Algonquin Park Guided Canoe Trip
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Get intimate with nature in Algonquin Provincial Park. Algonquin Adventure Tours' guided group canoe camping trips 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 Algonquin Park wilderness canoe trips are your best opportunity (90% success). We are proud that our safaris have a 90% 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 age 7 and over 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 participants and 1 guide. You will definitely makes some news friends. Custom private trips, of any length, are available. Please contact us for further information.
The intimate size of our groups combined with excellent reviews causes our safaris to sell out early (3-4 months in advance is common). So, please make your reservation below as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Meet at Algonquin Provincial Park access point #5 (Canoe Lake), at 11:50am, 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, fresh vegetables and vegetarian or whole grain spaghetti Bolognese. 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, deli meat and orange slices for breakfast, grilled turkey and veggie wrap 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 (6-10km) and portage (1300m) to our second destination. The final three day canoe trip lunch is usually PB&J sandwiches on a bagel (mac and cheese, if it's a 4 or 5 day trip). Relax or play in the afternoon. Dinner will be butter chicken, couscous and vegetables or Mountain House camp meals.
Three days trips return back to original access point after lunch (2:30-3pm).
We will rise with the morning mist to look for more moose. Meals include traditional native bannock with honey and fresh fruit for breakfast, mac & cheese or a sandwich for lunch and dried sausage, rice, veggies, or a Mountain House camp meal, for dinner. If Algonquin Park moose photography, general Ontario wildlife photography or wilderness hammock time relaxing is your priority, our 4 day canoe safari is your best choice.
Four day trips return back to original access point after lunch (2:30-3pm).
Our 5 day safari camps on two different lakes and completes a small circuit route. If your priority is really challenging yourself physically, learning much about wilderness canoe tripping or seeing as much of the park as possible, our 5 day canoe trip is your best choice. The final leg of our 5 day circuit has 500-1000m of portage depending on water levels. Meals on this day include oatmeal with dried fruit for breakfast and a Mountain House camp meal for lunch.
We will return to original access point after lunch (2:30-3pm).
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