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Algonquin Log Cabin Guided Canoe Adventure
(Tour Code: VQ3DACT) Departs from Toronto: Mondays & Fridays
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01 Jun - 28 Sep, 2020
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Explore Algonquin Park’s western boundary on a 3-day lodge based adventure.
Canoe in search of moose on early morning canoe excursions, hike to scenic lookouts, and enjoy tasty home cooked meals in front of the stone fireplace.These three-day experiences feature rustic accommodation at the Algonquin Log Cabin.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 - Toronto to Algonquin
Optional 7:45am pick up in downtown Toronto or meet in Algonquin at 12:30pm. Rendezvous at the Voyageur Quest Canoe Outpost. After an orientation, canoe lesson and lunch, paddle across the lake and into Algonquin Park. Along the way learn how to paddle and portage and stop for a swim in the clean freshwater. Set up camp on a scenic point covered in Red Pine and enjoy dinner by the campfire. Lying in your tent, fall asleep to the sound of the west wind whistling high above.
Day 2 - Algonquin National Park
Early morning paddle in search of moose. Return for a tasty breakfast and then break camp to paddle deeper into Algonquin Park and explore the lakes and rivers. A floating lunch is served before paddling up a bog where you’re likely to catch sight of beavers, great blue herons and moose. The final stop is at a beautiful lake where you have the afternoon to hike, swim, fish or take a siesta! Feast on another backcountry gourmet creation and bannock cooked over the fire. Take in the night sky and share stories and laughter around the fire.
Day 3 - Algonquin to Toronto
The distinctive smell of fresh coffee and bacon frying gets you out of your sleeping bags and up for breakfast. After packing, hike through mixed maple forest learning about the unique mix of flora and fauna. 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 Much Experience Do You Need? What Kind Of Shape Do You Need To Be In?
None! The “Algonquin Canoe Trip” is for people at any level of experience. Other than those guests returning to Algonquin Park after a long break, most of our guests are experiencing Algonquin Park for the first time. Our pace is very relaxed, as the trip objective is to have fun, slow down and leave plenty of time to explore the beauty of the Park. Guests should be able to be active for up to 4 hours at a time.
On the canoe/camping portion of this trip you will be encouraged to participate in setting up camp, gathering firewood, and meal preparation, as far as you are comfortable doing so. This gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and experience all the daily activities of an Algonquin canoe trip.
- Transfers from Toronto
- 2 nights log cabin accommodation based on double occupancy (single beds)
- All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 3
- Hike/canoe/ island hop to Log Cabin
- Night hike or paddle
- Traditional Canadian lore session
- Campfire dinner
- Sunrise canoe excursion
- All guiding and park user fees
- All guests are required to sign a liability waiver, registration and medical forms
- Daily activities may be modified due to weather or to accommodate other trip logistics
What To Bring
- Don’t worry about what type of bag to pack your clothing in, as we will be repacking your clothes in our canoe packs.
- Rain Gear - A jacket with hood and separate pants work best.
- Foot Wear - The trip requires a solid running shoe with rubber soles. A second pair of sandals/shoes is necessary for evening. Count on the trail shoes getting very wet and muddy during the day.
- Warm Clothes - Remember to bring a wind proof shell / jacket, warm sweater (wool or fleece), warm wool socks, long pants, and long sleeved shirt. Synthetic long underwear like polypropylene, a hat/toque and gloves are also a good idea for spring and fall trips.
- Sun Protection - Dehydration and sunburn can wreak havoc on your energy so bring along a water bottle, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and shorts.
- Bug Dope - While spring (May 20 to July 10) is bug season, bogs and portages can be buggy in August! Bring along insect repellent. Anything with Deet level over 25% will be effective.
- Other Important Items - Bathing suit (for a swim), towel, T-shirt(s), bandanna, flashlight, camera with extra batteries, daypack (to hold rain gear, water bottle during hikes and canoeing.)