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

Algonquin in a Log Cabin

Algonquin in a log cabinStory And Photos By Vic MacbournieThe Hamilton SpectatorHamilton, Ontario, Canada – Sat Sept 2, 2000 Our three-day Algonquin adventure started with an exhausting three-hour hike followed by a 45-minute paddle in a huge voyageur canoe. Along

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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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Cabin Fever

The autumn morning I drove up to the Algonquin Log Cabin was picture perfect. I had cruised along narrow forest roads carpeted in colourful leaves. The log cabin blended seamlessly into the forest, its cedar stain giving off a warm and inviting aura. … Read More

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National

After a disastrous vacation south, a Toronto couple try their luck in another direction.

Last winter, we took our dream vacation south. Daily, we had skated our of our back lane and drove to work through streets that were a slippery nightmare? … … 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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Algonquin in a Log Cabin

Algonquin in a log cabinStory And Photos By Vic MacbournieThe Hamilton SpectatorHamilton, Ontario, Canada – Sat Sept 2, 2000 Our three-day Algonquin adventure started with an exhausting three-hour hike followed by a 45-minute paddle in a huge voyageur canoe. Along

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KANADISCHES WINTERMÄRCHEN

Zieh dich warm an, es ist saukalt hier ? mailt mir Diane noch kurz vor meinem Abflug nach Ontario.Die Temperaturen im Januar und Februar erreichen leicht -25° Celsius, und der eisige Wind lässt sie oft noch um einige Grade tiefer sinken. Doch dann die Überraschung, in Toronto scheint die Sonne,und es ist mit drei Grad relativ warm. Auch gut. … Read More

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Talking to the timber wolves of Algonquin Park

Two timber wolves, trotting in tandem, cross the lumber trail ahead of us and melt silently into the bush. From our canoe we note the submerged snout of a swimming beaver as it pushes an arrowhead of ripples toward a sticks-and-mud lodge in the centre of the wilderness lake. … Read More

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Ontario Eco-Adventure Celebrates Winter

Ontario Eco-Adventure Celebrates Winter Debbie McKeown Snowshoe Magazine – January 25, 2011 As my laboured breathing slowly returns to normal, I take in the natural splendour surrounding me. Snow falls steadily, cooling my overheated face while I scan the slopes

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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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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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10% OFF

2 nights accommodation, all meals and guided excursions
June Special

June Algonquin Log Cabin Adventure

June 28-30, 2024 - Escape with friends to the Algonquin Log Cabin for a fun filled all inclusive Log cabin experience. Canoe, hike with tasty meals, and tailored guided excursions. Off the grid, it's the perfect blend of comfort and wilderness.

20% OFF

3 nights accommodation, two canoes and use of floating sauna
View dock at Nipissing Cottage sunrise
Featured Trip

Nipissing Cottage Summer Special

July 1-4, 2024. Discover Algonquin Nipissing Cottage Rental in Algonquin Park's peaceful northwest corner. Ideal for big groups or families, this private getaway offers year-round stays for three nights or more. Enjoy two canoes and a floating sauna, plus a spacious deck.

10% OFF

2 Nights camping, tasty meals , equipment , permits and guide
canoe in the sunrise at Algonquin Park
FEATURED TRIP

Algonquin Park 3 Day Classic Guided Canoe Trip

July 1-3, 2024. Join us for a 3-day guided canoe trip through Algonquin Park's beautiful northwest corner! Perfect for everyone, this adventure features awesome wildlife, gorgeous lakes, and tasty meals cooked over an open fire. Relax, paddle, and enjoy the nature!

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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.