2023 Trip Rates

A multi-day canoe trip is really the best way to “get into Algonquin” and explore this vast area. There are nearly 8,000 square kilometres of wilderness, over 2,000 kilometres of canoe routes and hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails in Algonquin Park, which means it can’t possibly be fully experienced in one day or on one trip! It takes many days and many trips to really get to know “The Park.” Some people might say it takes a lifetime.

On an overnight canoe trip, as opposed to a day-long excursion, you can visit more lakes, experience a wider variety of wilderness environments and see more wildlife, in addition to cooking some well-deserved meals and sleeping out in the woods. Camping out for at least one night enhances an Algonquin Park adventure by providing extra time to experience more of what the park really has to offer.

If you don’t feel ready to tackle such a trip on your own, consider taking one of our custom guided trips. On an Algonquin Outfitters guided trip, the goal is to educate participants about wilderness canoe-camping and enhance their tripping skills. We hope that the experience creates a desire to return and go on another canoe trip – maybe even without a guide!

LEARN MORE or call 1-800-469-4948 for information and reservations

PLEASE NOTE:  Prices listed are per person/per trip, with a minimum of two in a party (except for solo trips). Guided trips have a daily guide rate that is shared by the entire group. Transportation and Algonquin Park passes are extra. All prices are in Canadian dollars, tax is extra (HST tax = 13%).

Canoe Trip Rates


Streamlined packages and pricing:

Algonquin Outfitters has streamlined outfitting package offerings and pricing for the 2023 season. All packages now include the same delicious food and top-quality equipment, and price differences reflect the type of canoe you choose, and the additional services included. Please see the outline below and click the link to the individual package for more details and pricing. 

Multiple locations for your convenience:

Please note that complete outfitting packages are only available at the Oxtongue Lake and Lake Opeongo locations, located in the “Hwy 60 corridor” area of Algonquin Park. The location you pick depends on what access point you are using and from which direction you are entering the park. Prices are the same at each location. If you need some help figuring out which store to choose, please call and discuss options with our knowledgeable reservations team.  

Canoe trippers wishing to start a trip at Cedar Lake (access 27), in the Algonquin Park’s north end, can arrange to pick up food and equipment at Oxtongue Lake and get their canoe at the Brent Store, located on the shores of Cedar Lake. Folks starting at access points other than Hwy 60 (eg. the park’s “west side”) can pick up a package at Oxtongue Lake and transport the canoe on their vehicle, using tie-down equipment we can supply if needed. Planning to arrive in the area the day before and staying in our tent cabins or other local accommodation is a good idea when planning such a trip. 

 


Ultimate Canoe Trip Outfitting

Our most turn-key package, best for those new to canoe-tripping, folks new to Algonquin Park or experienced paddlers without a lot of time for planning. Extra services included: detailed in-house route planning; advance permit booking; tent cabin accommodation at Oxtongue Lake before and after the trip and Greenhorn service if requested. Guided options are available: 

  • Upgrade to “Guide for a day” – a guide travels with you for the first day of the trip. 
  • Upgrade to “Custom Guided Trip“- a guide travels with you for the entire trip. 

 

Rates are based on a minimum of two in a party, with 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 Lake $260.00 $365.00 $465.00 $565.00 add $110 per person per day

 


Deluxe Canoe Trip Outfitting

All the food and equipment, with lower-cost canoe options for those on a budget or not needing the most lightweight canoe. Best for those interested in planning their own route and booking their own permits (don’t worry, we are still happy to give advice!).  

  • Featherweight Kevlar canoe option – the lightest canoes for trips with more portages (average weight 40 lbs/18 kg for a 16-foot model). 16’, 17’ and three-seat canoes are available with this option. 
  • Expedition Kevlar or Solo canoe option – the “EKs” are still a reasonable weight and nice to paddle, these canoes are best for trips with few or no portages (average weight 50 lbs/23 kg for a 16-foot model). 16’ and 17’ canoes are available with this option. For solo travelers, solo canoes and pack canoes are available with this option. 
  • Other options: tent cabin accommodation at Oxtongue Lake before and/or after the trip, Greenhorn service. 

 

Rates are based on a minimum of two in a party, with 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
with Featherweight Canoe $230.00 $340.00 $435.00 $510.00 add $100.00 per person per day
with Expectation Kevlar or Solo Canoe $195.00 $275.00 $350.00 $415.00 add $80.00 per person per day

 


Solo Canoe Trip Outfitting

All the food and equipment, with lower-cost canoe options for those on a budget or not needing the most lightweight canoe. Best for those interested in planning their own route and booking their own permits (don’t worry, we are still happy to give advice!).  

  • Solo canoe option – the “EKs” are still a reasonable weight and nice to paddle, these canoes are best for trips with few or no portages (average weight 50 lbs/23 kg for a 16-foot model). 16’ and 17’ canoes are available with this option. For solo travellers, solo canoes and pack canoes are available with this option. 
  • Other options: tent cabin accommodation at Oxtongue Lake before and/or after the trip, Greenhorn service. 

 

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

 


 

Deluxe Equipment-Only Outfitting

Plan, purchase and pack your own food, we provide the canoe and all the equipment. Featherweight canoe option only. Other options: tent cabin accommodation at Oxtongue Lake before and/or after the trip, Greenhorn service. 

 

Includes a Superlight Kevlar canoe and equipment from the above package; you bring your own food.
Rates are based on a minimum of two in a party, with 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 $155.00 $225.00 $285.00 $335.00 add $65 per person per day

 


 

Deluxe Food-Only Outfitting

Organize and bring your own canoe and equipment, we plan and prepare the food for you. People with their own camping gear but no canoe often combine this package with a canoe rental. Other options: tent cabin accommodation at Oxtongue Lake before and/or after the trip, Greenhorn service.

 

Includes only the food portion of the above Deluxe Canoe Trip Outfitting package, you’ll need to bring your own gear and canoe or rent a canoe separately.
Rates are based on a minimum of two in a party, with 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 $100.00 $140.00 $170.00 $195.00 add $35 per person per day

 


 

Backpacker Trip Outfitting

Going hiking and don’t need a canoe? This is the package for you. Only available at Oxtongue Lake, this package includes lightweight, modern equipment appropriate for trips on Algonquin Park’s backpacking trails. Other options: tent cabin accommodation at Oxtongue Lake before and/or after the trip, Greenhorn service. 

 

Rates are based on a minimum two-day charge, departing from our Oxtongue Lake location.

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 Lake $140.00 $185.00 $235.00 $270.00 add $50 per person per day

 


 

Custom Guided Canoe Trip

A specialty of Algonquin Outfitters since 1961.

Why go on a guided trip? Whether it lasts a few days or a week, a guided canoe trip is ideal for families or groups of friends seeking the extra level of comfort that comes with having an experienced, personable and knowledgeable guide accompany them. A guided trip allows the first-timer to comfortably experience what can be an intimidating and easily underestimated wilderness environment. People with previous canoe-camping or wilderness travel experience find that having a guide helps them build new skills and possibly undertake a more challenging route than they would on their own. Families discover that having a guide there to take care of the “nitty-gritty” details of the trip allows them more time to enjoy and share the special wilderness experiences found in Algonquin Park.

All of our Custom Guided Canoe Trips are based on our Deluxe Canoe Trip Outfitting packages. A guided trip includes one of our experienced Algonquin Park guides and all of the gear and food for him or her, as well as a complete Deluxe Canoe Trip Outfitting package for every member of your group.

Rates are based on a minimum of two to a maximum of eight members. The charge for the services of a guide is extra ($275 per day), and is shared by all members of the party. The guiding fee includes the services of the guide, plus his or her food and equipment.

 

Trip Length

2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 + days
Departing from Oxtongue Lake $260.00 $365.00 $465.00 $565.00 add $110.00 per person per day
Daily Guide Fee ($275/day shared by the group) +$550.00 +$825.00  +$1100.00  +$1375.00 add $275 per day shared by the group
  • The above pricing is per person per trip.
  • The daily guide fee is divided between the group.
  • 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.

 


 

Guide for a Day

Need a little help getting started?

An experienced canoe trip guide will travel with you on the first day of the 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, 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 site with dinner cooking, the guide will depart, allowing you to finish the trip on your own, with increased confidence and new-found skills.

Our guides can show you simple techniques to make a canoe trip safer and more enjoyable. 

Guide For a Day

The rate is in addition to your Ultimate Outfitting package. Guide for a day cost is shared between a group of 2-8 participants. $275 plus HST per group (up to eight people), plus outfitting charges.
  • The above pricing is for guiding services only, which is divided between the group.
  • The 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.

 


 

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 with Ultimate Outfitting and is an option for all 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. When not part of 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 your trip starts. Otherwise, we would do it when you arrive in the morning.

Our guides can show you simple techniques to make a canoe trip safer and more enjoyable. 

Our Greenhorn Service is an additional option to any of our Complete Outfitting packages for overnight canoe trips.

Greenhorn Service

Rates are based on a minimum of two in a party, to a maximum of 8 people. $25 per person (up to eight people), plus outfitting charges.
  • The above pricing is just for the Greenhorn Service, prices are per person.
  • Complete Outfitting package price is extra and is required for this service.
  • Park permit fees are extra and are paid by the client.
  • We can assist with the route planning and reservation process – please call 1-800-469-4948 for details.

 


 

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. 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 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