Explore Algonquin With A Voyageur Quest

on January 31, 2013

Algonquin Chalet

There is no better time to explore one of Canada’s most famous campsites — Voyageur Quest in Algonquin renders a weekend to remember.

Voyageur Quest offers award-winning vacations that put the emphasis on learning while touring Algonquin Park. While the Park is known for being one of the best places in the world to canoe, there are plenty of winter weekend activities available to take advantage of. These include torch-lit skating, snowshoeing, and backcountry skiing.

Each chalet features two-bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with a bunk bed) along with a fully equipped kitchen, living room with woodstove, fireplace, and deck with BBQ. You can customize your trip by adding catered meals and adding dogsledding or ice fishing.

If you book before May, here’s the pricing breakdown:

MAGNETAWAN (Chalet Upper)
$322 per person based on a party of 2
$160.50 per person based on a party of 4

NAHMA (Chalet Lower)
$322 per person based on a party of 2
$160.50 per person based on a party of 4

The cost includes:
Three nights accommodation for up to 4 people, full use of cottage, firewood, and use of snowshoes.

Available for additional cost:

– Catered meals

– Dogsledding day trip
$200 per person per day

– Snowmobile (two person) rental
$245 per machine per day

– Backcountry skis
$40 per person per day

Guided ski and snowshoe day trips are available with prices starting at $75 per person.

There are also special discounted winter weekend events and adventures planned on weekends February 1-3 and March 8-10.

The three-day experience features the same accommodations mentioned above, but places you in a group (no bigger than 12) for some extended Algonquin adventure.

Here’s the rundown for what to expect:

Friday (Day 1)
Meet at the Log Cabin for a hot lunch. Spend the afternoon exploring Surprise Lake by snowshoe. A tasty dinner in front of the fireplace finishes off the day.

Saturday (Day 2)
After enjoying breakfast, travellers mount skis to take on the breathtaking beauty of the Almaquin Trail. Other options include ice fishing and Quincy building.

Sunday (Day 3)
Explore the Ridge trail by ski or snowshoe to Moose Bay. Enjoy a hot lunch in at a heated canvas wall tent and learn about reflector oven baking. There is a hot sauna treatment scheduled to end the day.

The all-inclusive price from Algonquin Park is $445 per person Monday to Wednesday. Return transportation from Toronto is available for $175 on the Ontario Northland Train. Group prices and custom dates are available for groups of 10 or more.

The cost includes:
Two nights Log Cabin accommodation (double occupancy), backcountry skis and snowshoes, wildlife track interpretation, and the services of a wilderness guide.

If you’re not sure of what to pack on your weekend getaway, it’s recommended that you bring towels for bathing and drying dishes, garbage bags, and any cooking spices you might need. Since the fridge is small, bringing your own cooler is also recommended.

For more information, check out VoyageurQuest.com.