an intersection where there will be a Project Dare sign on your right and some electricity poles. Turn right at this Project Dare Rd.
Follow Project Dare road for 5.6 km (past Project Dare) to first left hand turn past DARE (this will be 2.3km past DARE.) There is an Algonquin Log Cabin sign on your left.
Make a left turn at this intersection and follow .8km to the Algonquin Log Cabin by:
Following road to V - stay left (you will see a VQ sign as well as other cottage signs).
Follow past white cottages – staying left
Follow to Algonquin Log Cabin driveway.
For GPS users- refer to:
After hours Emergency telephone (416) 994-3605