the oldest provincial park in Canada
One and a half times the size of Prince Edward Island
Algonquin Provincial Park is a park located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in Muskoka region of Central Ontario, Canada. Established in 1893, it is the oldest provincial park in Canada. Additions since its creation have increased the park to its current size of about 7,653 square kilometres. For comparison purposes, this is about one and a half times the size of Prince Edward Island. The park is contiguous with several smaller, administratively separate provincial parks that protect important rivers in the area, resulting in a larger protected area.
Over 2,400 lakes and 1,200 kilometres of streams and rivers are located within the park. Some notable examples include Canoe Lake and the Petawawa, Nipissing, Amable du Fond, Madawaska, and Tim rivers. These were formed by the retreat of the glaciers during the last ice age.Visit the Algonquin Provincial Park website.