Just three hours drive north of Canada’s largest city lies a vast, almost pristine, wildwerness park set aside by forward thinking planners in 1893 to protect the headwaters of five major river systems that have their sources in the region.
The formation of the Park created a 7,600 square kilometer wildlife sanctuary by excluding agriculture and settlement.
The park is a backpackers dream and the ultimate place to go in Ontario to see wildlife.
As well as Moose, Deer and Bear, the park is known for it’s healthy population of wolves that you can often hear howling in the night. Way cool!
Salty Bear Tours just finished their end-of-season trip to Algonquin with 14 lucky backpackers. Since 14 is the maximum number on any tour a few who did not book early enough were disappointed.
The cost of the 3 day excursion is a mere $300 and includes accommodation at a backpackers hostel in Maynooth just outside of the park’s eastern boundary.
There are a few pics below and we hope that some of the backpakers who have taken this trip will offer some comments.
The last group of the season with the map of the park behind them.
Don’t ask! It’s a backpackers thing! A.J. and Jeremy are their names! (Note: Very small leaves!)
Backpackers on a hike on ancient rocks that comprise the pre-cambrian shield.