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My Algonquin long weekend Lakeside retreat with pick up

My girlfriends and I are sick of summer in the city. It’s so humid by the July long weekend already that we were dying to get out of town. We needed to spend some time by a lake in Algonquin Park, relaxing on a dock. None of us have a cottage or a car so we were feeling kinda bummed out, until we heard that Voyageur Quest has our

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Celebrating Canadian Canoe Trip Culture in Algonquin Park

To explore by canoe is to be Canadian
“Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe.” – Henry David Thoreau
At Voyageur Outfitting, we believe that the best kind of adventure is one by canoe. Designed and paddled by Indigenous peoples, it was used by the first Canadian explorers as an essential part of life and work. We honour the original voyageurs of the park

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How to get to Algonquin Park without a car – my Algonquin Park bus adventure

There’s nothing I love more than some fishing and a nice cold beer on a wide open lake in the spring. Add a few overnights, some canoe paddling, and my best buddy, and its the perfect way to get out of the city for an adventure. Algonquin park is the number one canoe destination in Canada, so what better place to make this happen! We have it all planned

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At Algonquin Park Access # 1

Our  Voyageur Quest Canoe Outfitting location at Algonquin Park Access # 1 is super convenient  as you can park, get your permit, canoe and  paddle away.   Voyageur Quest Outfitting  shares the same parking lot as the Algonquin Park access # 1 permit / ranger. No need for shuttles .  Simply , park and paddle .

We have a wide range of  canoes including  ultra light Souris River  canoes, MSR tents, barrels, stoves and anything else you

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MAY LONG WEEKEND 2016 WELCOME from Algonquin Park access # 1

It’s been beautiful at Algonquin Park’s north west corner the  first few weeks of May, 2016.
We have seen lot’s of moose and the trout fishing has been excellent.  We are open for your Algonquin canoe trip needs and looking forward to seeing you this May long weekend. We have everything for your Algonquin park canoe trip including ultra light kevlar souris river canoes, packs barrel, tents

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2016 Opening Day and Ice Out Algonquin Park Access # 1

Happy 2016 and a warm Spring greeting to all of our  Algonquin Park canoe trip  friends !   As you can  see  in the picture taken on Easter Sunday March 26, 2016, Algonquin Park access # 1 is still in winter mode.  Lots of snow and the ice  is still 4 – 6 inches thick.   Our outfitter will be open starting Thursday April 21, 2016. If you are looking to book a canoe for

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Used Canoe Sale Sept 2015

Voyageur Outfitting  have a few canoes to  sell from our Algonquin Park canoe  rental fleet including 17 foot ultra light Souris River Quetico kevlar canoes .  Please see the images below. All canoes are at Voyageur Outfitting at  Algonquin park  access # 1.

 

17 foot Ultra light  canoe Questico – Souris River – $1175

 

We have 4 Ultra light canoes for sale.  One for $1295 , the other 3 at  $1175 .

 

The

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Summer 2015 Algonquin canoe trip outfitting

Our 2015 season is well underway. The summer solstice  arrived earlier this week with super warm temperatures and a thunderstorm to boot. Algonquin Park water levels are back to normal, the black flies are gone and Canada Day is around the corner.    Prime time canoe trip  season is here ! Our location at Algonquin Park access point  #1  is  super convenient.  Arrive at  our Voyageur Outfitting  shop, park and pick up

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Opening day at Algonquin Park access # 1 for  2015

Happy Easter to our Algonquin Park canoe tripping friends ! It’s a warm   today-  close to 10c- and  our first day to hit double digits  in 2015. The warm air has us excited for when we all can first dip our paddle and  head into the back country  for  some trout fishing( below is a picture of legendary guide Frank Kuiack  returning back from one of our annual Trout Fishing

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Warm Wishes for a great 2015!

Happy New Year from Algonquin Park’s  snowy north west corner! If you love winter like we do,   get here soon as it’s gorgeous ! Lot’s of snow and great  ice conditions  for  snowshoe, ski and dogsledding.

ALGONQUIN PARK WINTER CABIN 

If you are looking for a winter escape, book one of our chalet suites down the lake at the Algonquin Cottage Outpost. These  solar powered 2 bedroom suites

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Holy Water !

Extreme water levels and flooding at Algonquin Park northwest corner

Last night, I was enjoying a cold beer after a long day taking in docks and getting our Algonquin park canoe outfitter ready for winter.   The weather was clearing and the soft light of sunset on the fall colours was gorgeous.   I was talking with Matt and I noticed a few flies around his head.   And then I felt it

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Algonquin Park canoe trips in September’s fall colours

September is gorgeous in Algonquin Park and for many the best time to go on a canoe trip.  The weather is generally  favourable with  warm days and cool nights. Today , September 26 , 2014  the high was 26! The wilderness at this time of year  is bug free  and  as the month progresses, the forest lights up with colour.

Quiet – have Algonquin Park to yourself! Here at Algonquin Park access # 1

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Depart at Sunrise for your next Algonquin Park canoe trip

ALGONQUIN PARK’S BEST SUNRISE
Kawawaymog lake at Algonquin park access # 1 has one of Algonquin Park’s nicest sunrise.  Every  morning the sun rises  through the mist forming over the amable du fond river  producing fantastic  skies  filled with orange, red , purple and blue.   Departing at sunrise  starts your Algonquin  canoe trip off with  spectacular beauty not to mention first class opportunities to spot wildlife.

Every morning, I  start

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Classic Sawyer canoe for sale

Summer 2014 is flying by! Our canoe fleet has several new additions including 16, 17 and 18.5 foot Ultra light ( 42 pounds )  Kevlar Souris River Quetico  canoes superb for those of you going on  a long trip into Algonquin Park’s backcountry. Also added a few new Northern 16 foot standard kevlar canoes that are in the 50 pound range.

This past spring, Rick Harris  took home one of

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Highlander Beer Flowing on the Long Weekend on the Broken Paddle Patio

Holiday Monday  was gorgeous at Algonquin Park’s north west corner. With high’s over 20 and   a warm breeze , it was  a perfect  end  for a long weekend canoe trip  in Algonquin Park.  Our Outfitter patio, the Broken Paddle  was busy serving up ice cold  Highlander Beer  and pea-meal bacon sandwhiches all afternoon  to thirsty canoe trippers wrapping up their adventure.

Voyageur Outfitting and the Broken Paddle Patio

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ICE OUT at Algonquin Park Access Point #1

The ice is out at Algonquin access point #1 and we here at Voyageur Outfitting couldn’t be more thrilled!

Come by and visit us, Voyageur Outfitting will be open the week of May 5th and we can’t wait to get out on the water

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