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5-Day Algonquin Park Family Adventure

5-Day Algonquin Family Adventure

$985+HST/child (6-11) $1105+HST/adult
5 Days 4 Nights Accommodation tasty meals, all equipment, park permits and guide

Rated one of Canada's "Best Experiences" by the CTC

Few things are greater for a family than sharing an adventure and spending quality time together in a natural setting. This 5 day Algonquin Park family adventure features a combination of camping and Log Cabin accommodation. Experience two nights camping in a stunning Algonquin Park campsite with the help of a Voyageur Quest canoe guide who provides instruction, cooks amazing meals over a fire and takes care of all needs allowing you to spend quality time with your family. The 3 days/2 nights that follow at the Algonquin Log Cabin feature rustic comfort and an intimate setting to conclude your wilderness week.

Algonquin Park canoe trip

The first three days feature an Algonquin Park canoe trip – the quintessential way to experience Algonquin’s wilderness and waterways. With stellar opportunities to see wildlife, the canoe trip moves at a relaxed pace with loads of time to search for moose, swim and roast s'mores around the campfire. Stay at spectacular campsites and feast on back-country gourmet meals cooked over the fire.

Log Cabin Comfort

The Algonquin Log Cabin is the perfect place to finish any canoe trip. A swim, sauna, hot shower followed by chilled beer, wine and appetizers. Then on to a feast prpepared by the awesome Log cabin kitchen. The pace is reggae for the final two days. A voyageur canoe excursion and picnic lunch on Surprise lake, options to hike to lookouts, and a super fun Eco Challenge. Of course, you can always relax, read, or take a nap.

What's included

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

Best of Both Worlds
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.
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
We'll provide 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

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.

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

We'll provide 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 

 
 
 

Pricing & Options

3 Day Family Canoe Trip
$510+ST/child (6-11)
  • $585+HST/adult
  • 2 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All Group Equipment and Park Permits
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
5-Day Algonquin Family Adventure - Canoe and Lodge
$985+HST/child*
  • $11055+HST*/adult
  • 2 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Guided Canoeing and Hiking Excursions
  • Group Gear and Park Permits
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
3 Day Cabin Adventure
Regular Season
$610+HST/person*
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Guided Canoeing and Hiking Excursions
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • *650+HST/person during Peak Season
  • *595+HST/child (6-11)
5-Day Algonquin Family Adventure - Canoe and Lodge
$885+HST/child*
  • $985+HST*/adult
  • 2 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Guided Canoeing and Hiking Excursions
  • Group Gear and Park Permits
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide

Trip Itinerary

Here's what you can expect on a typical 5 Day Algonquin Family Adventure. This is just an example; exact programming is subject to weather and guest preferences.

Day 1
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 covered in Red Pine 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
After a tasty breakfast, we break camp and paddle east through a series of classic Algonquin Park lakes. A floating lunch gives us the energy to paddle up a bog where we have a great opportunity to see beaver, Great Blue Herons and moose. Our final stop is a beautiful lake where we have the afternoon to hike, swim, fish, or take a siesta! 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
The smell of fresh coffee and bacon frying gets us out of our sleeping bags and up for breakfast. After packing up, out we go for a hike through a mixed maple forest and discover the region’s unique mix of flora and fauna. 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
After breakfast, we head out for the day to explore the trails around the Algonquin Log Cabin. An interpretive hike to Music Lake features the Boreal forest, the beaver pond, and spruce bogs. We have a picnic lunch at Music Lake before hiking to Surprise Lake where a 26-foot Voyageur Canoe awaits. Enjoy a leisurely paddle as we island-hop our way back to the Log Cabin. Relax, swim or take a sauna. The evening brings a Canadian-style dinner followed by our “Voices of Algonquin” night paddle. Accommodation: Log Cabin
Day 5
In the morning join the wild edible walk to Lookout Bluff overlooking Algonquin lakes. Return for BBQ lunch back at the Log Cabin before an afternoon departure.

Client Testimonials

“Although we booked the tour to show a bit of Canadiana to our nephew, we were hooked and are already talking of going back during the winter.”

Claire

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

Ali Claire 

FAQs for 5 Day Family Adventure

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. 

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 families 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.  At both the campsites and 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.

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