Algonquin Park Guided Paddle Canoe Day Trip Tours
Daily Group Paddle Day Trip - 6 hours
This Algonquin Park group canoe full day day trip is the perfect way to experience 'canoe tripping' without having to sleep in a tent. Your 6 hour guided adventure navigates into secluded corners of Algonquin park. We paddle historic Canoe Lake, cross an easy 300m portage and enjoy a lakeside meal (Henrietta's meat or veggie sandwich & granola bar) on all tours. Cliff jumping (1-8m for those who want), a short (1.8km) hike to a panoramic look and picking wild berries during their respective season is also included. Your multilingual guide will teach about basic canoeing skills, the history of Algonquin Park and Tom Thomson, and the flora/fauna encountered during the trip.
Although no paddling experience is required, participants of this adventure must be fit enough for 4+ hours of solid paddling. We try to limit our day trip groups to 12 participants. This increases the chance of an intimate wildlife encounter. Participants over the age of 6 are welcome (6-8 yrs old will not paddle; under 6 must go on VIP private tours). However, whiney people of any age or those who might ask "are we there yet?" after 15 minutes of effort, are not.
Price: $99 + 13% tax ($49/12 & under) per person.
When: DAILY @ 11:30am, May 6-October 1, 2017. Reservations are required. After October 1, please consider our VIP canoe tour.
Please see our calendar below for full/open dates - updated daily.
Where: Tours meet by the picnic tables, next to 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 uniformed guides with the Canadian flag logo.
With limited space and rave reviews, our tours fill up quickly. So please make your reservations early.
Although we have encountered moose, deer, beaver, muskrat, heron, loon, turtle, frog, bear, racoon and fish on our Algonquin Park day trips, as with all wilderness tours, animal encounters are a rather random and rare occurrence. However, a skilled guide definitely increases the chances of a memorable and safe educational adventure. And please note that our multiday canoe safaris offer the best opportunities for successful wildlife observation.
Custom tours are always available for any time and group size - just contact us for more information. Trips are run rain or shine (as long as there is no lightning). We may delay departure by up to 1 hour. Refund/credits will be only be issued if a trip is canceled for lightning. Life jackets are provided and MUST be worn at all times. Participants will need to purchase their car day permit at either entrance gate to Algonquin park, or at the Ontario parks office at the far end of the stony beach where we meet.
Guided Group Paddle Dates 2017 (small red print is full, large black print is good to reserve)
What to bring
No smoking, glass bottles, metal cans or bug repellant in a pump or spray format (lotion only).