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Voyageur Quest

Voyageur Quest

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

At a Glance

  • Authentic activity-based trips in Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park

  • Amazing wildlife opportunities to view moose, wolves and beavers

  • Choice of log cabins, lakefront cottages and camping

  • Fully guided canoeing tours by expert guides

  • Fun, family bonding experience, in the true Canadian wilderness

  • Floating spa to unwind after a day’s adventure

  • Perfect couples retreat to switch off and enjoy nature with a private cabin for couples on an exclusive island

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Best time to Visit

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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

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Insider's View

Whilst Algonquin Cabin is rustic, the break from technology really allows you to enjoy its Canadian charm and the beautiful nature you are surrounded in.

All the staff keep a log of all the wildlife they have seen that season so it’s great to know what you may see!

One of the best ways to enjoy the floating spa is to take a dip in the lake and then jump back in the sauna – a welcome refresh and relax at the end of an activity filled day.

The moose love to eat the water lillies so taking a canoe into the park is one of the best ways to get up close to these amazing animals.

Whilst camping isn’t for everyone, here you are offered such a unique experience to see, hear and taste what the Canadian wilderness is all about. It a wonderful way to spend time together as a family and the team at Voyager Quest make sure no comfort is spared whilst you are out in nature.

The sundeck balcony in the private couple's cabin is perfectly positioned to enjoy the sun set.

Call us on 020 3993 8245 to start planning your holiday to Voyageur Quest or take a look at our itineraries to Ontario

Description

Voyageur Quest offers wilderness canoeing trips, rustic cabin and cottage stays and camping trips in the stunning Algonquin Provincial Park with all guiding, equipment and meals included. A wonderful opportunity to get out into the Canadian wilderness.

Less than 3 and a half 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. Luxury can be found in the authentic experience Voyager Quest has to offer.

Adventure with knowledgeable and highly trained guides in to the park for optimal wildlife viewing and memorable nights by the campfire. The park is a great place for viewing moose, beavers and wolves in untouched Canadian wilderness.

Stay in picturesque campsites or cosy log cabins, either multi share or for something a little more private, families can rent their very own lakefront cottage. Couples can also enjoy their own cabin situated on a private island on the lake.

Food is an important part of each trip and your guides will ensure guests enjoy gourmet meals. Home cooked meals at the log cabin are shared on the harvest dining room table, lit by candle light and lanterns, it makes for a warm and welcoming setting to sit down and share the days experiences with your family and friends, whether it be canoeing the waterways, spotting a moose or simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Camping adventures include skilful camp fire cooking, from a sunrise breakfast of pancakes to a bonfire dinner of local fish and home-grown vegetables, all cooked over an open fire.

For couples who would like something completely private, Algonquin Island Retreat is the place for you. Just a short paddle from the main access point, you have the island all to yourselves, complete with 360-degree water views and access to a floating sauna, as well as a beach fire pit, BBQ, hammocks and your own private canoe to access the park. 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, trips can be tailored based on your needs and requirements. Please contact us for your own bespoke paddling adventure and wildlife viewing in the Algonquin Provincial Park.

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Accommodation

Accommodation is varied depending on the trip booked and guest needs.

All cabin and cottage accommodations are simple yet comfortably furnished and offer kitchen facilities for self-catering. There is the option to provide all provisions where needed, at an additional cost.

Algonquin Log Cabin

The main cabin, the Algonquin Log Cabin Experience, is a beautiful rustic cabin that accommodates up to 12 guests. Located on Surprise Lake, the cabin offers home comfort in the Canadian wilderness, with a massive stone fireplace, screened porch, sunset deck, a wood fired sauna and tasty meals prepared by the cabin cook, guests receive a real authentic and homely experience. This particular cabin offers a detox from the modern world, lit by lanterns at night and with no digital distraction’s guests can truly switch off and enjoy quality time together in the beautiful surroundings.

Camping Based Itinerary

For the camping-based trips all equipment is included along with a skilled guide who will prepare tasty back country style meals. Your camp site may move daily as you travel through the waterways, or you may return to the same site each night. Tents, sleeping bags and air mattresses are provided, however, this is a true Canadian camping experience so there will be limited facilities, no showers or electricity. Camping is a fantastic way for families and friends to bond together and these trips combine adventure, wildlife viewing and relaxation all in the heart of Canadian nature.

Algonquin Park Cottages

If you would like to be more independent, the cottages are a perfect choice. The cottages offer a great family getaway located on beautiful Kawawaymog Lake with 650 feet of shoreline. Canoes, paddle boards, fishing equipment and mountain bikes can be rented, and guided tours are also available. Catering is also possible at the cottages.

Algonquin Island Retreat

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 romantic getaway. The bright and airy cabin comes with a fully equipped kitchen, seating area, dining table, bathroom and double bedroom with a sunny walkout deck, guests will also have access to the floating sauna. Outside guests can relax in a hammock swinging to the cool lake breeze, dine al fresco on the porch which is perfectly positioned to capture the sunset and finish the evening star gazing at the crystal-clear skies whilst making s’mores on a campfire. The cabin comes with its own private canoe which guests can use to easily access the main park and view the surrounding wildlife. The park is popular to view moose, wolves and beavers to name a few. The cabin can be fully provisioned for guests and catered meals are possible, guided excursions are also available.

Childcare

All the adventures are fantastic for families, however, due to the nature of the activities the recommended minimum age is six years old and upwards. There are no babysitting facilities

Facilities

All bedding is provided as well as towels and safety equipment for the activities included. Cabins and cottages have lounge areas, decks and fireplaces, and can be pre-provisioned. Some cabin and cottage accommodation have a floating sauna. Some of the cabins include catered meals by a cabin cook.

Activities

Voyageur Quest is all about Canadian outdoors and the activities the wilderness offers. The focus is very much on the lakes and the surrounding Algonquin Park. Canoeing and wildlife viewing make up a lot of the itineraries however guests can create their own tailormade itineraries. Summer activities include daily canoe trips visiting new and remote parts of the park and wildlife viewing – the end of May and into July is peak time to view moose, your guide will take you to canoe over to the small islands where the mothers shelter their calves, you can hear (and spot) wolves and see beaver dams – the park is full of iconic Canadian wildlife. Other activities include walking trails, fishing, mountain biking, learning portage as well as swimming in the clear lake waters. Special trout fishing trips are possible for a limited time in late April and an exclusive three-day Moose Photography Safari is available in May.

Winter activities include day and weekend dog sledding trips, snowmobile tours, snowshoeing and ice fishing experiences. All winter activities are cabin based.

Reviews

5

Fran Weekes (Staff)

This really is the romantic wilderness retreat for two! And it comes with the complete experience. We paddled ourselves out to the cabin on our own private island (dont worry if you prefer a motorised option John and the team can assist but there was something very enjoyable about paddling yourself out to your home for the next few nights). The cabin itself is everything you need; the bedroom balcony is a secret sun trap and when I needed some shade I opted for the porch hammock. This private island offers the perfect romantic getaway and I cannot wait to return for the next special occasion!

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Emily Taylor (Staff)

Where to start? I didnt want to leave this place, it offers something so special and unique in a location was that is picture perfect Canadian lake wilderness. When I arrived, John the owner was awaiting along with his friendly Labrador (aptly named Moose!) he showed us to Algonquin cabin and although this accommodation doesnt have electricity you arent hindered at all, in fact it enhances your experience because it allows you to relax and unwind and enjoy the company you are in. John and his team of expert guides and hosts encourage everyone to really get stuck into the many activities they have on offer and they know all the best wildlife spots and exactly when you are most likely to get a viewing! One of the highlights of the Algonquin cabin has to be the cabin cook, each meal was delicious, and it was such a delight not having to cook for myself after a day of activities on the lake. Whilst it is rustic the experience you received is something special, and the memories you make are unforgettable.

Holiday Ideas

  • Ontario Family Fun

    Toronto, Algonquin Provincial Park, Muskoka & Niagara

    from £4100 pp inc flights & transfers for 15 nights

    • Ideal for travel during the school summer holidays with the best weather in July and August
    • Family-friendly accommodation throughout, including the option to self-cater in Muskoka and Niagara
    • Packed with exciting experiences from a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls to a 3-day canoeing adventure in Algonquin
  • Ontario Family Fun

    Toronto, Algonquin Provincial Park, Muskoka & Niagara

    from £4100 pp inc flights & transfers for 15 nights

    • Ideal for travel during the school summer holidays with the best weather in July and August
    • Family-friendly accommodation throughout, including the option to self-cater in Muskoka and Niagara
    • Packed with exciting experiences from a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls to a 3-day canoeing adventure in Algonquin

Location & directions

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Voyageur Quest is based in Ontario, on the edge of the Algonquin Provincial Parks North West Corner at Access Point #1.

How to get there

8 hour flight to Toronto followed by a 3-hour drive to Algonquin Provincial Park Access Point #1 where the trips begin.

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