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Algonquin Provincial Park is a magnificent natural paradise of lush maple and fir woodlands, spring wildflower meadows, sparkling lakes and plentiful wildlife.

Located just two and a half hours' drive north of Toronto, you can go walking, fishing and canoeing for hours without seeing a soul; to many Canadians the park is as much a symbol of Canada as Niagara Falls is.

Wildlife of Algonquin Provincial Park

Wolf in Algonquin Provincial ParkAlgonquin was the first of Ontario’s parks, founded in 1893 and with almost eight thousand square kilometers it offers many chances to see moose, deer, beaver and black bears in their natural habitat.

The park authorities have been at the forefront of wolf research since the 1950s and on Thursdays in August they arrange communal 'wolf howls' that elicit ready responses from wolves in the area: a spine tingling way to interact with nature.

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    Our expert guides to exploring Algonquin Provincial Park

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Algonquin Provincial Park, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Algonquin Provincial Park at its best.

    • Family vacations to Canada
      Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

      Family vacations to Canada

      Family vacations to Canada

      Whether you’re visiting the east or the west, Canada offers a wealth of things to do for families, from helicopter rides over Niagara Falls to whale watching around Vancouver Island. Canada specialist Kayleigh outlines her ideas for a memorable family vacation in Canada.

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    • Canada self-drive vacations: Ontario and Québec
      Algonquin Provincial Park

      Canada self-drive vacations: Ontario and Québec

      Canada self-drive vacations: Ontario and Québec

      By self-driving in Canada’s Ontario and Québec provinces, you can explore peaceful parks filled with wildlife, secluded towns and villages, and multicultural cities at your own pace. Canada specialist Rebecca shares her ideas for self-drive routes that take in the best of each province.

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    Accommodation choices for Algonquin Provincial Park

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Algonquin Provincial Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Algonquin Provincial Park

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Algonquin Provincial Park, and which use the best local guides.

    • Pathways of the Algonquin — 3 Days
      Algonquin Provincial Park

      Pathways of the Algonquin — 3 Days

      Pathways of the Algonquin — 3 Days

      This three-day adventure is based at the Algonquin Log Cabin Lodge. This small, rustic lodge is located at the northwest corner of Algonquin Provincial Park, famous for wildlife and natural beauty. Situated on Surprise Lake, the log cabin combines a scenic and peaceful location with knowledgeable wilderness guides, warm hospitality and an intimate ambiance.

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