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Algonquin Park stories, pictures and adventures at Voyageur Quest

Stories of Voyageur Quest’s Algonquin adventures and helpful information about Algonquin Provincial Park to make your visit a fun and memorable trip.

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From Canoes to Snowshoes: A Canoe Trip Guide’s First Season Guiding in an Algonquin Winter

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I’ve always been captivated by winter. Maybe it’s the twenty below nights when the forest is dead silent except for the sound of tree branches cracking in the wind, or maybe it’s the snow-covered lakes you can snowshoe, ski or skate across for hours on end. Perhaps it’s the calm...

Algonquin Park Guiding and Support Employment Opportunities for 2019

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Forgive me – 2019 continues to celebrate awesome winter conditions for snowy adventures – backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, our Algonquin Log Cabin, the crackle of our Rumford fires and a steaming hot chocolate….. but I can’t help myself today...

Backcountry skiing Algonquin

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Flying down a hill in Algonquin’s  snowy back country  , on the edge of control , without fully knowing what lies around the bend or under the  fresh snow gets my adrenaline flowing.  At this moment, I am in 100% full concentration – focused on my edges and staying...

Algonquin Park family retreat – Our log cabin adventure

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My family and I have been living in Canada for almost a year now, but haven’t had a chance to explore. Now that my father and sister are visiting, we have the perfect opportunity. We’ve moved around a few times so my kids, aged 7, 9, and 10, are all definitely used to adventure....

Our Family Canoe trip in Algonquin Park

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                    My family has always lived in the city, and although we are Canadians, we have never experienced the great outdoors for which our country is so famous.  A family canoe trip in Algonquin Park –  a dream!...

Celebrating Canadian Canoe Culture in Algonquin Park

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The power of the canoe “What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other travel. Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a...

A fantastic winter team !

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March is winding up and winter has flown by. Too fast for those of who love the snow ! Our fantastic winter team helped make this one of our best winter season’s to date. Algonquin’s north west had amazing snow from early December 2016 to today, March 20, 2017, where...

Perfect Algonquin Park Winter Escape from Toronto

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I live in a concrete jungle. Like most people my age I work a set schedule and often struggle to find the time or the means to get out of the city. It’s the middle of winter and although most people are longing for a trip down south I find myself wanting to be fully immersed in...

Algonquin Fall Colour and Winter adventures

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The East wind is howling today with whitecaps on Kawawaymog Lake and waves crashing on the dock . The surrounding hills are filled with colour , especially the red maples which are peaking. The last week of September is always gorgeous in Algonquin Park. If you love warm days and...


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Algonquin Park is at its best for the July long weekend. Hot days are great for swimming, lot’s of chances to photograph moose chewing on water lilies, and magical evenings looking up at the night sky. Any of you looking for something last minute to do this July long...

Since 1991 – Voyageur Quest Celebrating 25 years

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Since 1991 – VQ celebrating 25 years! 2016 is a special year as Voyageur Quest is celebrating 25 years leading Algonquin Park “wilderness adventures for the inquisitive spirit.” The journey to date has been more than we could ever have imagined. Starting out in August of...

Winter is here!

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While some of us witness this change in temperature and develop a growing sense of forboding of the long cold nights to come, the shovelling of snow, the trudging through slush, I say phooey. We live in Canada, we are blessed with four distinct seasons and I am personally...