Family Day Weekend Algonquin Park Adventure

From $650+HST/person
3 Days 2 Nights Accommodation Alll Meals Guided Snowshoeing, Skiing and Optional Dogsleding

Family Winter Adventure at Algonquin Park's northwest corner

Celebrate Family Day weekend with a shared winter adventure experience for all in Algonquin. Join the BEST WINTER PACKAGE IN CANADA “Footsteps”, as selected by the Canadian Tourism Commission. This 3-Day Algonquin Park winter Family Day adventure offers a sample of winter adventures including dogsledding, backcountry skiing, and snowshoeing.

Snowshoes, Ski and Dogsled

No experience is required for this 3-Day Algonquin Park adventure. It is a great way to get a taste of all aspects of winter with your family. Snowshoe to forest lookouts. Backcountry ski across frozen lakes. Learn to mush and dogsled through winter wonderland landscapes.

Make Your Own Adventure

Our Algonquin Log Cabin Lodge offers comfort after an energetic day on skis or snowshoes. Enjoy a wood-fired sauna, shower, and then sip a hot drink in front of the stone fireplace. Feast on home-cooked Canadian fare served up at the massive harvest table. Leave the phones at home and enjoy time with your family with this special winter wonderland adventure!

What's included

Two nights log cabin accommodation, tasty meals , equipment and guided excursions

Off the Grid Authentic Adventure

Great adventure for families looking for the best of an authentic wilderness adventure. Dogsled, ski and snowshoe. Try the Luge!

No Experience Necessary

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

Superb Meals Served in front of a Fireplace

Meals at the Log Cabin are a celebration. Homemade soups, fresh salads and desserts you can't say no too!

All Equipment Included

Snowshoes, skis, poles plus lots more. You bring all your personal items such as clothing, toiletries. The Log Cabin is BYOB.

Dates and Rates

Availability

 

February 12-14, 2021

 

 

Pricing & Options

Algonquin Dogsled, Ski and Snowshoe
$815+HST/person
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Guided Dog Sledding, Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing Excursions
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • All Winter Equipment
  • Wood-fired Sauna
Family Day Weekend Algonquin Park Adventure
Feb 14-16, 2020
$650+HST/person
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Guided Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing Excursions
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • All Winter Equipment
  • Wood-fired Sauna
Algonquin Snowshoe and Chalet
$780+HST/person
  • 3 Nights Chalet Suite Accommodation
  • 2 Pairs of Snowshoes
  • Wood-Fired Sauna
  • Firewood
  • 2 Bedrooms, Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Dogsled, cross country skis and catered meals available

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at the Algonquin Log Cabin at 12:30pm. After a tasty lunch, snowshoe to a forest lookout. Look for wildlife tracks and learn about Algonquin in winter. Return for appetizers and dinner in front of the stone fireplace. Later try your hand at torch lit broom-ball or skating on the lake.
Day 2
Rise and enjoy a hearty Canadian breakfast. Learn or refresh back-country ski skills before taking off across Surprise Lake and the Island Circuit. Stride and glide through the hemlock trails and enjoy the silence of the snow-laden forest. Return to the cabin for a hot lunch and fresh-baked dessert. The afternoon has options: ski or snowshoe the highlands of Kettle Lake; ski to the wall tent across Surprise Lake; or relax and grab a book in front of the fire. Finish your afternoon with a sauna and hot shower.
Day 3
“Harnesses”, “gee” and “ha”, “gang lines!” These are just a few of the expressions you learn in the dog sled orientation before mushing your own team of huskies on a dog trail ride day trip. Enjoy a hearty lunch at a local diner before your departure.

Client Testimonials

“There could be no greater reminder of the beauty of Canada than to experience it during winter at Algonquin Park. What a fabulous 3-days our family of four had snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and skating under the stars while staying in a beautiful cabin.” 

Jacquie 

“The staff were wonderful, the activities great and well planned and organized. There was a ‘family camp’ spirit which we all loved and a relaxing down to earth atmosphere with amazing food.” 

Katina 

FAQs for Algonquin Log Cabin

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 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. 

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 your 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 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. 

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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