Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Algonquion Park Summer Location Quiz - Question #2

Still think you know Algonquin Park?
Question #2 for your Algonquin Park Summer Vacation Quiz is here!
What Lake is this Access Point located on?

Email our office with your answer. Starting in June 2006, check in regularly to our web log for the next 3 summer months and answer all 5 location questions correctly and you will be eligible to win a free Fall Colours getaway to the Algonquin Cottage Outpost.

Be "Bear Wise" this summer at Algonquin Park

Our guides, naturalists and office receive a lot of questions about the liklihood of seeing a black bear on one of our Algonquin Park trips and what to do if it happens. White it is rare to see a bear on a 3 or 5 Day Algonquin canoe trips, it is not unusual to see black bears around both the Algonquin Log Cabin and the Algonquin Cottage Outpost.

Due to the increased frequency in human and black bear interaction. Ontario Parks has released a new website focusing on being "Bear Wise." Please click on the links below for answers to frequently asked questions.

What To Do If You Encounter a Bear
How to Recognize a Potentially Dangerous Encounter
What Campers Can Do
What Cottagers Can Do
Are Black Bears Exhibiting Increased Boldness?
Ontario's Black Bear Population
What You Can Do
What You Should Know About Black Bears
Bears in your schoolyard. What you can do.
What Your Community Can Do
What Farmers Can Do
What Your Food Business Can Do
Bears Travel a Long

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Special Price for Algonquin Weekend Canoe Trips

Our Algonquin shuttle has some room on some upcoming summer departures. Take advantage of these special dates and make a fantastic long weekend in Algonquin Park.

Dates include July 28-30 & August 11-13, 2006.

Return transportation from Toronto only $90.00!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Globe & Mail Loves Fly in Adventure to Algonquin Park

Imagine the thrill of arriving at the Algonquin Log Cabin by float plane, padding a Voyageur Canoe, hiking to a scenic lookout and enjoying a delicious lakeside lunch before climbing back into the plane for a return flight to Toronto. All this is possible on the Voyageur Quest Wilderness afternoon as featured in the Globe & Mail today. Please call or email for more information on this and other specialized adventures.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Voyageur Quest Guides- where are they now ?

For those of you who have been on a Voyageur Quest Algonquin Canoe trip between
2003 and 2005 will remember Matt Gawler. "Rock n' Roll Matt" played many roles for our Algonquin operation including driving Toronto shuttles, working special events and of course guiding 3 and 5 day Algonquin canoe trips. Matt dropped by last week to annouce his exciting news that he is off to Australia for 3 years to work for a wilderness school in the Outback.

Safe Travels Matt !

Friday, June 16, 2006

ALGONQUIN PARK summer location QUIZ - Question #1

Think you know Algonquin Park? Where is this Algonquin Park lookout?

E-mail our office with your answer. Starting in June 2006, check in regularly to our web log for the next 3 summer months and answer all 5 location questions correctly and you will be eligible to win a free Fall Colours getaway to the Algonquin Cottage Outpost.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Countdown to summer at the cottage!

With a few 30 degree days behind us, it sure feels like summer! Ben (7) and Ana (4) swung into our office this afternoon with popsicles asking when we are all going to the cottage. They are so excited about going north... They are buzzing about talking about swimming to the raft “by them self!”, catching “big bass” and building “secret forts on the forest trail.”

My family is part of the great Canadian summer tradition of leaving the city for a cottage or “camp” or somewhere on or near a fresh water lake. The Globe and Mail reported two weeks ago that one out of every 10 Canadians has a family cottage and another 27% visit, rent or stay at a cottage very summer. Amazing to see these numbers. I also found it interesting to read that the number is rising – especially with new Canadians. Fantastic!

For those looking for a cottage getaway this summer, our Algonquin Cottage Outpost has 3 chalet suites/ cottages with two docks, floating raft and amazing canoeing/ kayaking / biking/ hiking.

Our Algonquin Log Cabin can also play a role in offering lakeside relief to those looking to escape the heat. Weekend and mid week packages are available all summer – with transportation from downtown Toronto.

And for the intrepid…… our Algonquin canoe trips offer yet another way to escape and cool off!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Single Traveller? Need a Canoe Trip Partner?

How many times have you wanted to head up to Algonquin Park and could not find someone to go with you?! Your search is over! Come hop on a Voyageur Quest Algonquin 3 day canoe trip or 3 day lodge adventure. 25% of our customers are single travelers. There is no extra cost and it is convenient with shuttle transport from downtown Toronto

Family Canoe Trip # 2

Just booked off the July dates for a family canoe trip to Algonquin with some good family friends. This will be Ana ’s (our 4 year old daugter ) first canoe trip! Route still TBD… considering top of Algonquin, French River or Churchill Islands.

Want help for your custom or private canoe trip? Call our office at (416) 486-3605… we can help out with ideas / suggestions based on our 15 years of custom canoe trip experience.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Paddling a BIG Canoe is ……


The big Voyageur canoe never stops putting a smile on everyone’s face! Enjoy these shots !