Group Trip Packages
Algonquin Outfitters has been helping plan, organize and guide Algonquin Park canoe trips since 1961. Our expert staff and experienced guides can provide training, advice and valuable help from the initial planning process right through to the day-to-day wilderness experience in Algonquin Park for groups of any size. This kind of service is just one of the things that makes any Algonquin Outfitters outfitting package among the finest in North America.
Whether you are a tour operator, Scout leader, church youth group leader, special event planner or outdoor education teacher, Algonquin Outfitters can help make your Algonquin Park experience memorable, educational and, above all, safe. With Canada’s largest rental fleet of lightweight Kevlar canoes, we have the ability to provide services for a wide range of groups, from small to large.
Our group experiences are customized to your needs, so we can’t outline all the possibilities on one page. Please call and talk with one of our staff to help design the ideal trip for your program, based on your group goals, needs, wants, experience and skills. Whether you need 50 canoes for an adventure race, want help with a day program for a youth group or plan to take a Scout troop on a fully-outfitted, week-long canoe trip, make Algonquin Outfitters your first call. 1.800.469.4948 or 1.705.635.2243
Here Are A Few Examples To Get You Thinking
Guided Voyageur canoe day trip
Paddle traditional Voyaguer or North canoes (each one seats up to 10 people) from our Oxtongue Lake store on a short journey up the Oxtongue River to the base of Ragged Falls, a scenic 30-metre (90-foot) waterfall. Once there, your group can hike the trails by the falls, enjoy a lunch or snack and then paddle back. This is an excellent team-building experience and ideal for novice paddlers. The excursion usually takes about 3-4 hours.
Skill development programs
Spend a day building group skills with rotating sessions of kayaking, canoeing and hiking in the wilderness of Algonquin Park. Having everyone do the same activity at the same time is usually not practical and learning new skills is much easier in smaller groups. Algonquin Outfitters can provide guides for these activities, if arranged in advance. This type of customized program is ideal for large groups that are staying at the Whitefish Group Campground (see more information below).
Overnight canoe trips
Enjoy a true Algonquin Park experience on a multi-day canoe trip into the heart of the park’s interior, only accessible by canoe. Algonquin Outfitters offers special rates and discounted outfitting packages for non-profit youth groups such as Scouts, church groups and school outing clubs. Please call or email, using the form at the bottom of this page, for full details. Guided overnight trips are also available for groups using our complete outfitting services.
Are you planning an event that requires a large number of canoes or kayaks? Algonquin Outfitters has a fleet of over 500 canoes and kayaks and can deliver watercraft and gear to Algonquin Park access points or almost anywhere else in Ontario. Call or email for a price quote for this service.
Algonquin Park, What You Should Know
Algonquin’s 7,630 square kilometres contains over 2,000 km of canoe routes, approximately 1,200 lakes, three backpacking trail systems, three Nordic ski trail systems, two mountain bike trail systems and 17 day hiking trails. Most of the trails and access points are located along Algonquin’s Highway #60 corridor. The possibilities for an outstanding wilderness experience for your group are almost limitless!
Algonquin Park interior canoe trips are best suited for small to medium-sized groups. Interior campsites have a limit of nine people per site. Even though most lakes have numerous sites, to organize a group of 50 people on an interior canoe trip takes careful planning and a willingness to split up into smaller groups, travel independently and, perhaps, camp on different lakes.
Groups of less than 24 people are much easier to organize for interior canoe trips and help reduce the impact on Algonquin Park.
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If you want to keep your large group together, the best option is a base-camp style of canoe trip. This way, the group camps on the same lake each night and takes day trips from the campsite to various locations for hiking or other activities. One of the best spots for a large group to be based is the Whitefish Group Campground. This road-access campground offers 18 sites that can support groups ranging in size from 10 to 40 people. Organized groups larger than this may use the campground but will have to occupy more than one site. Whitefish Group Campsites should be reserved well in advance and must be guaranteed by a credit card. Reservations can be made by calling the park information line, 1-705-633-5572.
Algonquin Park has a rich cultural, scientific and environmental history, plus excellent ongoing programs for visitors. If your group has enough time, you can explore this heritage by visiting facilities like the Algonquin Logging Museum, Algonquin Art Centre or Algonquin Visitor Centre.
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Let’s Talk About Your Group Trip
Take a few minutes to share your dreams using our contact form. We will respond promptly and discuss the options for your group adventure in Algonquin Park. If you want to speak with us in person, please call 1-705-635-2243, or toll-free in North America, 1-800-469-4948.