Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
At a Glance
Fantastic activity based trips in Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park
Choice of camping or log cabin stays inside the park
Fully guided kayaking and canoeing tours by superior and knowledgeable guides
Private log cabin rental and a special couples retreat chalet options
Fun, family bonding experience, not luxury but definitely memorable
To start planning your vacation to Voyageur Quest
Less than 4 hours drive from Toronto, the Algonquin Provincial Park offers an array of outdoor canoeing and hiking adventures perfect for family time together, fun with friends or a romantic getaway for two.
This is not a luxury vacation, however, the experience truly is 5 star. Travel with knowledgeable and superior guides in to the park for optimal wildlife viewing (this is a great place for moose) and memorable nights by the campfire. Stay in picturesque campsites or cosy log cabins, either multi share or for larger families, your very own cottage retreat.
Food is an important part of each trip and your guides will ensure guests enjoy gourmet meals, often skilfully cooked on your camp fire.
For couples who would like something completely private, Voyageur Quests Algonquin Island Retreat is the place for you. Just a short paddle from the main access point, you have the island to yourselves, complete with 360 degree water views and access to a floating sauna. All your groceries can be pre arranged to be there waiting for you so you never need be disturbed.
Voyageur Quest offers a selection of itineraries depending on guest needs. We have a selection of these in our itineraries section, however, they are also happy to tailor make trips for our guests based on your needs and requirements. Please contact us for your own bespoke paddling adventure into the Algonquin Provincial Park.
Accommodation is varied depending on the trip booked and guest needs.
Most trips are camping based with all equipment included and a guide who will also prepare tasty back country style meals. Your camp site may move daily as you travel or you may return to the same site each night. Tents, sleeping bags and sleeping mats are provided, however, there will be limited facilities, no showers or electricity.
If camping isn't for you, the Algonquin Log Cabin Experience is a little more comfortable. Accommodating up to 12 guests in total the cabin oozes cabin with a massive stone fireplace, screened porch, sunset deck, wood fired sauna and tasty meals prepared by the cabin cook.
If you would like to be more independent, the Nipising Cottage is a two bedroom stand alone log chalet on beautiful Kawawamog (Round) Lake. The chalet offers a great family getaway with 650 feet of shoreline, three docks and a floating raft. Kayaks, fishing equipment and mountain bikes can be rented and guided tours are also possible. Catered meals are also available.
Algonquin Island Retreat is located on its own private island a short paddle from the main access point to this part of the park. Exclusively for couples it can be rented for a 3 night wonderfully romantic getaway. The retreat can be fully provisioned for guests and catered meals are possible.
All cabin accommodations are simply yet comfortably furnished and offer kitchen facilities for self catering.
All the adventures are fantastic for families, however, due to the nature of the activities they are better for older children. There are no babysitting facilities
All bedding is provided as well as towels and safety equipment for the activities included. Cabins have lounge areas, decks and fireplaces, and can be pre provisioned. Some cabin accommodation has a floating sauna and catered meals.
Voyageur Quest is all about the outdoors and outdoor activities. The focus is on canoeing and kayaking although hiking is also part of the itineraries they offer.
Summer activities include daily canoe trips visiting new and remote parts of the park, wildlife viewing (moose and wolves in particular), walking trails, fishing, mountain biking, learning portage and canoeing skills. Special trout fishing trips are possible for a limited time in late April.
Winter activities include day and weekend dog sledding trips, snowmobile tours, snowshoeing and ice fishing experiences. All winter activities are cabin based.
Location & Directions
Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
Voyageur Quest is based in Ontario, on the edge of the Algonquin Provincial Parks North West Corner at Access Point #1.
When to go
Voyageur Quest offers trips into the Algonquin Provincial Park in summer and winter. Dates depend on the activity focus.
Winter trips are normally available from mid December until mid March.
Summer trips commence in late May, however, the best time for the camping trips in particular is late June to mid September to make the most of the good weather