Algonquin School Canoe Trips
"Bring your school group for an Algonquin canoe trip shaped to your educational needs"
If you have any questions about this trip please contact us:
|• Phone: (416) 486-3605
||• Toll Free: (800) 794-9660
As an Algonquin outdoor experiential education specialist, Voyageur Quest creates innovative canoe trips as well as lodge based educational programming out of our two unique Algonquin Lodges. Educational programs include: Duke of Edinburough, Algonquin Park ecology, leadership development, sustainable living, traditional Canadian travel, survival, relationship building, First Nation culture, group problem solving and self-management skills. Voyageur Quest works with your school to help develop a program specifically for your student population.
Sample 4-Day Algonquin Canoe trip for School Group
Optional pick up at school or rendezvous at the Algonquin Log Cabin at Algonquin Park's northwest corner. Orientation and Traditional First Nation welcome. Canoe over canoe lesson followed by sauna. Dinner at the Algonquin Log Cabin. Slide show and evening presentation on Algonquin wildlife.
Sunrise paddle across the lake and into Algonquin Park. Along the way, develop canoe skills, learn how to paddle, portage and swimming in the clean freshwater. Campsite set up and "no trace" camping discussion. Dinner and night program focusing on the "voices of Algonquin."
After a tasty breakfast, break camp and paddle east through a series of classic Algonquin Park lakes. A floating lunch gives the group the energy to paddle up a bog where there is 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! Option of individual solo, reflection and or journal writing. Enjoy fresh baked bannock cooked over the fire and listen to legends and myths of traveling through the Canadian wilderness.
The distinctive smell of fresh coffee and bacon frying the group out of their 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 the group paddles back to the take out, stopping along the way for a large smorgasbord lunch. Return to the canoe outpost around 3pm.
The above itinerary is intended to give you an idea of a 4-day Algonquin Park school canoe trip. Each Algonquin Park school canoe trip is 100% customized.
May - October 2013
The cost is from $307 per person based on a minimum group size of 10 or more from Algonquin Park
Return transportation is available from the Greater Toronto area.
The cost includes: 3 nights accommodation (one night lodge followed by two nights camping), tasty meals, all equipment, Algonquin Park permits and services of two certified wilderness guides.
The cost does not include: HST (13% sales tax), personal clothing, sleeping bags, fishing equipment/ licence.
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HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO YOU NEED?
None! Algonquin Park School Canoe Trips are for students 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?
An Algonquin Park Private Canoe Trip is exclusive to your group. Suggested group size is 6-8 people, although we are happy to accommodate larger or smaller groups.
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.