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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

Beginner Backcountry Canoe Trip
Beginner Backcountry Canoe Trip

Beginner Backcountry Canoe Trip

$695.00

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

On this trip, you’ll learn everything you need to know to safely and confidently go on your own canoe trips. Better yet, you'll have a chance to explore Algonquin Park in the most scenic season of the year.
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.

 

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 ranges from 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 with confidence through unknown territory with nothing but a map and your wits. 

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. 

  • 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

Payment Info

The payment included here is simply a deposit to reserve your spot on the trip.

We will reach out shortly after your deposit is made to discuss the remaining payment.

Total Trip Cost: $695 per person

Cancellations

  • Our canoe trips operate rain or shine, however we will never paddle in dangerous weather and will let all participants know leading up to the trip.
  • If a trip is cancelled due to dangerous weather, a full refund will be given.
  • Four weeks before the trip a 100% refund will be given less a $25 processing fee.
  • Two weeks from the trip date, a 50% refund will be given.
  • Within one week from the trip date no refund will be given.
  • We require a minimum of 4 participants to run a trip. If we do not hit the minimum of 4, you will be able to transfer your reservation to another trip or receive a full refund. 

Covid-19 Precautions

  • All equipment is thoroughly washed and sanitized in between trips
  • Only individuals who request to share a tent will do so, all others will be in individual tents to reduce indoor contact
  • For ease of physical distancing on our multi day trips we will have a maximum of 7 guests and 2 guides.
  • Trip Shed staff will be equipped with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and will have PPE for guests.
  • We require anyone attending be double vaccinated, and have a valid vaccine passport / ID prepared before boarding.
  • All staff will be double vaccinated.
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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

$745.00
Algonquin Park Photography Workshop
Algonquin Park Photography Workshop

Algonquin Park Photography Workshop

$745.00
Botany & Ecology Canoe Trip
Botany & Ecology Canoe Trip

Botany & Ecology Canoe Trip

$745.00
Algonquin Park Birding Canoe Trip
Algonquin Park Birding Canoe Trip

Algonquin Park Birding Canoe Trip

$745.00

For those looking to journey inwards

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

Hero's Journey Canoe Trip

$945.00
Strength to Care for the Helping Professions
Strength to Care for the Helping Professions

Strength to Care for the Helping Professions

$695.00
Inner landscape Journey
Inner landscape Journey

Inner landscape Journey

$745.00
Reconnect and Restore
Reconnect and Restore

Reconnect and Restore

$745.00
Indigenous Algonquin Canoe Trip
Indigenous Algonquin Canoe Trip

Indigenous Algonquin Canoe Trip

$745.00

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. 

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