Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Algonquin Park Canoe Trip Update for July 2012

With record heat and the sun shining every day,   our guided canoe trips into the lakeside paradise of Algonquin Park have been the ultimate escape this summer of 2012.  Our guides and guests are living in bathing suits and spending as much time in the lakes as they are canoeing over the water!

July is a great month to see wildlife and this year is no different.  Our blackboard at the  Canoe Outpost reports   “Lots of moose, bald eagles, otters, Merlin's, one black bear, white tailed deer, beavers,  herons,  ducks, northern flickers, and of course the loons. Fishing has been good.  Cody took a personal trip down to the Nippising river and reeled in over a dozen brook trout.  The bass fishing has also been great on North Tea and the Amable Du fond river where several 3 – 4 pounds have been caught by customers.
 One of the highlights of summer is hosting families of all shapes and sizes.   A canoe trip is a wonderful adventure that families can do together. This past July, we hosted families on 3 to 6 day canoe trips  from  as  far away as the UK, Germany,  the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Austria, Europe, China, Kenya , Poland  the US and of course all across Canada. Our award winning 3 day family canoe trip is super convenient to book with scheduled trips going our every Monday and Friday.  Private trips are a great alternative   for families who want to  travel deeper into Algonquin, have younger children  or perhaps take a river trip to a different area of Ontario. (Picture French river with kids).   Cody and Nick were out with families with a Duke of Edinburgh award candidate who were looking for help completing their final expedition.

 This past Wednesday July 17, helicopters and MNR planes buzzed over us  as the province issued a fire ban for all of Algonquin Park. Eastern Algonquin Park had a significant forest fire caused by lightning that ran 5 days until it was put out yesterday.   It is amazing that it has been four weeks since we have had any significant rain !

All of us here at Voyageur Quest feel so fortunate to share Algonquin Park with you.   We hope to see you “on trip” later this  July or August.