Links and References
- Kevin Callan, A Paddler's Guide to Algonquin Park ,
(Boston Mills Press,2004) Covers all the popular routes in the park.
- Donald L. Loyd, Canoeing Algonquin Park (Hushion House
Publishing, Toronto, 2000)
An extremely comprehensive guide to almost all the major canoe routes
in Algonquin, spiced with anecdotes drawn from decades of canoe trips.
- Michael W.P. Runtz, The Explorer's Guide to Algonquin
(Boston Mills Press, 2000)
This book contains a wealth of information on Algonquin flora
and on park
history, and excellent descriptions of the many hiking trails in the
park. It is targetted
more towards an audience which plans to make short day trips from car
than to those interested in long-distance canoe trips in the interior,
but is still a valuable
reference for canoeists.
- Joanne Kates, Exploring Algonquin Park
(Douglas and McIntyre,1992) Includes detailed descriptions of five
interior canoe trips, and
great deal of information
on the history of the park.
- Bill Mason, Path of the Paddle
(Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1983)
THE authoritative source of information on canoeing skills for both
and whitewater paddling.
- Bill Mason, Path of the Paddle
A comprehensive instructional video on canoeing, distributed by the
National Film Board
of Canada. A companion to the book of the same title.
- Official Algonquin Park
Website This website is
maintained by the Friends of Algonquin Park, a non-commercial
organization dedicated to educational activities and fund raising in
support of Algonquin Park. The site includes on-line ordering services
for the Canoe Routes of Algonquin Provincial Park map, other
maps, and a variety of specialized publications on park natural
The following links are to commercial organizations
that offer goods
and services likely to be of interest to Algonquin canoe trippers. The
list is no means exhaustive.
- Mountain Equipment Co-op
Vancouver-based Mountain Equipment Co-op is a non-profit
has grown to become the world's largest retailer of clothing and
self-propelled outdoor activities. Although the emphasis is on
mountaineering, as the name suggests, MEC also carries a good selection
for canoeing and kayaking, and has rental program. There are stores in
all major Canadian
Algonquin Outfitters' headquarters are located on Highway 60
western boundary of Algonquin Park. Algonquin Outfitters maintains the
rental fleet in
Algonquin Park, and can provide complete outfitting services and
store at Dwight carries a wide selection of camping gear and supplies
Algonquin Outfitters, located on Opeongo Lake, is owned by AO. AO also
maintains a small store and canoe rental service at Brent on Cedar
Ottawa-based Trailhead specializes in sales of canoes and
gear intended for
wilderness canoeing. Trailhead also rents a wide selection of canoes.
and operates Black Feather wilderness tours.
An Ottawa-based retailer of equipment for outdoor recreation, with a
canoe rental program.
- Algonquin Portage
This company is the main source of rental canoes in the Grand
Lake/Barron Canyon area. The store also carries a limited selection of
- Portage Store The
Portage Store provides a canoe rental service and camping
supplies at Canoe Lake.
- Algonquin Bound
offers canoe rentals in Madawaska, east of the park on Highway 60.
- Algonquin North
offers canoe rentals in Mattawa, near the north east of the park.
Trails Inc.An outfitting
company in Dundas, Ont. with an interest in Algonquin Park.