You might be wondering, why is it called Algonquin Park?… or may have other questions. This section is aimed at pointing you to the right direction.
The Golden Lake (Pikwakanagan) band represent the Algonquin People that traveled through and resided in much of Algonquin Park occupied most of eastern Ontario in what is now the Ottawa Valley. Algonquin Park is named in their honour.
Their history and story can be found here:
First Nations Histories – Algonkin History
The Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation is the only federally registered Algonquin community in Ontario.
You can find out more through their community website:
Much of the land occupied by Algonquin Park is part of the largest land claim being negotiated in Ontario. If successful, it will be the province’s first modern-day constitutionally protected treaty.
You can find out more through through the Ontario website:
Algonquin Land Claim
Algonquin Park is Canada’s oldest Provincial Park and is as a result recognized as a national historic site.
You can find out more here:
Directory of Federal Heritage Designations