Algonquin Provincial Park - Canada
Escape to the tranquil Eden that is Algonquin Provincial Park. Marvel at the thousands of kilometres of thick pine forests, picturesque crystal clear streams and plentiful lakes. Take a trip down one of the many impressive canoe routes to see the forests and mountains in all their natural glory. Spot Moose as they graze on the banks of the shore, and keep an eye out for the elusive but spectacular black bears which inhabit the dense forests. Visit the Logging Museum, a kilometre long stretch of outdoor exhibitions which reveals the Parks historical logging past. The Park is a haven for hikers, with thousands of trails to be explored that reveal some of Canada’s most beautiful scenery. Canada’s oldest provincial Park is also one of the country’s most popular, thanks to its handy location next to Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.
Where is it?
The Park is situated next to the Ottawa River in Central Ontario, which itself is located on the east side of Canada.
What is it?
The Park is a perfect natural union of forests, lakes and streams. Around a quarter of the size of Belgium, the park is a pillar stone for Canada’s world-renowned preservation programmes.
Best time to visit?
Autumn is a spectacular time to visit Algonquin Park, as this allows you to catch the spectacular colours of the Sugar and Red Maples as they turn, revealing a remarkable canvas of forest colours.
The Algonquin Visitor Centre features exhibits about the history of the park, both culturally and naturally. The panoramic outdoor viewing deck truly reveals the natural essence of the park.