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Sustainable Tourism Certified

Voyageur Quest is committed to issues of sustainability and being a responsible Algonquin Park Adventure tourism supplier. 

Voyageur Quest has undergone a comprehensive sustainability assessment. The process included a one-on-one evidence-based review of our business practices with a GreenStep Assessor to measure our performance against a set of 87 Globally recognized Sustainable Tourism Council criteria. This is an important distinction, as the assessment and certification that were applied are themselves certified according to international criteria and standards, which have been verified by a third-party audit from GSTC. Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) pillars include sustainable management, socioeconomic impacts, cultural impacts, and environmental impacts. Find out more about GreenStep Sustainable Tourism.

We are very proud to inform you that following these audited assessments we were awarded a SILVER grading certification for our sustainability initiatives. The process included a comprehensive one-on-one review of our business practices with a GreenStep Assessor to see how we’re doing against Global Sustainable Tourism Council-recognized criteria.

Working on a better future

The work continues and the overarching goal remains - to reduce our carbon footprint and to use sustainable business practices whenever possible. Voyageur Quest will continue to undergo evidence-based assessments to measure and improve our sustainability performance. We have highlighted areas where we still have opportunities for improvement and have formed an action plan for continued success on our sustainability journey. We will be reassessed every two years to maintain our certification and our momentum. Additionally, we will be working with our Regional Tourism Association - RTO12 to build a business case for greater participation in the program across the region, by tracking year over year improvements and Return on Investment with aggregate findings to be presented at RTO12's Regional Tourism Summit.

Leave No Trace Camping

We practice and teach our guests to follow leave no trace - minimum impact camping in order to preserve the nature of Algoquin Park. For example, soap use in freshwater lakes and streams is not permitted, our ‘footprint’ is made as small as possible by following established portages, trails and camping on designated tent sites, and our food is stored out of the reach of animals so as to not alter their natural feeding behavior.

Respecting Wildlife

We respect the wildlife that we may be lucky enough to catch sight of while travelling through their habitats. We maintain a healthy distance and try not to disturb their natural behavior.

Off The Grid And Solar

Our clean energy solar system of photovoltaic panels and storage batteries allows us to use and store power derived from the sun for our electricity needs. A backup generator is used only when sunshine is limited, or occasionally when infrastructure projects or repairs demand more power than is available.

Human Powered Adventure Travel

We offer human-powered adventures in and around Algonquin Park. Our guided Canoe and Log Cabin eco-adventures celebrate low-impact adventures powered by humans such as canoeing, hiking, and snowshoeing - all leaving a minimal carbon footprint.

Sustainable Tourism Pledge

Voyageur Quest has signed the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge, to demonstrate our commitment to improving the sustainability performance of our business between now and 2030. The UN World Tourism Organization defines sustainable tourism as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities".

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VIEW OUR COTTAGE ADVENTURES and RENTALS

Each Cottage Outpost exclusive booking is customized to the needs of the party. Call our office today to plan your next adventure vacation!

Hondoo Island Algonquin Cottage Rental

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Algonquin Manitou and Lost Dog Cottage Rental

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Algonquin Private Eco Adventure

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Algonquin Nipissing Cottage dock with view over the lake on a sunny day

Algonquin Cabin and Canoe

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Algonquin Amable du Fond Cottage

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Algonquin Nipissing Cottage dock with view over the lake on a sunny day

Algonquin Nippissing Cottage Rental

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Algonquin Couples Retreat

Algonquin Island Retreat

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Client Testimonials

“What a perfect weekend at the Algonquin cottages. The whole experience was fantastic. Not only is the setting absolutely beautiful, but the cottages themselves are comfortable and well-integrated into the natural environment. My family has been coming to this spot for many years and we have yet to be tired of it.”

Kate 

“Visiting from England, we stayed in the Nahma at the cottage outpost, and it was the perfect way to unwind. The cottage itself is so cosy and the double bed is the most comfortable bed in the world, we slept so well! Algonquin park is the perfect place to take time to just breathe in nature at it’s best. I absolutely love the fact there is no phone signal, it truly lets you disconnect in a way that you never realised you needed to”

Hollie 

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SPECIALS & PACKAGES

From $610 per person

2 nights accommodation, all meals and guided excursions
WINTER FEATURE

Private Log Cabin Winter Adventure

Feb 23- 25-, 2024 - Escape to the Algonquin Private Log Cabin with Voyageur Quest for a unique Canadian winter adventure. Cozy up in your private log cabin, savor tasty meals, and explore tailored guided excursions. Off the grid, it's the perfect blend of comfort and wilderness, ideal for groups of 6-12.

$499 per person

3 nights accommodation, boat shuttle, island orientation and use of canoe
Featured Trip

Algonquin Island Retreat Spring Special

May 13 - 16, May 16 - 19, 2024. Kick off your Spring with a romantic getaway to the Algonquin Island Retreat. Enjoy three nights on your own private island with a cozy cabin heated by wood stove, great kitchen and wonderful views. Comes with boat shuttle to island and canoe.

$235 per person

3 nights accommodation, price based on 4 people
Snowshoe Duke of Edinburgh
Last Minute Special

Algonquin Chalet Getaway

Feb19-22, 2024 - Experience the enchantment of winter at Algonquin Park's northwest corner. Enjoy 3 nights in our cozy solar-powered chalet suite with wood fired sauna and explore the outdoors with complimentary snowshoes. Your perfect winter getaway awaits!

Give us a call

We'd be happy to answer your questions during regular office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm 416-486-3605 or toll free at 1 800-794-9660

Send us an email

Send us an email and we'll happily get back to you as soon as possible. Inquiries after 5:00pm will be addressed the following business day. Additionally, feel free to use this form to get in touch. [email protected]

Location

Voyageur Quest operates across our three main locations, all in Algonquin's North West. When checking in for a trip, visit our Outfitter at Algonquin Park Access Point #1. GPS Co-Ordinates: Outfitter: 45.922151, -79.184819 Log Cabin: 45.956722, -79.233316 Cottage Outpost: 45.915361, -79.185695

Specializing in Algonquin Park Canoe Trips, Lodge-Based Adventure Trips, and Private Cottage Rentals.