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Algonquin 5 Day Family Adventure

"Canoe and lodge trip for families"


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Few things are greater for a family than the taste of adventure and spending quality time together in a natural setting. Algonquin Provincial Park, located just three hours from Toronto, covers 7,000 square kilometers of prime wilderness. The Park is world renowned for its famous waterways and abundant wildlife. If we are lucky - we might catch sight of a large moose or hear a pack of wolves howl under the full moon!

These five-day experiences, running Monday to Friday, feature a mixture of camping and Log Cabin accommodation.

DAY 1
We meet at 12.30pm at the Voyageur Quest rendezvous location situated at the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. After lunch, we load our packs and canoe into Algonquin Park. Distance is not our focus as we take plenty of time to learn how to paddle, portage and have loads of time to swim in the clean fresh water. We set up camp on a scenic point covered in Red Pine and enjoy our first meal cooked by the campfire. Lying in our tent, we nod off to the sound of the west wind whistling high above.

DAY 2
After a tasty breakfast, we explore a series of classic Algonquin Park lakes. A floating lunch gives us the energy to paddle up a bog where we have a great opportunity to see beaver, Great Blue herons and moose. Our final stop is on a beautiful lake where we have the afternoon to hike, swim and fish or take a siesta! We enjoy fresh baked bannock and marshmallows cooked over the fire and listen to legends and myths of travelling through the Canadian wilderness.

DAY 3
The distinctive smell of fresh coffee and bacon frying gets us out of our sleeping bags and up for breakfast. After packing, we hike through a mixed maple forest learning about the unique mix of flora and fauna. Learn to solo a canoe and to navigate as we paddle back to the take out, stopping along the way for a large smorgasbord lunch.

We finish our canoe trip at our Algonquin canoe basecamp and take a short van transfer to the Algonquin Log Cabin where you can relax, have a shower or take a sauna. A tasty dinner and a peaceful evening in front of the fireplace follow.

Accommodation at the Algonquin Log Cabin (double occupancy).

DAY 4
After breakfast, we head out for the day to explore the trails around the Algonquin Log Cabin. We hike to Music Lake that features an interpretation of the boreal forest, the beaver pond, and spruce bogs. We have a picnic lunch at Music Lake before hiking to Surprise Lake where a 26-foot Voyageur Canoe awaits. Enjoy a leisurely paddle as we island hop our way down the lake and arrive via canoe at the Algonquin Log Cabin. Relax, swim or take a sauna. A BBQ dinner is followed by "Voices of Algonquin" night paddle.

Accommodation at the Algonquin Log Cabin (double occupancy).

DAY 5
Morning "wild edible" walk to Lookout Bluff overlooking Algonquin lakes. Return for lunch back at the Log Cabin. Depart after lunch.

Dates:
June 30 - Sept 5, 2014

The cost is: $713 per adult, $582 per child (age 12 and under)

The cost includes: Four night's accommodation (two nights camping followed by two nights log cabin - double occupancy), tasty meals, all equipment (except sleeping bag for canoe trip - rentals available for $25 , park permits, Algonquin guided canoe trip, fully guided excursions at the Algonquin Log Cabin and services of two wilderness guides.

The cost does not include:
HST (13% sales tax), personal clothing, sleeping bags or return transport from Toronto.
(Voyageur Quest van and Ontario Northland Train)


RETURN TRANSPORTATION FROM TORONTO
Cost is $175 per person for return transportation from Toronto

Monday - 7:45am departure by passenger van - pickup at Shell Gas Station, York Mills Subway (York Mils/Yonge
Friday - 1:50pm departure from Algonquin Log Cabin. Travel by Ontario Northland train from South River at 2:40pm - arrive at Union Station in downtown Toronto at 6:30pm.

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HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO YOU NEED? WHAT KIND OF SHAPE DO YOU NEED TO BE IN?
None!
The "Algonquin Family Adventure" is for people at any level of experience. The canoe trip portion of the trip is suitable for children 6 and up. Our pace is very relaxed, as the trip objective is to have fun, look for wildlife, swim, and enjoy the Algonquin environment.

PARTICIPATORY TRIPS
On the canoe/camping portion of this trip you will be encouraged to participate in setting up camp, gathering firewood, and meal preparation, as far as you are comfortable doing so. This gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and experience all the daily activities of an Algonquin canoe trip.

A WORD ABOUT YOUR GUIDES
Voyageur Quest guides are skilled outdoorsmen and women who are there to ensure your canoe and lodge trip is an adventure of a lifetime. On top of being well versed in the natural and cultural history of northern Ontario, our guides are selected for their love of the people and the land. All Voyageur Quest guides are qualified professionals and trained in wilderness first aid.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Each participant will be required to sign and return to Voyageur Quest a release of liability before being allowed to participate in any trip we offer. This document releases Voyageur Quest from liability in the case of accident or injury for any reason.

TO BOOK YOUR SPOT
A 25% deposit confirms your spot. VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or cheque can make payment. Please fill out a "to book" form and e-mail, fax or mail it to our office or you can simply call us at (416) 486-3605.


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