Algonquin was established in 1893, not to stop logging but to establish a wildlife sanctuary, and by excluding agriculture, to protect the headwaters of the five major rivers which flow from the Park. Soon it was “discovered”, at first by adventurous fishermen, then by Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven, and a host of other visitors who came by train and stayed at one of Algonquin’s several hotels.
Includes: a driving tour through Algonquin Park with photo stops including time at the Interpretative Centre & Art Gallery. Today we will enjoy a box lunch at the East Beach Pavilion.
Tour departs: Tour Office at 8:00a.m., Barrie, Tollendale Village at 8:30a.m. & Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 8:50a.m.