Algonquin Logging Museum
The Algonquin Logging Museum brings to life the story of logging from the early square timber days to modern forestry management. Start your visit with a video presentation that sums up the logging history of the Algonquin area. On the easy-to-walk 1.5 km trail, a recreated camboose camp and a fascinating steam-powered amphibious tug called an “alligator” are among the many displays. Take a step back in time and learn about this very colourful aspect of Algonquin’s cultural history. As well, the Algonquin Logging Museum has an excellent bookstore staffed by The Friends of Algonquin Park .
Operating Hours Dates
- Late June to mid-October (see the Events Calendar for exact dates and times)
- Although the Reception Building (and Bookstore) will be closed outside of these dates, the Logging Museum Trail and outdoor exhibits are always available to Park visitors. As winter approaches and snow accumulates, some exhibits may be “winterized” but the Logging Museum highway entrance is typically plowed for a small pull-off for vehicles as staff time allows.
This short video is featured in the Reception Building at the Algonquin Logging Museum.
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