About Algonquin Park
Great Public Space: Algonquin Park
Location: Huntsville, Ontario
What do you see in this space? How do people in the community enjoy it?:
- Algonquin Park is almost 8000 square kilometers of rugged Canadian Shield country, the park is home to an abundant wildlife population, including moose, wolves and black bears
- A summer camping destination for all!
- Algonquin provides a lifetime worth of experience from campground camping, day hikes, multi-day backpacking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking and even paddle boarding, there’s something for everyone
Events and Festivals:
- Wolf Howls (Thurs Aug & Sept)
- Healthy Parks Healthy People day (July 15th)
- Winter in the Wild (Feb 13)
2017 is Tom Thomson’s 100th anniversary of his death in Algonquin Park and Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Economic and Retail Activities:
- Visitor Centre
Historic and Heritage Features:
- Tom Thomson
- Group of Seven
- Native and Logging history
- Significant research in wildlife and Science, Technology and Space (Algonquin Radio Observatory, Space Elevator, Atomic Clock, home of GPS, etc.)
Memorable and Unique Characteristic(s):
- The Nature: Being able to escape from their daily lives and discover something new at their own pace.
- Canoeing, a moose grazing on lilies, the loon calling in the morning or the rare chance to hear the howl of a wolf, are all items often checked off your bucket list.
- Space Elevator research by Ben at the Algonquin Radio Observatory
- A new “Fire Tower” Trail at the Visitor Centre.