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May 27, 2019

Happy Birthday Algonquin Park!

Algonquin Park on May 27 at Lake of Two Rivers

Image: Sunrise revealing the spring leaf colour at Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 27.

Live Views of Algonquin ParkOn May 27, 1893 the Ontario Legislature created Algonquin Park to provide "a public park, and forest reservation, fish and game preserve, health resort and pleasure ground for the benefit, advantage and enjoyment of the people of the Province". Since its creation, Algonquin Park has become an increasingly special place for people from around the world. Based upon success of the establishment of Algonquin Park 126 years ago, Ontario has continued to expand the provincial park system. Ontario had just 8 provincial parks until 1956, but today the park system has expanded to 340 (operating and non-operating) parks covering approximately 8% of Ontario.

In order to help share Algonquin Park with visitors from the world, The Friends of Algonquin Park was established in 1983. This Canadian registered charity and non-profit, non-governmental organization is people passionate about Algonquin Park. The Friends enhance normal government funding for Algonquin Park by generating revenue through the operation of retail locations, recruiting members, and fundraising. All of our proceeds are reinvested back into the Park. The Friends of Algonquin Park is celebrating 36 years of supporting Algonquin Park in 2019 and we hope you will consider making a donation on this important date.

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See Algonquin Park on its 126th birthday via the Algonquin Park Webcam.

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Reserve your developed or backcountry campsite for your next visit.

Share your passion for Algonquin Park by becoming a member or donor.

Special regulations for Algonquin's special fishery.