5-Day Kiosk to Round - Algonquin Canoe Trip
"Travel one way across the top of Algonquin"
If you have any questions about this trip please contact us:
|• Phone: (416) 486-3605
||• Toll Free: (800) 794-9660
Algonquin Park's northwest corner is famous for it's rolling hills, great trout fishing and beautiful lakes. Our five-day canoe trip travels "one-way", east to west, through the northwestern and more remote sections of the park. We move at a relaxed pace through some large lakes and generally slow moving stretches of river, with lots of time for wildlife viewing, hiking and backcountry exploration.
We meet at 12:30pm at the Voyageur Quest rendezvous location, situated at the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. After introductions, we hop into the van and eat lunch on the drive to Kiosk, located at the northern tip of Algonquin. Upon arriving, we load our packs and canoes and head west on Kioshkokowi Lake. 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 Pine and enjoy our first meal cooked over the fire. Lying in our tent, we nod off to the sound of the west wind whistling high above.
TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY
After a coffee or tea and a hot breakfast cooked over the open fire we break camp and travel up the Amable du Fond River. The "amable" has a few portages around some scenic rapids- the longest being 1,190m. Arriving in Manitou Lake, we enjoy lunch at a scenic beach. Manitou is one of Algonquin?s most scenic lakes and a great place to spend a few days exploring, fishing or just relaxing at a spectacular wilderness campsite.
We enjoy a swim at a waterfall before heading east into North Tea Lake. With its many islands and points, North Tea offers many beautiful campsites. The Amable du Fond offers one last opportunity to see moose and great blue heron. We paddle across Kawawaymog Lake and arrive at the Voyageur Quest canoe base camp for lunch.
The above itinerary is intended to give you an idea of a 5-day Algonquin canoe trip. The exact program is tailored "on trip" to the preferences of the group and weather.
Monday to Friday
July 14-18, July 28 - August 1 & August 4 - August 8, 2014
The cost is: $715 per person from Algonquin Park
The cost includes: four nights camping accommodation, tasty meals, all group equipment, park permits, air matress, Kiosk shuttle and services of a wilderness guide.
The cost does not include:
HST (13% sales tax), personal clothing, sleeping bags( rentals are available for $30, return transportation from Toronto.
Round trip transportation from Toronto is available for $175 per person (Voyageur Quest van and Ontario Northland Train)
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HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO YOU NEED?
None! "Round to Kiosk" is for people at any level of experience. Our normal pace is relaxed, as the objective is to have fun, slow down and leave plenty of time to explore the beauty of the Park. This trip requires participants to be active for up to five hours at a time.
On all Voyageur Quest canoe trips you will be encouraged to participate in setting up camp, gathering firewood, and meal preparation, as far as you are comfortable doing so. This gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and experience all the daily activities of an Algonquin canoe trip.
A WORD ABOUT YOUR GUIDE
Our guides are skilled outdoorsmen and women who are there to ensure your canoe trip is an adventure of a lifetime. On top of being well versed in the natural and cultural history of northern Ontario, our guides are selected for their love of the people and the land. All Voyageur Quest guides are qualified professionals and trained in wilderness first aid.
?WHO ELSE IS ON THIS TRIP??
A typical canoe trip might consist of one couple, a group of friends and individuals traveling on their own. The male and female ratio is usually equal but varies from trip to trip. Northern Ontario canoeing attracts people from all over the globe, so you will likely be traveling with an international group. Group size is usually between 6 and 8 people.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Each participant will be required to sign and return to Voyageur Quest a release of liability before being allowed to participate in any trip we offer. This document releases Voyageur Quest from liability in the case of accident or injury for any reason.
TO BOOK YOUR SPOT
A 25% deposit confirms your spot. Payment is accepted in Visa, MasterCard, or cheque. Please fill out a "to book" form and e-mail, fax or mail it to our office, or you can simply call us at (416) 486-3605.