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Located near Ottawa and Toronto in the provience of Ontario, Canada, Algonquin Park is a 2,955 square mile nature lover's dream vacation. Algonquin Provincial Park, was established in 1893 as a wildlife sanctuary. It was the first of its kind in Ontario. Campers, hikers, boaters, and bikers will see the result of the last Ice Age in the form of canyons, eskers, bounder deposits, outwash plains and sand dunes. There's even a meteorite crater. Although Algonquin Park is open year-round, some buildings may be closed in winter months. The average winter high is about 30F. The buildings usually open in April, when the park comes alive with warmer temperatures, blooming wildflowers and abundant wildlife.
The average summer high is 70 F. For wildlife watchers, May is your month. Just wear mosquito repellent as the bugs seem to be everywhere in May and June. During August, the park staff hold wolf-themed events. called wolf howls, where park visitors can watch a presentation about the species. Then, the resident naturalist lets loose a series of howls, in hopes that the park's wild canines respond. For nature lovers, Algonquin Park is paradise.