CANOE TRIPS

For the 2020 Canoe Tripping season, all of our trips are designed with social distance and safety protocols in mind.
Our guides will sleep separately in their own tent and hammock, wearing masks as needed as well.
They will do as much as humanly possible to ensure your safety & comfort through the trip and that you... "eat well & look up at the stars"

See our available trips below

BARRON CANYON

JUNE 19-22

Nested away in the Northeastern section of Algonquin Park is the stunning Barron Canyon. This collection of winding river routes offers captivating views of steep cliff sides, rushing rapids, and slow meandering scenery. This trip is an excellent window into some of the areas of Algonquin seldom seen by novice campers, and provides a balance of portages, paddling, and waterfall fun. Beginning at Grand Lake (Access Point 22), your first day consists of a 2-3hr paddle to your site. Day two offers a taste of some canoe trip ‘work’, with four portages (770m, 345m, 2225m, 675m) bringing you into Opalescent Lake. On day 3, get ready to explore the river. Tracing the Barron River around a number of waterfalls, this low-portage day offers scenery that’ll leave you speechless. Spend the night on High Falls, listening to loons and moving water as you recount the magic of the day at your campfire. In the morning, we’ll take our time, stop off at the scenic High Falls for a splash before returning to Grand River for our departure.

All trips come equipped with meals, camping gear, canoes and a certified guide.
Minimum 2 participants.

Number of Days: 4

CANOE LAKE LOOP

JUNE 26-29
JULY 24-28

One of the most classic canoe trip routes in Algonquin, this four night adventure is perfect for families looking to explore the wilderness together. Entering at the historic Canoe Lake, our first day gives a welcome taste to canoeing in Algonquin. Travelling through Joe, Little Joe, and Baby Joe Lakes, you’ll arrive at Burnt Island Lake for your first night. On Day 2, you’ll experience some of the hard-work sought after on Algonquin adventures, travelling from Burnt Island to Big Trout Lake. Breathtaking scenes, well maintained portages, and the fishing of a lifetime await. After the work of Day 2, Day 3 is a welcome break of paddling to McIntosh Lake through winding marshes and narrow straits where chances of spotting wildlife are higher than ever. A shorter day, Day 4 will have us at our site on Tom Thomson Lake early, with plenty of time for exploring, swimming, and learning around the site from our educated guides. On Day 5, we’ll carry on back to Canoe Lake for departure, making sure to leave enough time for a snack at the famous Portage Store.

All trips come equipped with meals, camping gear, canoes and a certified guide.
Minimum 2 participants.

Number of Days: 5

Cedar lake loop

JULY 2-6

Prepare to enter Algonquin Park’s white water territory, etching through some of the farthest North reaching arms of the Park’s wilderness. This four night tour highlights breathtaking rapids, world-class fishing, and winding rivers where wildlife enjoy the sparsely visited locations of the Park. Entering through Cedar Lake in the small town of Brent and paddle and portage your way to Catfish Lake. This longer first day provides a great chance to get some portaging kilometers under your belt, and catch some waterfalls while you do it. Unwind on Day 2, meandering through the river on your way to Burntroot Lake, again greeted by waterfalls, light portages, and scenic views. On Day 3, take a little break from the river-tripping and paddle through Lake La Muir to Hogan Lake to find a campsite for the night. Back to the falls on Day 4, where you’ll be spending a night in and among the rapids themselves, falling asleep the sounds of moving water and a fire crackling. Exit back on Cedar Lake on Day 5 for your journey home.

All trips come equipped with meals, camping gear, canoes and a certified guide.
Minimum 2 participants.

Number of Days: 5

ROCK LAKE LOOP

AUGUST 7-10

A Trip Shed favourite and perfect for families or beginners, this loop-route offers some of the most beautiful waterfalls, lakes, campsites and more - the best of all that Algonquin has to offer. Entering at Rock Lake, you’ll make your way to Pen Lake, a long and narrow body of water that greets with a stunning set of waterfalls. On day 2, you’ll leave Pen and complete two portages and find yourself at Harry Lake. You’ll arrive here early, with plenty of time for exploring, splashing, snacking or relaxing. Day 3 holds a few small lakes, a 2800m portage, to suddenly land you on Lake Louisa, one of the most beautiful lakes in Algonquin Park. Cap your last night with stories, smores, and campfires. You’ll exit on day 4 from Rock Lake, getting there via a short paddle and portage from Louisa. We’ll make sure there’s time to stop off at some of the ancient pictographs that line the cliff sides of Rock Lake. Stunning and encapsulating, this trip is sure to leave memories that will last a lifetime.

All trips come equipped with meals, camping gear, canoes and a certified guide.
Minimum 2 participants.

Number of Days: 4

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