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Moose Safari Canoe Trip

Algonquin Moose Safari

$850+HST/person
3 Days 2 Nights Accommodation Meals, Permits, Equipment, VQ Safari Team and Rob Stimpson

Algonquin Park Moose Photography Safari

Join us for 3  spring days on an Algonquin Wildlife Safari focused on taking pictures of Moose.  Rob Stimpson joins us  with photography tips, tricks and tales from  the field.  Rob is an award-winning professional photographer, photography instructor and outdoor guide. From paddling Arctic Rivers, trekking in Africa, and numerous outdoor adventures in Ontario and other regions of Canada, Rob brings a wealth of knowledge of the natural world.  Group size is limited to 9 guests, Rob and the Voyageur Quest  Safari Guide team.

Photograph Moose in the wild

Canoe into Algonquin Park's backcountry and get fantastic pictures of moose in their wilderness habitat.

Safari Service

Enjoy Safari service that contributes to make this wilderness photography experience the most comfortable possible. The Algonquin Log Cabin is your base for night one while a backcountry Safari camp is your base for the second night.

What's included

Two nights accommodation (one night Log Cabin, one night Safari camp), tasty meals, all group equipment, Algonquin Park permits, wildlife photography tips from Rob, as well as services of a wilderness safari team.

Safari Service
Extra special service to make your backcountry wilderness trip the most comfortable possible
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
Whether cooked over a fire in the backcountry of Algonquin or served at the massive dining table in the Log Cabin, you will love the food 🙂
All Equipment Included
Canoes, paddles, life jackets, tents, sleeping pads, food and cooking equipment, plus lots more. You bring your camera and personal items such as clothing, toiletries
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Safari Service

Extra special service to make your backcountry wilderness trip the most comfortable possible.

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

Whether cooked over a fire in the backcountry of Algonquin or served at the massive dining table in the Log Cabin, you will love the food:)

All Equipment Included

Canoes, paddles, life jackets, tents, sleeping pads, food and cooking equipment, plus lots more. You bring your camera and personal items such as clothing, toiletries

Dates and Rates

Dates and Rates

Availability

2021 Departure 

June 4-6 

2022 Departure 

June 3-5


 

Pricing & Options

Back Country Gourmet Safari
$1075+HST/person
  • 2 Nights Accommodation- 1 Night Private Cabin and 1 Night Safari Camping
  • All Gourmet Meals
  • Group equipment & Algonquin Park Permits
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
3 Day Algonquin Park Moose Photogrphy Safari
Jun 4-6, 2021
$850+HST/person
  • 2 Nights Accommodation - 1 Night Camping and 1 Night Log Cabin - double occupancy
  • Tasty meals, permits and group equipment
  • Services of a professional photographer - photography workshop
  • Services of a professional wilderness guide
3 Day Log Cabin Adventure
$610+HST/person
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Food and Equipment
  • Guided Canoeing and Hiking Excursions
  • Services of a Professional Guide
3 Day Algonquin Park Moose Photogrphy Safari
June 5-7, 2020
$850+HST/person
  • 2 Nights Accommodation - 1 Night Camping and 1 Night Log Cabin - double occupancy
  • Tasty meals, permits and group equipment
  • Services of a professional photographer - photography workshop
  • Services of a professional wilderness guide

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Meet at the Algonquin Log Cabin for lunch. Spend the early afternoon honing your canoe skills with a knowledgable intructor – a skill that is most useful when photographing animals from a canoe. Relax with some drinks at the end of the afternoon and talk photography with Rob. Some time will be set aside for packing bags for thefollowing day’s canoeing. Trade stories with your fellow adventurers around the hearth. Accommodation: Log Cabin
Day 2
It’s an early breakfast and away to the back-country portion of this adventure! Shuttle 20 minutes to the put-in where canoes are waiting. It’s a couple lakes and a couple portages before we arrive at our campsite. The different lakes and trails provide a variety of landscapes and opportunities to photograph wildlife. After a lunch at our campsite, the party sets out on their first moose (photo) hunt. Return to camp for an early dinner and then back out on the water for a “golden hour” photoshoot. Practice your hand at night sky photography or simply enjoy the fire and a favourite drink. Accommodation: camping
Day 3
Wake to the sounds of the guides making you hot drinks and breakfast. After a quick bite, it’s time to get back in the canoes for a sunrise photoshoot. Animals are very active at dawn and it’s not an opportunity to miss. Break camp and paddle your way back to the shuttle vehicles. End the trip with a cold drink and a smorgasbord lunch on the Voyageur Outfitter patio.

Client Testimonials

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

Bronte

“Seeing moose up close and personally in a canoe is by far the best way to experience it.”

Luke

FAQs for Moose Safari

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. 

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. 

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

On the Moose Safari Adventure the group size is limited to 9 guests, Rob and the Voyageur Quest  Safari Guide team. Our guests range in age and nationality, however on this trip all guests usually have a shared passion for photography! 

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!

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.

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.

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.  Guests are encouraged to bring spare battery packs to recharge camera equipment. 

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.

For Algonquin Log Cabin: 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

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!

You only need to bring your personal items: clothing, toiletries, and camera equipment. We provide all of the equipment. A complete list of what to bring will be emailed to your after booking. We 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.

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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