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2015 Photo Contest

By , published on December 23, 2015
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2015 Photo Contest

Outdoor Activities in Algonquin Park, Haliburton Highlands & Muskoka This was the theme for the Algonquin Outfitters 2015 Photo Contest and it drew a record number of entries, 581 in total, more than any past photo contest we have ever hosted.  It seems a favourite was canoeing and camping in Algonquin Park, but we kind…

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Autumn, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By , published on November 12, 2015
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Autumn in Algonquin Park

Autumn (or fall) is my favourite.  It’s no secret, everyone who knows me, knows that. The crisp air, the incredible colours, the anticipation of winter, all make for a photographic smorgasbord that’s impossible to resist. That’s why I was so glad to be able to be in Algonquin Park during the “peak” of the fall…

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Winter Camping in Algonquin Park – Shelters

By , published on October 23, 2015
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Winter Camping in Algonquin Park – Shelters

When it comes to winter camping in Algonquin Park, there are many shelter options available that cater to all types and levels of winter campers.  Winters can be extremely harsh in Algonquin.  Temperatures can dip to -35 degrees Celsius and below, winds can howl and falling/blowing snow can accumulate very fast.   These are all important…

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Hooked on Camping in Algonquin Park

By , published on October 1, 2015
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It is funny how time passes in the blink of an eye. I still remember my first few trips to Algonquin Park that got me hooked on camping. In many ways not much has changed, although the popularity of the park has grown and it’s great to see so many people interested in Algonquin. I…

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A Day On Algonquin Park’s Hailstorm Creek

By , published on July 7, 2015
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A day on Algonquin Park's Hailstorm Creek

Hailstorm Creek Day Trip Guest blog by Gayle Labuz – www.sometimeseventful.ca/   Did you know that a canoeing venture into Algonquin Park’s backcountry can be done as a day trip? We’ve been to Algonquin Provincial Park a bunch of times, with each visit giving us a different glimpse into this amazing parcel of Ontario nature….

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Spring Ice Out 2015

By , published on April 22, 2015
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Spring Ice Out

Spring ice out conditions in Algonquin Park can change quickly You may have heard that spring is bit late arriving in Algonquin Park this year.   The Spring 2015 Advisory announcement by Ontario Parks in early April advised that backcountry permits wouldn’t be issued until May 8th due to “Due to another bitterly cold winter and the…

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A Meanest Link story to get you “thinking spring.”

By , published on April 9, 2014
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  The Meanest Link canoe route received unprecedented attention in 2013, when The Happy Camper, Kevin Callan, completed the route with his canoeing partner Andy Baxter. Kevin’s terrific videos about the route created a lot of buzz, not to to mention that he took the “Once Around Algonquin” story on his winter speaking tour. But…

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Planning your Next Trip & A Look Ahead

By , published on January 29, 2013
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This past weekend I did a 3 part series on how to pre-plan your next trip into Algonquin Park on my site www.algonquinblog.com.  These tips are helpful whether you are camping along the Hwy 60 Corridor or going on a canoe trip.  Pre-planning is, to me, an important part of trip planning.  The reason for…

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