The Algonquin Provincial Park Archives and Collections (APPAC or “Archives”) is the repository for artifacts of significance to the natural and cultural history of Algonquin Park. The Archives Online is a portion of the collection that is easily available to researchers and Park visitors around the world. This online collection does not yet contain all artifacts available in the physical Archives, but more items are added online as funding permits. Becoming a supporter of The Friends of Algonquin Park will allow continued enhancements to the preservation of Algonquin Park’s history, and also allow us to put even more resources online.
The Algonquin Provincial Park Archives and Collections is owned by Government of Ontario, with substantial operating assistance from The Friends of Algonquin Park, a registered Canadian charity.
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Support for the Archives via The Friends of Algonquin Park, a Canadian registered charity, are always welcome. Please make a donation in any amount, to assist us in protecting Algonquin Park's cultural heritage for future generations.
If you have an Algonquin Park related artifact that you are considering donating, please review the conditions for acquisition. If you think your artifact(s) qualifies, contact us and tell us more about it.
If you find a historic item in Algonquin Park do not move it! It is illegal to do so. Keep the item in its original location, record the item’s latitude and longitude using a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit, take a photo if possible, and then contact us with the details.
Items in the Archives Online can be found in a variety of ways:
Some items housed in the Algonquin Park Archives Online may be requested by researchers or by interested Park visitors for a specific purpose. Requesting item(s) will involve a processing fee(s) to assist us in supporting the maintenance and growth of Archives. Access to the Archives is available to researchers by appointment only.