Private Canoe Trip - Algonquin Park
"Exclusive canoeing & camping getaway"
If you have any questions about this trip please contact us:
|• Phone: (416) 486-3605
||• Toll Free: (800) 794-9660
Customize an Algonquin Park anoe trip to fit your group or family. Featuring gourmet backcountry meals, amazing wildlife viewing, and first class guide service, our canoe trips can be customized for any experience level. Start your trip on any day and pick a route that fits your family or group. Add a fishing or bilingual guide, professional photographer, deluxe basecamp set up, or transportation from downtown Toronto.
Looking to go outside of Algonquin? Our guides and operational know- how reach to all corners of Ontario. Talk to our office about the French and Magnetawan Rivers or for the intrepid, Pukaskwa and Wabakimi!
Sample Itinerary for Algonquin Park 3-Day Canoe Trip
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.
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HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO YOU NEED? WHAT KIND OF SHAPE DO YOU NEED TO BE IN?
None! Algonquin Park Private Canoe Trips are 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?
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. Payment is accepted in VISA, MasterCard, or cheque. 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.