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
  • Museums
  • Outfitters
  • Lodges

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.

Development:

  • Space Elevator research by Ben at the Algonquin Radio Observatory
  • A new “Fire Tower” Trail at the Visitor Centre.

Quick Facts

Submitted by: Randy Mitson

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