Algonquin Park reopened for limited use on May 15, so we will be safely resuming guided activities on June 1. Initially, we will only be offering private and group (with social distancing) day tours and multiday canoe safaris.
If and when Algonquin Park resumes car camping activities, our guided Glamping Extravaganza will resume as well (only during the limited late July - early August run).
Enhanced safety to protect our clients and staff:
Cancellations (100% refund or credit) or changes are possible up to 14 days before departure. There are no changes, credits or refunds, less than 14 days before departure. If we must cancel, due to continued government lockdown measures, a full refund will be provided. Any person displaying any signs of illness, will not be permitted to participate, and no refund/credit will be provided. If you are the sort of person who gets really bad allergies (i.e. might seem sick, but is not), please contact us when your allergy season is over.
What should I pack?
Algonquin Park Canoe trip - 3,4 & 5 days
No smoking or alcohol. Please use chewable, dermal or vapour alternatives, if required.
We supply bug jackets on all multiday trips, so toxic repellents are not needed. If you must bring repellents, please do not bring aerosol or pump dispensers. They are terrible for the whole environment. Creams and wipes are the only responsible way to dispense that type of toxin.
Canoe day trips
Why Algonquin Adventure Tours?
Is a payment required when I register?
Yes, full payment is required at registration. We are a small company with a limited busy season. We literally can't afford to have cancellations (see policy below). That is why we only want committed bookings.
Where do the tours start?
All our regular tours start off the highway 60 corridor in Algonquin Provincial Park. The map showing our meeting points for our tours can be seen @ http://goo.gl/maps/WxLAL. Custom tours can go anywhere in the park.
Can I get there without a car?
For the Glamping Extravaganza, you must have a car. It is Glamping, after all.
For all other tours, a car is, unfortunately, the easiest and often cheapest option. But if you can't drive, please see below:
Daily service from Toronto: www.ontarionorthland.ca . This service goes to Huntsville and would require arriving in Huntsville the night before departure. The last daily bus to Toronto @ 5:30pm can work perfectly for returns since our multiday tours finish in the park by 3pm. Taxi and shuttle is available (see below) between Huntsville & Algonquin.
Ottawa service requires using www.greyhound.ca for Ottawa - North Bay. And then
www.ontarionorthland.ca for Huntsville - North Bay. Taxi and shuttle is available (see below) between Huntsville & Algonquin.
Daily service from Pearson Airport: From Toronto's Pearson International Airport, you can get a direct shuttle to Huntsville with http://www.northernairport.com/index.php/northern-airport-schedule. Taxi and shuttle is available (see below) between Huntsville & Algonquin.
Taxi (about $120 each way) or shuttle ($40 per person, each way) can be arranged from Huntsville to Canoe Lake (Canoe trip starting location) in Algonquin Park and back. The drive takes about 1 hour.
Bus clients are often able to get a free ride back to the Huntsville bus station from other tour participants.
Non-safari baggage can be left with us. We can't assume responsibility for it, but it will be as safe as our own gear.
Please contact us for further details.
Is it possible to get a refund after I register?
All trips go rain or shine. Only day trips may be canceled if lightning delays departure by at least one hour. In that situation, a credit or refund with be issued at the client's discretion.
As a result of Covid-19, during our 2020 season, cancellations (100% refund or credit) or changes are possible up to 14 days before departure. There are no changes, credits or refunds, less than 14 days before departure. If we must cancel, due to continued government lockdown measures, a full refund will be provided. Any person displaying any signs of illness, will not be permitted to participate, and no refund/credit will be provided. If you are the sort of person who gets really bad allergies (i.e. might seem sick, but is not), please contact us when your allergy season is over.
If a request to withdraw is received by us ninety (90) calendar days or more before the start of your program, Algonquin Adventure Tours will return all funds except transaction fees(up to 3.9%). If the request to withdraw is received by us between ninety and 31 calendar days before the start of your program, Algonquin Adventure Tours will immediately return 50% of trip cost. If another participant(s) can be found to fill your vacated place(s), your remaining fees (minus up to 3.9% transaction fee) will be refunded at that time. 30 days or less before a scheduled trip all fees become non-refundable.
Gift certificates for our guiding services are non-refundable and do not expire. Their face value can be applied to any product. They are also transferable as long as the purchase receipt is included.
Raffles prizes have no cash value and have expiry dates/blackout periods printed on them. Raffle prizes are only good for the service printed on them. They are transferable, but we must be advised of the change in writing.
To prepare for unplanned events that might cause a last minute request for a refund, we always recommend travel insurance.
Do we accept solo travellers?
Glamping requires double occupancy minimum bookings all the time. Singles would have to pay for 2 adults.
For our multiday canoe safaris & 6h day paddle, solo participants must check with us to find a date that is convenient for our calendar. Or, they can purchase two places and we will refund one, once any other participants register for that date. We require at least 2 adult participants (payments) to run our group trips.
All our 3 hour day tours are private and the same price for 1 or 2 participants.
Do you have an office?
Yes, we maintain an office/farm and live in Dwight, Ontario (10 minutes west of the park's west gate off highway 60) all year long. You can call us anytime (0800-2200EST) at 705-783-7566. Visits are by appointment only as we are usually outside enjoying the beautiful wilderness.