Monday, August 13, 2012

Exploring Algonquin Park Canada (by Irma Romano)

This morning I had time to myself and decided to head off to Algonquin Park. Algonquin Provincial Park is located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in Central Ontario. It was established in 1893 one of the oldest parks in Canada. To put things into perspective it is 7653 square kilometers in size. To get an idea of the vastness it would be the size of PEI, or the US state of Delaware and a quarter of the size of Belgium. The Government of Canada has established this park to protect wildlife and it has remained untouched. The only way into this provincial park is by foot, canoe, or kayak, and if you decide to go kayaking for instance you will see an abundance of wildlife such as moose, birds, coyotes, wolves and bears. Many have gotten lost in this park for weeks unable to remember which way they have entered. Being knowledgeable of the woods, nature and survival skills come in handy. You can come here on organized trips with a guide to enjoy over 2 400 lakes, 1 200 kilometres of rivers, over 272 species of birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish amongst other animals that live in Northern Canada.

There are cabins for rent, camping sites, yurts, and really roughing it if you enjoy tenting in the woods and making sure your food is hanging off a tree just in case a bear comes around. Many of my friends have ventured out here to do vision quests and to just get in touch with nature. I did drive this morning past several cottages in small communities that were on the waterfront, as well as retreat centers and an Algonquin Couples Resort for honeymooners or a romantic getaway. This is a place you do not want to miss if you decide to visit Canada. The beauty of the wildlife and lakes will take your breath away. The smell of pine and green will revive you spirit especially if you’re a city dweller. The best time to come here is between July and August but the park is open all year. If you have ventured in this part of the woods send me your story so we can share it on Massage Planet News. 

Summer is not over yet so get outside. What are you waiting for?


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