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Experience Winter Camping

3 Days 2 Nights Accommodation Tasty Meals, all equipment and guide

Winter Camping & Cabin Adventure at Algonquin Park

 Ski across frozen lakes and snowshoe through waist deep snow. Learn winter backcountry travel skills from seasoned guides. Rest tired bones in the wood fired sauna and learn all about heated wall tents. This winter adventure  focuses on off-the-beaten path outdoor exploration and backcountry travel skills. While no winter experience is necessary, these “learn to” lines of participatory adventures are intended for those who have some outdoor experience and are looking for authentic adventure.

First Night Log Cabin

Learn winter travel techniques including how to snowshoe with different toboggans. Visit the winter camp to get an idea of what the camping will be. Return to the Algonquin Log Cabin for a well deserved feast and cozy comfort.

Second Night Winter Tent

Travel by snowshoe to a winter camp. Learn how to set up different types of winter hot tents. Explore the Surprise Lake area including a trek to Music Lake. Overnight in a heated tent with a billion stars overhead.

What's included

Everything including two nights accommodation ( one cabin, one camping), all meals, equipment and instructor

Learn & Experience Winter Hot Tent Camping

Winter is a wonderful season for adventure if you have the right skills. Learn about different snowshoes, toboggans and how to winter camp.

No Experience Necessary

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

Best in Class Food

Whether cooked over a wood stove in the Hot tent or served at the massive dining table in the Log Cabin, our meals will impress you.

All Equipment Included

Snowshoes, skis, toboggans, tents, and much more. You bring all your personal items such as clothing,and toiletries

Dates and Rates


2021 Departures

January 29-31

March 12-14 


Pricing & Options

Algonquin Adventure for Two
  • Three Nights Chalet Accommodation
  • Gourmet Lunch Day 2
  • Heated Wall Tent Lunch Day 3
  • Self Guided Snowmobiling OR Dogsledding
  • Snowshoes
  • Wood-fired Sauna
Learn to Winter Camp
  • 1 Night Log Cabin Accommodation
  • 1 Night Heated Tent Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All Winter Camping Gear
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
Algonquin Dogsled, Ski and Snowshoe Adventure
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Guided Snowshoeing, Cross country Skiing and Dogsled Excursions
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • All Equipment

Trip Itinerary

12:30 Arrival at the Algonquin Log Cabin for lunch. Snowshoe to the Double Lookout over the Beaver Pond. Return for a wood fired sauna and candlelit dinner at the Log Cabin. Discuss the expedition route and learn proper toboggan hauling techniques. Accommodation at the Algonquin Log Cabin
Breakfast and pack out.
Snowshoe, hauling sleds, across frozen Surprise Lake to a winter camp. Set up a heated tent and learn about portable wood stoves. Enjoy a hot lunch and then snowshoe or ski to Music Lake. Return for dinner in the cozy heated tent. Night snowshoe to enjoy a dark sky filled with stars.
Accommodation Heated wall tent
Breakfast and option of a morning ski to Otter Bay. Trek back to the Log Cabin. Option to ski Kitchie Island trail or take a muscle soothing sauna before a hot lunch and late afternoon departure

FAQs for Learn to Winter Camp Adventure

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.  

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.

Yes you can drive right to the chalet suite 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. 

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

Solo travelers are welcome! Our groups have up to 12 guests per trip. Everyone becomes fast friends while snowshoeing and camping! 

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 speciality 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. 

Are you ready? Book your adventure today!


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