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7-Day September Encore

7-Day September Encore Canoe Trip

$1095+HST/person
7 Days 6 Nights Accommodation tasty meals, all equipment, park permits and guide

Canoe trip through Algonquin Park's northwest corner

In 2017, our amazing customer and friend, Stacey B. asked us to run a 7-day canoe trip in early September to spend time with new friends and enjoy the warmth the late summer brings! We made it happen and now have made this September date an annual trip. This seven-day, six-night Algonquin canoe trip travels a classic lake loop in the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. The trip moves at a relaxed pace with a focus on wildlife viewing, nature interpretation, and backcountry exploration.

Get Deep into Algonquin

Wake with the sun, enjoy your cup of tea taking in the morning mist. Enjoy 7 days in the paradise of Algonquin Park's backcountry.

Perfect pace with some challenge and relaxation

Paddle, portage, swim, nap, feast. Repeat. The simplicity of daily life on a longer canoe trip is pure bliss.

What's included

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

Late Summer Paradise
Those in the know come after Labour Day. Early September is sublime. Warm days, water still warm for swimming, cool nights for perfect sleeps.
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
Get ready for a feast 🙂
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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Late Summer Paradise

Those in the know come after Labour Day. Early September is sublime. Warm days, water still warm for swimming, cool nights for perfect sleeps.

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

Get ready for a feast 🙂

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

 

Aug 30- September 5, 2021

 

Pricing & Options

7-Day September Encore Canoe Trip
$1095+HST/person
  • 6 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Group Equipment and Park Permits
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • All permits and equipment
5-Day "One-Way" Canoe Trip
$925/person
  • 4 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Group Equipment and Park Permits
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • Shuttle from Kiosk Access Point
7-Day September Encore Canoe Trip
$1095+HST/person
  • 6 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Group Equipment and Park Permits
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • All permits and equipment
Algonquin Park Canoe & Lodge
$985+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 Guides

Trip Itinerary

Sample Itinerary:
Arrive for lunch at Voyageur Quest Outfitting, located at Algonquin Park Access Point #1. Meet your guide and group members and prepare for the journey ahead. Launch your canoes for your week-long adventure in Algonquin’s wilderness. Learn (or refresh) your paddling and portaging skills while keeping your eyes peeled for moose, great blue herons, loons, and beavers. Explore the waterways of North Tea, Biggar, and Manitou Lakes. For seven days you’ll paddle the clean, fresh water, dine on delicious backcountry meals cooked over the fire. Sleep under the stars at stunning wilderness campsites and enjoy the bug-free autumn evenings. The journey comes to a close on day seven when you make your way back to Kawawaymog Lake for a farewell lunch before parting ways.

FAQs for September Encore 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

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SPECIALS & PACKAGES

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May 10-13
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Available April-June
Perfect getaway couples! Enjoy delicious spring inspired meals, paddle and hike, look for wildlife and relax in nature.
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Available May 17 - June 13
Spend the weekend on an Algonquin Island in a deluxe chalet on the northern tip of Hondoo Island. Swim, paddle, hike, fish and explore the beauty of Algonquin and Kawawaymog Lake.
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+HST/person
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