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Algonquin Park

Yours to explore

Registered guests are given a complimentary vehicle pass to explore Algonquin Park for the duration of their stay.

Established in 1893, Algonquin is Ontario’s first provincial park and it attracts over half a million visitors annually. Occupying 7,630 square kilometers of land and water, it includes an extensive network of canoe routes, hiking trails and campsites.

 

Activities in Algonquin Park include:

  • 16 interpretive walking trails ranging from 0.8–11 km in length

  • Spectacular Algonquin Park visitor’s centre with exhibits on park wildlife and human history, theatre, bookstore and a breathtaking panoramic viewing deck

  • Mountain bike trails  (bring your own bikes or rentals are available nearby)

  • Nature lectures and guided leisurely hikes

  • Canoe outings on Park Lake

  • Outdoor theatre events

  • Public wolf howls

  • Art in the park- special exhibits such as painting, sculptures, and photography

  • Mushroom and wildflower walks

  • Animal tracks and night noises

  • Logging museum

  • Children’s programmes

 

Check out the Algonquin Park Weekly Events Calendar

Click to view Algonquin Park live: Algonquin Park Live Webcam 

Friends of Algonquin Park: www.algonquinpark.on.ca/foap

Arowhon Pines in Algonquin Park
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Seasoned and budding naturalists alike look forward to catching of glimpse of Algonquin’s legendary wildlife.  You don’t have to roam far to see wild animals that call the Park home.

Nature & Wildlife

There are over 40 mammals, over 30 kinds of reptiles and amphibians (none are venomous), and more than 130 breeding birds.

 

Some wildlife viewing tips, courtesy of www.algonquinpark.on.ca:  

  • Go out in the evening or, better still, at dawn and the two or three hours which follow. Early morning is the best time to see birds and mammals; it is the coolest, most beautiful part of the day and one which you will have almost entirely to yourself, even when the Park is full.  

  • Take binoculars. They are indispensable when looking at birds but are useful also for getting close-up views of large mammals.  

  • Concentrate on low-lying, wet areas such as bogs, ponds, and beaver meadows. These places are the preferred habitat of many wildlife species and they often provide open vistas or breaks in the thick forest making for excellent wildlife viewing.  

  • Be careful! If you stop to watch wildlife along the highway, remember to pull onto the shoulder, safely off the pavement. Watch for traffic especially if crossing the road! And remember that you are viewing wild animals; stay at a respectful distance at all times!