Welcome to the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station

Situated on picturesque Lake Sasajewun in Algonquin Provincial Park, the Station consists of a collection of cabins functioning as accommodations and work space for researchers, workshops and field courses.

Our vision is to be a leader in wildlife research and experiential learning. Since 1944, we have been supporting wildlife research and conservation, student training in the natural sciences, and outdoor education. Our long history of ecological research has contributed significantly to knowledge, policy, and conservation of species and ecosystems in Canada.

We operate as a registered Canadian charity administered by a volunteer Board of Directors and a small team of staff.

Our Mission

To Educate

scientists, the public, and policy makers by facilitating peer-reviewed publications, producing research reports, and hosting field courses and workshops.

To Conserve

biodiversity, ecological integrity, and a culture of field-based learning by providing facilities and logistical support for research projects, with an emphasis on long-term ecological studies.

To Inspire

environmental stewardship, a community of collaboration, and a connection with nature through educational workshops, public events, and social media.

We pay our respects to the traditional stewards of the land on which the AWRS exists and of Algonquin Provincial Park in its whole. The AWRS and much of Algonquin Park are located within unceded Algonquin territory. Algonquin Provincial Park as a whole also contains territory of the Anishinaabeg, specifically the Chippewa, Ojibwa and Nippissing, and lands under the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 and the Williams Treaties of 1923. 

This land has also been used by Métis and other Indigenous peoples as it includes major travel routes on its rivers and waterways.

We are always open to learning and discussion.

Home to some of the world’s longest wildlife monitoring studies

We host wildlife monitoring projects that have been ongoing for over 70 years! These projects produce valuable natural history knowledge on various species, and an understanding of how wildlife populations are responding to a changing climate.

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The Station provides facilities for researchers, field courses, workshops, and media crews. In addition to providing accommodations and meals, we can also provide logistical support, lab space, classrooms, equipment and more.

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The research we host here has broad implications for applied conservation from forestry practices to species at risk protection. As a registered charity, we can issue tax receipt for donations.

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