Algonquin Provincial Park
For more than a century, Ontario's famous Algonquin Park has protected a great wild expanse of forest and lakes, of ragged cliffs and quiet ponds, of lovely rivers and sparkling rapids, of delicate orchids and giant moose. It has inspired writers and artists, scientists and photographers, canoeists and campers. The park has helped our Canadian identity, and has left cherished memories with millions of individual visitors from all over the world.
Established in 1893, Algonquin was the first provincial park in Canada and the forerunner of Ontario's extensive park system. Many methods now used across Canada to administer multi-purpose parks and explain nature to the public were developed here. Algonquin also became a focus for discussion of seemingly conflicting objectives, such as wilderness protection versus recreation promotion; forest conservation versus logging activity. Its rugged lakeshores and wooded slopes have long attracted many artists and outdoor enthusiasts, fostering intense affection for the Park across the province and the nation.
Some attractions that Algonquin Park has to offer:
Algonquin Visitor Centre
No visit to Algonquin Provincial Park would be complete without a stop at the Visitor Centre at km 43. More...
The Logging Museum
Just inside the East Gate, the Algonquin Logging Museum brings the story of logging to life from the early square timber days to the last of the great river drives. More...
The Wildlife of Algonquin Park
With 53 species of mammals in Algonquin Park, it is no surprise that people are drawn there to catch a glimpse of a wild animal. More...
Algonquin is blessed with a vast interior of maple-treed hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes. The only way to explore the interior of this park is by canoe or on foot. More...
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