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3-Day Algonquin Park Family Canoe Trip

3-Day Algonquin Family Canoe Trip

$510+HST/ child (6-11) $585+HST/adult
3 Days 2 Nights camping tasty meals, all equipment, park permits and guide

Canoe trip through Algonquin Park's northwest corner

The 3-Day Algonquin Park Family Canoe Trip moves through the northwest corner of Algonquin Provincial Park and is ideal for those families looking for adventure! The pace is relaxed, which makes this canoe trip suitable for families of all abilities and experience levels. If we are lucky, we might catch site of a large moose or hear a pack of wolves.

Authentic Adventure

Explore beautiful lakes. Wake up early and search for moose. Enjoy stories and laughter around the fire. Swim in the clean fresh water. Fish for trout or bass.

Sleep under the stars

Feast on backcountry gourmet cooking cooked over a fire. Look up and see a billion stars. Fall asleep listening to Barred owls hooting and the west wind whistling high above.

What's included

Everything but your toothbrush. We take care of all the canoe and camping equipment, park permits, and tasty meals.

Beautiful Campsites on Pristine Lakes
Slow down and 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? Your kids will love the bannock and smores.
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 camping on pristine lakes

Slow down and 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? Your kids will love the bannock and smores.

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

Jun 28 – Sep 27, 2021

Monday-Wednesday 
Friday- Sunday 

Looking for more adventure? We are now offering a 5 Day Algonquin Family Canoe Trip on July 26-30th!
 

Pricing & Options

5 Day Algonquin Family Canoe and Lodge
$985+HST/child*
  • $1105+HST/adult
  • 2 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • 2 nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All Group Equipment and Park Permits
  • Services of Wilderness Guide
  • Guided Canoeing and Hiking Adventures
  • *Child is 6-11
3 Day Algonquin Family Canoe Trip
$510+HST/child*
  • $585+HST/adult
  • 2 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • All Group Equipment and Park Permits
  • *Child is 6-11
3 Day Log Cabin Adventure
$595+HST/Child
  • $610+HST/adult
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Guided Canoeing and Hiking Excursions
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • Peak Season Rates Apply
3 Day Algonquin Family Canoe Trip
$425+HST/child*
  • $525+HST/adult
  • 2 Nights Camping Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • All Group Equipment and Park Permits
  • *Child is 6-11

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Rendezvous at the Voyageur Quest Outfitter. After an orientation, canoe lesson and lunch, paddle across the lake and into Algonquin Park. Along the way, practice your paddle strokes and learn to portage. Setup camp on a scenic point and enjoy a swim in the clean, rejuvenating lake water. Dinner is served by the campfire with a double helping of good company. Lying in your tent, fall asleep to the sound of loons calling across the lake.
Day 2
Begin with an early morning paddle in search of moose. Return to camp for a tasty breakfast and then paddle deeper into Algonquin Park and explore the lakes and rivers. A shore lunch is served before paddling in search of beavers, great blue herons and moose. The final stop is at a beautiful lake where you have the afternoon to hike, swim, fish, or take a siesta! Feast on another backcountry gourmet creation and bannock cooked over the fire. Take in the night sky and share stories and laughter around the campfire.
Day 3
The distinctive smell of fresh coffee and breakfast cooking will get you out of your sleeping bags. Savor this last day on the trail with lots of photos, impromptu swimming, and stopping to smell the flowers. A smorgasbord lunch is served on the shoreline before a mid-afternoon return to the Voyageur Quest Outfitter. Not in a rush? Grab a cold drink on the Broken Paddle patio and trade emails with your new friends.

Client Testimonials

“We did the three day family canoe trip with three children aged 14,12 and 11. We had a great time and enjoyed every minute”

Stockers

“I would thoroughly recommend this as a family experience – swimming in the lakes, paddling in stunning surroundings, spotting wildlife, sharing funny stories…”

Bronte 

FAQs for 3 Day Family 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 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). 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.

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

Log Cabin Winter Special
Jan 2-4
Enjoy the the cozy comforts of the Log Cabin with delicious meals and the flexibility and freedom for families and groups to explore.  Perfect for 6-10 people
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Romantic Winter Culinary Getaway
Available Dec-March
Escape for a romantic getaway with your partner to explore Algonquin and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and wine and cheese.Perfect for couples!
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Chalet Mid Week Special
Available Mid-week Nov-March
Work from Algonquin this winter. Complementary wifi is provided at our Chalet Outpost on mid-week dates
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+HST/week
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