3-Day Weekend Canoe Trips to Algonquin Park
"Classic Canoe Trip"
If you have any questions about this trip please contact us:
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Escape to Algonquin Park for a weekend canoe trip! Paddle with seasoned guides and learn or refresh you canoe tripping skills. Canoe in search of moose, enjoy tasty backcountry cuisine and beautiful campsites. Voyageur Quest guided canoe trips are a true vacation. We provide all the equipment and our pace is relaxed. There is plenty of time to swim, explore or take a nap!
Our Algonquin Park weekend canoe trips are convenient with trips leaving every Friday from Toronto . Transportation, food, equipment and the services of a professional guide are all provided. If you are driving yourself, the rendezvous is at the VQ canoe outpost located at Algonquin Access point # 1.
Optional 7:45am pick up in downtown Toronto or 12:30pm rendezvous at the VQ canoe outpost situated at Algonquin Park's northwest corner. After an orientation, brief lesson and lunch, canoe across the lake and into Algonquin Park. Along the way learn how to paddle, portage and swim in the clean freshwater. Set up camp on a scenic point covered in Red Pine and enjoy your first meal and campfire. Lying in your tent, nod off to the sound of the west wind whistling high above.
After a tasty breakfast, break camp and paddle east through a series of classic Algonquin Park lakes. A floating lunch gives you the energy to paddle up a bog where you have a great opportunity to see beavers, great blue herons and moose. The final stop is at a beautiful lake where you have the afternoon to hike, swim, and fish or take a siesta! Enjoy fresh baked bannock cooked over the fire and listen to legends and myths of travelling through the Canadian wilderness.
The distinctive smell of fresh coffee and bacon frying gets you out of our sleeping bags and up for breakfast. After packing, head out for a hike through mixed maple forest learning about the unique mix of flora and fauna. Option to learn to solo a canoe and to navigate as you paddle back to the take out, stopping along the way for a large smorgasbord lunch. Return to the canoe outpost around 3pm. The shuttle arrives back in Toronto at 7pm.
The above itinerary is intended to give you an idea of a 3-day Algonquin Park canoe trip. The exact program is tailored "on trip" to the preferences of the group and weather.
Friday - Sunday
June 4 - October 3, 2010
Cost: $405 per person from Algonquin Park ( Fri-Sun)
Cost: $175 per person for return transportation from Toronto. Special summer rate is $155 per person July - September
Group prices and custom dates are available for groups of 6 or more.
Cost includes: two night's camping accommodation, tasty meals, all group equipment , Algonquin Park permits and services of a wilderness guide.
Cost does not include: GST (5% federal tax), personal clothing, sleeping bags( rentals are available for $25/ trip, air mattress ( rentals are available for $12), fishing equipment/ license
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HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO YOU NEED? WHAT KIND OF SHAPE DO YOU NEED TO BE IN?
None! The Algonquin Park Weekend Canoe Trip is 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 Park. You should be able to be active for up to four hours at a time.
Voyageur Quest canoe trips are participatory by nature. This includes learning how to paddle, portage (carry canoe overland between lakes or around rapids). The longest portage on a 3-day trip is 350m. Depending on the trip, you will paddle, portage and camp each day while our professional wilderness guide provides leadership and instruction on all aspects of living and traveling in the wilderness. You will be encouraged to participate in as far as you are comfortable doing so. This includes: learning how to paddle and portage a canoe, camping comfortably, preparation and creation of creative and delicious meals, learning about the natural world and the enjoyment of living in the outdoors.
A WORD ABOUT YOUR GUIDES
Voyageur Quest guides are skilled outdoorsmen and women who are there to ensure your canoe 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.
WHO ELSE IS ON THIS TRIP?
A typical Algonquin canoe 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 attracts 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.
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.