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Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2009

Algonquin Provincial Park

Plaque Location

The District of Nipissing
Algonquin Provincial Park
Outside the Visitor Centre on the south side of Highway 60
about 18 km west of the Madawaska River bridge in Whitney

Coordinates: N 45 35.039 W 78 21.560


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Plaque Text

Established in 1893, Algonquin was the first provincial park in Canada and the forerunner of Ontario's extensive park system. Many methods now used across Canada to administer multi-purpose parks and explain nature to the public were developed here. Algonquin also became a focus for discussion of seemingly conflicting objectives, such as wilderness protection versus recreation promotion; forest conservation versus logging activity. Its rugged lakeshores and wooded slopes have long attracted many artists and outdoor enthusiasts, fostering intense affection for the Park across the province and the nation.

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