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About Algonquin Park

Algonquin Park was established in 1893 to provide a wildlife sanctuary, and by excluding agriculture, to protect the headwaters of the five major rivers which flow from the Park. Soon it was “discovered”, at first by adventurous fishermen, then by Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven artists. Over the years the Park has earned unconditional devotion and worldwide fame.

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Major Attractions Of Algonquin Park

  • 15 Hiking trails from casual to ambitious
  • Canoeing from paddle to portage
  • Wildlife spotting from loon to moose
  • Visitor Centre information and activities
  • Art Centre and Logging Museum

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Algonquin Park, the first provincial park in Ontario, protects a variety of natural, cultural, and recreational features and values. As one of the largest provincial parks, Algonquin Park is biologically diverse with more than 1,000 vascular plant species and more than 200 vertebrates that breed within its boundaries.

The Park contains numerous historical and archaeological resources and has inspired more than 40 books, 1,800 scientific papers, a dozen films, a symphony, and the art of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. It also provides many opportunities for visitors to appreciate the Park’s natural setting while enjoying numerous recreational activities.

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For most of Algonquin’s history, human settlement was not a very important element. Scattered family groups of aboriginal peoples came to fish, hunt and pick berries, but their numbers were never large.

Fifty-three species of non-domestic mammals have been recorded within the boundaries of Algonquin Provincial Park. Of these, several are large, impressive mammals that many people hope to see while they are here – Moose, White-tailed Deer, Beaver, Black Bear, and Wolves usually top the list. Algonquin Park is unequaled in Ontario, perhaps even in North America, as a location for seeing Moose. The other species, although common, are usually more difficult to find in Algonquin’s heavily forested terrain.

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"The history and tradition of visiting Algonquin Park and staying at a lodge are paramount at Killarney."

Since it's formation in 1893, Algonquin Park's vast interior of lakes, rolling hills, rugged Algonquin Highlands and abundant wildlife has provided visitors a peaceful calm that comes from this ancient landscape.

"Having stayed several times now at Killarney Lodge, I consider it a great base for exploring Algonquin Park in relative luxury."

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Algonquin Park attracts over half a million visitors yearly who participate in day use activities, camping, or back-country travel. 7,630 square kilometres of land and water, with water making up approximately 12% of the area and contributing an extensive network of canoe routes.

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