Algonquin Outfitters understands that not everyone is ready (or simply doesn’t have the time) to go on a multi-day interior canoe trip. If your time in Algonquin Park is limited, Algonquin Outfitters offers a variety of day trips, starting from Oxtongue Lake or Lake Opeongo. Both guided and self-guided options are available. Or, you can switch gears and head to our Lake of Two Rivers Store for an easy bike ride, perhaps with family or friends.
Read the descriptions below and click the title or image for complete information on our Algonquin Park day trips.
Experience the best wildlife viewing Algonquin Park has to offer on a day trip. Hailstorm Creek is a protected nature reserve area in the north arm of Lake Opeongo.
This unique excursion allows day-trippers to explore scenic Hailstorm Creek in the north arm of Lake Opeongo without having to worry about paddling on a big lake. Our Opeongo water taxi transports people and canoes (or kayaks) safely from our Lake Opeongo store deep into Algonquin Park in just 20 minutes, then returns at a prearranged pickup time.
Wide, placid Hailstorm Creek winds through a beautiful wetland where wildlife viewing opportunities abound, particularly for moose. You’ll spend your time exploring the Hailstorm Creek Nature Reserve while enjoying the opportunity to be out in the wilderness amid amazing scenery.
Please consider the following points about the backcountry before departing on your day trip.
1. The backcountry is not at any time patrolled
2. There are no rescue services when in the backcountry
3. When in the backcountry there is no cell phone reception
4. Algonquin Outfitters provides you with the required safety kit and PFD
**Note: We do not recommend that you enter the backcountry and/or participate in the Hailstorm Creek day trip if you are a beginner paddler. We do offer other options for people that are not comfortable entering the backcountry.
Available daily throughout the paddling season (May 1 – mid Oct.). A range of departure and pickup times is possible, please see our online booking or call the Opeongo Store (1-888-280-8886, or 1-705-637-2075) to check availability. While reservations are highly recommended, self-guided trips may be available without reservations.