Take a bus to Algonquin Park

Yellow canoes by lake in Algonquin Park.

Photo of Algonquin Park courtesy of Ontario Parks.

One of the most frequent questions I get here at Ottawa Road Trips is “How do I get to such-and-such a destination without a car?”

Believe me, I sympathize with the question, as my husband and I voluntarily lived without a car for seven years!

So here’s some good news for all of you who don’t drive, don’t have a car or would simply like to leave the driving to others: A company called Parkbus is offering round-trip bus transportation to Algonquin Park on the weekend of September 22 to 24, 2017.

This isn’t a tour; the bus drops passengers at trailheads, outfitters, campgrounds and other convenient spots, and then you’re on your own until it comes back on Sunday. The round-trip fare from Ottawa is $79 for adults, and there are other fares for seniors, students and children.

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2 Responses to Take a bus to Algonquin Park

  1. taku ogata September 27, 2017 at 12:45 am #

    I plan to go to Algonquin Park from Ottawa,at the day of 2nd or 3rd of the Oct.No park bus at that time,and I can not drive,please advice me how to get there.Thanks

    • Laura Byrne Paquet September 27, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

      Public transit options from Ottawa to Algonquin Park are really limited, unfortunately. Your best bet might be to contact an outfitter, such as Barry’s Bay Outfitters (http://www.barrysbayoutfitters.com/). They might be able to arrange a shuttle, or at least suggest alternatives. Sorry not to be more help.

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