Algonquin Logging Museum
The Algonquin Logging Museum brings to life the story of logging from the early square timber days to modern forestry management. Start your visit with a video presentation that sums up the logging history of the Algonquin area. On the easy-to-walk 1.5 km trail, a recreated camboose camp and a fascinating steam-powered amphibious tug called an "alligator" are among the many displays. Take a step back in time and learn about this very colourful aspect of Algonquin's cultural history. As well, the Algonquin Logging Museum has an excellent bookstore staffed by The Friends of Algonquin Park.
Operating Hours & Dates
- Late June to mid-October (see the Events Calendar for exact dates and times)
- Although the Reception Building (and Bookstore) will be closed outside of these dates, the Logging Museum Trail and outdoor exhibits are always available to Park visitors. As winter approaches and snow accumulates, some exhibits may be "winterized" but the Logging Museum highway entrance is typically plowed for a small pull-off for vehicles as staff time allows.
- The Algonquin Logging Museum is located at km 54.5 of Highway 60.
- Latitude/Longitude: 45.544112°, -78.263320°
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Features & Amenities
- Park information
- Diorama and exhibits about Algonquin Park's logging history and modern forestry
- The Friends of Algonquin Park Bookstore and Nature Shop
- Flush toilets (wheel chair accessible)
- Algonquin Logging Museum Trail
This short video is featured in the Reception Building at the Algonquin Logging Museum.
- East Gate
- Leaf Lake Ski Trail
- Lake Opeongo Access Point
- Pinetree Lake Access Point
- Algonquin Visitor Centre
- Forest Management in Algonquin Park
- Algonquin Forestry Authority
- The Friends of Algonquin Park Bookstores