Algonquin Park Guided Canoe Camping Safaris
This video was made by one of our amazing clients after her safari.
Get intimate with nature in Algonquin Provincial Park. Algonquin Adventure Tours' canoe camping safari trip offers the perfect opportunity to 'get away from it all', while getting in touch with nature and yourself. Relaxing in a hammock to the beautiful echo of loon calls, seeing a bull moose or hearing wolf howls at night will provide memories to last a lifetime. Our skilled wilderness guides will enhance your Algonquin Park canoe trip by ensuring your safety, providing back country expertise and humour to your adventure, and knowing the best places to pick fresh berries, fish or photograph moose. Previous canoeing or camping experience is not necessary. The ability to challenge yourself and enjoy nature is. If you are serious about photographing moose, our multiday adventures are your best opportunity (90% success). We are proud that our safaris have a 99% success rate for fishing in Algonquin Park. If you wish to fish, we can rent a rod and fishing licenses are sold at our meeting location. Participants over the age of 6 are welcome. However, whiny people of any age or those who might ask "are we there yet?" after 20 minutes of effort, are not. All our regular Algonquin Park canoe camping trips are mixed groups with up to 8 international participants and 1 guide. Custom private trips, of any length, are available. Please contact us for further information.
Algonquin Park 3, 4 & 5 Day Guided Canoe Safaris
Arrive at Algonquin Park access point #5 (Canoe Lake) around 11:45am for a delicious lunch of Henrietta's and fresh fruit. After some basic instruction in canoeing technique and safety, we will paddle about 12km (3-5 hours of solid paddling with periodic breaks) to a secluded wilderness campsite. Routes may include portages and crossing beaver dams. We will make camp, take a refreshing swim, and prepare a feast of fresh salad, honey/garlic/sesame steak, fresh vegetables and whole grain spaghetti. All days end with fireside (if there is no fire ban) laughs, roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate/tea.
This is a paradise day. Swim, paddle, read in your hammock, hike, take photographs for National Geographic submission or just relax to the sound of loon calls. Your guide can show you the best places to fish, photograph or practice solo canoe strokes. Usually, the group decides together to go on a 5km hike and/or a 5km paddle in search of moose. Meals include cheesy scrambled eggs with home fries, bacon and fresh fruit for breakfast, all natural hot-dogs and maple baked beans for lunch, and teriyaki/sesame chicken and vegetable stir fry over Japanese rice/quinoa for dinner.
After a hearty breakfast of pancakes with pure maple syrup and fresh fruit, five day trips will paddle and portage about 8km to our second destination. Along the way, lunch of PB&J sandwiches on artisanal muesli bread will be served. Relax or play in the afternoon. Dinner will be Salmon, tri-color pasta or couscous and vegetables. Four day trips spend another day lounging and exploring paradise from the same base location.
Three days trips return back to original access point after lunch (between 1-2pm).
This is another paradise day to enjoy. Meals include traditional native bannock with honey and fresh fruit for breakfast, Tuna macaroni and cheese for lunch, and bacon, mixed grains and lentils with tomato/spinach sauce for dinner.
Four day trips return back to original access point after lunch (between 1-2pm).
We will set out early to ensure maximum potential for moose viewing. The final leg of our 5 day circuit has 500-1000m of portage depending on water levels. Meals on this day include oatmeal with fruit for breakfast and lasagna or beef stew for lunch. We will return to original access point after lunch (1-2pm).
Please note that menu items and canoe trip routes are subject to change. Solo travellers are ok, but may need to share a tent with same gender. Vegetarians and non-pork eaters can be accommodated. Vegan and gluten free diets require a $50 surcharge.
The intimate size of our groups combined with excellent reviews causes our safaris to book up early (3-4 months in advance is common). So, please make your reservation as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Rates - are per person, subject to change and in Canadian dollars
Three day trips: $479 + 13% HST ($379 for children 12 & under)
Four day trips: $599 + 13% HST ($499 for children 12 & under)
Five day trips: $799 + 13% HST ($649 for children 12 & under)
Vegan or gluten free - $50/trip. Rentals: Camera dry bag (10L) - $10/trip; Clothing dry bag (25L) - $20/trip; Fishing rod and lure - $50/trip (permits extra at meeting). Gratuities are encouraged and not included in prices.
Tours meet by the picnic tables, near the Ontario Parks permit office (not the nearby store), actually on the stony Canoe Lake beach(access point #5). Please look for our vans, canoes or vest/hat wearing guides with the Canadian flag logo.
Three day trips: May - October 2017
Full trips are marked in small red print. If the date you desire is full, please consider our Glamping Extravaganza.
Four day trips: May - October 2017
Full trips are marked in small red print
Five day trips: June - September 2017
Full trips are marked in small red print
Custom/Private Trips: 1-32 people can be accommodated for 2-10 days. Please contact us for further information.