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5-Day Algonquin Park “One Way” Canoe Trip

5-Day Algonquin Park "One Way" Canoe Trip

$925+HST/person
5 Days 4 Nights Accommodation tasty meals, all equipment, park permits and guide

Canoe trip through Algonquin Park's northwest corner

The northwest corner of Algonquin Park is famous for its rolling hills, great trout fishing and beautiful lakes. Our 5 day canoe trip travels one-way, west to east, through the northwestern and more remote sections of the park.

Beautiful laid back canoe trip

5 days in Algonquin's backcountry to explore , relax and unwind. You'll love the rest day on Manitou Lake , one of Algonquin's gems at the north west corner. Loads of time to chill, fish, swim, read and take in the beauty.

Pristine Campsites

Sip your morning tea and lookout at the soft light through the morning mist. Listen to the call fo the loon, and the fish jumping. Backcountry camping in Algonquin is real treat.

What's included

Beautiful Campsites on Pristine Lakes
Enjoy the simple pleasures of a swim and sleeping on a bed of moss with a gentle breeze. Top quality tents, thermarests are included to ensure a comfortable sleep.
No Experience Necessary
It is recommended that you can be active at a walking pace for up to 4 hours at a time.
Backcountry Gourmet
Feast on a delicious menu filled with unexpected delights. Why does everything taste better outside - especially if cooked over a fire?
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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Beautiful campsites on pristine lakes

Enjoy the simple pleasures of a swim and sleeping on a bed of moss with a gentle breeze. Top quality tents, thermarests are included to ensure a comfortable sleep.

No Experience Necessary

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

Backcountry Gourmet

Feast on a delicious menu filled with unexpected delights. Why does everything taste better outside - especially if cooked over a fire?

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

2022 Departures

July 4-8

July 18-22

Aug 1-5 

Aug 22-26

Pricing & Options

3 Day Algonquin Classic Canoe Trip
$585+HST*/person
  • 2 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Group Gear and Park Permits
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • *$510+HST/child (6-11)
5 Day Algonquin Park "One Way" Canoe Trip
$925+HST/person
  • 4 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Group Equipment and Park Permits
  • Kiosk Shuttle
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
5 Day Algonquin Park Canoe & Lodge
$1105+HST*/person
  • 2 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Guided Canoeing and Hiking Excursions
  • Group Equipment and Park Permits
  • Services of Wilderness Guide
  • *$985+HST/child (6-11)
5 Day Algonquin Park "One Way" Canoe Trip
$925+HST/person
  • 4 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Group Equipment and Park Permits
  • Kiosk Shuttle
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
We rendez-vous at 12.30pm at Voyageur Quest Outfitting the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. We pack our bags, go over some canoeing basics, and head into the park after lunch. There are two short portages before we enter onto our first lake in the Park. We set up camp on a scenic point and enjoy our first meal cooked over the campfire. Lying in our tent, we nod off to the sound of the west wind whistling high above.
Day 2
After a tasty breakfast, we break camp and paddle east. Lunch is served at a waterfall where we take in the scene and cool off with a swim. There’s only one portage this day and several hours of tranquil paddling. Stop for the night at a gorgeous campsite and enjoy a hot meal. Don’t miss the sunset!
Day 3
Take it easy: Wednesday is typically a rest day filled with hiking, swimming, canoe lessons, exploring wetlands, and campcraft. We do not move campsites and instead focus that energy into shorter activities.
Day 4
Back on the trail! The day is filled with three portages that take you across a lake and down a river. Gorgeous rapids and beautiful places to swim. Lunch is served along the shore. Enjoy the calls of the loons on this last night of camping.
Day 5
Wake for the sunrise (optional) to get the most out of this experience. Break camp after breakfast and canoe to the take-out. Meet the shuttle and be chauffeured back to Voyageur Quests’ Outfitter where this whole adventure began for a buffet lunch. Pick up a few souvenirs and say your heartfelt goodbyes.

FAQs for 5 Day One Way Canoe Trip

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. 

Voyageur Quest’s guides are skilled outdoor professionals who ensure your canoe or cabin trip is an adventure of a lifetime. On top of being well versed in the natural and cultural history of Algonquin Park, our guides are warm, personable, and service-oriented. Most are graduates of post-secondary programs related to outdoor adventure and all possess industry certification in wilderness first aid, life-guarding, and canoe instruction.

You only need to bring your personal items: clothing, toiletries, and cameras. We provide all of the equipment. A complete list of what to bring will be emailed to your after booking. You 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.

Voyageur Quest canoe trips are participatory by nature. This includes learning how to paddle, portage (carry canoe overland between lakes or around rapids). Depending on the trip, you will paddle, portage and camp each day while our professional wilderness guide provides leadership and instruction on all aspects of living and traveling in the wilderness. You will be encouraged to participate in as far as you are comfortable doing so. This includes: learning how to paddle and portage a canoe, camping comfortably, preparation and creation of delicious meals, learning about the natural world, and the enjoyment of living in the outdoors.

Solo travellers 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. Our guests range in age and nationality. We do our best to sort our guests into like-demographics (ie: families together; adults together). It is not unusual for guests to be trading emails at the end of their trips – it is easy to make friends when you are having so much fun!

You do not require any prior experience. We host a range of guests from first-timers to grizzled outdoors people every week. Our pace is relaxed and the objective is to have fun, slow down, and leave plenty of time to explore the beauty of the Park.

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!

We provide fresh and mostly whole-foods meals that are prepared with care and skill. Whether you are in the backcountry or in our Algonquin Log Cabin, you will be served appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Our guests are consistently impressed with our elevated cuisine. Please explain in detail any special dietary needs or allergies you might have during your booking. Kid-friendly foods are added to Family Trips.

We are happy to accommodate any dietary requirement. For special diets such as vegan, gluten free or lactose free we do charge a small fee in order to properly accommodate your needs.  Please be sure to describe your requirement in detail when making your booking. For severe allergies, it is recommended that you bring at least two EpiPens with you. 

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.

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

Are you ready? Book your adventure today!

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SPECIALS & PACKAGES

Algonquin Romantic Culinary Getaway
Dec 10-12
Getaway for a relaxing weekend to snowshoe, cross country ski and enjoy delicious meals prepared by our Chef!
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Algonquin Christmas Chalet Getaway
Dec 24-27
Spend Christmas in a winter wonderland. Snowshoe, ski and curl up by the fire and the tree with friends and family at the Algonquin Chalet. Perfect for groups up to 12!
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Algonquin Adventure for Two
Available Dec 10-13
Treat you and your loved one to a fun filled weekend snowshoeing to heated wall tents, mushing your own dogsled team and resting tired bones in a wood-fired sauna!
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$1146

+HST/person
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL!

Algonquin Adventure for Two!

Available Dec 10-13
Treat you and your loved one to a fun filled weekend snowshoeing to heated wall tents, mushing your own dogsled team and resting tired bones in a wood-fired sauna!

$2500

+HST/3 nights
Last Minute Special!

Algonquin Christmas Chalet Getaway

Dates Available:
Dec 24-27
Spend Christmas in a winter wonderland. Snowshoe, ski and curl up by the fire and the tree with friends and family at the Algonquin Chalet. Perfect for groups up to 12!

$895

+HST/person
Last Minute Special!

Algonquin Romantic Culinary Getaway

Dec 10-12
Getaway for a relaxing weekend to snowshoe, cross country ski and enjoy delicious meals prepared by our Chef!

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ALGONQUIN PARK LAST MINUTE AND EARLY BIRD SPECIALS

$895

+HST/person
Last Minute Special!

Algonquin Romantic Culinary Getaway

Dec 10-12
Getaway for a relaxing weekend to snowshoe, cross country ski and enjoy delicious meals prepared by our Chef!

$2500

+HST/3 nights
Last Minute Special!

Algonquin Christmas Chalet Getaway

Dates Available:
Dec 24-27
Spend Christmas in a winter wonderland. Snowshoe, ski and curl up by the fire and the tree with friends and family at the Algonquin Chalet. Perfect for groups up to 12!

$1146

+HST/person
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL!

Algonquin Adventure for Two!

Available Dec 10-13
Treat you and your loved one to a fun filled weekend snowshoeing to heated wall tents, mushing your own dogsled team and resting tired bones in a wood-fired sauna!