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Group standing on the dock with paddles at algonquin Park

Which Algonquin Canoe Trip is best for me?

Choosing an Algonquin Canoe trip becomes easier when you consider a few important factors. Here are some questions ( and possible answers ) that should help. Guided all-inclusive Algonquin canoe trip or do-it-yourself (DIY)? An all-inclusive guided canoe trip is a good choice for new paddlers looking for instruction and those who prefer the convenience of showing up and having

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Wine and cheese at a bonfire at Algonquin Park

Algonquin Exciting Romantic Culinary Adventures Await

Hey there, adventure seekers! I want to tell you about the ultimate escape at Algonquin Park with Voyageur Quest’s Algonquin Romantic Culinary Adventures. Picture this: gourmet meals crafted by Chef Nik using fresh local ingredients, paired with days filled with paddling, hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing through the stunning wilderness. It’s like stepping into a foodie’s paradise surrounded by nature’s beauty.

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relaxing on the deck at the Algonquin Log Cabin

More Fun on an Algonquin Log Cabin Adventure

Algonquin Log Cabin Adventures features guided canoe and hiking excursions, great meals, and a cozy cabin vibe. These all-inclusive three-day trips offer great value and are filled with fun and exciting excursions. Here are some of the highlights. Learning how to canoe and exploring Surprise Lake is fun and spectacular! No experience is required on an Algonquin Log Cabin Adventure,

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Easy Transport to Algonquin Park from Toronto

2 Daily Departures from Toronto to  Algonquin Park Access Point #1 Board the Algonquin Park Bus at transit-accessible stops across the Toronto area or Pearson International Airport, embarking on your adventure any day of the year. Ontario Northland offers twice-daily return and departure routes from Toronto, while Northern Airport Passenger Service connects you to Pearson International Airport. Book your bus transport

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Our Algonquin Cottage stays offer more adventure!

Location, location, location! Our four private cottage rentals are located on Kawawaymog Lake at Algonquin Access Point 1, Ontario. Designed for adventurers seeking a retreat into nature’s embrace, our Algonquin cottage rentals offer an unparalleled gateway to the wonders of Algonquin Park. Hondoo Island Photo GalleryNipissing Cottage Photo GalleryManitou & Lost Dog Photo GalleryAlgonquin Island Retreat Photo Gallery Here’s why

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Algonquin Log Cabin in Winter surrounded with a sky full of stars

Magic of Algonquin Log Cabin Christmas

The holiday season is upon us, and as the world gets ready to adorn itself with tinsel and lights, there’s a place where the magic of Christmas shines bright – the Algonquin Log Cabin. Nestled in the heart of nature, this hidden gem offers a festive escape like no other. Join us as we unveil the captivating allure of spending

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Duke of Edinburgh Fall Hiking Adventures in Southern Ontario

As the leaves turn to gold and the air crisps with the promise of autumn, there’s no better time to embark on your Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Fall Hiking Adventures in Southern Ontario. Offering both the convenience of being near the GTA and natural beauty, these two distinct expeditions provide opportunities for personal growth and outdoor exploration that

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People sitting around the campfire surrounded by Fall clours at Algonquin

Spectacular Fall Colours and Cozy Cottage Life at Algonquin Park

Fall has always been a magical season when nature transforms itself into a breathtaking canvas of vibrant hues. And what better place to experience this enchantment than at Algonquin Park? As the leaves start to change and the air turns crisper, Voyageur Quest offers you an unforgettable opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Fall colours and embrace the

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Thanksgiving at Algonquin: a 3-Day All-Inclusive Cottages Getaway

As the crisp Autumn air begins to envelop the Canadian wilderness, there’s no better time to escape the city and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. And what better way to do so than by celebrating Thanksgiving at our Algonquin Cottages 3-Day All-Inclusive Getaway? Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Algonquin, Ontario, this experience promises not only a feast

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Indulge in Love and Flavours: A Romantic Fall Culinary Getaway

As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop we all seek that cozy winter hibernation feeling, but with the hustle and bustle of the city it is sometimes difficult to truly relax with your partner and spend some well deserved quality timer. Imagine driving to Algonquin’s North West corner after a day of work and meeting your loved one

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Manitou cottage lawn

Manitou Cottage’s new look

Large New Deck The Maniotu and Lost Dog cottage was connected in 2021. Now a large wooden deck has been added in the fall of 2022 that connects the two cottages from the outside and offers a nice outdoor dining option. Have a look here at our updated photo gallery. Manitou New Dock In the spring of 2023, we added

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Noah guiding an Algonquin Park canoe trip


With 29 Acess Points and over 2000 kms of canoe routes, Algonquin Park offers a lifetime of canoe trips. From white-water rivers to tiny trout streams and every kind of lake in between, Algonquin Park is truly a canoe trip paradise. So how does one decide where to go?  Certainly, where you live often dictates which Algonquin Park canoe route

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Changing Water with Freeze Up

Magic of ice and watching seasons change Watching the lakes freeze. It is a very exciting time of year because it means that soon we will be able to travel on water! That is, frozen lakes.  We look forward to travelling by foot and crossing over water by snowshoe or skis. Adventuring to various spots and checking out scenic landscapes

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28 Days to Winter Solstice!

Today we start our 28 day Winter Solstice Countdown. Join us on this journey to learn how you can experience winter this season.  Winter Solstice is a celebration of winter. The day winter officially begins. It is an astronomical event which marks the shortest day and longest night of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere. We hope our countdown

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Book Summer 2020 Now!

Book Now for Summer 2020 Hello from Algonquin’s northwest corner!  We hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy during COVID – 19  and once again thank you to all the essential workers for helping to keep our cities, provinces and communities safe.  Like  all of you, I am sure you can’t wait to get outside ! Summer 2020 is coming  and

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4 Day Algonquin Canoe or Lodge Adventure in connection with Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines is now offering flights from Toronto Billy Bishop Airport to Muskoka Airport! You know what that means? Time to come to Algonquin Park and take part in the 4 night special Algonquin Park Adventure in connection with Porter Airlines!Algonquin Park’s quintessential experience is a canoe trip through stunning freshwater lakes and rivers. Led by professional guides, Voyageur Quest

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Winter Expeditions

One of our most popular student winter adventures are our multi-day student lead Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Winter Expeditions. These trips are based out of our Algonquin Log Cabin on Surprise Lake, with our hot tent set up in a quiet bay several kilometres down the lake. Expeditions range from just a few days for our bronze trips to

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Book Summer 2020 Now!

Book Now for Summer 2020 Hello from Algonquin’s northwest corner!  We hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy during COVID – 19  and once again thank you to all the

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Voyageur Quest operates at Algonquin's North West corner When checking in for a trip, visit our office 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.