Algonquin Park offers a myriad choices; casual walks, long hikes, bike riding, canoeing, spectacular views and abundant wildlife yet best of all… a vast wilderness to feel at home in.
was established in
1893 to provide a wildlife
sanctuary and protect the headwaters
of five major rivers which flow from the
Park. From ancient times, small family
groups of indigenous peoples roamed
to fish, hunt and pick berries. It was
‘discovered’, first by adventurous
fishermen and loggers then by
Tom Thomson and The Group
of Seven artists.
The first provincial park in Ontario, Algonquin protects
natural, cultural, and recreational assets. Biologically
diverse with more than 1,000 vascular plant species and
more than 200 vertebrates breeding within its boundaries.
The Park contains numerous historical and archaeological
resources, has inspired more than 40 books, 1,800
scientific papers, a dozen films, a symphony, and
the art of the Group of Seven among many others.