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Date of the Expedition

From March 8 to March 16, 2024

Registration Deadline

23 December 2023




Algonquin Park, ON

Age Group

14 to 18 years old

  • In remission

Number of Participants

14 maximum


This expedition will offer a group of teenagers in remission the chance to discover a new territory and face adventure challenges in a winter context.

The Algonquin Park is a magnificent place located in central Ontario between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River. This park is full of lakes and rivers and is home to a diverse wildlife.

The departure will be by bus from Montreal. After a day of travel to reach our base camp at Algonquin Cabin, we will take the time to get to know each other. We will have two days of acclimatization during which we will test snowshoeing with sleds, skiing, and setting up the camp. We will finalize our luggage and will finally set off for a four-day expedition. Once the sleds are loaded, we will follow the trails that will lead us to our first camp. We will move as a group with all the necessary equipment on our sleds and together discover a beautiful area of Algonquin Park. In the evening, we will stay in heated prospector tents. We will cook our meals on-site and enjoy the evening to exchange around the fire.

In order to reach our destination and have an enriching and positive experience, we will need to form a small community where the contribution of each participant will be important. Beyond the distance we will cover, this expedition is first and foremost an extraordinary group experience.

Expedition Members

On each expedition team there are two adventure facilitators whose role is to ensure the smooth running of all the activities. They are supported by a medical team – composed of a doctor, a nurse and a psychosocial professional – whose shared mission is to ensure the good health of all members of the expedition. In addition to these experts, each team includes professional guides with extensive knowledge of the area covered by the expedition, and a blogger responsible for capturing every moment of this great adventure in words and images.

Geography and History

The Algonquin Park takes its name from the indigenous people who inhabited this region long before the arrival of Europeans in America. Although the Algonquins mainly lived in the territory of Quebec, a community was also located west of the Ottawa River. This people, who primarily lived off hunting and fishing, had to settle down at the time of the construction of several dams and the development of the forest industry. They thus developed agricultural techniques and mainly cultivated corn, beans, and squash.

Algonquin Park was established in 1893 to protect a portion of the territory from logging and, above all, its exceptional hydrographic basin and its large white pines. Since then, the park has almost doubled in size, making it one of the largest national parks in Canada. The landscape of Algonquin Park is very diverse due to its vast size. It mainly features maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes. We will have the privilege and opportunity to explore this naturally and culturally rich territory.


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Are you interested in this expedition? Complete the registration form here.