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Voyageur Quest Team

Meet our Voyageur Quest Team

Our Team

We salute a wonderful group of people, above all professionals, excited to share their passion for the outdoors and their excellence in offering exceptional wilderness guiding and off-the-grid to our customers each and every day.

MEET OUR VOYAGEUR QUEST TEAM

Nikoline Calcaterra

CHEF and FOOD SERVICES CONSULTANT
9th season

Nikoline Calcaterra is a wellness chef, specializing in the healing and energetic powers of whole food.  She has trained in the macrobiotic tradition at the Kushi Institute; with the “Mammas” in Tuscany; and held the intuitive farm-to-table kitchen at Newbold House Retreat Centre in northern Scotland.  When she’s not cooking for you at Voyageur Quest in Canada’s famous Algonquin Park, this global wanderer, cooking instructor and cookbook author spends her time traveling the world, circling with friends, new and old, and fueling and sharing her passion for the earth’s sacred gift of whole food.

 

Voyageur Quest is thrilled to have Nikoline back for her seventh season as a consulting manager.  She has an abiding passion for fresh ingredients and the creative process that she masters in an off-the grid setting. We value our continued journey with her as she continues to elevate the experience of sharing of regional whole food on our Algonquin Adventures that our customers truly delight in. She has an impeccable sense of balance for the relationship between food and people. She is a natural leader that is quite simply wonderful to be around. 

The Nice Guide

SPECIAL PROJECTS and SENIOR GUIDE
5th season

Kris Shaw

GUIDE TRAINER CONSULTANT
12th season

Ben Langford

OPERATIONS and OUTFITTING MANAGER
8th season

Ben is our anchor at the Outfitter and helps quarterback the Voyageur Quest operation. With an easy smile and a kind heart, Ben is first class at customer service whether helping cottagers,   guiding backcountry canoes trips or setting special events. Ben is passionate about whitewater paddling, fishing and the great outdoors. Ben is a hard worker and plays a big part in team VQ.

Michael Ankenmann

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT, GEAR, and SENIOR GUIDE
12th season

Baris

GUIDE
5th season

Kiera

GUIDE and OUTFITTER CREW
3rd season

William

GUIDE

Chris

COOK and FOOD SERVICES

Jackson

GUIDE

Robert

Canoe Trip Support Coordinator

Abby

GUIDE

Sierra

Outfitter Crew

John

OUTFITTER CREW and GENERAL OPERATIONS

Reece

GENERAL OPERATIONS SUPPORT GUIDE

Tammy

HOUSEKEEPING

Outdoor Education Staff

GUIDES

Outfitter Crew

OUTFITTER CREW

John Langford

DIRECTOR & OWNER
29th season

I love being outside on a wilderness adventure. I also love to share my passion for adventure with others. Voyageur Quest has been the perfect vehicle for combining these passions. Algonquin’s north west provides the bounty with world class canoeing,trout fishing, dogsledding and my favourite back country skiing. Hope to see you on the trail!

Devon

ADVENTURE COORDINATOR AND OFFICE MANAGER

Eva Langford

HR & RISK MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
29th season

Eva Langford joined the Voyageur Quest team officially in 2007, but has really been a big part of Voyageur Quest from the start! Eva has a Biology and Psychology degree from Queen’s University and over 15 years of sales and event planning from the pharmaceutical industry. Eva also holds a Human Services Diploma, a Masters Degree in Education – Psychological Counselling from the University of Toronto and coaching certifications from the Adler Institute. She has interests in coaching for both executive and personal development, team and wilderness therapeutic applications. Eva’s facilitation often centres on team effectiveness, culture and leadership. Eva was a facilitator on our first group in 1991, has guided numerous canoe and kayak trips in the mid nineties and presently directs our Human Resources. 

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Specializing in Algonquin Park Canoe Trips, Lodge-Based Adventure Trips, and Private Cottage Rentals.

ALGONQUIN PARK LAST MINUTE AND EARLY BIRD SPECIALS

$895

per person
December Spotlight

Dec 9 - 11, 2022 Romantic Winter Culinary Adventure

Feast on tasty home cooked winter fare and relax with wine in front of the wood burning fireplace. This 2 night package features seasonal meals, 2 nights private chalet accomodation and wood fired sauna. .

$795

per person
Algonquin Log Cabin Winter
New Years Adventure

Dec 31- Jan 2, 2023 New Years Adventure

Get festive and bring in the New Year with a fun and active winter adventure at the Algonquin Log Cabin. Snowshoe, ski and sauna. An unforgettable New Years in the wilderness.

$765

per person
2023 Winter Featured Trip

Algonquin Winter Lodge Adventure

Jan 27 - 29, Feb 13 - 15 Snowshoe and ski in the winter wonderland. Enjoy cozy Log Cabin nights and tasty meals served fireside. You will love the wood- fired sauna, Luge and torchlit broomball.