Algonquin Park is a provincial park, and for all parks in Ontario you have to pay an entrance fee. The fees for 2002-2003 are :
Day Use Fees:
Includes entrance to the Park, access to all trails, museums, beaches, picnic grounds, and facilities (except the Algonquin Gallery which has an additional charge)
Daily Vehicle Permit
$12/vehicle/day* - Parkway Corridor
$10.50/vehicle/day* - East Side (Lake Traver Rd. Brent and Kiosk)
Bus Permit $80/bus/day
Ont. Seniors Bus Permit $60/bus/day
Ont. School Group Bus Permit $40/bus/day
Bus Permit for Ontario Persons with Disabilities $40/bus/day
(* Ontario Seniors discount by 20% and Ontario persons with disabilities discount by 50%)
Seasonal Vehicle Permits:
Seasonal Vehicle Permits (Provide entry into and available at all Provincial Parks in Ontario)
Summer Vehicle Permit
(April 1 - Nov. 30, 2002) $65
Winter Vehicle Permit
(Dec. 1, 2002 - March 31, 2003) $45
Annual Vehicle Permit
(April 1, 2002 - March 31, 2003) $100
Portage P295 is a 3 or 4 minute walk , with a difference in elevation of maybe 2 meters , and has a clean and even walking path.
This is a very nice portgage .
Hiking can be an enjoyable way to explore the park.
The trails are usually of easy to moderate difficulty and are well marked and maintained.