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EXPLORE YOUR WILD

There's magic waiting in the lakes and forests we trip through - and we want to share it with you.
What makes our trips special?
We believe that a canoe trip is a lot more than just getting from point A to B. ⁠⁠

For us, it's about resilience.
It's about finding your edge, and pushing just past it.
It's about quieting the noise and seeing what shows up.
It's about coming home to an intrinsic way of being human.
It's about being in community with each other and the land.
It's about love. ⁠⁠
It's about whatever you want it to be. ⁠
Let us make it yours.

For the first-timers or those looking to hone their skills

Beginner Backcountry Canoe Trip
Beginner Backcountry Canoe Trip

Beginner Backcountry Canoe Trip

Learn everything you'll need to know to confidently go on your own canoe trip on our guided backcountry trip in Algonquin Park

Our adventure will give you space to learn everything you need to know to safely and confidently go on your own canoe trips. Better yet, you'll have a chance to do this while exploring one of the most beautiful places we know of - Algonquin Park. 


With the help of one of our trained guides, you’ll learn essential skills like navigation, fire building, safe paddling techniques, and plenty of other necessary skills. 

Make sure to read through the details below before booking.

Check out some of our frequently asked questions here. 

 

Trip Details

Algonquin Provincial Park

 

On this trip, you’ll learn everything you need to know to safely and confidently go on your own canoe trips with the help of one of our trained guides. This starts on day one, going over each of our packs, understanding why we’re bringing what we’re bringing, and how to travel with it through the wilderness. For first time paddlers, this first day will be an introduction to being on the water: how to paddle, how to steer a canoe, and how to navigate the backcountry lake systems. 

Once we’re in the backcountry, you’ll have the chance to pick your own site and practice essential skills like setting up your tent, how to assemble a weatherproof tarp system, building a fire fit for royalty and, of course, cooking over that open flame. 

On travel days, we’ll dig into these skills even further, offering the chance for you to put them into practice, while also learning about the local flora, fauna, and cultural history of Algonquin Park. 

Our trips also run well into September and October. To us, autumn is one of the best times of year for canoe tripping - while also offering the element shift to colder weather. Fall trips have specially outfitted gear and take all necessary precautions to manage cold weather risks. 

  • Planning and Permit Booking
  • Check-list and Packing
  • Canoe Travel Basics
  • Navigating Open Water - paddling, reading a map, dealing with emergencies
  • Campsite Set Up - pitching your tent, hanging a tarp, collecting firewood, dealing with furry visitors
  • Campfire Cooking - prep, cooking and cleanup - enjoying gourmet meal over an open flame
  • Setting Off for New Sites
  • Basic Wilderness Survival Skills & Emergency Preparedness
  • Local Flora and Fauna Identification

*Note that Algonquin Park limits the number of campers on their backcountry sites to 9 people. This typically results in our trips have 7-8 spots open for guests while accounting for 1-2 guides. 

Whats Included

  • All tripping gear,
  • Canoes, paddles & PFDs
  • Park permits
  • Fresh & healthy home cooked meals
  • Licensed guide
  • Memories to last a lifetime

Whats Not Included

  • Transportation to and from the park
  • Personal toiletries & clothing
  • Additional vehicle permits ($13.00 per vehicle/night)
  • Guide Tips
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    Upcoming Adventures

    Algonquin Park Photography Workshop
    Algonquin Park Photography Workshop

    Algonquin Park Photography Workshop

    $775.00

    View Algonquin park through a new lens on this guided canoe trip and photography workshop.

    Join Trip Shed and Algonquin focused photographer, Jon Babulic, on this 3-day wilderness photography workshop. We’ll be travelling through the Barron Canyon, along a route that allows for plenty of time to slow down, take in your surroundings, and capture those moments that take your breath away. In one of the most scenic parts of the park, this trip will up your photography game, leaving you ready to get out and explore (and bring home breathtaking memories). 

    Make sure to read through the details below before booking.

    Check out some of our frequently asked questions here.

     

    Trip Details

    Algonquin Provincial Park

    You know that old saying, take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints? This trip is all about it. 

    Join Trip Shed and Algonquin focused photographer, Jon Babulic, on this 3-day wilderness photography workshop. We’ll be travelling along a route that allows for plenty of time to slow down, take in your surroundings, and capture those moments that take your breath away. 

    A little about Jon Babulic:

    As a child, the landscapes and wilderness of Northern Ontario were my playground. Camping, canoeing and fishing were my pastimes. In recent years, photography has brought me back to my roots: nature, wildlife and landscapes. I find my inspiration by blending in and becoming part of the natural world around me. Often heavily edited, yet fully photographic; my photographs maximize the use of light, colour, contrast and texture. Each image attempts to encourage the viewer to share my experience with nature without intruding into it. My camera and computer allow me to produce works which are aesthetically pleasing, thought provoking and sometimes magical.

    My images describe the world that I live in; not always as it is but how I see it.They encourage the viewer to share my experience and explore, interact and connect with the natural world without intruding into it. I find my inspiration by in nature by blending in and becoming part of it. Each image attempts to capture meaningful and thought provoking scenes which may or may not be part of a larger story.

      *Note that Algonquin Park limits the number of campers on their backcountry sites to 9 people. This typically results in our trips have 7-8 spots open for guests while accounting for 1-2 guides. 

      What You Can Expect

      - A backcountry canoeing experience for photographers of all levels 

      - A chance to see and capture the stunning colours of Algonquin Park

      - Night sky photography (weather permitting)

      - Wildlife opportunities with plenty of time to capture photos of them

      - Macro Photography 

      - Learn to take take tack sharp photographs from a canoe

      Whats Included

      • All tripping gear,
      • Canoes, paddles & PFDs
      • Park permits
      • Fresh & healthy home cooked meals
      • Licensed guide

      Whats Not Included

      • Transportation to and from the park
      • Cameras & Equipment 
      • Parking permits if you'll be driving yourself up. You can purchase those here
      • Personal toiletries & clothing
      • Guide Tips
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        Fall Colours Backcountry Canoe Trip
        Fall Colours Backcountry Canoe Trip

        Fall Colours Backcountry Canoe Trip

        $695.00

        COME EXPLORE THE ALGONQUIN PARK INTERIOR IN THE MOST VIBRANT SEASON OF THE YEAR ON THIS BACKCOUNTRY CANOE TRIP

        With its vast network of freshwater lakes, shorelines covered in maples, pines and everything in between, wildlife at every turn - it’s no wonder why the backcountry of Algonquin Park has captured the imagination of all who’ve paddled its waterways. Now, imagine exploring this breathtaking wilderness while its shorelines are ablaze with colour - vibrate reds, oranges, yellows - all signalling the season’s transitions. 

        Our focus is first and foremost to soak in the beauty of autumn from a point of view few get to experience - the Algonquin interior. We’ll paddle along a historic route and spend a couple nights in the backcountry, all while learning skills you’ll need to confidently navigate your way through the wilderness.

        Make sure to read through the details below before booking.

        Check out some of our frequently asked questions here. 

         

        Trip Details

        Algonquin Provincial Park

         

        On this trip, you’ll learn everything you need to know to safely and confidently go on your own canoe trips with the help of one of our trained guides. This starts on day one, going over each of our packs, understanding why we’re bringing what we’re bringing, and how to travel with it through the wilderness. For first time paddlers, this first day will be an introduction to being on the water: how to paddle, how to steer a canoe, and how to navigate the backcountry lake systems. 

        Once we’re in the backcountry, you’ll have the chance to pick your own site and practice essential skills like setting up your tent, how to assemble a weatherproof tarp system, building a fire fit for royalty and, of course, cooking over that open flame. 

        On travel days, we’ll dig into these skills even further, offering the chance for you to put them into practice, while also learning about the local flora, fauna, and cultural history of Algonquin Park. 

        Our trips also run well into September and October. To us, autumn is one of the best times of year for canoe tripping - while also offering the element shift to colder weather. Fall trips have specially outfitted gear and take all necessary precautions to manage cold weather risks. 

        • Planning and Permit Booking
        • Check-list and Packing
        • Canoe Travel Basics
        • Navigating Open Water - paddling, reading a map, dealing with emergencies
        • Campsite Set Up - pitching your tent, hanging a tarp, collecting firewood, dealing with furry visitors
        • Campfire Cooking - prep, cooking and cleanup - enjoying gourmet meal over an open flame
        • Setting Off for New Sites
        • Basic Wilderness Survival Skills & Emergency Preparedness
        • Local Flora and Fauna Identification

        *Note that Algonquin Park limits the number of campers on their backcountry sites to 9 people. This typically results in our trips having 7-8 spots open for guests while accounting for 1-2 guides. 

        Whats Included

        • All tripping gear,
        • Canoes, paddles & PFDs
        • Park permits
        • Fresh & healthy home cooked meals
        • Licensed guide
        • Memories to last a lifetime

        Whats Not Included

        • Transportation to and from the park
        • Personal toiletries & clothing
        • Additional vehicle permits ($13.00 per vehicle/night)
        • Guide Tips
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          For those looking to learn a new skill

          Fly Fishing In Algonquin Park
          Fly Fishing In Algonquin Park

          Fly Fishing In Algonquin Park

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          Algonquin Park Photography Workshop
          Algonquin Park Photography Workshop

          Algonquin Park Photography Workshop

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          Botany & Ecology Canoe Trip
          Botany & Ecology Canoe Trip

          Botany & Ecology Canoe Trip

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          Algonquin Park Birding Canoe Trip
          Algonquin Park Birding Canoe Trip

          Algonquin Park Birding Canoe Trip

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          Backcountry Beginner x Parkbus
          Backcountry Beginner x Parkbus

          Backcountry Beginner x Parkbus

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          For those looking to journey inwards

          Hero's Journey Canoe Trip
          Hero's Journey Canoe Trip

          Hero's Journey Canoe Trip

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          Strength to Care for the Helping Professions
          Strength to Care for the Helping Professions

          Strength to Care for the Helping Professions

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          Inner landscape Journey
          Inner landscape Journey

          Inner landscape Journey

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          Reconnect and Restore
          Reconnect and Restore

          Reconnect and Restore

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          Indigenous Algonquin Canoe Trip
          Indigenous Algonquin Canoe Trip

          Indigenous Algonquin Canoe Trip

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          Wilderness Within - A Nature Connection Workshop
          Wilderness Within - A Nature Connection Workshop

          Wilderness Within - A Nature Connection Workshop

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          So, what do these trips include?

          Just about everything.

          We bring the food, the guides, the canoes, the permits, the gear, the stories, and a few extra surprises. 
          Meet us at the lake with a toothbrush and the clothes on your back and get ready to make memories.

          Any questions? Reach out to us here and we'll work together to make sure this works for you. Also, check out our FAQ page

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