Algonquin Park Adventures

Come explore our backyard- an iconic destination- for those who want to be active, inspired and connected

Algonquin Canoe Trips & Cabin-Based Adventures

Voyageur Quest designs and operates Algonquin Park's most authentic, inspiring and unforgettable adventures. Voyageur Quest specializes in Algonquin Park Canoe Trips, Lodge Based Adventure Trips and Private Cottage Rentals. Our adventures highlight natural connections with green spaces and people and celebrate being active in the great outdoors. Our natural ingredients - exceptional guiding, unique lodging, outstanding local cuisine, and more than 25 years of experience - combine to craft first-class adventure with unparalleled off-the-grid service at one of Canada's most iconic destinations. Recognized as one of Canada's "Best in Class Signature Experiences", Voyageur Quest adventure's have a character - borne of originality, continuous attention to service, gratitude to our customers and Algonquin Park - that simply can not be replicated.

Natural Connections

Hit Pause. Unplug. Settle into a rhythm paddling, hear the fire crackle or the wind howl, notice the fifty shades of green, inhale the view. Nature's own surround sound and retinal display require no re-defining. In the clutter of busy, nurture the craving to connect. Share laughter around a fire, share the ritual of morning dip, cast a line and share the anticipation. It's always been about this natural connection.... to the place, to the people, to the rhythms of Algonquin Park.

Al-Fresco Active

Algonquin Park is our playground and there is so much to do! Our adventures are about getting outside, being active and experiencing the unparalleled wow factor of Algonquin Park. The Outdoors is in our DNA. We make sure you are set up and comfortable for backcountry skiing, canoeing, torchlit skating or stew and brewing! We operate year-round so there are lots of adventure options and trips, including cabin-based adventures, to satisfy a range of activity levels.

Off the Grid Unique Accommodations

Our off-the-grid accommodations allow for an experience that blurs the line between sense of place, space and adventure. Our Algonquin Log Cabin oozes rustic charm honouring the surrounding beauty of its wilderness home. Our Algonquin Island Retreat centers you in exquisite solitude tracking 360 lake views, the rising and setting of the sun, light and shadow - echoing the inspiration of Tom Thomson's art. Our floating sauna and special event floathouse connect you to the splash of the water, the call of the loon and the dancing night sky. Our Cabins breathe adventure and offer a range of options for you to experience.

Flexible Design

Scheduled Adventures

Join a scheduled adventure on your own, with a friend or your family and meet other like-minded adventurers.

Private Adventures

Pick a ready-to-go adventure for your group exclusively or customize an all-inclusive Private Adventure.

Special Events

It's always an honour for us to host a special event, be it a family reunion, wedding, or team building adventure. Let us help you bring to life your vision with our flexibility and excellence in programming.

Exceptional Service

Off-the-grid hospitality allows us to highlight our connection to Algonquin Park while showcasing our commitment to hitting all the notes of an exceptional level of service. Hand-picked oyster mushrooms sauteed over the Rumford fire, a lake-side wine and cheese, and a splash of the good stuff with an evening coffee - all heighten the senses. Such touches come naturally to our guides who seamlessly blend the best practices of naturalists, chefs, and consummate hosts.

Voyageur Quest Adventures​

Canoe Trips



Canoe and Lodge

Sea Kayaking

Log Cabin

Wildlife and Photography

Algonquin Cottage Outpost

Toronto Island Team Building

The Duke of Edinburgh

Schools and Outdoor Education


Algonquin Team Building

Our Most Popular Trips

3-Day Classic Algonquin Park Guided Canoe Trip


Moose Safari Canoe Trip


5-Day Algonquin Park “One Way” Canoe Trip


5-Day Algonquin Park Canoe and Lodge


Algonquin Log Cabin Canoe and Hiking Adventure


Algonquin Dog Sled, Ski and Snowshoe Log Cabin Adventure

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National Geographic

The Muskoka Moose & Wildlife Seven-Day Family Canoe and Rafting Trip is on the National Geographic “A” List!

With 60,000 miles (96,560 km) of canoe routes, Ontario, Canada, is a paddler’s dream. … Read More

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Talking to the timber wolves of Algonquin Park

Two timber wolves, trotting in tandem, cross the lumber trail ahead of us and melt silently into the bush. From our canoe we note the submerged snout of a swimming beaver as it pushes an arrowhead of ripples toward a sticks-and-mud lodge in the centre of the wilderness lake. … Read More

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Serenading wolves in wintry Ontario

Serenading wolves in wintry Ontario Katy Palmer Teletext Holidays – March 12, 2005 If you’re one of those people who’s been lured into a winter holiday that screams: “Get away from it all!” only to find crowds of braying ski

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Algonquin in a Log Cabin

Algonquin in a log cabinStory And Photos By Vic MacbournieThe Hamilton SpectatorHamilton, Ontario, Canada – Sat Sept 2, 2000 Our three-day Algonquin adventure started with an exhausting three-hour hike followed by a 45-minute paddle in a huge voyageur canoe. Along

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TV News Feature on the Algonquin Log Cabin

TV News Feature on the Algonquin Log Cabin Voyageur Quest – September 2001 A news feature on the Algonquin Log Cabin. Seen on the video are VR reporter Janie Robinson and Voyageur Quest owner John Langford.

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"Best in Canada"
Signature Experience


June 29-Aug 31, 2020

Client Testimonials

“This trip totally exceeded my expectations! I travelled by myself and was joined by 8 other travellers and our guide Hannah, who was excellent by the way… knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and hard working.

Other than myself, I believe only 1 other person was familiar with camping and paddling a canoe, yet everyone managed just fine with the amount of paddling, portaging etc. I’m still shocked at the quality of food that we were able to have on an interior camping trip – well done VQ.

After 2 nights of camping the lodge was a welcoming sight. Very spacious, well equipped and stunning. The beds were comfortable, the sauna was great, the sun deck was nice, the screened in porch was inviting, and the food was out of this world.

All the staff at the lodge were amazing as well and contributed to a great experience. I would totally recommend this place to anyone”


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Absolutely one of the best winter experiences me and my husband have been on!  A rustic charming log cabin in the middle of nowhere, with the chance to detach from the world as we know it and step back in time a little. It has a huge fireplace which makes the place cosy and warm, charming decor, a great living and dining area, beautiful location, and a group of people who will make it a memorable stay. There is a wood-fired sauna to relax at the end of a long day.

Our guides Mauricio and Laramie, and cook Sage, absolutely made it feel like a family. They were so friendly, knowledgable and super encouraging on some of the challenges the activities may present! The food was exceptional, all fresh, home-made and filling, we were never hungry, and there was always a freshly baked snack and hot chocolate or tea/coffee on hand to warm up!

Everything was well organised from the pickup in Toronto, to the activities, to the bus back! First day was snow-shoeing, a beautiful 2hrs getting to know the area, and the downhil stretch was the most fun I’ve had in the snow since I was a kid!! The 2nd day was cross country skiing – having never skied before we were nervous but Mauricio taught us well and kept the moral up, even when it got hard! But it was such an acheivement and we loved every minute. The afternoon you have the option to do more of either activity and we took a short hike across the lake to an IGLOO/Ice hut – so cool! A few of the kids went down the luge! The evenings were always so wonderful, there were games, campfire stories, broomball if you fancy/its not too cold! The final day was the dog-sledding provided by an external company, however, it was super awesome! Mushing is hard work but super fun!

All in all I couldn’t recommend this enough and we will be back, perhaps with friends or for the canoeing trip/summer stay! Whether you’re Canadian looking to see the best your country can offer, and experience something different, or if you’re a tourist wanting to experience a true Canadian winter weekend – it’s an absolute must! Thank you all, and thank you John, for creating a dream adventure for all to experience!


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Specials and Packages

Early Bird Special
Algonquin Nipissing Cottage
Perfect for families or groups 8-12! Hike, paddle and take in Algonquin's northwest corner
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Last Minute Special
Algonquin Cabin and Canoe: June 4-7
Relax, unwind and escape into nature. Includes canoe, paddle, wood-fired sauna and 3 nights accommodation.
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Featured Adventure
Algonquin Private Canoe Trip
Explore Algonquin's backcountry on a private all-inclusive canoe trip!
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Book Summer 2020 Now!

Book Now for Summer 2020 Hello from Algonquin’s northwest corner!  We hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy during COVID – 19  and once again thank you to all the

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“The Ontario government has extended emergency orders which will remain in force until May 29, 2020, while beginning to ease some restrictions as Ontario officially enters the first stage of reopening the province.”

We are permitted to open our seasonal Outfitter, Voyageur Quest Outfitting for canoe rentals for contactless dockside day use.

  • Please contact our office as Algonquin Park is open in some places for day use yet overnight backcountry camping is temporarily still closed until further notice. We do encourage you to make reservations, canoe rentals are “bookable” as we anticipate a high demand when the time comes.

We are temporarily still closed for the following:

  • Our Algonquin Park Voyageur Quest Guiding operation is currently still closed until a date issued by the Ontario Government that allows for Algonquin Park to be for overnight camping.

With heightened care and attention we are implementing enhanced operational and  sanitation practices following best practice guidelines and available information from Health Canada, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Ontario Medical Association,  and the World Health Organization.

Voyageur Quest is following Public Health guidelines and direction as we adjust and shape our 2020 season. As restrictions begin to ease,  we look forward to providing you and your family a place to connect with each other, fresh air, and adventure – all at the edge of Algonquin’s wilderness. 

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus – offering us all hope. 

If VQ is required to cancel a booking due to Park closure or government issued shut down, we will provide a full refund or a credit for future trip or stay.  

For all other cancellations, please refer to our standard cancellation policy which is listed below. As always, we encourage the purchase of cancellation insurance. 

Cancellation Policy Cancellation received 60 days or more prior to the trip – Full refund minus a $75.00 admin. fee. Cancellation received less than 60 days – Loss of initial deposit. Cancellation received less than 30 days – No refund will be issued without the purchase of cancellation insurance, purchased at the time of booking from your travel insurance provider.


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