Guide for a Day

Need a little help getting started?

An experienced canoe trip guide will travel with you on the first day of your canoe trip.

Available as an option with our Ultimate Outfitting package only, this innovative program goes beyond our standard “Greenhorn Service.

One of our experienced guides will accompany your group for the first day of your trip, helping you pack and prepare, reviewing the route in detail, as well as assisting with permits and other pre-departure details. Along the way, the guide will teach skills like loading canoes, portaging techniques, paddling strokes, basic navigation, campsite selection and organization. Once you are safely established on your first campsite with dinner cooking, the guide will depart, allowing you to finish the trip on your own, equipped with new skills and increased confidence.

Trip Overview

departure point
Oxtongue Lake, ON Canada
day trip
1 Day
May 1 - Late September
+$285 divided by group
PricingPhotosGuide Service

Guide For a Day

The rate is in addition to your Ultimate Outfitting package.
$285 plus HST per group (up to eight people), plus outfitting charges.

Guide for a day cost is shared between a group of 2-8 participants.

  • Above pricing is for guiding services only, which is divided between the group.
  • Ultimate Outfitting package is extra.
  • Park permit fees are extra and are paid by the client.
  • We will assist with the route planning and reservation process – please call 1-800-469-4948 for details.



Complete Outfitting Package Includes

  • ADD THIS to our Ultimate Outfitting package, which includes:
  • Featherweight Kevlar canoe (average 40 lbs)
  • Professional pre-trip route planning
  • Algonquin Park permit booking service
  • Detailed maps of area
  • Tent cabin accommodation before &/or after trip
  • Padded camp chairs
  • Screened bug shelter
  • Dry bag (30 litre)
  • Embroidered "Algonquin Park Canoe Tripper" crests
  • Information booklets on 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 and liner
  • Self-inflating Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad
  • Lightweight single-burner stove with fuel
  • Cookware & utensils
  • Campfire grill
  • Camp saw
  • Fire starter
  • Lightweight tarp
  • 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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