Algonquin Manitou Cottage
Relax in a comfortable cottage and canoe and hike right from your door! Relax in your comfortable cottage Take your first dip of the year and heat up in the floating sauna.
Snowshoe across frozen lakes and through waist deep snow. Learn all about heated wall tents and winter backcountry travel skills. While no winter travel experience is necessary, this is a participatory adventure and best for those who have some camping experience. and are looking for authentic adventure.
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*More dates available through January-March for private groups
No. We are “off the grid” without electricity or cell phone coverage. Our Instructors carry a satellite phone for emergency communication.
No. This is a wilderness trip.
Voyageur Quest’s guides are skilled outdoor professionals who ensure your winter camping trip is safe , fun and packed with opportunities to learn all about winter travel. 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 instruction.
Yes you can drive right to our base at Algonquin Park access # 1. The route from Toronto is on 4 lane divided highway for 280 km. The last 25 km is on a well maintained “snow roads”. Snow roads are plowed into packed down snow which you are able to drive on! Snow tires are recommended.
-7 sleeping bag, headlamp, good winter boots with removable liners, along with warm winter clothing with appropriate layers
Solo travelers are welcome! Our groups have up to 5 guests per trip.
While you do not require any prior winter travel experience, you should be comfortable camping and have had some summer camping experience. We host a range of guests from first-timers to grizzled outdoor people . This is a participatory adventure with lots of opportunities to learn. Our pace is relaxed and the objective is to learn about and experience winter travel and hot tent camping.
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, 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 Cabins, 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.
Specializing in Algonquin Park Canoe Trips, Lodge-Based Adventure Trips, and Private Cottage Rentals.