Long famed for its natural beauty, Algonquin Park is one of Ontario’s most coveted cottage country destinations. Once a favoured subject of famed Canadian artist Tom Thompson, Algonquin's cottage rentals are nestled among the lakes, rivers, cliffs, beaches and pine forests of the 7,800 square kilometre Provincial Park.
Established in 1893, and located in Central Ontario between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River, Algonquin Park is Ontario’s oldest and largest park (it is 1.5 times the size of Prince Edward Island!) and is considered the border between Northern and Southern Ontario. With 2,400 lakes and a unique mixture of deciduous and coniferous forest, the region supports an uncommon diversity of plant and animal species, making it a great wildlife viewing, watersport and fishing destination. On land, hiking and cycling are popular activities in the summer, while cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and dog sledding are favourites come winter. Hunters and trappers are also well served at the park.
Only three hours’ drive north of Toronto and a two-and-a-half hours’ drive west of Ottawa, Algonquin Park is one of the most serene places to rent a cottage in Ontario.+ More