Enter the realm of the canoe in Canada’s oldest provincial park. Algonquin boasts over 2500 lakes, pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, and one of the country’s great mysteries too. Newbie and experienced canoeists can embark on fully-equipped overnight expeditions with the help of outfitter Voyageur Quest, led by strapping wilderness guides. You’ll quickly see why Algonquin’s forests, lakes and islands inspired the country’s greatest art movement.
Length of Trip : 3 Days, 2 Nights
Cost : $425 per person plus tax. The trip includes: Two nights camping accommodation All meals All group equipment Algonquin park permits Wilderness guide
Best time to go : Late June to Late September
Wheelchair friendly : No
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat : Your wilderness guide prepares all meals, over the fire in the campsite. Nobody goes hungry!
Official Site : http://www.voyageurquest.com/ Ph: 1.800.794.9660
Where to Stay : You will be camping overnight in the park. Tents and sleeping bags are provided, although you are free to bring your own. As you’ll read in the book, look into spending a couple nights at Voyageur Quests’s island cabin. It’s absolutely stunning. The Island Cottage features a loft bedroom (linens are provided) with walk-out upper deck (lounge chairs and table), private washroom with shower and portable toilet for nighttime use, outhouse for daytime use, fully equipped kitchen (gas stove and small propane fridge with freezer), living room/dining room, woodstove, deck with a BBQ and front porch.
Getting There : Voyageur Quest offer a shuttle service from Toronto, leaving Monday and Friday morning directly to Access #1 (where you’ll be geared up for your trip). If you’re driving from Toronto: Distance is 302km or approximately 3 1⁄2 hours driving
Portage: Not a street in Winnipeg
Here Moosy Moosy. Pic: Voyageur Quest
Tom Thompson artwork in the McMichael Gallery
Travels with my Dad
Voyageur Quest's Island Cabin
Reflection outside Algonquin
A Canoe Runs Through It
Sunset over Algonquin