Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park

Official Website
Friends of Algonquin Park website

Birds of Interest

The main attraction for birders are the "Algonquin specialties" - Boreal Chickadee, Canada Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker and Spruce Grouse - resident boreal species that reach their southern range limit in the province here.

Winter finches are another draw, though their number vary year to year.

Breeding diversity is good, with many "boreal" songbirds reaching the southern edge of their breeding range here.

About this Location

Algonquin Park is the largest park in southern Ontario (almost 8,000 square kilometres). The main access is along Hwy 60, where several campgrounds operate. Interior access is by canoe from numerous access points around the perimeter and some smaller campgrounds are located along the north and east side of the park.

Numerous hiking and backpacking trails are accessed from Hwy 60 plus a couple via the Achray access point on the east side of the park.


  • Restrooms on site

Content from Mike Burrell

Last updated September 27, 2023