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5-Day Algonquin Park Canoe and Lodge

5-Day Algonquin Park Canoe and Lodge

$1105+HST/person
5 Days 4 Nights Accommodation Meals, Permits, Equipment and Guides

A Canadian "Signature Experience" selected by the Canadian Tourism Commision

The Algonquin Canoe and Log Cabin adventure is the definition of a classic Algonquin Park adventure. The first half features a 3 day Algonquin Park canoe trip – the quintessential way to experience Algonquin’s wilderness and waterways. The canoe trip moves at a relaxed pace with loads of time to search for moose, swim and roast s’mores around the campfire. For the 2nd half, head to the Algonquin Log Cabin for a swim, sauna or shower. Enjoy a well-deserved cold beer or a wine and cheese on the lakeside sundeck. The Log Cabin is the perfect finishing note to the wilderness camping of a canoe trip. The cozy ambience, wood-fired sauna and tasty home style meals served up at the harvest table hit the perfect tone.

Canoe Classic Algonquin

The quintessential way to experience Algonquin Park's wilderness and waterways. This trip begins with a 3 day canoe trip that moves at relaxed pace with loads of time to search for moose , swim and roast s'mores around the campfire.

Log Cabin Delights

The Algonquin Log Cabin, nestled in spectacular lakeside wilderness showcases authentic log construction and is the ideal finishing note for this Algonquin experience. The ambience, wood-fired sauna and superb local cuisine all heightened by unparalleled off-the grid service allow for continued exploration of our wilderness playground in cozy comfort.

What's included

Everything including 4 nights accommodation (2 nights camping, 2 nights Log cabin) tasty meals, permits camping equipment, and guides

Best of Both Worlds
A perfect combination of the classic iconic Algonquin Canoe Trip followed by the Algonquin Log Cabin's full service and rustic ambience - we've found the sweet spot between rough and refined.
No Experience Necessary
It is recommended that you can be active at a walking pace for up to 4 hours at a time.
Best in Class Food
Whether cooked over a fire in the heart of Algonquin or served at the massive dining table in the Log Cabin, our meals will impress you.
All Equipment Included
Canoes, paddles, life jackets, tents, sleeping pads, food and cooking equipment, plus lots more. You bring all your personal items such as clothing, toiletries and a book.
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Best of Both Worlds

A perfect combination of the classic iconic Algonquin Canoe Trip followed by the Algonquin Log Cabin's full service and rustic ambience - we've found the sweet spot between rough and refined.

No Experience Necessary

It is recommended that you can be active at a walking pace for up to 4 hours at a time.

Best in Class Food

Whether cooked over a fire in the heart of Algonquin or served at the massive dining table in the Log Cabin, our meals will impress you.

All Equipment Included

Canoes, paddles, life jackets, tents, sleeping pads, food and cooking equipment, plus lots more. You bring all your personal items such as clothing, toiletries and a book.

Dates and Rates

Dates and Rates

Availability

 

June 28 – August 30, 2021 

Monday – Friday 

*Peak Season Aug 9-27, 2021*

 
 

Pricing & Options

5 Day "One Way" Canoe Trip
$925/person
  • 4 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • Services of a Professional Guide
  • All meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5
  • All camping equipment
  • Shuttle back to Access Point #1
5 Day Canoe & Lodge Adventure
$1105/*person
  • 2 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • Services of a professional guide
  • All food, permits and equipment
  • *$995/child (6-11)
3 Day Log Cabin Adventure
$610/person
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 3
  • Guided canoeing and hiking excursions
  • All equipment
  • Services of wilderness guides
5 Day Canoe & Lodge Adventure
$1105/*person
  • 2 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • Services of a professional guide
  • All food, permits and equipment
  • *$995/child (6-11)

Trip Itinerary

Please note. This is a sample itinerary. The exact program is tailored "on trip" to the preference of the group, the weather conditions and so on.

Day 1: Monday
We rendez-vous at 12.30pm at Voyageur Quest Outfitting the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. After lunch, we load our packs and canoe into Algonquin Park. Along the way we learn how to paddle and portage, and have loads of time to swim in the clean, fresh water. We set up camp on a scenic point and enjoy our first meal cooked cooked over the campfire. Lying in our tent, we nod off to the sound of the west wind whistling high above. Accommodation: camping in Algonquin Park.
Day 2: Tuesday
After a tasty breakfast, we break camp and paddle east through a series of classic Algonquin Park lakes. A shore-lunch gives us the energy to paddle up a bog where we have a great opportunity to see beaver, herons and moose. Our final stop is a beautiful lake where we have the afternoon to hike, swim, fish, or take a siesta! After dinner, we enjoy fresh-baked bannock cooked over the fire and listen to legends of travelling through the Canadian wilderness. Accommodation: camping in Algonquin Park.
Day 3: Wednesday
The smell of fresh coffee and bacon frying gets us out of our sleeping bags and up for breakfast. After packing up, learn to solo a canoe and to navigate as we paddle back to the take-out, stopping along the way for a large smorgasbord lunch. In the late afternoon, we transfer to the Algonquin Log Cabin. Take a shower, sauna, and enjoy wine and cheese followed by a delicious dinner. Accommodation: Log Cabin
Day 4: Thursday
After breakfast, we head out for the day to explore the trails around the Algonquin Log Cabin. Take an interpretive hike to Lookout Bluff with a spectacular view of the mixed-wood forests and lakes of Algonquin. Return for lunch back at the Log Cabin and spend the afternoon relaxing, exploring Surprise Lake by canoe, swimming, fishing, or reading a book on the porch. The evening brings a gourmet home-cooked dinner followed by a night paddle in a 26-foot Voyageur Canoe, listening to the sounds of Algonquin.
Day 5: Friday
In the morning enjoy a Canadian breakfast with local maple syrup. Enjoy a paddle followed by a hike on Kitchie Island. Then return to the Log Cabin for a Canadian-style BBQ lunch. Swim, sauna, and take in the pristine wilderness before an afternoon departure.

Client Testimonials

“Totally fabulous experience. Great guides, divine food (camping and lodge) and great experiences from making herbal tea, learning about bird calls, canoe tips and making international friends.”

Ali Clare 

I have recently returned from a wonderful five (5) day canoe trip in northwestern Algonquin Park organized by Voyageur Quest and led by a superlative guide named Evan. 

I could not have had a better canoe trip than I did with Voyageur Quest. The environment, the pace of activity, the food and equipment, the company, and particularly Evan’s skills and affability made the trip quite excellent. I am seriously contemplating taking my next vacation with Voyageur Quest. Moreover, I strongly encourage anyone else wishing to sample the Canadian wilderness to reserve a spot on a trip with Voyageur Quest.

Brent 

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FAQs for Nipissing Cottage

We are happy to accommodate  dietary requirements. For more speciality diets such as dairy free, vegan or gluten there is an additional charge.  Please be sure to describe your requirement in detail when making your booking. For severe allergies, it is recommended that you bring 2 EpiPens with you. 

Backcountry camping refers to camping in Algonquin Park’s interior campsites. On our canoe trips, the guide finds  the best campsite for the group. Each campsite has tent sites, a firepit, and a “thunderbox” (ie: toilet). We provide the tents, stoves, tarps, and any other equipment required to make a backcountry campsite into a backcountry palace. Water is taken from the lake and purified for drinking. All backcountry travel follows leave-no-trace principles as directed by the guide. 

No, you don’t. All of our guides are experienced instructors and will show you the ropes. 

Solo travelers are welcome! Our groups have up to eight guests per trip. Everyone becomes fast friends while canoeing and camping!

For canoe trips, there will be as many as eight guests plus your guide. This guest to guide ratio is an industry standard for warm, flat-water canoe trips. We do our best to sort our guests into like-demographics. At the Algonquin Log Cabin there are as many as 12 guests on each trip and three staff members. Our guests range in age and nationality.

It’s not unusual for guests to be trading emails at the end of their trips – it’s easy to make friends when you’re having so much fun!

It means that our cabin is not hooked up to grid electricity. We operate without the need for electricity aside from filling our water cisterns from our well, for which we use a generator.

It means that our cabin is not hooked up to grid electricity. We operate without the need for electricity aside from filling our water cisterns from our well, for which we use a generator.

No.  On the campsites and at the Log Cabin there is no electricity and no Wifi.   

At the Log Cabin there is  a cell phone repeater tower  within a 5 minute drive where you can get service.  Guests are encouraged to bring spare battery packs to recharge camera equipment. 

Absolutely!   (and enjoy responsibly!)

For canoe trips: best advise is to bring liquor and/or wine. Decant glass bottles or cans into plastic containers. It is forbidden to bring glass or cans into Algonquin Park.

For Algonquin Log Cabin: bring whatever you wish. Best advise is to bring a bag of ice with you as well. Remember: we are off grid – that means no fridge! We can provide you with a cooler to use for your stay.

Nearest locations to buy alcohol: 

-Voyageur Quest’s Broken Patio. Located at Algonquin Park Access Point #1

-Magnetewan Distillery. Locally made craft spirits. Located in Sundridge

-Highlander Brewery. Locally made craft beers. Located in South River. Products sold in most local LCBOs and BeerStores

-LCBO and BeerStore. South River

-General Store. Trout Creek. Small selection

You should be able to be active for up to four hours (walking pace) at a time. While travelling in the backcountry, we make frequent stops for snacks, hydration, toilet, and to admire the gorgeous views!

You only need to bring your personal items: clothing, toiletries, and camera equipment. We provide all of the equipment. A complete list of what to bring will be emailed to your after booking. We can rent sleeping bags and mattresses for a small cost. If you forget anything, do not worry: we can rent, lend, or retail whatever you need from our fully stocked outfitting store.

Are you ready? Book your adventure today!

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