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7-Day Petawawa River Whitewater Adventure

7 day Petawawa River Whitewater Adventure

$1905+HST/person
7 Days 7 Nights Accommodation transfers from Toronto, tasty meals, all equipment, park permits and guide

7-Day/7-Night Petawawa River Whitewater Adventure

Our seven-day, seven-night Algonquin canoe trip travels west to east on the Petawawa River from Cedar Lake and the old town of Brent through to McManus Lake. Experience the thrill of whitewater on the Petawawa, with lots of time for wildlife viewing, hiking and backcountry exploration.

The sound of water

Roughly translated, the Petawawa is an Algonquin First Nation word meaning "where one hears the sound of water". With rapids ranging from CLass 1 - 4, the Petawawa is most definitely heard and offers excitement and stunning beauty.

Authentic Adventure

Get ready to canoe, portage, camp and paddle deep into some of the most stunning wilderness of Ontario. Get ready for authentic adventure.

What's included

All instruction, canoe and camping equipment, park permits, and tasty meals.

Whitewater Excitement
Whitewater and stunning wilderness, this canoe trip a must for any Algonquin Park or whitewater lover.
Some Canoe Experience
It is recommended that you are comfortable in a canoe and know the to keep the canoe straight. You should able to be active at a walking pace for up to 6 hours at a time.
River Gourmet
Prepared over a fire or on a stove in the heart of Algonquin Park, 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.
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Whitewater Excitement

Whitewater and stunning wilderness, this canoe trip a must for any Algonquin Park or whitewater lover.

Some Canoe Experience

It is recommended that you are comfortable in a canoe and know the to keep the canoe straight. You should able to be active at a walking pace for up to 6 hours at a time.

River Gourmet

Prepared over a fire or on a stove in the heart of Algonquin Park, 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.

Dates and Rates

Dates and Rates

Availability

 

August 26 – September 2, 2021

 

 

Pricing & Options

7 Day Algonquin's Best of the Northwest Canoe Trip
August 20-26, 2021
$1495+HST/person
  • 6 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Group Equipment and Park Permits
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • Return Shuttle from Cedar Lake to Access Point #1
7 day Petawawa River Whitewater Adventure
Aug 26-Sep 2, 2021
$1905+HST/person
  • 6 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • 1 Nights Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Permits & Group Equipment
  • Services of Wilderness Guide
  • Transportation to and from downtown Toronto via motorcoach transportation
13 Day Crossing Algonquin Canoe Trip
Aug 20-Sept 2, 2021
$2975+HST/person
  • 12 Nights Camping accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Group Equipment and Park Permits
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • Transportation to and From Downtown Toronto via Motor Coach Transportation
7 day Petawawa River Whitewater Adventure
Aug 26-Sept 2, 2021
$1905+HST/person
  • 6 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • 1 Nights Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Permits & Group Equipment
  • Services of Wilderness Guide
  • Transportation to and from downtown Toronto via motorcoach transportation

Trip Itinerary

Sample Itinerary:
Meet in downtown Toronto for your transportation to Voyageur Quest Outfitting, located at Algonquin Park Access Point #1 where you will spend your first night in a cabin. Meet your guide who will go over the details of the trip and do any last-minute packing. Finish off the afternoon with a BBQ dinner and a hot sauna. The following morning, depart for Cedar Lake at sunrise, for your week-long adventure. Learn (or refresh) your whitewater paddling and safety skills as you make your way down the Petawawa River. The thrill of Class II and III whitewater is matched only by the spectacular wilderness of Algonquin Park. For seven days you’ll paddle the clean, fresh water, dine on delicious backcountry meals cooked over the fire, and sleep under the stars at stunning wilderness campsites. The journey comes to a close at McManus Lake with a farewell lunch and return transportation to Toronto. The above itinerary is an example – the exact programming is subject to weather and guest preferences.

Client Testimonials

“Cody, our guide, was spot on – helpful, knowledgeable, capable, good company and a great cook! Beautiful surroundings, lots of wildlife, great campsites and wonderfully warm lakes to swim in.”

Chris 

“It was the get-away experience we were looking for and we’re already planning our next trip.”

JS

FAQs for 7 Day Petawawa River 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. 

For our Algonquin Canoe trips which are longer than 5 days we recommend our guests have some level of camping and canoeing experience. 

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 gradates 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). The longest portage on a 3-day trip is 350m. 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 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. 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!

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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$795

+HST
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL!

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Available May 6 - 8, 2022
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+HST/person
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Last Minute Special!

May 2-4 Long Weekend canoe and hike

May 20 - 22. 2022
Canoe into the mist, hike to forest lookouts, enjoy tasty food on this Algonquin Log cabin adventure. Price includes : 2 nights log cabin accommodation, meals Friday lunch to Sunday lunch, fully guided canoe and hike excursions.

$890

+HST/person
Featured Trip!

Algonquin Photo Moose Safari

Dates Available:
June 11-13
Spend a weekend searching for the picture perfect moment of Algonquin's amazing wildlife, with professional photographer Rob Stimpson.

$795

+HST
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL!

Algonquin Cabin and Canoe

Available May 6 - 8, 2022
Relax in a comfortable chalet suite and canoe and hike right from your door! Relax in your comfortable chalet suite. Take your first dip of the year and heat up in the floating sauna.