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Detailed campsite reviews and photos

Route map showing campsites and access points

Trail and portage description, distance and difficulty

Permit and reservation information

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Build your ideal route. Start with a featured route and customize to your desires, or start building your route from scratch.

Avoid way too long days. View an estimated time between campsites based on your speed.

Keep your family informed. Easily download your itinerary (with coordinates) so your family knows where you’ll be each day.

The Route Planner currently covers Algonquin, Killarney, Frontenac, Mattawa River, Spanish River, Missinaibi River, and French River provincial parks.

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$ 39 Annually
  • Access to 185 Detailed Trip Reports
  • Access to the Interactive Canoe Route Planner
  • Outdoor Education Resources
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FAQs

Every trip report was written about a specific trip taken by a local adventurer.

Many of the trip reports are written by current or ex-wilderness guides. Others are written by experienced adventurers (many of whom are active on social media and you may be following).

I (Mikaela) also write a lot of reports for the site.

These are not generic route descriptions that have been mass produced or generated with AI. They are extremely detailed, day-by-day reports on an actual trip experiences.

All trip reports are written by someone who was on the trip, and as such, are written from first hand experience.

I also review every single report to ensure they are as accurate as possible. I’ll cross reference what’s been written with park maps, other websites, my own experience or those of my guiding friends.

That said, you should never rely on trip reports (or anything you find on the internet) for navigation. Conditions in the backcountry are always changing and it’s important to always carry a topographic map and stay within your abilities.

The Canoe Route Planner is an interactive mapping tool. There’s currently data for 6 provincial parks in Ontario and we’re adding more.

The Canoe Route Planner helps you determine the best route, allowing you to set your preferences and select access points, campsites and more. Once you’re happy with your route, you can save it for later, download it as a PDF or export it as a GPX file to use on your trip.

Yes, there are definitely trip reports elsewhere online that can be accessed for free. You can check out personal blogs, YouTube videos, MyCCR, AllTrails and more.

However, you never quite know what you’ll find when you use trip reports found through Google searches. How old is the trip report? How much detail does it contain? What if you don’t know what destination you want to search for?

All of these are solved with Trip Reports. Every report follows the exact same template and has the same level of detail. All of the reports are recent and written by someone who did the route recently (typically between 2020 and 2024).

Each paddler, hiker, designer, and developer who helps me write trip reports and develops resources for the site is compensated.

To keep the site independently owned, and free of advertisements and affiliate links, we rely on the support of our members.

This is why we charge a membership fee (an annual membership is equal to the cost to rent a canoe in Algonquin for a single day). Thank you for your support!

I am very confident you will love the site and will love being part of this community. However, if you aren’t happy with it, simply send me an email within 14 days of purchase and I’ll gladly refund you.

Since its launch, Trip Reports has had a 100% satisfaction rate, so I’m very confident you’ll love it!

The Story of Trip Reports

Hi there! My name is Mikaela and I’m the voice behind Voyageur Tripper, an outdoor blog in Canada.

I used to work as a canoe and hiking guide in Ontario, Quebec and Nunavut. After I left guiding in 2017, I started developing online resources to help others take increasingly challenging backcountry camping trips.

I started Trip Reports in 2021 to help people find paddling and backpacking routes outside of their usual destinations. I wanted to provide novice and intermediate campers with resources to help them explore the backcountry.

And voila! Trip Reports was born!

A tourist having fun in Spanish River Duke Lake to Agnew Lak