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“3 day canoe camping trip in Algonquin Park with Wilderness Adventures” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park
Hwy 60, Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada
705-633-5572
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Canoeing, Camping, Hiking, Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife, Snow-shoeing
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“3 day canoe camping trip in Algonquin Park with Wilderness Adventures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I attended a 3 day canoe camping outing in Algonquin Park with Paul McCormick, the owner of Wilderness Adventures (http://www.wildernessadventures.ca/), in July 2013.

During that weekend, I learned basic canoeing skills, including how to quickly and effectively do a canoe over canoe rescue, and obtained my ORCKA (Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association - http://www.orcka.ca ) level 2 certification at the completion of the trip.

All of the logistical aspects of the outing were professionaly handled by Wilderness Adventures (such as canoe rental, park permits, dry bags, dry backpacks, tent, meals and snacks, cooking equipment, water filtration system, meal preparation, etc.) which resulted in nearly zero planning for the trip. The only planning involved selecting personal items (clothing, toileteries) - which was also made easy as Paul provided me with a detailed list ahead of time.

It was a great weekend, the weather was fantastic and I learned a lot of valuable skills

Visited July 2013
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“algonquin park is the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

a few years back my daughter & I went regularly to camp for 4 days on Lake Opeango. Basically, we drove to the base camp, canoed out onto the lake for a few hours til we found a suitable camping spot which already has been cleared by park staff. we'd camp/fish & stink-up the tent for 4 days. Then bring our daughters home, with huge smiles, messy hair & marshmallow stuck their faces. don't forget to grab a burger & a much needed cold bear on the way out. keep a look-out for "Camp Notta-wanna-honka-loogy"

Visited September 2012
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“Wolf holws”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We start road trip from Toronto to Algonquin park for attend wolf Howl's which organized by Algonquine naturallist . It's took us 2 and haf hours to join the outdoor theatre. I start with full tank of Gas but by the time we reached there by tank almost Mt. Anyway we were late so we couldn't stop anywhere to gas . We join the gruop around 8:45 pm. Almost 1500 cars and may be 2000 people. Than we start follow the group for 15 minutes drive. They park the car roadside. After everyone park there car park before sound less. no one taking or doing anything. 10 minutes laer naturalist start how,s for 30 second and than they stop. 5 minutes later we actuall here the wolf was howling fo 5 monutes. First the male than 2 or there small one than whole goup. It was truly amamzing experience for me. I was really excited. Almost evrything was perfect the weathere, the atmosphere . Only stress i had there wasn't enoug gas pump in the park or close to the park. Overall excellent experience.

Visited August 2013
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“My Favourite Camping Destination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Algonquin Park is by far my favourite camping destination. Mew and Pog lake campgrounds are very nice though there is little privacy and many of the sites at Pog Lake. Rock Lake has some great site on the far loop, but the closer loop is too much like a parking lot for my tastes. Great for a small campers though.

There are plenty of hiking trails that range from very easy to very difficult. There are also cycling trails for those who want to ride their bicycles. The HWY 60 corridor is a beautiful drive all year long, though fall as the colours are changing is spectacular. Wildlife can can be seen from here all year though will be more plentiful in the spring. Remember the animals are wild so give them their distance. Canoes can be rented from several places and their are also canoe drop offs to some of the campgrounds as well.

Visited September 2012
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“The epitome of the Canadian outdoors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Algonquin Park is a gem that should be experienced and treasured by all Canadians. My family has been camping in the park regularly for ~30yrs. The Hwy 60 corridor is amazing for animal sightings, and all the campgrounds have wonderful features. We mostly go to Achray on Grand Lake, which is a small campground in the less-developed area in from the East Gate.

The wilderness of Algonguin is just spectacular, and this kind of environment can be a rewarding retreat in a busy, crowded life.

The park is so wonderfully and naturally maintained with a respect for nature that all can learn from and should emulate...

Visited July 2013
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