Where can I canoe in Algonquin Park?

How do I book an Algonquin canoe trip?

To make a reservations for a backcountry trip or a reservation for a Ranger Cabins, call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) [or (519) 826-5290 for outside of North America] or make a reservation Online.

Can you just drive through Algonquin Park?

Q: Do I need a pass if I’m just driving through? A: No. If you are driving Highway 60 (a provincial highway) you do not need a permit. As soon as you stop to use a Park facility (bathroom, picnic ground, Visitor Centre, trail, etc.)

What should I bring on a canoe trip?

Canoeing: What should I take on a canoe trip?

  • Lightweight Kevlar canoe(s) equipped with comfortable yokes.
  • Properly fitting PFDs for everyone.
  • At least one paddle per person.
  • Bailing bucket or bilge pump.
  • Signaling devices (whistle and flashlight)
  • 15-metre (or more) throw rope that floats.

How deep are the lakes in Algonquin Park?

A store with camping supplies and dock, Algonquin access point 11 and the Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research are located on Sproule Bay at south end of South Arm and are all accessible from Ontario Highway 60.

Opeongo Lake
Average depth 14.6 m (48 ft)
Max. depth 49.4 m (162 ft)
Surface elevation 403 m (1,322 ft)
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What is the best time to go to Algonquin Park?

The fall colours alone make a trip to Algonquin Park worthwhile, especially if you catch the spectacular colours from mid-September to mid-October. While hard to determine the exact peak of the Sugar Maple and Red Maple fall colour, it is typically the last week of September or the first week of October.

Do you need a permit to hike in Algonquin?

People traveling through Algonquin Park on Highway 60 between Oxtongue Lake and Whitney, Ontario do not need a permit. However, if you use any facilities (e.g. trail, picnic ground, bathroom, etc.) a permit is required.

How do you plan a canoe trip?

A few last things to remember:

  1. 1) Leave a float plan with your family, friends, and local authorities.
  2. 2) Consider a PLB of some sort.
  3. 3) There is water involved. …
  4. 4) You will have to carry stuff.
  5. 5) The trails you will be on will be unlike most hiking trails.
  6. 6) It’s easy to get lost.
  7. Have you ever been on a canoe trip?

How long does it take to drive around Algonquin Park?

Highway 60 cuts through Algonquin for 56 kilometres. Because the one-hour drive passes through conifer and hardwood trees, in September and October it’s one of Canada’s most spectacular road trips. Created in 1893, Algonquin is the oldest provincial park in Canada and the largest in Ontario.

Is BBQ allowed in Algonquin Park?

Last week Algonquin Provincial Park was declared a “Restricted Fire Zone” which essentially means that fires of any kind, even for cooking, are not permitted within the park boundaries including all car campgrounds and the interior.

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