About Algonquin Park
Algonquin Park, the first provincial park in Ontario, protected from the noise and rush of civilization, this world-renowned park in Ontario is a sanctuary for the rugged beauty of the maple, pine, moose, and wolves. A Provincial Park since 1893, the 7500 square kilometers (3500 square miles) of Algonquin Park are home to a diverse and unblemished eco-system that can be found nowhere else on earth.
Glaciers that receded ten thousand years ago created the distinctive rock outcroppings and spring-fed lakes of Algonquin. These mountains of ice have left the park with a rough, stark beauty. This, combined with its location, 3 hours northeast of Toronto and 2 1/2 hours west of Ottawa makes Algonquin an ideal attraction for those looking to escape the hustle of the city.
This majestic park, minutes away and seen from our lakeshore, is awe-inspiring and completely peaceful with the incredible beauty of nature. Come experience the Algonquin grandeur, with all its fresh clean air, deep blue skies, rich green forests and hundreds of pristine lakes. It is impressive.
- 17 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
- Algonquin Art Gallery
The colossal $10 million Visitor Centre and Gallery is just 15 minutes from the Bear Trail Couples Resort. Constructed to celebrate Algonquin's centennial in 1993, this facility is filled with world-class exhibits detailing both the natural and human history of the park.
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.
Algonquin Park Information
Algonquin, 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 is diverse and offers something for nearly everyone.
The Couples Resort rest along the shores of Galeairy Lake, which is 11 kilometres (7 miles) long, extends mostly inside the boundaries of Algonquin Park . It is a quiet lake with 90% of its shoreline undeveloped.
Swimming in this lake is great. It is very clean and safe, with water temperatures hitting 25C (78F) by the end of July.