In February 2018, a small team of Athletes, Adventures and Explorers will be traversing Algonquin Provincial Park on foot and ski. A crossing in Mid winter has only succeeded once before. Our end goal is to promote wilderness travel in Algonquin and Ontario in Winter.
Algonquin Provincial Park was established in 1893 to create a reserve and sanctuary to protect the headwaters of the 5 major rivers. Algonquin Provincial Park is Canada's oldest provincial park and in size is almost equal to 1.5 times the size of PEI (Prince Edward Island). Algonquin Provincial Park is one of largest spaces of land in Southern Canada with no permanent habitants. The backcountry of Algonquin Park is seldom explored in the winter months. The team will be traversing the park diagonally, starting from the South West corner and heading North/ North East. This route will take us through the heart of the park. We will documenting the expedition through photos, live updates to social media and a short film once completed. This traverse will not only test our gear, but it will test our physical and mental abilities.