5-Day Family Adventure- Algonquin Park
"Canoe and lodge trip for families"
Algonquin 5-Day Family Canoe Trip
Rendezvous at the VQ Canoe Outpost
From Toronto: Distance is 302km or approximately 3 ½ hours driving
Take highway 401 (east or west) to highway 400
Go north on highway 400 towards Barrie
At Barrie, follow signs for highway 11 north to North Bay. Continue on highway 11 north past Huntsville to the town of South River.
Look for Boundary/Mountainview Rd Exist 282
Take this exit 2.5 km towards South River
Turn left onto Highway 124 (old Hwy 11) at the intersection beside the new high school (on your right) and follow for 2.5km
At South River:
Turn right on Ottawa Avenue
Follow Ottawa Avenue east out of town. It will bend a number of times and you will travel past Swift Canoes, Tracs Outfitters and eventually over a bridge.
Once over the bridge, follow the road approximately 25-30 minutes
You will pass a few intersections including a road with a sign to Project Dare/Keep going straight!
This road takes you straight to our office at the Algonquin Park Access Point # 1 parking lot.
From Ottawa: Distance is 430km or approximately 5 hours driving
Take highway 17 west to North Bay.
Travel south on highway 11 to the town of Trout Creek
At Trout Creek:
Make a left at the General Store on Main St (going east).
Follow this road east of town; up a hill 1 km to Forestry rd. Turn right
Follow Forestry Rd about 11km to the first Y junction – stay right
At the second Y Junction 500 metres later, stay left.
Continue driving past Wendigo Lake/Project Dare and you will arrive at T junction and a stop sign
Turn left - This road takes you straight to our office at the Algonquin Park Access Point # 1 parking lot.
GPS reference is 45.923028,-79.181879
If you run into any problems, get lost, etc. please call our Toronto office at 416-486-3605
Please aim to arrive for 12:15 pm.
Don’t forget to tell us about any allergic, medical or dietary concerns that might affect your trip.
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Driving Directions from the Algonquin Canoe Outpost
to the Algonquin Log Cabin
On Day 3 you will travel from the Algonquin Canoe Outpost to the Algonquin Log Cabin for the continuation of your trip:
The Log Cabin is located about 15 minutes driving from the Algonquin Canoe Outpost.
Return on cottage road toward South River.
About 4-6 km down the road to South River, you will come to an intersection where there will be a Wendigo Lake/Project Dare sign on your right and some electricity poles. Turn right at this road.
Follow the road for 5.6 km (past Wendigo Lake/Project Dare) to first left hand turn past Wendigo Lake/Proect Dare (approx 2.3km) There is an Algonquin Log Cabin sign on your left.
Make a left turn at this intersection and follow .8km to the Algonquin Log Cabin by:
Following road to V - stay left (you will see a VQ sign as well as other cottage signs).
Follow past white cottages – staying left
Follow to Algonquin Log Cabin driveway.
For GPS users- refer to:
After hours Emergency telephone (416) 994-3605