Canoe Adventure in the Algonquin National Park
Holiday Ref: 16510
Combine an Algonquin Park canoe trip with a few days at the Algonquin Log Cabin for the perfect 5-day adventure! The canoe trip allows you to get into the interior of Algonquin. The campsites are spectacular and offer good opportunities to see and hear wildlife. If you are lucky, you might catch sight of a large moose or hear a pack of wolves howl under the full moon! The Algonquin Log Cabin is your home for the last two days where you will experience the wilderness by day and return to some rustic comfort in the evening.
Available June – August 2019
Upon arrival into Toronto Pearson Airport transfer (independently) to your overnight hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
This bike ride is a great introduction (or reintroduction) to the city. Explore Toronto’s downtown core in a way that is only possible by bicycle. On this tour you’ll see some of downtown Toronto’s best tourist destinations, including must-see cultural and historical landmarks. Cruising to spots where only bikes can go, you’ll experience unique
scenic views and locations. Points of Interest: CN Tower - Royal York Hotel - Union Station – Chinatown - Kensington Market – Eaton’s Centre - Dundas Square -Harbour front
and Lake - Financial District - Queen Street West- Art Gallery of Ontario - College of Art and Design - Hockey Hall of Fame - Rogers Centre –Round House Park - City Hall - St Lawrence Market - Flatiron Building - St. James Cathedral & Square – Corus Quay - Sugar Beach - Entertainment District
The tour is suitable for beginner to advanced riders, as we move at an easy pace and make plenty of stops to talk and take in the sights. Your guides are expert city riders and very familiar with Toronto.
Transfer from Toronto (If included) to meet at 12.30pm at the Voyageur Quest rendezvous
location situated at the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. After lunch, we load our packs and canoe into Algonquin Park. Along the way we learn how to paddle, portage and have loads of time to swim in the clean freshwater. We set up camp on a scenic point covered in Red Pine and enjoy our first meal cooked by a campfire. Lying in our tent, we nod off to the sound of the west wind whistling high above. Accommodation: camping in Algonquin Park.
After a tasty breakfast, we break camp and paddle east through a series of classic Algonquin Park lakes. A floating lunch gives us the energy to paddle up a bog where we have a great opportunity to see beaver, Great Blue herons and moose. Our final stop is on a beautiful lake where we have the afternoon to hike, swim, and fish or take a siesta! We enjoy fresh baked bannock cooked over the fire and listen to legends and myths of travelling through the Canadian wilderness. Accommodation: camping in Algonquin Park.
The smell of fresh coffee and bacon frying gets us out of our sleeping bags and up for breakfast. After packing, out we go for a hike through a mixed maple forest learning about
the unique mix of flora and fauna. Learn to solo a canoe and to navigate as we paddle back to the take out, stopping along the way for a large smorgasbord lunch. We take out in the late afternoon and transfer to the Algonquin Log Cabin. Take a shower, sauna, and enjoy cheese followed by a delicious dinner at the Algonquin Log Cabin.
After breakfast, we head out for the day to explore the trails around the Algonquin Log Cabin. A hike along the trail to Music Lake features an interpretation of the boreal forest, the beaver pond, and spruce bogs. We have a picnic lunch at Music Lake before hiking to Surprise Lake where a 26-foot Voyageur Canoe waits. Enjoy a leisurely paddle as we island hop our way down the lake and arrive via canoe back at the Algonquin Log Cabin. Relax, swim or take a sauna. Canadian dinner followed by “Voices of Algonquin” night paddle.
Morning interpretive walk to Lookout Bluff overlooking Algonquin lakes. Return for lunch back at the Log Cabin. Depart after lunch. The first three days mentioned in the above itinerary, are intended to give you an idea of a 3-day Algonquin canoe trip. Overnight Toronto
Check out of your hotel and make your way (independently) to Toronto Airport for your flight back to the UK.