Algonquin Park Glamping Extravaganza
In 2016, to celebrate our 20th anniversary, Algonquin Adventure Tours (AAT) put together an innovative program featuring one night Algonquin Park group Glamping Camping, combined with two different day tours (canoe & bicycle). For those with limited time, the need to stay connected or just prefer a hot shower and comfortable bed, this is the perfect way to enjoy Algonquin Provincial Park camping in style. And we only run this special glamping camping extravaganza during the peak wild blueberry harvest.
What is Algonquin Provincial Park Glamping? Glamping refers to glamorous camping. The Algonquin Adventure Tours set up offers standing height tents, wall to wall carpeting, super comfortable raised single sleeping cots or bunks beds (kids), thick air mattresses, pillows, and sleeping bags with freshly washed liner sheets. Sorry, four post king size beds could not fit in our van :-). We have plenty of useful accents like night stands, sitting chairs and luggage racks. Overall, the AAT team has invested thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours, much of it making decor by hand, to provide you a beautiful, comfortable and luxurious camping experience. We provide a towel and soap/shampoo, tent lighting, a fan, a flashlight, USB charging and WiFi (limited service). Flush toilets and hot shower are a short walk from our campsite. On this adventure, campsite set up is performed by AAT staff, as is all meal preparation and cleaning. Participants just show up with proper clothing and we provide everything else.
This two day limited edition guided group extravaganza combines one night glamping camping inside Canada's oldest provincial park, with two amazing tours into the park interior. Up to 11 participants will make memories and new friends for a lifetime.
Day 1 starts with our renowned 6 hour guided group canoe tour departing from Canoe Lake at 11:30am. Lunch includes a gourmet sandwich from Henrietta's. At 5:30pm, your guide will escort you, by car, to our glamping campsites in one of Algonquin's highway 60 corridor campgrounds. Your gorgeous accommodations and three course dinner (veggies are usually organic from our local farm) await at a perfectly located waterfront campsite. After a relaxing evening swim, some hammock time and a soothing hot shower, we will enjoy S'mores and marshmallows by the campfire.
On day 2, your guide will begin breakfast service, at 8:30am, orange slices, fresh ground/brewed coffee, crispy bacon and blueberry pancakes with pure local organic maple syrup. This is a meal you will tell your grandkids about! After breakfast, our 3 hour guided bike tour begins around 10:30am. We will snack on wild blueberries (mid July - late August) and occasionally observe black bears doing the same. A delicious trailside picnic lunch will delight your tastebuds. Your Algonquin Park glamping camping adventure will end by 1:30pm on day 2. But the memories will continue forever.
A car is required for this program because clients must transport themselves between the canoe tour location and glamping campsite, 20 km further into the park. Parking permits are included for the duration of this program.
Participants 6 and older are welcome on this group adventure. Children younger than 6 are welcome on private adventures. Children 6-9 must ride a bicycle trailer and will not paddle during the canoe tour.
2019 Algonquin Park Glamping Camping Trip Calendar
Please see our calendar below for full/open dates - updated daily. Large black print is good to reserve. Small red print is sold out.
With such a limited run of this exclusive program 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). Life jackets and bike helmets are provided and MUST be worn at all times.
What to Bring
No alcohol, recreational cannabis or smoking tobacco. Please use chewable, dermal or vapour substitutes for nicotine delivery, if required.
Please do not use bug repellent in an aerosol or pump format (lotion only). Remember, we have mesh bug jackets. Light coloured, loose fitting and long sleeved clothes are always best. Tights/spandex pants are the worst.