Few things are more Canadian than a canoe trip through the thick boreal forests of the Canadian Shield. Algonquin Provincial Park, located just three hours from Toronto, covers 7,000 square kilometres of prime wilderness. The Park is world renowned for its waterways and abundant wildlife. The campsites are spectacular. If we are lucky – we might catch sight of a large moose or hear a pack of wolves howl under the full moon!
These three-day experiences feature camping accommodation. Group size is limited to eight guests and a Voyageur Quest guide who prepares delicious meals allowing you to put up your feet after an invigorating day on the trail. These three-day trips leave every Monday and Friday.
Algonquin Canoe Trip includes:
- Camping equipment
- 2 breakfasts + 2 dinners
Day 1 - Toronto to Algonquin National Park
A 7:45am pick up in downtown Toronto takes you to the northwest corner of Algonquin National Park. 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.
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