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Algonquin Park Stew and Brew

Stew and Brew Winter Culinary Adventure

$685+HST/person
3 Days 2 Nights Accommodation tasty stews/ meals, craft beer, equipment and guides

Stew and Brew Winter Culinary Adventure

The “Stew and Brew” is our annual  winter feast  mixing snowshoeing, backcountry skiing  with rich stews and tasty beer tasting. The backbone of this trip is the food and drink combinations put together by the beer thirsty staff at Voyageur Quest. Feast on Cassoulet, Wild Game Gumbo, Black beer Irish stew washed down with the likes of Fin du Monde, Leffe dark and Highlander Porter.

Winter Feast

Bring an appetite! Feast on tasty stews and soups matched with local craft ales, beers and stouts. French Onion Soup, Cassoulet, Black beer Irish stew, Jambalaya all washed down with the likes of Fin du Monde, Amsterdam dark and Highlander Porter.

Fun in the Winter Wonderland

Ski Surprise lake. Warm up in the heated wall tent. Snowshoe to forest lookout. Rest in the wood fired Sauna. Gear up for a spirited game of torchlit broomball.

What's included

Two nights log cabin accommodation, tasty stews. soups/ meals, craft beers matched to every meal, equipment and guides.

Off the Grid Winter Adventure

An authentic culinary winter adventure with the right balance between ski and snowshoe excursions and feasting on stew, sipping on craft beer.

No Experience Necessary

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

Mouth watering Stews and Soups

If you love hearty stews and craft beer, you will love this culinary adventure.

All Equipment Included

Snowshoes, skis, poles plus lots more. You bring all your personal items such as clothing, toiletries.

Dates and Rates

Availability

Dates available upon request 

January 3- March 25, 2023

 

Pricing & Options

3 Day Algonquin Winter Lodge Adventure
$685+HST/person
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Guided Snowshoeing and Skiing Excursions
  • Services of a Professional Guide
  • All Equipment
Algonquin Stew and Brew
$685+HST/person
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All meals including stews and soups and craft beers
  • Services of a professional guide
  • Guided snowshoeing and skiing excursions
  • All equipment
Algonquin Snowshoe and Chalet
$895+HST/chalet
  • 3 Nights Chalet Accommodation
  • 2 Pairs of Snowshoes
  • Wood-fired Sauna
  • Add on skis, dogsledding or snowmobiling excursions

Trip Itinerary

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.

FAQs for Algonquin Stew and Brew

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.

There are two indoor bathrooms for the guests to use in the Log Cabin with flushing toilets. All of the water in the building comes from our well and is filtered for drinking before reaching the faucet.

There is a shower in the shower/sauna house was fitted with an electric pump on solar power to  offer solid water pressure. 

No.  There is no electricity and no Wifi.   There is  a cell phone repeater tower  within a 5 minute drive where you can get service.  

Yes you can drive right to the Log Cabin and the roads are plowed and are considered “snow roads”. Snow roads mean they are plowed into packed down snow which you are able to drive on! Snow tires are recommended. 

Voyageur Quest’s guides are skilled outdoor professionals who ensure your 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. 

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

 

 There are as many as 12 guests on each trip and three staff members. Our guests range in age and nationality. We do our best to sort our guests into like-demographics (ie: families together; adults together). 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!

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 Algonquin area.

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  dietary requirements. For more specialty 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. 

Absolutely!   (and enjoy responsibly!)

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

Are you ready? Book your adventure today!

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