The search continues for a missing Toronto canoeist in Algonquin Park after police located his father in good condition on Tuesday.

Alan Zuker, 60, was spotted in the bush by a helicopter search team at about 12:30 p.m., and was later met by officers on the ground. He was assessed by paramedics at the scene, and police said he seemed to be in good condition.

Police are still searching for Zuker's 30-year-old son, Jesse.

Ontario Provincial Police launched an air and ground search for the pair Monday when family reported them missing after they failed to return home from a canoe trip on Sunday.

Police say the trip took an unexpected turn and the pair set up camp in the bush overnight the same day they were expected home.

OPP Const. Janice Sawbridge said the duo split up when Jesse left camp in hopes of finding a road to flag down a passing motorist. Before leaving, Jesse told his father the direction he was heading in, she said.

Police say they're not sure exactly why the pair didn't return home on Sunday. Right now, their priority is locating Jesse.

"We're hopeful that we'll be able to locate the son," said Sawbridge.

The duo has years of experience taking canoe trips in Algonquin Park, and both men are described as physically fit. Sawbridge said they did a lot of things right – they left an itinerary of their planned route and told their family when to expect them home.

The pair started their trip on July 1, entering at Hay Lake. They planned to travel through Cauliflower Lake, around to Clydegale Lake, Pen Lake, Galiery Lake and back to Cauliflower Lake and into Hay Lake. They also planned to navigate several portages along the route.