Friends of ours had always heard about our canoe trips but had never been on one. So as a great way to see friends from Ottawa, Josée and I met some friends in Algonquin Provincial Park for a three day canoe trip.
July 27th 2018
Maggie, Derek Pa and Michelle all drove down from Ottawa and we met up at Canoe Lake. They got their rentals and at 17:00 we were off.
Michelle walking from our canoes on Canoe Lake.
Five of us paddling on Canoe Lake (Pa was taking the photo).
2.9 kilometers in we visited a Tom Thomson memorial on Canoe Lake.
From Canoe Lake we did a 260 m portage to Joe Lake. The portage was pretty crowded but was easy going. The portage was maintained with crushed rock. From the portage we paddled another 1.2 km on Joe Lake to our campsite in the Western Gap.
Our site on Joe Lake located at 45.58, -78.72
This was an awesome site with a great area for swimming, a pulley system in place for hanging food, a tunderbox and several great tent spots.
Tonight was a blood moon. This is the best shot I could get.
July 28th 2018
We woke up to an overcast morning, ate breakfast then set out. Just as we started paddling the rain started. Fifteen minutes later the sun came out.
One kilometer past our campsite on Tepee Lake.
2.6 kilometers further we hit Fawn lake were we watched a moose and its calf eat for fifteen minutes.
From here we paddled to our campsite on Littledoe Lake.
View from our campsite.
We ate lunch then went for a little paddle to Tom Thomson Lake and swam on a small island.
Our swim spot on Tom Thomson Lake.
After our quick little swim we paddled back and hung out on our campsite for the night.
July 29th 2018
Our last day we ate breakfast and paddled back to our car. It was a beautiful sunny day!
Click on the icon to make the Google Map full screen, to see all the photos I took and where they were taken. Click on the symbol to see all the photos. There are 16 in total. I colour coded each day. Purple is day 1, burgundy is day 2, orange is our side trip to Tom Thomson Lake, yellow is day 3. I also tried to take photos of campsites we passed to help anyone doing this trip.
Here is a little video from videos PA took: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZSFuAtv9BY
July 27th 6.6 km
July 28th 5.4 km +3.9 km side trip
July 29th 11.5 km
Total trip: 26.7 km