Greenhorn Service

Start your trip off right

The Greenhorn Service is a short program covering basic paddling and camping skills.

Available as an option with any of our complete outfitting packages.

This service is included free of charge as part of our Ultimate Outfitting package and, for a small fee, is an option for any complete outfitting customers who feel they might need a basic course in canoe trip skills. One of our staff will lead you on a three-hour “mini-trip” and cover skills like camp setup, food storage, portaging and paddling tips. If you haven’t booked an Ultimate Outfitting package, the charge is $25 per person, with a minimum of two adults. Children in the group are free. This service is only available by advance reservation at our Oxtongue Lake location. If your travel schedule permits, we can do the Greenhorn Service on the afternoon before you start your trip. Otherwise, we will do it when you arrive, preferably in the morning.

Trip Overview

departure point
Oxtongue Lake, ON Canada
day trip
Up to 3 hours
May 1 - Late September
+$25 per person

Greenhorn Service

Greenhorn Service

This is an option that can be added to any complete outfitting package for overnight canoe trips but is only available at our Oxtongue Lake location.

Greenhorn Service is free when added to Ultimate Outfitting packages; for all other packages, rates are $25 per person, for parties of 2-8 people.

  • For this service to be added, a complete outfitting package must be booked first.
  • Algonquin Park permit fees are extra and are paid by the client.
  • We can assist with route planning and the permit booking process – please call 1-800-469-4948 for details.

Complete Outfitting Package Includes

  • ADD THIS to our Deluxe Outfitting package, which includes:
  • Featherweight Kevlar canoe (average 40 lbs.)
  • Padded camp chairs
  • Screened bug shelter
  • Dry bag (30 litre)
  • Embroidered "Algonquin Park Canoe Tripper" crests
  • Information booklets on the Algonquin Park
  • Algonquin Park Canoe Routes Map & case
  • Expedition canoe pack &/or barrel pack
  • Traditional or bent-shaft hardwood paddles
  • Deluxe P.F.D.
  • Premium lightweight tent
  • Lightweight tarp
  • Stuff sacks
  • Three-season sleeping bag & liner
  • Self-inflating Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad
  • Lightweight single-burner stove with fuel
  • Cookware & utensils
  • Campfire grill
  • Camp saw
  • Fire starter
  • Waterproof matches
  • Reusable beverage container
  • Water purification system
  • Kitchen clean-up kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Flashlight
  • Rain poncho
  • Insect repellent
  • First aid kit


Custom Experience

The most valuable part of our outfitting service is the training, advice and help that our experienced guides and outfitters can offer when customizing a trip, route and equipment to your abilities and desires. Provided for no extra charge, this service is just one of the things that makes any Algonquin Outfitters complete outfitting package among the finest in North America.

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What To Bring

You only need to bring your own clothing and personal items! Check out our Canoe Trip Planning page for a suggested list. And, don’t worry if you don’t have a particular piece of clothing or forgot your toothbrush, our stores are well stocked with camping accessories and some great travel clothing.

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Try our Greenhorn Service!

Need a little help getting started? Add Greenhorn Service to any of our complete outfitting packages to start your trip off with a short course in the basics of camping and paddling. This is a cost-effective way to get your Algonquin Park adventure off on the right foot!

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