Here you can download a selection of free stuff; Online vintage maps that have been scanned and are copyright free. Short videos that I have filmed while in Algonquin Park and even a poem that I have written and narrated in mp3 format. There is also a few wallpapers for your computer desktop screen, to help keep you sane while away from Algonquin Park.
A download mirror is also available here for Jeffrey McMurtrie's fantastic & free "Algonquin Park Canoeing and Exploring Map". Clicking the "Videos" & "Wallpapers" links will take you directly to those areas of interest without having to do all that tedious scrolling about. Scrolling immediately below this paragraph will take you to the "Audio" and "Maps" sections, respectively.
An Algonquin Christmas
Written & narrated by Mark Rubino, Produced by Sean Michael Paddison
A few years back, I was asked to write a poem about Algonquin Park for a Christmas album. At the time I had only been to Algonquin once during the Christmas season. The memories were still fresh in my mind, as my trip had occurred only 6 months previously. Although Christmas is a human tradition, it is still an exciting time to visit Algonquin Park. Winter has it's own unique beauty, something that everyone who loves The Park, should experience at least once in their lives.
MP3 Format (1.2MB) Download
Algonquin Park Exploration Map
Jeffrey McMurtrie has created his own map of the Algonquin Park region, which encompasses areas surrounding The Park as well. For over four years Jeffrey laboured on his own, a desire that was fed by the need for a more accurate map while paddling Algonquin Park's interior. Jeffrey's map and additional vintage maps can be downloaded for free from his website, algonquinmap.com
Currently (March 2011), version 3 of Jeffrey's map is available. With permission from Jeffrey, I am mirroring Jeffrey's map on this web site for your downloading pleasure.
Vintage Algonquin Park Maps
This section provides online downloads of vintage Algonquin Park maps that are deemed public domain (copyright free) under Section(s) 12 and 6.1 of the Canadian Copyright Act.
Maps posted here are freely available to everyone. Please feel free to mirror any maps, to help reduce the load on the server hosting markinthepark.com. Many thanks goes out to Jeffrey McMurtrie, who has provided most of the maps here. Many more maps are available on Jeffrey's website as the list provided here is but just a sample of the archive Jeffrey has amassed.
1893 Map of Algonquin National Park of Ontario
Archives of Ontario - Prepared to accompany Report of Park Commissioners to the Honourable A.S. Hardy, Commissioner of Crown Lands, 1893 - Dept. Lands and Forest
(1.5MB JPEG) Download
1893 Map of Algonquin National Park of Ontario
Dept. Lands and Forests - Report on Alg. Ntnl. Park for 1893 Scanning paid for by Stephen Molson
(2.5MB JPEG) Download
1900 Copp Clark Co. Algonquin Map
Scanning paid for by Algonquin Outfitters
(26.1MB JPEG) Download
1908 Dr.Bell's Algonquin Map
Map provided by Bruce Sutton, scanned by Mark Rubino and edited by Jeffrey McMurtrie
(16.9MB JPEG) Download
1911 Dept. Lands, Forests and Mines Algonquin Map
Scanning paid for by Stephen Molson
(26.2MB JPEG) Download
1914 Dept. Lands, Forests and Mines Algonquin Map
Map provided and scanned by Mark Bagu
(24.1MB JPEG) Download
1919 Dept. Lands, Forests and Mines Algonquin Map
Map Provided and Scanned by Diana McElroy, Edited by Jeffrey McMurtrie (45MB JPEG) Download
1922 CNR Algonquin Park Map - Front & Back (Travel Guide) Sections
Map Provided by Jeffrey McMurtrie and scanned by Mark Rubino
Actual Size (JPEG - 26.8MB) Download
Half Size (JPEG - 7.31MB) Download
Actual Size (JPEG - 35.8MB) Download
Half Size (JPEG - 8.1MB) Download
1925 Arthur Brown Algonquin Map
Scanned by Jeffrey McMurtrie
(13.4MB JPEG) Download
1946 Algonquin Park Area Map
Chief Geographer's Office, Surveys and Engineering Division 1946
Map Provided by Bruce Sutton and scanned/edited by Mark Rubino
Actual Size (JPEG 8.7MB) Download
1958 Algonquin Park Area Map Dept of Lands and Forests Map 47a
Map Provided, Scanned and Edited by Jeffrey McMurtrie
Actual Size (JPEG 20.2MB) Download
Over the years I have accumulated many hours of video from my travels in Algonquin Park. Below are links to the various videos that can be downloaded in various formats. In the future I hope to have more video edited for release here.
White Partridge Express 2006
A 9min35sec video depicting a trip into Algonquin Park's east side. The video is available in various sizes to suit various internet bandwidth capabilities.
High-Speed (640x360, 116MB) Download
Lite High-Speed(320x180, 36MB) Download
High-Speed (640x360, 104MB) Download
iPhone/iPod Touch [MPEG4] (480x272, 76MB) Download
iPod Video (320x180, 41MB) Download
Lite High-Speed (320x180, 15fps, 21MB) Download
Algonquin Park Man 2007
"Bo Knows", a regular personality on "algonquinadventures.com", has re-written Johnny Cash's song, "I've been everywhere man". The song familiar to many will delight you, as Bo sings his song with an Algonquin twist. Phil Kenney (Kermit Wilderness Adventures) has also provided a copy of the Algonquin Park Man video that he shot with his point & shoot Kodak camera. Both Phil's video and the one I have shot, were both taped at Booth Lake in September 2007, during trip-log#49. Thank you Phil!
Algonquin Park Man 2008
In August 2008, "Bo Knows" performed an extended version of his Algonquin Park version of Johnny Cash's song, "I've been everywhere man". The video was shot on location in Algonquin Park on Kingscote Lake (Trip-log#61). The names of many lakes and rivers are depicted in the song. Have you been to all the ones Bo has visited? Download the video and find out!
McIntosh Lake area 2003
In 2003 I had the opportunity to paddle a loop out of Canoe Lake to Big Trout Lake via McIntosh Lake, returning via the Otterslides. I really like McIntosh Lake and wish (at the time) I had spent more time there. I have since visited the lake three more times.
Nothing compares to the feeling I experienced as I gazed upon this gem of a lake for the very first time. This video was shot without the benefit of a tri-pod and commercial music by Andreas Vollenweider was used as the score. Hopefully a "Creative Commons" usage will satisfy all.
iPhone/iPod Touch [MPEG4] (480x272, 15.6MB) Download
Here you can download a selection of Algonquin Park eye-candy for your computer desktop screen. Each image is available in several resolutions to accommodate various screen sizes.
The cliffs of Hogan Lake as pictured on a mid-September afternoon.
McIntosh Lake on an October afternoon.
Passing through the narrows to White Trout Lake just after sunrise.
Arrival on a glassy White Trout Lake