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3-day Algonquin Park Canoe Trip

3-day Algonquin Park Canoe Trip Packages
Country: Canada
City: Ottawa
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Canoeing

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3-Day Algonquin Park Canoe Trip

Tour code: 9120P1

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Duration: 3 days (approx.)

Enjoy an exciting introduction into wilderness camping on this 3-day Algonquin Park canoe trip. Paddle with your guide into the interior lakes of Algonquin Park. Learn how to pack and steer your canoe effectively. Set up camp on the banks of the lake, and practise basic survival techniques to keep warm and dry. Watch the shoreline for native moose grazing and enjoy free time to explore the region at your leisure. Paddle along the gentle South Madawaska River and spend nights by the fireside under the stars.

Highlights
See native wildlife in their natural environment

All-inclusive tour

Excellent value for money

Family friendly

Small-group tour

All necessary equipment included

These canoe trips are perfect for people on a tight schedule who want an introduction into wilderness camping. All meals, permits, a knowledgeable guide, and all equipment (except personal items like sleeping bags, flashlights) is provided to you. Optional transportation from Toronto (to be paid direct).

Day 1 Your guide will instruct everyone on the necessary skills and techniques for canoeing. With your “Expedition weight” kevlar canoes you will paddle into one of the interior lakes of Algonquin Park (Pen Lake). While kevlar canoes are much more fragile than other canoes, requiring you to be careful around rocks, you will appreciate their relative lightness on portages and their speed in the water. At the end of this three day canoe trip you won’t be an expert but you will know how to pack and steer a canoe. After a three hour paddle (including a 300m portage) you will arrive at your wilderness camp. Since this is a true interior wilderness camp you will have to bring everything with you in the canoes, including the tents. Once you establish camp, with the help of your experienced guide, you are free to explore the lake we are on. There are several large rapids that were once used as log chutes that are quite interesting. Also, in this area it is quite common to see moose grazing by the edge of the lake – we have seen over a half dozen moose in a two day period here! Dinner will consist of fresh food, prepared on site, and enjoyed by the side of a blazing campfire! Afterwards, you can sit and watch the Milky Way rise slowly above your heads. The sky is so clear in Algonquin Park that you can even count satellites passing by. And if you’re really lucky you may even hear wolves howling in the distance. This is real Canadian camping!

Day 2 Today is a day of exploration. You can spend it exploring the lake you are on, by canoe, looking for moose, or perhaps do another portage and canoe up a meandering river. If you decide to try another lake one option is to do a short portage and then canoe the slow moving waters of the South Madawaska River. Since you will have to get out of our canoes to pull them over several beaver dams be sure to bring shoes or sandals for the water! Depending on where you establish your base camp, another option would be to canoe half way down the lake and then do a couple of portages, ending with a 1.7 km hike to Welcome Lake. This is one of the prettiest lakes in Algonquin Park, with a nice sandy beach. Perfect for picnic destination on a sunny day.

Day 3 After an early morning breakfast you pack up camp, load the canoes, and start the paddle home. The early start is a great opportunity to see moose or deer coming to the lake shore to drink. Along the way you will stop at some ancient pictographs painted by the Natives centuries ago.

Details
Inclusions
2 nights accommodation (tents)
Professional guide
National Park fees
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) Small-group tour

Exclusions
Gratuities (recommended)

Additional info
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age is 8 years old
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required; Please use "Special Requirements" field upon checkout to advise this information
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Voucher info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
Cancellation Policy If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Schedule and Pricing
Departure point Rock Lake Permit Office Departure time 1pm Duration 3 days (approx.) Return details Returns to original departure point on the 3rd day

 

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