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Algonquin Park Resources

Books, Brochures & Maps

A wealth of literature is available in the park store as well as from the Friends of Algonquin. You'll find lots of books written about the parks history, its wildlife as well as the outdoor adventures and sports which the park supports. Guide books on selected canoe routes are readily available as well. The key resource for those who want to explore the park are the maps and brochures. Below you'll find a detailed list of all the brochures that are available from the Friends of Algonquin website. The friends also have large maps of the parks backpacking trails and canoe routes. We also list the Canada topographical maps that cover the park. For more information have a look at the Centre for Topographical Information website. For initial planning the online map created by Jeffrey McMurtrie is a great resource. Algonquin Lake Reflection  

 

Brochures - Hiking Trails

 

  • Algonquin Provincial Park in Winter - Pamphlet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Barron Canyon - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Bat Lake Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Beaver Pond Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Berm Lake Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Booth's Rock Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Brent Crater Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Centennial Ridges Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Hardwood Lookout Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Hemlock Bluff Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Lookout Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail - Pamphlet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin.
  • Mizzy Lake Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Peck Lake Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Spruce Bog Boardwalk - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Track and Tower Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Two Rivers Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.
  • Whiskey Rapids Trail - Booklet, Trail Map & Description Available from the Friends of Algonquin Park.

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Brochures - General

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Brochures - Nature

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Books and Videos

 

Algonquin
By Roderick & William Reynolds MacKay, The Boston Mills Press 1993

Algonquin Through The Seasons (Video)
Director Steve Headford 2007

Birds of Algonquin Provincial Park
Dan Strickland Paperback 1995

Ecology of the Eastern Timber Wolf in Algonquin Provincial, The
Douglas Pimlott, J A Shannon, G B Park, Ontario Department of Lands and Forests 1977

The Explorers Guide to Algonquin Park
By Michael W P Runtz Stoddart Publishing 1993, ISBN-10 1550464981
Provides an overview of Algonquin

Exploring Algonquin Park
By Joanne Kates Douglas and McIntyre Publishing Second Edition 1992

Excursions with a Photographer
By Dave Taylor, 1994

Frommer's Algonquin Provincial Park
Publisher - Frommers, Second Edition April 2004 ISBN-10: 0470833645

Madawaska River and Opeongo River Whitewater Guide
By George Drought Friends of Algonquin Park - Publishers 1996
Detailed guide to the Madawaska and Opeongo Rivers

Petawawa River White Water Guide
By George Drought Friends of Algonquin Park - Publishers 1993
Detailed guide to the Petawawa River

Brook Trout and Blackflies: A Paddler's Guide to Algonquin Park
By Kevin Callan, The Boston Mills Press 1997, ISBN-10 1-55046-211-3

We list books which may no longer be in print (used book stores or online sites are your best source) even though some of the information is dated. The value of these books is that they may contain information which isn't available anywhere else. Always check a books edition (always purchase a newer edition if it is available) and its publishing date and interpret the information accordingly. For definitive information contact the authority for that area. Outdoor shops and outdoor service companies are also a good source of current information.

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Maps

 

Algonquin Canoe Map - A large and detailed map of the park's canoe routes is an essential purchase for anyone planning to do some paddling. The large format map of the parks backpacking trail is also available, both can be purchased from the Friends of Algonquin website.

  • Algonquin Provincial Park Daytripper - Opeongo Lake - Canoeing
  • Algonquin Provincial Park - Corridor North
  • Algonquin Provincial Park Daytripper - Canoe Lake- Canoeing
  • Backpacking Trails of Algonquin- Backpacking, Hiking, Camping Map
  • Canadian Topographical Index I - Topographical Maps of the Park
  • Chrismar Adventure Maps - A variety of maps covering the park
  • Topographical Maps Covering the Park

    The following lists the topographical maps that cover the park. Consult the Canadian Topographical Index, Index I to choose the appropriate maps for your trip.

    Location: Nipissing, Haliburton

    31 L/3 Very small section northwestern corner
    31 L/2 Northwestern edge "Kiosk"
    31 L/1 North central edge "Brent"
    31K/4 Northeastern edge "Rolphton"
    31 E/14 Interior, western edge
    31 E/15 Western interior "Burntroot Lake"
    31 E/16 Central interior "Lake Lavieille"
    31 F/13 Eastern interior and edge "Achray"
    31 E/11 Very small section on east central edge
    31 E/10 Central corridor "Lake Tom Thomson"
    31 E/9 Western corridor "Opeongo Lake"
    31 F/12 Southeastern edge
    31 E/7 Eastern corridor "Kawagama Lake"
    31 E/8 Southern edge
    31 E/1 Small southern tip of park

    Centre for Topographical Information (Ottawa)

    Algonquin Park Map - Wonderful online map created by Jeffrey McMurtrie under Creative Commons - make a contribution to show your appreciation.

    Algonquin Map

    The large format map of the parks backpacking trail is available from the Friends of Algonquin website.

    For information on outdoor guiding, instruction or canoe and equipment rentals, for the park have a look at our Guides and Outfitters section.

    For current conditions, along with definitive information on the park, contact the park authorities. For regional information check with the local chambers of commerce and tourism offices. Outdoor shops, outfitters and clubs in the vicinity of the park may be other excellent sources of information.

    Associations

    Employment

    Algonquin has a wide variety of jobs available with many skill requirements. There are both permanent and seasonal employment opportunities. Have a look at the Ontario Parks website for more information.

     

     
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