After the excitement of Canada Day and the pastoral idyll of the farm, I turned my wheels westward and set off into the wild.

Algonquin Provincial Park lies less than three hours from Ottawa. In fact, Algonquin is probably the most accessible wilderness area in Ontario, given that 12 million people live within a three-hour radius of this huge and iconic park.

I took all of these pictures on a single day in Algonquin Park in an attempt to show its vastness, the dark density of the forest and the vivid glacial features that define the Canadian Shield.

As you can see, in summer, it is an incredibly green place. As you can imagine, in fall, it must be surprisingly gold and red.

Comments

  1. Diane H.
    www.kidsandcastles.com
    July 8, 2011, 5:10 pm

    Gorgeous! I’ve seen Algonquin Park many times from a canoe view but never from the sky. This has made we want to go back. It always amazed me how every lake in Algonquin had different flavors to the water.

  2. Tu Nguyen
    http://www.MoneySavingLifestyle.com
    July 8, 2011, 5:42 pm

    Wow those photos are stunning. It seems so peacefull there, it makes me want to go visit Canada more and more now.

  3. Vago Damitio
    Morocco
    July 9, 2011, 2:45 am

    http://www.vagobond.com
    Another awesome post Andrew. I can imagine the quiet there…not like the noise in Morocco.

  4. Teresa Rankin
    Brooklin, Maine
    July 11, 2011, 2:49 pm

    I’m pretty sure, years ago we went to a Algonquin Park campsite and I was impressed about how big the sites were, how close to the lake. Your trip expands and magnifies that memory – thanks! Teresa

  5. Reiki
    Netherland
    July 20, 2011, 5:45 pm

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