This is one of Algonquin Provincial Park's classic loops. Starting and ending in Canoe Lake, this loop is the perfect trip for beginners looking for a challenge or an intermediate looking for a 'tune up' trip to get ready for further adventures. It is a combination of small and medium-sized lakes, short and long portages, and incredible wildlife sighting opportunities. Even though this is a great beginner trip, it has no shortages of challenges to face, but always with great rewards.
This report will cover a beginner level pace, however I will add notes for those who are looking for a greater challenge.
Starting Point: Canoe Lake Access Point #5
Ending Point: Canoe Lake Access Point #5
Total Distance: 39 km
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Location: This route is in the southwest part of Algonquin Provincial Park, leaving from Canoe Lake just off of Highway 60.
Traditional Territory: This route in Algonquin Provincial Park is located on the traditional territory of the Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) and Anishinabewaki (source).
Maps & Resources
Maps: The Adventure Map Algonquin 1: Corridor North
Interactive Route Map: Click here to view and edit this route using the Canoe Route Planner
Permits & Reservations
Permits: Reservations can be made through the Ontario Parks reservation portal. Reserving a campsite on the lake (online or by phone) means one of the sites on that lake is reserved for you. You may not reserve a specific site. First come, first served. Permits can be printed at home or downloaded to your device or at Access Point #5.
Outfitters & Shuttles
Outfitter: For this loop, you can use Algonquin Outfitters or Algonquin Bound. The Portage Outpost (previously The Portage Store, now operated by Algonquin Outfitters) is right on Canoe Lake.
Shuttles: No shuttle is needed as this route starts and ends at the same place...
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