Family Wilderness Canoe Trip – Algonquin Park (3 days)

Adventure Summary:

Few things are more Canadian than a canoe trip through the thick boreal forests of the Canadian Shield and few trips are more fantastic for a family to experience together.  Algonquin Provincial Park, located just three hours from Toronto, covers 7,000 square km of prime wilderness. The Park is world renowned for its waterways and abundant wildlife and the campsites are spectacular. These three-day experiences feature camping accommodation so are not luxury but are a 5 star experience. Group size is limited to eight guests and a Voyageur Quest guide prepares delicious meals allowing you to put up your feet after an invigorating day on the water. These three-day trips leave every Monday & Friday and transfers from Toronto are available.

Key Information:

Type of Adventure:
Canoeing

Family Suitability:
For Everyone

Starting Age:
From Age 6

Duration:
3 days/ 2 nights

Trip Details

Trip Description
Few things are more Canadian than a canoe trip through the thick boreal forests of the Canadian Shield and few trips are more fantastic for a family to experience together. Algonquin Provincial Park, located just three hours from Toronto, covers 7,000 square km of prime wilderness. The Park is world renowned for its waterways and abundant wildlife and the campsites are spectacular. These three-day experiences feature camping accommodation so are not luxury but are a 5 star experience. Group size is limited to eight guests and a Voyageur Quest guide prepares delicious meals allowing you to put up your feet after an invigorating day on the water. These three-day trips leave every Monday & Friday and transfers from Toronto are available.

Where is it?
This trip departs from Algonquin Park or transfers can be arranged from/to Toronto

Departure Dates:
Jun 29 - Sep 04 Departs Mondays & Fridays Private trips on other departure days are also available so please ask us for details if this is something you are interested in for your family.

Accommodation Types:
Accommodation is in tents that are supplied (along with all the other equipment by Voyageur Quest) so you don't need to worry about that!

What's Included?
• 2 nights’ camping accommodation • All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 3 • Equipment included: sleeping mats, paddling, dry bags, sleeping bag, kayaking equipment • All guiding and park user fees

Itinerary
Day 1 Toronto to Algonquin Optional 7:45am pick up in downtown Toronto or 12:30pm rendezvous at the VQ canoe outpost situated at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner. After an orientation, brief lesson and lunch, canoe across the lake and into Algonquin Park. Along the way learn how to paddle, portage and swim in the clean freshwater. Set up camp on a scenic point covered in Red Pine and enjoy your first meal and campfire. Lying in your tent, nod off to the sound of the west wind whistling high above. Day 2 Algonquin National Park After a tasty breakfast, break camp and paddle east through a series of classic Algonquin Park lakes. A floating lunch gives you the energy to paddle up a bog where you have a great opportunity to see beavers, great blue herons and moose. The final stop is at a beautiful lake where you have the afternoon to hike, swim, and fish or take a siesta! Enjoy fresh baked bannock cooked over the fire and listen to legends and myths of travelling through the Canadian wilderness. Day 3 Algonquin to Toronto The distinctive smell of fresh coffee and bacon frying gets you out of our sleeping bags and up for breakfast. After packing, head out for a hike through mixed maple forest learning about the unique mix of flora and fauna. Option to learn to solo a canoe and to navigate as you paddle back to the take out, stopping along the way for a large smorgasbord lunch. Return to the canoe outpost around 3pm. The shuttle arrives back in Toronto at 7pm.

How to Book

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