Algonquin Park offers the canoeing enthusiast a network of over
2,100km of canoe routes. A map-brochure, Canoe
Routes of Algonquin Park shows at a scale of 2 miles to the
inch, the entire Park network of canoe routes, portages, and interior
campsites. Elsewhere on the maps, detailed directions are given
for 29 different access points along with complete information on
planning and completing a canoe trip. A copy of this map can be
purchased for $4.95 from the Friends
of Algonquin Park.
A sampling of some of the Algonquin canoe routes
is listed below.
Algonquin Canoe Route #1-Lake route, The
route is the easiest level. The distance is 70 km that will take
approx. 5 days. There are 16 portages, which add up to 8130 metres.
The main bodies of water that are traveled on and across is: Galeairy,
Rock, Whitefish Lakes, Lake of Two Rivers, Madawaska River, Head
Creek, Kenneth, Harness, Lawrence Lakes, Lake Louisa, Pen and Night
Lakes. The start and finish is from access point #13, Galeairy Lake
Algonquin Canoe Route #2 - Lake route, This
is rated an intermediate level. The length is 38km, which takes
approx. 3 days to complete. There are 13 portages that work out
to 6300m altogether. The main bodies of water are: Smoke, Little
Island, Tanamakoon, Cache, Head, Harness, Pardee, Bonechere, Big
Porcupine and Ragged Lakes. The start and finish is from access
point #6 on Smoke Lake.
Algonquin Canoe Route # 3 - Lake Route,
This is rated an intermediate level. The length is 37km, which takes
approx. 3 days to complete. There are 13 portages which are 4575m
altogether. The main bodies of water are: Canoe, Joe, Tepee, Littledoe,
Tom Thompson, Sunbeam, Burnt Island and Little Joe Lakes. The start
and finish is from access point #5, Canoe Lake.