Algonquin Visitor Centre


Opened in 1993 during the park’s 100th anniversary, the Visitor Centre offers everyone, whether a first-time user or a seasoned camper, a glimpse into every aspect that Algonquin has to offer.  The natural history of the park to the human influence that has changed Algonquin over the past 100 years is presented through life-like wildlife exhibits and artifact displays.  The Centre, situated high on a ridge, boasts a spectacular view, a comfortable theater, the Sunday Creek Cafe, and The Friends of Algonquin Park Gift Shop.  The Visitor Centre is located at km 43.

The Park and Us
Many people imagine that Algonquin is an untouched wilderness.  In fact, we humans have been associated with the Park area for thousands of years.  We have both changed it and been changed by it.  There are many exhibits, such as the one below, in the Visitor Centre that touch on the history of human involvement with Algonquin.

Also see …

Algonquin 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.

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.

Natural Beauty
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.

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