Downloads

On this page you can download a selection of free stuff. Some of it is third party, others like the videos and wallpapers are of my own creation;

  • Jeff’s Algonquin Map(s)
  • Vintage maps (Copyright free)
  • Wallpapers (To maintain your sanity while away from The Park)
  • Videos that I have filmed while in Algonquin Park
  • A poem that I have written and narrated in mp3 format


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Audio

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 (1.3MB)
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Maps

Jeff’s Algonquin Map

Born out of necessity - A desire that was fed by the need for a more accurate map while paddling Algonquin Park's interior, Jeff laboured for four years and released his own version of the canoe routes map of Algonquin Park in 2008.

Since then, Jeff’s map has gone through several revisions & improvements. Nowadays, Jeff’s map(s) are a popular alternative throughout the canoeing community. Jeff has also expanded his mapping business to include other parks such as
Killarney and Temagami. The information and amount of detail in the maps is astounding. Below are downloads (Mirrored with permission from Jeff) of all five versions of Jeff’s Algonquin Maps. Click the tabs below to select any version of Jeff’s maps.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Version 5
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Version 5 of Jeff’s Algonquin Map is the latest version of his map to date.

Jeff now sells his map in four sections; Western, Central, Southern and Eastern. With Algonquin Park being such a large place to visit by canoe it makes sense to split the map up into overlapping sections that provide a better close-up of any given area you plan to paddle.

You can download the entire map from
Jeff’s web site or from the download link below. File size - 96MB
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Version 4
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In the spring of 2012 Jeff released the much anticipated version 4 of his Algonquin Map. From better relief shading to a much improved colour scheme, Jeff’s map continued to make gains in quality.

As well, the map sidebar contained additional map spotlights of paddling areas such as the Frost centre and the Poker Lakes region, an unexpected & welcome addition.

Jeff decided to remove from the map the locations of removed campsites. I think this was the right decision. The additional foot traffic on removed sites by would-be explorers would impact any given closed campsite’s ability to regenerate. File size - 94MB
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Version 3
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In November of 2010 Jeff released version 3 of his Algonquin Map. The map continued to evolve with Jeff including dozens of hiking trails in the legend. Not just in Algonquin Park but surrounding areas as well; The map no longer catered to just canoeists, but those of the hiking community as well. The map was truly becoming as diverse as The Park itself. File size - 182MB
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Version 2
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In March of 2009, Jeff released version 2 of his map. Among the improvements were a more organized legends, the addition of contour lines, fish symbols and some changes to map icons.

Historical information continued to be expanded as Jeff began to include more and more facts related to history within Algonquin Park, a nice inclusion to the map. File size - 120MB
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Version 1
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In 2008 Jeff released version 1 of his Algonquin Map. The inclusion of accurate portage and campsite locations via GPS data was one of the major highlights of the map.

Unusual as it maybe, the map displayed for the first time (On any publicly available canoe routes map) primary logging roads. Such data usually evokes scorn from a canoeist perspective. I found the data useful for when used in combination with the AFA Harvesting schedule map I was able to plan my canoe trips away from the noise associated with logging and hauling trucks.

The addition of removed campsites to the map also gave one a chance to visit campsites from long ago. Some possibly historical in significance. File size - 50MB
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Vintage Algonquin Park Maps

This section provides online downloads of vintage Algonquin Park maps (Sorted by year of release) 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 Jeff's website as the list provided here is but just a sample of the archive Jeff has amassed.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 1893
Archives of Ontario Map Dept. of Lands & Forests Map
Archives of Ontario Map Dept. of Lands & Forests Map
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)
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Dept. Lands and Forests - Report on Alg. Ntnl. Park for 1893 Scanning paid for by Stephen Molson
(2.5MB JPEG)
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1893 Map of Algonquin National Park of Ontario

There are two versions of this map, viewable by clicking and dragging the slider across the image to the left.

The image on the left hand side of the frame is from the Archives of Ontario. The image on the right is from the Department of Lands and Forests. Both can be downloaded from the links below.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 1900
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1900 Copp Clark Co. Algonquin Map

Scanning paid for by
Algonquin Outfitters
(26.1MB JPEG)
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: 1908
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1908 Dr.Bell's Algonquin Map

Map provided by Bruce Sutton, scanned by Mark Rubino and edited by Jeffrey McMurtrie
(16.9MB JPEG)
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: 1911
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1911 Dept. Lands, Forests and Mines Algonquin Map

Scanning paid for by Stephen Molson
(26.2MB JPEG)
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: 1914
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1914 Dept. Lands, Forests and Mines Algonquin Map

Map provided and scanned by Mark Bagu
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: 1919
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1919 Dept. Lands, Forests and Mines Algonquin Map
Map Provided and Scanned by Diana McElroy, Edited by Jeffrey McMurtrie (45MB JPEG)
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: 1922
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1922 CNR Algonquin Park Map
Front & Back (Travel Guide) Sections


Map Provided by Jeffrey McMurtrie and scanned by Mark Rubino
Front Map
Actual Size (JPEG - 26.8MB)
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Back(Travel Guide)
Actual Size (JPEG - 35.8MB)
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: 1925
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1925 Arthur Brown Algonquin Map
Scanned by Jeffrey McMurtrie
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: 1934
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1934 Algonquin Park Map - National Topographic Series
Scanning paid for by Stephen Molson
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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)
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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)
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Algonquin Park Videos

Over the years I have accumulated many hours of video from my travels in Algonquin Park. Below are a few examples of video that I’ve put together and uploaded to my youtube channel.
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This video is nearly seven minutes in length, depicting a snowy canoe camping trip to Ragged Lake in Algonquin Park during late November in 2015.

The video was shot on an iPhone5 which I must say is terrible in cold weather as the battery drains quickly.

We were there for four days and didn’t see or hear another soul. This is exactly the kind of solitude we we’re looking for.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Snowshoe to Longspur Lake
This is a short 2min38sec video of a recon trip to Longspur Lake taken back in January 2014, off of highway#60. I was scouting a sled-hauling route to Longspur Lake for an upcoming winter trip at the time.

On the drive up, there were several snow squalls - Consequently, driving conditions up to the park were quite poor at times, resulting in several accidents. One of which was still causing issues upon my return home. I spent 7 hours in The Park that day and almost 8 hours driving to and from The Park!
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Clips from Mizzy Lake Trail
This is a really short video of 1min35sec in length, depicting a snowshoe thru Mizzy Lake Trail. in January 2016.

I do not recommend snowshoeing the entire length of the loop. Especially if you have to break trail - The loop is 11km long. For a report on the trip complete with a few photos, check out my blog posting
here.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: White Partridge Express
This is nearly a 10 minute video of a trip to Algonquin Park’s east side, shot back in May of 2006. The rare and unique mode of transport to our campsite was via a horse-drawn wagon. Without our horse-drawn wagon, getting to White Partridge Lake from the nearest canoe route access point would’ve taken two days over several rough portages and many lakes.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Algonquin Park Man
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. The names of many lakes and rivers are depicted in the song. Have you been to all the ones Bo has visited? Watch the video and find out!

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Byers Lake Time Lapse
This is a 1min43sec video depicting a time-lapse video I took while camping on Byers Lake in Algonquin Park’s south end in the month of June. The video contains copyrighted music authored under the creative commons license.

This was my first time using a go pro camera and its time-lapse function. Was fun to try out - Keep your eyes peeled for the snapping turtle.

Wallpapers

Here you can download a selection of Algonquin Park eye-candy for your computer desktop screen. Each image is available in two resolutions, offering different aspect ratios, 16x10 (1920x1200) and 16x9 (1920x1080).
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Spruce Bog frozen February’s embrace.
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: McIntosh Lake
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Beautiful McIntosh Lake on an October afternoon.
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Morning mist
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September morning mist on Little Drummer Lake
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Tom Thomson Lake
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Tom Thomson Lake in mid-October: Perfection!
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Narrows
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Paddling the narrows between Big Trout Lake and White Trout Lake.
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: White Trout Lake
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Morning glass on White Trout Lake
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Cliffs of Hogan Lake
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The cliffs of Hogan Lake on a mid-September afternoon
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Hoodlum Falls - Mink Creek
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“Hoodlum Falls” on Mink Creek on Algonquin’s west side. Find it on Jeff’s Algonquin Map.
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Sunrise over LoTR [Lake of Two Rivers]
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Beautiful August sunrise over Lake of Two Rivers.
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