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Algonquin Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Canoe Trips

"Gold, silver and bronze expeditions"

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Every Algonquin Park Duke of Edinburgh expedition is customized to the plans and vision of the applicants. Our instructors carefully supervise, teach skills and provide guidance. Instructors are all certified in wilderness first aid, are qualified lifeguards and love to show their love of the Algonquin wilderness.

Sample itinerary for a 3 day silver expedition.

Optional 7:30am pick up at southern Ontario school. 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, practice canoe tripping strokes, portage and swim in the clean freshwater. Set up camp on a scenic point covered in Red Pine and participate in 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. Enjoy fresh baked bannock cooked over the fire and listen to legends and myths of travelling through the Canadian wilderness.

The distinctive smell of 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 above itinerary is intended to give you an idea of a 3-day Algonquin silver expedition. The exact program is tailored “on trip” to the preferences of the group and weather.

All Duke of edinburgh canoe expeditions require applicants to have taken a practice trip prior to an expedition. Talk to our Torotno office about our canoe practice trips on the Toronto islands and or in Algonquin park before the expedition. 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.

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.

Don’t forget to tell us about any allergic, medical or dietary concerns that might affect your trip.

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