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The Duke of Edinburgh International Award Qualifying Adventures

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award Qualifying Adventurous Journeys

Challenge Yourself

The Adventurous Journey challenges you to develop skills and tools to improve yourself and your community by encouraging you to go beyond your comfort zone.

Personal Growth and Social Development

Discover that you are more capable and powerful than you ever ever dreamed of. Learn how to work with a team ina remote wilderness environment.

Set Goals and Master Skills

Challenge yourself by setting and and achieve a task. Develop and master a wide range of technical, personal, team and leadership skills.

Practice & Qualifying Algonquin Canoe Trip

This adventurous canoe expedition takes place in Algonquin Park’s North West corner. Explore, paddle, portage and disconnect to experience an authentic backcountry wilderness experience. This expedition requires determination, physical effort and problem solving.

Practice & Qualifying Gold Kayak trip Georgian Bay 30,0000 Islands

Kayak through one of the world's most stunning freshwater kayaking destinations while working to achieve your GOLD Duke of Edinburgh advenuturous journey. This expedition is a wonderful opportunity to apply navigational, camping, and team building skills to what may be a new kayaking experience for some.

Practice & Qualifying Hiking Trips in Algonquin Park and Toronto area

Lace up your hiking boots and travel to backcountry camping sites, hike along Forgotten Trails and expand your comfort zone! If you are from the Toronto area we have some great options that will save you some travel time.

Practice & Qualifying Algonquin Winter Expeditions

Exploring Algonquin Park’s north west corner, this adventurous winter journey provides opportunities to snowshoe, backcountry ski and winter camp all of which require teamwork, perseverance and cooperation.

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Duke of Edinburgh Winter

Algonquin Duke of Edinburgh Winter Expedition

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Algonquin Duke of Edinburgh Canoe Expeditions

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Duke of Edinburgh Hiking Expeditions

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Client Testimonials

My son recently got back from his Duke of Edinburgh Gold trip and had nothing but positive things to say about it! The practice and qualifying journeys were very well planned and fun for the whole group. Food was delicious, learning experiences were plentiful and nature was beautiful, just as expected.

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Our boys (9 of them) returned today from their Gold Duke of Edinburgh adventure journey – they can’t stop talking about the incredible time they had. Thank you so much, Blake, for making this trip a life long memory for them. It has been such a tremendous experience for them.

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MEDIA AND STORIES

Paddle into past

Paddle into past Janet Podolak News-Herald Cincinnati, Ohio, USA – July 10, 2005 A male swan on patrol puffs up his chest feathers and eyes us warily as we paddle near the edge of the Canadian lagoon he?s apparently guarding.

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Testimonial – 14759

While some of us witness this change in temperature and develop a growing sense of forboding of the long cold nights to come, the shovelling of snow, the trudging through slush, I say phooey. We live in Canada, we are

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Serenading wolves in wintry Ontario

Serenading wolves in wintry Ontario Katy Palmer Teletext Holidays – March 12, 2005 If you’re one of those people who’s been lured into a winter holiday that screams: “Get away from it all!” only to find crowds of braying ski

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Magical Canine Ride

EARLY MORNING. Algonquin Provincial Park. Crisp air hits your face and blasts the sleep out of your system. The insides of your gloves become damp and you struggle to hold the bar linking you to a sled and 24 sprinting feet. Your muscles stiffen and brace for the bend up ahead … and you tumble as the sled lurches into the turn. … Read More

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Explore Magazine

#8 – A winter man-cation Voyageur Quest’s new Stew and Brew weekend has all the ingredients for a perfect getaway for men: adventure, food and beer. Based from a cabin in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park, each day of the long weekend includes … Read More

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Testimonial – 14759

While some of us witness this change in temperature and develop a growing sense of forboding of the long cold nights to come, the shovelling of snow, the trudging through slush, I say phooey. We live in Canada, we are

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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure Century Home Magazine Port Hope, Ontario, Canada – Winter 2002 A cabin in the woods and a dogsledding adventure makes a perfect country getaway. Some Canadians have a grudging acceptance of winter and will sigh by the window,

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Testimonial – 14746

“November’s transition makes for great adventure” Being a seinor guide at Voyageur Quest I find that the question, you know “that question”, at parties where you are meeting people for the first time, is difficult this time of year. “So

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National Geographic

The Muskoka Moose & Wildlife Seven-Day Family Canoe and Rafting Trip is on the National Geographic “A” List!

With 60,000 miles (96,560 km) of canoe routes, Ontario, Canada, is a paddler’s dream. … Read More

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SPECIALS & PACKAGES

Experience Winter Camping
March 26-27
Step out of your comfort zone and embrace the last few days of winter, by travelling to a winter camp, sleeping in a heated wall tent and learning winter camping techniques!
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Algonquin Photo Moose Safari
June 11-13
Spend a weekend searching for the picture perfect moment of Algonquin's amazing wildlife, with professional photographer Rob Stimpson.
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Algonquin Snowshoe and Chalet
Available March 17-20
Relax in a comfortable chalet suite and snowshoe and cross country ski right from your door!
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From $575 per person

2 nights accommodation, all meals and guided excursions
WINTER FEATURE

Private Log Cabin Winter Adventure

March 22- 24, 2024 - Escape with friends and family to the Algonquin winter paradise. This all inclusive private Log cabin experience features , tasty meals, and 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.

$199 per person

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

Algonquin Chalet Getaway

March 4- 7, March 7-10, 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!

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Location

Voyageur Quest is located at Algonquin Park access # 1. GPS Co-Ordinates: Outfitter and VQ office: 45.922151, -79.184819 Algonquin Log Cabin: 45.956722, -79.233316 Algonquin Cottage Outpost: 45.915361, -79.185695

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