Solo Canoe Trip Outfitting

Would you like to truly get away from it all on a solo backcountry canoe trip into Algonquin Park’s interior? We can assist, if you want to literally leave everyone behind after you pack up your gear, and then head off into the wilderness on your own. This modified version of our Lightweight Outfitting package includes lightweight Kevlar solo canoes instead of tandems.

Keep in mind, however, that a solo trip is not everyone’s style – it takes a special type of person to tackle such an adventure. Traveling alone means that you are the paddler, portager, navigator, tent-setter-upper, cook, dishwasher and your only resource for help in an emergency. Another option is to consider is traveling with a companion but using solo canoes. This style of tripping offers the freedom of solo paddling but the security of having a partner to share the load. If you prefer to go by yourself, though, you may want to rent one of our SPOT personal locator devices.

Canoe or Kayak?

While kayaks are certainly fast and fun to paddle, we generally try to discourage people from using them on trips with longer and/or many portages. Portaging kayaks and gear is tricky and time consuming, using up most of the time you gain by having greater efficiency when paddling. A good compromise might be paddling a solo canoe with a kayak paddle. This offers the ability to travel with close to the speed of kayak but the carrying capacity and ease of portaging of a canoe.

What is a Solo Canoe?

Algonquin Outfitters is one of the few outfitters in North America to rent modern solo and “Pack” canoes. We have a variety of solo canoes, including Swift models like the Shearwater, Keewaydin 15 (standard canoe and Pack version) and Pack 13.6. All are approximately 14 – 16 feet long, weigh 35 – 40 lbs. and come with a detachable carrying yoke, since the seat is in the centre of the boat. Gear space varies with the model. They all tend to be narrower than tandem canoes. For a longer solo trip, we recommend the Shearwater or the Keewaydin 15 since they are the most roomy. For more information on the Keewaydin 15, Shearwater and Pack Boat series, check out

Trip Overview

departure point
Canoe Lake, Oxtongue Lake or Lake Opeongo, ON Canada
day trip
2 / 3 / 4 / 5 or 6 + Days
May 1 - October 15
$195 per person
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Solo Canoe Trip Outfitting

Rates are based on a minimum two-day charge.
PLEASE NOTE: Prices are based on Per Person Per Trip

Trip Length

2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 + days
Departing from Oxtongue or Opeongo $195.00 $275.00 $350.00 $415.00 add $80 per person per day

* Rentals and purchases from stores within Algonquin Park help provide funding for Ontario Parks.
The above pricing is per person, per trip.
Park permit fees are extra and are paid by the client.
We can assist with the route planning and reservation process – please call for details.

Complete Outfitting Package Includes

  • Kevlar canoe: solo or Pack model (average 38 lbs.)
  • Solo Outfitting menu offers numerous food options
  • Algonquin Park Canoe Routes Map & case
  • Traditional hardwood paddle or kayak paddle
  • Deluxe P.F.D.
  • Expedition canoe pack
  • 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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