|GPS Coordinates for Algonquin Park GPS Coordinates are 45.586165, -78.362271|
and the link on Google Maps
The GPS coordinates and the paper maps are not at all compatible. You may know the coordinates, but they don't translate to the Algonquin Canoe Routes Map.
Read this short introduction here GPS coordinate and UTM map grid reference system. If you are stuck with a map but no compass, you can always find North as long as you have an analog watch with you. Enter "How can you tell North with an analog watch?" in your search engine and find out how simple this is. You should read this before you get stuck in the forest.
When we captured the coordinates with the Garmin nüvi, some of them may not be on the road. Google Maps shows a red marker on the location. The location may be in a place where no road exists, the Hailstorm Creek is one of them.
If you are not familiar with Google Maps, go to maps.google.com and enter the coordinates (or any address for that matter) in the Search Maps bar. Our example shows the coordinates for the Smoke Lake at N45 31.986 W78 42.139. Google Map accepts the coordinates in all standard formats.
||If you like to 'see' the view from the road, drag the yellow figure to the road. The map now changes to the Street View. Use the cursor to turn left and right or move up and down the road.|
|Google Maps - My Maps|
Google Maps has a feature that makes custom waypoints available. We copied all the coordinates to Google My Map and made the map public. You don't have to login to view the map.
Click on the image to view the waypoints
The distance from the West to the East Gate is about 60 km. This is the main corridor with most of the trails and camp sites.
It is over 120 km from the East Gate to Archray / Grand Lake. Allow enough time when you plan your excursion to the Grand Lake.
Camping, Yurt or Hotel? Our first visit to Algonquin Park was in 1988. We had a tent and upgraded to a camping trailer in 2016.
Algonquin Park has a lot to offer, guided tours, wolf howling, hiking, swimming, museums and this is just the beginning. We recommend to reserve your campsite well in advance, it is a very popular spot.
Huntsville is the closest town to the west.
You can find several hotels, cottages, private campsites and Bed & Breakfast east and west of the Algonquin Park.
First published on May 09, 2011
Last revised on January 06, 2019