Algonquin Park Gate to Gate – Packages

Canada’s first provincial park was established in 1893 and spans more than 770,000 hectares of breathtaking wilderness terrain. Days move a little slower here as you pass the time hiking and biking, or paddling more than 2,500 lakes and rivers that are everywhere you turn. (Algonquin is home to the best canoeing in Canada.)

Algonquin Park was also the inspiration for Canada’s most famous painters (The Group of Seven), a hundred years ago, and it remains a prime destination for travellers seeking to connect with and rejuvenate in nature. The camping is second to none, and plenty of accommodations can be found for those who want a less rustic experience.

Package 1: Algonquin Outfitters

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Algonquin Outfitters opened in 1961 with one location in Oxtongue Lake and grew to become one of the biggest and most respected outfitters operating in and around Algonquin Park (now with 12 locations!). The biggest lake in Algonquin Park is home to the Algonquin Outfitters Opeongo Store and Water Taxi. The Lake Opeongo access point (access # 11) offers excellent access to the central canoe tripping area of Algonquin Park. The store is located right at the access point, at the south end of Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park. They offer canoe and kayak rentals, complete outfitting, water taxi service, as well as an outstanding selection of gear.

Algonquin Outfitters Guided Canoe Trip Package

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 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 along 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.

Enhance your Algonquin Park experience by booking a custom guided trip with a skilled and knowledgeable canoe trip guide. Algonquin Outfitters offers options for both guided day trips and overnight experiences. For multi-day canoe camping trips, you can choose the guiding level that suits your needs and budget best: our exclusive Custom Guided Trip, the innovative “Guide for a Day” option or the shorter “Greenhorn Service.”

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For more information on Algonquin Outfitters please visit their website.


Package 2: Bartlett Lodge

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Since 1917, Bartlett Lodge has been an Algonquin Park cottage resort landmark. Centrally located on Algonquin Park’s Cache Lake, about halfway between the East and West Gates on Highway 60, Bartlett Lodge resort is a brief boat ride from the landing. Like all Algonquin Park Lakes, peace and quiet abounds on Cache Lake. The magic begins the moment you step aboard the boat that takes you across the lake to Bartlett Lodge, a resort rich in Algonquin Park history.

As your water taxi boat leaves Cache Lake Landing, you will be entering another world – a world where tranquility and nature blend with comfort and luxury. With only 46 resort guests, Bartlett Lodge can extend to their guests the same level of personal service and attention to detail found at the finest Muskoka resorts. Tastefully decorated with comfort in mind, our lakefront cottages are well appointed with many thoughtful items such as a coffee maker, bar fridge, and even their own canoe. In keeping with our goal to make your Algonquin Park vacation as restful and relaxing as possible, you will not find telephones or televisions in any of our Algonquin Park cabins.

Bartlett Lodge exudes a rugged Ontario wilderness ambiance that is uniquely upscale. Rustic, yet offering all the creative comforts that one would expect from a fine Algonquin lodge including exceptional lakefront cottage rentals and fine dining in a pristine wilderness setting. Open seasonally, Bartlett Lodge is a Modified American Plan cottage resort and is ideal for family vacations, romantic couples, weddings and group functions.

Hailstorm Creek Wildlife Viewing Package

Bring your cameras and binoculars to capture that first glimpse of a moose or beaver, because our 2 night package includes a day trip to Algonquin Park’s finest wildlife viewing area – Hailstorm Creek at Lake Opeongo. Start your day with our country-style, hearty breakfast, and then make your way to Algonquin Outfitters Opeongo Store where a water taxi will escort you, all equipment (canoes or kayaks and life jackets included) to Hailstorm Creek. Spend your day exploring the nature reserve, taking in water birds like the Heron and Loon, birds of prey, and song birds. Enjoy packed lunch on us. You are picked up by water taxi in the late afternoon and returned to the Opeongo Store to complete your day.

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For more information on Bartlett Lodge please visit their website.


Package 3: Northern Edge Algonquin

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At Northern Edge Algonquin, new Algonquin Park experiences are being shared and bucket list dreams are coming true. More than just a place to stay, we specialize in hosting all-inclusive experiences for private groups of 4-40 guests year round at our Algonquin Park accommodations. We also host scheduled Algonquin Park canoe trips, rejuvenating yoga retreats and year round eco-lodge explorer packages for individuals and their friends. Edge experiences are widely renowned as memorable culinary adventures featuring dog sledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter, and canoeing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and stand up paddling in summer.

Up North Algonquin Explorer Package (an Ontario Signature Experience)

Northern Edge Algonquin’s Up North Algonquin Explorer Package is like summer camp for adults, but with comfortable, private accommodation and delicious food. Try something new each day, exploring with all the senses. Over three or four days (you decide), explore Algonquin Park in a variety of intimate and interactive learning experiences, ending each day under feather duvet listening to loons howl on the lake.

Hit the water with guided Stand-Up Paddleboard, Kayak, and Canoe excursions through lakes Kawawaymog, Nahma, Craig, North Tea, and the Amable du Fond river. Share a bike-and-hike to Moose Mountain or the Tower Trail, enjoy a dip in the lake after an outdoor wood-fired sauna, and as always, savour chef Gregor’s award winning food experiences. All outdoor equipment use is included. Rise early one morning & paddle the Amable du Fond River in the mist on a Morning Tea with Moose excursion to seek out moose, Algonquin’s most majestic mammal, while sipping Algonquin Tea. Enjoy a variety of workshops & hands-on learning experiences.

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For more information on Northern Edge Algonquin please visit their website.


Package 4: The Portage Store

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Since 1937, The Portage Store has been outfitting Algonquin canoeists. Located on Canoe Lake at access point 5 in Algonquin Park, the store serves as the gateway to the Algonquin interior. We can offer you as little or as much as you need to make your adventure memorable, safe, and fun. Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable and experienced and will gladly provide you advice and waterfront instructions.

The Portage Store offers a wide range of outfitting packages and rental options, including canoes, kayaks, camping equipment and food packs. Shelves are well stocked with appetizing, convenient foods that comply with Algonquin Park’s ban on cans and bottles, as well as a full range of camping and fishing supplies. We also have an onsite restaurant that has been feeding hungry campers, hikers, and sightseers for more than 50 years.

Overnight Guided Canoe Trip Package

You are on an adventure and want to take the time to explore and enjoy both a paddle and a well-planned camping experience. With our guided overnight trip, an experienced guide adds a whole new dimension. Improve your canoeing and camping skills, get to know the best kept secret campsites and where those “special” places are on every canoe route. On those longer portages, it’s great to have someone shoulder that extra pack or canoe. If you want to learn about canoe camping and about the wonders of Algonquin Park, there is no better way than a guided overnight canoe trip.

Package includes an experienced Algonquin guide and contents of the Ultra-Lightweight Complete Outfitting Package. Bonus interior camping permit included.

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For more information on The Portage Store please visit their website.


Package 5: Voyageur Quest

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Voyageur Quest has offered Algonquin Park canoe and lodge based adventures since 1991. Our Algonquin Park 3-5 day canoe trips are a best of Canada Canadian Tourism Commission signature experience and focus on wildlife, camping, outstanding gourmet meals, superior guides and memorable campsites. Algonquin lodge based canoe trips, hiking and wildlife interpretation takes place out of our two eco lodges, the Algonquin Log Cabin and Algonquin Cottage Outpost. Both are located at the north west corner of Algonquin Provincial Park. Our Algonquin Island Retreat, a tiny private island with a cozy cabin, is the ideal escape for couples.

Our guided program is what make our Algonquin park canoe trips and lodge adventures stand out. Award winning learning vacations showcase the best of Algonquin Park’s seasons and regional culture. Wake with the sun and paddle in search of moose. Enjoy back country gourmet meals cooked over a fire.

Algonquin Park Moose Photography Safari Package

Paddle the northwest corner of Algonquin Park to get close and photograph moose. Wake up with the sun, canoe through the mist and enjoy magical mornings photographing the famed wildlife of Algonquin Park. Learn all about wildlife photography and enjoy 3 or 4 glorious spring days inside the most famous provincial park in Ontario. The Algonquin Park photography safari features two or three nights accommodation. One night in the Algonquin Log Cabin and one- or two-night safari camping inside Algonquin Park. The camping segment is made extremely comfortable with the help of Voyageur Quest guides who set up camp, serve beer/wine and produce first-rate meals cooked over the fire.

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For more information on Voyageur Quest please visit their website.


Package 6: Wild Adventures Canada

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Wild Adventures Canada offers trips designed for those seeking adventure, while maintaining a relaxed pace for any level of paddler. The clean fresh water lakes, a chance to see wildlife and delicious meals cooked over a fire are quintessential for those searching for the true Canadian experience. Our Adventures give the option for a 3, 4 or 5-day canoe trip. Our guests will learn or refresh their paddling skills throughout the trip from our professional guides. Our guides are there to lead the way and take our guests to secluded areas of the wilderness. Here, there will be opportunity to swim, hike, fish, enjoy tasty meals and take in the scenic views of open lakes and tree lines.

The Family Canoe Adventure Package

This trip is for the parents who love nature, but love their families more. The Family Canoe Adventure will take you and your family through the backcountry of Algonquin Park at a casual pace, so you will have more time to search for wild edibles, fishing, animal tracking, cliff jumping for the more adventurous, exploring and enjoying Canada’s wilderness with your loved ones. Our Family Canoe Adventure is an introduction to flat water paddling. This means no white water canoeing, but you should be prepared for light head winds and small waves on bigger lakes. Portage paths in Algonquin are very well maintained which makes travelling from lake to lake a pleasure.

Parents should be able to handle physical activity for five hours at time. The trip is planned for children ages 5 to 12 with a minimum of one parent per two children. Although anyone 5 and above is welcome! No canoe or camping experience necessary for this trip. Bring your clothing, rain jacket/pants, water bottle and we will take care of the rest!

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For more information on Wild Adventures Canada please visit their website.


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