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!
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%).
Streamlined packages and pricing:
Algonquin Outfitters has streamlined outfitting package offerings and pricing. 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.
Multiple locations for your convenience:
Complete outfitting packages are only available at the Canoe Lake, 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.