Algonquin Park For Groups
"Corporate and incentive adventure programs"
If you have any questions about this trip please contact us:
|• Phone: (416) 486-3605
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"Algonquin Park for Groups" offers special event/ outdoor adventure program for corporatre or incentive travel in Algonquin Park. Customized programs focus on active adventure in scenic areas of Algonquin Park. Group size varies from 25 to 400 participants.
Most of our programs are suitable for people of any age.
Our Algonquin Traditional Paddle lunch is the ideal stop for groups travelling from Ottawa to Huntsville/ Midland or Toronto.
Located on highway #60 at km 33, our lunch stop is 2 3/4 hours drive from Ottawa or 45 minutes from Huntsville. Our location is 5 minutes from The Algonquin Visitor centre.
"Voyageur's" meet your bus at the Whitefish Lake landing and take your guests for a fun and informative paddle in 26-foot Voyageur canoes. Each canoe holds 10 participants and a "Voyageur". During the paddle, Voyageur's discuss the fur trade, sing traditional songs and interpret the Algonquin flora and fauna. Each person receives a paddle and life preserver. Participants can paddle as much or as little as they desire!
The destination is a beautiful campsite for lunch. The campsite environment is a Voyageur camp - complete with a canvas lean to, tipi, roaring bonfire and benches. A first nation elder serves a friendship tea and introduces some of the Ojibwa traditions. An Indigenous feast of venison, smoked fish and wild rice follows. The meal ends with a bannock bake.
The "Traditional Algonquin Paddle Lunch" (including paddle and lunch) can be as short as 90 minutes or as long as a full day. Each experience is customized to the group needs and timelines. Options include: interpretive hike to a lookout of the Algonquin highlands, live Canadian folk music, First Nation dancers, drummers.
Spring and fall trips have an excellent opportunity to see wildlife including moose and beaver. September and early October are the time to take in the spectacular fall colours. Different campsites are available for this experience. All contain a roaring bonfire and scenic lake setting.
Two different types of lunch are available. The Indigenous lunch is a cultural special -venison cooked in red wine with juniper berries, smoked fish, maple glazed root vegetables, bannock, Ontario pies, fruit, coffee, tea and juice.
For groups looking for more conventional fare - the Canadian barbecue is another crowd pleaser. Venison sausage and a variety of cold salads precede the desert of pies, fruit, coffee, tea and juice.
Please note that the majority of our Algonquin programs are customized to meet the needs of each group. We are always happy to custom design a trip so please ask if you do not see the wilderness experience listed here which you think would be right for your trip.
TRADITIONAL ALGONQUIN PADDLE LUNCH OPTIONS
First Nation Elder - Share a friendship tea, Native Canadian welcome, discuss First Nation culture
Canadian Folk Music/guitar and voice - Professional performer leading songs around the campfire.
Sundown dinners - Bring your group to watch the sunset and to have an evening bonfire.
TEAM BUILDING/PROBLEM SOLVING/GAMES
If your group is looking for some fun or some type of event whereby the guests have a shared or common experience, consider one of the following:
Eco-orienteering involves dividing the group into teams of 6-10, each in a war canoe, with a map and stations. The purpose of the event is to find the stations around the lake. There is some problem solving and plenty of action.
Eco-orienteering can be a race with time incentives at stations or it can be a non-competitive exercise. There is an eco list at each station which the groups must respond to ie. At station 1- the list may include finding a jack cone or starting a fire to burn a rope crossing a pit. With each group is a facilitator. Canoe eco-orienteering is fun, challenging and requires cooperation among team members. The event ends back at the landing with a symbolic fire ceremony.
CANADIAN BUSHCRAFT AND SURVIVAL EXPERIENCES
Canadian bushcraft sessions include fire starting without matches, introduction to wild herbs and plants, shelter building, bow and arrow, raft building and fishing and tracking. After activities or before, a hot lunch of poached fish served with fresh bannock, venison stew, pies and tea.
Destination initiatives involve selecting a site/meeting point/campsite/resort - on a map and having the group find the site. The journey to the destination requires problem solving. Examples are determining the best possible route through a forest without marked trails, finding a campsite on a lake where a fire and BBQ await. These initiatives span from 2 hours to 7 days.
ALGONQUIN DAY TRIPS
Paddle through a series of Algonquin Lakes, learn to portage - discover the taste of a canoe journey through Algonquin Park. Learn about the Algonquin wildlife and hike to a scenic lookout. This type of day trip is ideal for the type of group who is looking for a more physical trip and/or a desire to get to a more "off the beaten path" location.
BRING THE TRADITIONAL VOYAGEUR EVENTS TO YOUR LOCATION.
If your group cannot travel to Algonquin bring the Traditional Algonquin Paddle lunch to your location! Our "Voyageur's", canoes, First Nation speakers, dancers and drummers have travelled to Huntsville / Muskoka resorts, Georgian Bay, the Kawarthas, Ottawa and most recently the Toronto Islands!
Call our office with your group needs!
Voyageur historical canoe paddle and interpretative hike
9am - 12pm, 1pm - 4pm $43 per person
Traditional Paddle Lunch
(Includes historical Voyageur canoe paddle, interpretative hike, bannock bake)
BBQ $70 per person
Indigenous Feast $75 per person
Native Speaker $350 per group
Canadian Folk musician $350 per group
Canoe Eco Orienteering
(Includes Traditional Paddle lunch) $120 per person
Canadian Bushcraft and Survival
(Includes Traditional Paddle Lunch) $120 per person
(Includes a picnic lunch) $100 per person
All prices are based on a minimum of 20 people
IF YOU HAVE A GROUP BETWEEN 6 AND 20 PEOPLE - please call Voyageur Quest and we will customise a wilderness experience to fit your needs. There are a wide variety of day trips we can provide (for smaller groups) including unique wilderness routes, speakers such as Canadian trappers, cedar canoe builders, elite wilderness travellers, wigwam dinners, Log cabin accommodation, etc. Prices range from $65 to $250 per person per day.
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