Established in 1893, Algonquin Provincial Park is Ontario’s oldest and largest park, with over 7,800 square km of pine forests, jagged cliffs, streams, mossy bogs and lakes. Visitors to the park can make use of the walking trails, picnic areas and excellent trout fishing. While there we recommend visiting the Algonquin Art Centre and the Visitors Centre.
Explore Algonquin Provincial Park
Click on your destination of interest
Top things to do in Algonquin Provincial Park
Go in search of wildlife
With over 40 mammals, 30 types of reptiles and amphibians and over 130 breeding birds, Algonquin Park is a superb place to go in search of wildlife. It is possible to see some of this wildlife along the backcountry roads, however the low-lying wetlands tend to be the preferred habitat for many species. Some of the set walking trails pass by areas known to be popular with the park's wildlife. You might come acroos moose, white-tailed deer, beavers, black bears, wolves, gray jays, boreal chickadees, spruce grouse, indigo buntings, brown thrashers and wood thrushes.
Walking in the Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin Park has a range of interpretive walking trails with each track being designed to explore a different aspect of the park. They range from high intensity full-day treks to low-intensity wilderness experiences. In total there are 17 trail guide booklets, each containing a map with the text written to relate to the numbered posts along the trail.
The latest from Compass - our online travel magazine
"Many thanks for arranging a brilliant itinerary in Namibia – we had an extraordinary time.
"There was not one defining moment. It was simply the gradual build up of excellent day after excellent day.
Mrs Patricia Morton"
"Travelling on the Moscow Metro and seeing the amazing decoration of the stations fulfilled one of my longstanding ambitions.
Mrs Nora Allan"
"The visit to Easter Island was really the highlight of the holiday - an experience not to be missed.
Mr Timothy Marsh"
"[Inspirational moments include the] dawn boat ride at Varanasi, walking out to see the Taj Mahal early morning and the lakes at Udaipur.
Dr Alan Watson"
"The phenomenal enthusiasm and knowledge of both our guides, especially Violetta in Moscow who was brilliantly informative, enthusiastic and could not have been better. We also thoroughly appreciated the knowledge of our guide Teddy in St Petersburg.
Mrs Meryl Deane"
"All of the holiday was inspirational but seeing Petra for the first time at the end of the Siq was completely wonderful.
Mrs Jane Phillips"
"Our trip to Guatemala was a great success. Thanks for organising such a great itinerary. There was plenty of contrasts, changes of pace etc to ensure there was always something of interest without being rushed around from sight to sight.
"The whole organisation worked incredibly well and we had a most informative and enjoyable visit. Yoshie Matsumoto must be the most outstanding guide in Japan. She was absolutely superb and added a great deal to our enjoyment.
"It was a marvellous tour and a very good itinerary.
"A highlight was the Burmese people, who were so friendly. The holiday was a marvellous experience from start to finish.
"As a couple in our sixties, the trek was an experience of a lifetime. We would like to express our sincere thanks to our fantastic guide Prem - his local knowledge and his enthusiasm simply made the holiday perfect. Thank you very much for an extremely enjoyable holiday.
"The highlights were seeing the rainforest for the first time, the knowledge of our local guides was also amazing. Costa Rica has been the holiday of a lifetime for me…I cannot fault the service.
"The sheer difference in culture, the spread of the city skyline suddenly broken by the formal gardens and the cherry blossom!
Dr Bernard Riley"