Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

Algonquin Provincial Park, Eastern Ontario is a very large park (2,955 square miles).
The park is considered part of the “border” between Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario. The park is in an area of transition between northern coniferous forest and southern deciduous forest. This unique mixture of forest types, and the wide variety of environments in the park, allows the park to support an uncommon diversity of plant and animal species.
Origin of Coywolves?

Barron Canyon
The 328 feet deep Barron Canyon was formed during the melting of the continental glaciers.
Approximately 10,000 years ago, the river was a main outlet for glacial meltwater in this region. It is believed to have carried the outflow from Lake Algonquin for a few centuries, which was sufficient time to cause this much erosion because of the enormous amount of water. Lake Algonquin was the forerunner of the Great Lakes and was 150 to 300 feet higher than the water in the Great Lakes today. The rocks exposed in the Canyon are part of the Canadian Shield.


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