Voyageur Quest – A Winter Algonquin Wonderland

Want absolute tranquility?

This past weekend Keith and I had the opportunity to head up to the North West end of Algonquin Park, Snowshoesto an amazing program called Voyageur Quest.  People from all over the globe come to this amazing place.   “The log cabin is ideal for those people looking for an Algonquin Park active and fun winter adventure with a comfortable bed at the end of the day”

We began our trip with a big bowl of fresh homemade soup, beer bread (divine, fresh, and hot!) and a fresh salad.  Shortly afterward, we went for a short hike on showshoes for about 2 hours, which was a great way to experience the beautiful outdoors, lots of fresh powder, and work up a sweat.

Our trek took us through serene forest, while our guide was a wonderful source of information for various things that we were seeing, whether it was to point out the footprints of a rabbit or deer that had recently been by, or to show us the massive holes in the trees left by a Pileated Woodpecker.

Our weekend was the perfect winter “refresher”, and by this I mean that Keith and I had lost our interest in winter over the past few years.  A combination of events over these past years have led us to want to spend winter inside, just cocooning and not getting out, not being active, and it was beginning to show in our attitude.  Getting out into the snow, with the gorgeous scenery and fresh air has invigorated us for winter yet again, and we cannot wait to get back out again.

At the end of each day, the peace in front of a roaring fire, with some great new friends we met from Scotland and Toronto, was heavenly.

Do YOU have a love of the cold season?  Maybe you live somewhere warm and don’t have one?  If that is the case, I would highly recommend looking into Voyageur Quest.  It is amazing.

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8 thoughts on “Voyageur Quest – A Winter Algonquin Wonderland

  • February 26, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Hello Sarah,
    I have never experienced snow, reading your blog makes me want to just dive into it! I will be checking out Voyager Quest, it sounds so interesting. Thank you for sharing with me.


    • April 3, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      I just found this in my comments folder! I apologize for taking so long to write back! Thanks for your kind words. 🙂

  • February 26, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Hey Sarah – sounds like an awesome trip!

    I definitely love the cold season. Mostly for snowboarding but also just love the snow in general.

    I see people snowshoeing when at the mountain snowbaording and have wanted to try it for a while. Maybe Voyageur Quest is the way to go? Thanks for sharing.

    • February 26, 2015 at 3:31 am

      Thanks, Nate,

      There is something about being pampered while in the cabin, but still being rough and outdoorsy in the snow. Awesome juxtaposition right there. Cheers! S

  • February 26, 2015 at 2:34 am

    I tend to go ‘hot’ for my hols, but this place sounds amazing! I’ll be looking into this further. Thanks for the tip.

    • February 26, 2015 at 3:30 am

      Oh, I hear you on hot for the holidays, but I do have a newfound appreciation for our beautiful northern winters too. Yin and yang I guess! 🙂 S

  • February 26, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Wow, those photos look amazing! I was born and raised in northern Canada, even more north than Algonquin Park, so I can vouch for the beautiful peaceful tranquility that you can find there. Thanks for sharing!

    • February 26, 2015 at 3:29 am

      Hey Julie,
      Thanks for the feedback, and yes, our Canadian North is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth! Great to connect!


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