6 Day Canoe Trip Itinerary

This is an exciting wilderness odyssey into the interior of the west side of Algonquin Park led by our ORCKA certified instructors who will be teaching you substantial skills while on the trip. In fact you will have the opportunity to receive an ORCKA Basic Canoe Skills 1 through 4 (solo) certification.

We are committed to making every trip a inspirational encounter with the natural wilderness beauty of Algonquin, and a safe, warm, dry and comfortable one for all. 

We travel with only the best light weight modern equipment with such amenities as outback ovens to bake fresh breads and goodies, comfortable two person tents, and even a large bug tent for your comfort should it be needed. 

The food is fresh and plentiful, in fact most people comment that they eat better on our trips than they do at home.

There will be ample time each day to relax and explore the surrounding area, swim, fish or practice your paddling techniques that our ORCKA certified guides / instructors will be teaching you as we travel. You will have the opportunity to obtain full ORCKA Flatwater Canoe Skills A through D certification on this trip.

We will travel through many beautiful wilderness lakes using light weight kevlar canoes and short easy portage routes. We will be camping on four to five different sites and lakes as we explore this little traveled part of the park. The wildlife and fishing here is outstanding! In the past we have seen moose, eagles, beaver, and minks to name a few. We try to be off the water each day by around 3 pm to allow everyone to relax and enjoy the wilderness area we are camping in that night. We will also spend 2 nights on beautiful Misty Lake deep in the interior of the park where you get to lie back in the sun and just relax and enjoy yourself and fellow trippers in beautiful wilderness surroundings and explore.

You will need only your personal items and a sleeping bag. A waterproof, high quality canoe back pack and an air mattress will be supplied for your use.

The trip starts at 9:00 am at Algonquin Park (or 6:30am if you are taking the round trip transportation from Toronto) and ends at 3-4 pm on the last day.

What we teach and certify for ORCKA Canoe Skills Level 1 through 4 on our 6 day trips:
(Level 3 is taught at a more advanced level that Levels 1 & 2)

Safety
Swimming and treading water
Retrieving a swamped canoe
Canoe over canoe rescue
Re-entering a canoe

Theory
Selection of equipment
Equipment knowledge
Equipment care
Government regulations
Safe canoeing procedures
Outdoor precautions
Environmental awareness
Windy weather precautions
Canoeing history

 

Paddling Skills
Day trip packing Skills (tandem)
Launching and removing a canoe
Entering and exiting a canoe
Paddling positions and trimming
Balancing
Changing positions
Landing
Pivots
Sideward displacement
Forward straight line
Inside and outside turns
Inside and outside circles
Stopping
Inside and outside landings
Reverse straight line
Lifts and carries
Transporting a canoe on vehicle
Canoe Tour             
 

Skills (solo) Level 4
All of the above items, except:
Balancing, changing positions,
transporting a canoe on vehicle

Trip Fee From: $820.00 CAD pp (if booking 2 or more on the same trip date).

Round trip transportation from Toronto available at $95.00 CAD pp.

Prices do not include 13% HST sales tax.

In the interest of participant safety and well being the guide / instructor may alter the actual trip itinerary at their discretion.

Please Note: Prices and Itineraries are subject to change with notice on the Algonquin Canoe Trips main web page. Once a booking is in place no price increases will be applied.

Booking: The booking requires a 30% deposit by Visa or MasterCard (for Canadian Credit Cards) with the balance due 30 days prior to trip departure. Non Canadian Credit Cards are charged the full trip fee payment in US dollars at the time of booking.

These trip dates do sell out so please make your reservation soon to ensure you get the trip dates you would like.

The trip dates do sell out so please book early to get the trip dates you want.

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