Family Fun in Algonquin Park
Taking a family holiday to the great outdoors is a part of the childhood experience and any child who does not have such an experience is missing out. Algonquin Park has created a number of family friendly activities throughout the park so that families, regardless of wilderness experience and skill level, are able to enjoy everything that mother nature has to offer in a safe and exciting manner.
Education & Programming
The park is committed to ensuring all visitors have the opportunity to become fully educated about the wilderness they wish to explore. The park has created a number of educational programs for people of all ages as well as a number of educational walks in the park. These events occur at various times throughout the year. You and the family might learn about wolf culture in nature, about the different types of birds you might see on a walk, and about the fish species found in any of the 1,500 lakes and 1,200 kilometers of rivers and streams.
The park is filled with guided family tours. You might choose tours with other families or select a private family tour. Families new to outdoor activities often choose to stay in more comfortable accommodations and dine on guide-prepared meals. These tours will dip your toes into outdoor exploration to ensure no one is forced to step too far outside of their comfort zone. Many guided tours offer two guides so that the children and parents can enjoy everything the park has to offer.
Families with a bit more experience may choose a more rustic tour where they assist in preparing meals and explore more remote parts of the park to escape the presence of others to truly get back to nature. Many families choose anAlgonquin Park canoe trip to be completely immersed in nature and to get close enough to the Moose bathing in the water to take photos.
In addition to these adventures, you will have a number of additional options. You might spend a week in a log cabin on a lake where everyone is able to participate in fun water activities from water skiing to fishing. You might also consider volunteering at various events and locations such as the museum. During the winter, you might bring the family to the park for a bit of snowmobiling and ice fishing.
Whether you seek an Algonquin canoe trip or a relaxing week by the lake, Algonquin Park has something to offer each family. Do not forget that you can visit the park and participate in any number of activities throughout the entire year. Each time you visit the park, you will learn something new and create additional memories to reflect upon during family gatherings for years to come.
Author Bio: David has been in the travel industry for over 30 years. He started his travel career as a flight attendant and now resides and offers guided canoe trips in Algonquin Park.