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Algonquin Park Private Island Retreat

4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 853

MODERATE | TAILOR MADE: Algonquin Provincial Park always has a fine ring to it. Under four hours’ drive from Toronto, it’s a gorgeous setting of lakes, forests, and rivers. Experiencing it from your own private cabin on a private island and travelling around by canoe is bound to be an amazing getaway. And your only neighbours are moose, beavers, and the common loon.


This four-day tailor-made cottage getaway is as exclusive as it comes, not least because you will be staying in your own cabin on a private island, accessible only by canoe. You and your family or friends will sleep in the Algonquin Provincial Park island cabin, where you can roast hot dogs over an open fire, swim, watch the nighttime stars, paddle around the lake looking for moose and beavers on the shore, and just enjoy the stillness and quiet of the Canadian wilderness. It doesn’t get any more tranquil than this.
Arriving at Algonquin Park, check in at the Voyageur Quest Outfitting office, where an expert will conduct a canoe lesson, and talk about what to expect from your holiday. Paddle over to a tiny island in the middle of the lake and settle into your home for the next three nights. Celebrate your first night in paradise by sitting on the deck, watching the sunset and listening to the haunting call of the loon.

After breakfast, throw on your lifejacket and embark on a day of exploration around the local waterways, keeping close to the lake shores. Practice your canoe paddling skills before heading out into the wider waters of Kawawaymog Lake. Head back to your cabin for a nap, dinner in the well-outfitted kitchen, and an outdoor fire.

The next day, paddle down the Amable du Fond River, a popular canoe route, through the morning mist. Keep a sharp eye out for moose – more than 3,500 of the mammals reportedly live in the park – beaver lodges, and lots of birds (the park is a birdwatcher’s dream, with more than 270 species). Expect some spectacular photography opportunities before you paddle back through the calm waters to your cozy cabin.

Enjoy a final, precious morning on your private island before paddling over to the Voyageur Quest Outfitting office to check out. If time allows, stay for lunch or dinner at the Broken Paddle Patio, the outfitter’s licensed lakeside cafe, offering pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ steak dinners, and the Trippers Hot Sunrise Breakfast.

Head back to Toronto, about four hours away, or continue on to your next destination.




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4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 853


Day 1

Arrive in Algonquin Park / Private Island Retreat

Arriving from mid-day to early afternoon, check in at the Voyageur Quest Outfitting office at Algonquin Park Access Point #1. Meet your Voyageur Quest representative afterwards and receive a full canoe lesson and information about the areas around your cabin and local points of interest. Paddle out to your private island, get settled in and relax on the deck as the sun sets over the water.

Overnight in the Private Island Cabin.

Duration3 Nights
Day 2

Algonquin Park / Private Island Retreat

After a gentle start to the day, consult your maps and embark on a day of exploration around the local waterways, such as the shores around the lake and the small rivers that feed it. Once you are comfortable, go for the open waters of nearby Kawawaymog Lake. Design your day as you see fit!

Overnight in the Private Island Cabin.

Day 3

Algonquin Park / Private Island Retreat

By now you have it all down the pad and today might be the perfect day to rise early for an amazing sunrise paddle down the Amable du Fond through the morning mist. Search for moose and beaver lodges and take advantage of spectacular photo opportunities. Plan the rest of the day according to your mood. Stay on the water or return to the tranquility of your island refuge.

Overnight in the Private Island Cabin.

Day 4

End of Package

Enjoy a final morning in your island paradise before paddling over to the Voyageur Quest Outfitting office to check out. Perhaps end your adventure with a cold beverage on the Broken Paddle Patio.

Other Information


Daily: May 6 - June 24 & September 5 - October 18, 2024


  • Accommodation for 3 nights
  • Canoe lesson and use of a canoe, paddles, and personal floatation devices (lifejackets)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST


  • Transportation to the Voyageur Quest Outfitting office (transportation options are available, please inquire)
  • Travel Insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Entrances fees to sites not explicitly listed as included
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable


  • Options for transfer to and from Toronto, as well as catering and food provisions, are available. Please inquire.
  • All guests are required to sign a waiver of liability prior to departure.


From Toronto:

302 km, approximately 3.5 hours. Take Highway 401 (east or west) to Highway 400. Go north on highway 400 towards Barrie. At Barrie, follow signs for Highway 11 north to North Bay. Continue on Highway 11 north to the town of South River. Look for Boundary/Mountainview Rd Exist 282. Take this exit 2.5 km towards the South River. Turn left onto Highway 124 (old Hwy 11) at the intersection beside the new high school (on your right) and follow for 2.5 km.

At South River

Turn east onto Ottawa Ave (right turn from Toronto, left turn from Ottawa). Follow Ottawa Avenue east of town. It bends several times as you travel past Swift Canoes, Tracs Outfitters and eventually over a bridge. Once over the bridge, follow the road for approximately 25-30 minutes (about 25- 30 km). You pass a few intersections including a road with a sign to Project Dare. Keep going straight! This road takes you straight to the office at the Algonquin Park Access Point # 1 parking lot - Canoe Outfitter. (There are washrooms at the access point). GPS reference is 45.9163 - 79.1867.


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and travel in the low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

18 Oct 2024
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