6 Day Algonquin Explorer – Combining a Lodge Stay with an Algonquin Park Canoe Camping Trip
This six day Algonquin Park adventure trip is a great combination of a stay at a wilderness lodge and a 3 day wilderness canoe trip. You are eased into the wilderness with a three day stay at the cozy Algonquin Eco-Lodge. Here you can learn some basic canoe skills, learn how to build a campfire, and learn about the wild animals you might encounter in Algonquin Park. Yet, even though you are in a remote wilderness location, you don’t give up any of the creature comforts you are used to. The Algonquin Eco-Lodge is completely off-grid but they generate 100% of their electricity from a waterfall on the property. So you have modern amenities like showers and indoor plumbing, private rooms, and even an outdoor lakeside hot tub!
During the three days that you are at the Algonquin Eco-Lodge you have a few adventures to choose from. You can do a half day self guided canoe trip to High Falls in Algonquin Park. A half day hike to Grandview Lookout is also a popular activity. Or, you can sign up for a guided horseback riding trip with a horse stable that we work with nearby (extra cost).
At night you can help set a bonfire, and toast marshmallows. The Eco-Lodge staff run a wolf howl program wherein they explain the story of the Algonquin wolves. They’ll also teach you how to howl and, if you’re lucky, the resident wolf pack will howl back!
After your three leisurely days at the Algonquin Eco-Lodge you will drive up to Highway 60, farther north in Algonquin Park, and meet your canoe guide and the rest of the group. You will learn some canoeing strokes, how to load a canoe, what to do if you see a bear. And then you will set off on the 3 day adventure tour of canoeing in Algonquin Park! Here is the itinerary of the 3 day canoe trip.
Day 1 – Algonquin Eco-Lodge
- arrive in Algonquin Park
- go for an evening canoe trip on a private lake searching for beavers
- wolf howl program
Day 2 – Canoeing in Algonquin Park
- canoe to High Falls
- return to the Algonquin Eco-Lodge and relax by the lake in the afternoon
- bonfire & wolf howl
Day 3 – Hiking in Algonquin Park
- hike up to Grandview Lookout
- go horseback riding with South Algonquin Trails
Day 4-6 – Three Day Canoe Trip in Algonquin Park
Included in Adventure Tour
- 3 nights accommodations at Algonquin Eco-Lodge
- 3 day Algonquin Park Canoe Trip
- all meals
- group camping equipment
- outdoor hot tub and sauna
- use of canoes and hiking trails
Not Included in Package
- horseback riding
- sleeping bags (for canoe trip portion)
- transportation from Toronto (it is an optional choice)