Algonquin Provincial Park – Canoe & Kayak

⚠️ Don’t forget to check Algonquins park alerts before traveling. Advisories include boil water advisories, fire bans, beach conditions and a whole lot more useful information that might impact your visit.

Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park, it is one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and will continue in 2022.
If you’re smart, grab the permit before any visit, even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance, which guarantees you access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass, you should still book your permit online, but there’s no extra charge.

Facebook and Website Links

Algonquin Official website
Algonquin Official Facebook
Friends of Algonquin park

If you’re looking for information about camping or hiking at this park, we have more information on our partner website – Algonquin

Contact Information

Phone #: 705-633-5572
Main entrance co-ordinates:
Address: Hwy 60, P.O. Box 219, Whitney, K0J 2M0
Opening seasons: Algonquin is an all-year-round park but some areas have a different open and close times. Check the official website for more information.

Canoe & Kayak

Algonquin Provincial Park is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts. With over 2,100 km of canoe routes and information on how to plan your own trip available from the Friends of Algoouklin park guidebook store!

Paddle Safely

  1. Plan ahead and check with the park for any specific knowledge you’ll need.
  2. Be weather aware before and during your adventure, no matter how short.
  3. Have a plan, and make sure people know where you are going and when you’ll be back.
  4. Avoid traveling alone, especially if you’re a novice.
  5. Wear your Personal Flotation Device (PFD), don’t just carry it.
  6. Attach a good quality whistle to your PFD (no little balls/peas).
  7. Carry a cell phone or radio (in a waterproof bag that floats).
  8. Carry safety equipment kit, including buoyant towline, bailer, and waterproof flashlight.
  9. Recommended are change of clothing/waterproof clothing in a dry sack.

Canoe & Kayak Rental

There are two outfitters which offer canoe rentals in the park:

Opeongo Store and Canoe Centre
Located 6 km north from km 46.3 on Highway 60

Portage Store and Canoe Centre
Located at km 14.1 on Highway 60

Where to Launch

Boat launches are available at:

Opeongo Access Point
Canoe Lake Access Point
East Beach
Two Rivers Campground
Source Lake Access Point
Smoke Lake Access Point
Kingscote Lake Access Point
Cauliflower Lake
Galeairy Lake
Cache Lake Access Point
Rock Lake Access Point
Rain Lake Access Point
Aylen Lake Access Point

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