Welcome to the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station

At the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station (AWRS) our vision is to be a leader in wildlife research through experiential learning.

Since our inception in 1944, we have been providing access to and supporting wildlife research and conservation, student training in the natural sciences, and outdoor education for biologists from Ontario, North America, and around the world. Our 75-years of ecological research have contributed significantly to knowledge, policy, and conservation of species and ecosystems in Canada.

The AWRS is situated on Lake Sasajewun in Algonquin Provincial Park and operates as a registered Canadian non-for-profit organization administered by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Our Mission

To Educate

Scientists, the public and policy makers through facilitating peer reviewed publications, producing research reports, and hosting field courses.

To Conserve

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

To Inspire

Environmental stewardship, a community of collaboration, and a connection with nature, workshops, public events, and social media activity .

Home to some of the world’s longest ecological studies

There are ecological research projects going on at the AWRS that have been in progress for nearly 70 years! The research we support helps inform the management and protection of Algonquin Park – a precious place for Ontario, Canada, and the world.

Current Research

Learn about the projects that are happening right now in the park!

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Critter Cam

Take a look at what happens when we’re not around!

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Looking to do your own research at the station?

The AWRS does not only host wildlife research but also accommodates a wide variety of natural science projects, educational institutions, workshops, natural history media and many others. In addition to providing bunks and food the AWRS can also provide logistics, lab space, classrooms, equipment and much more. To learn more about how the AWRS can host you, please visit our Contact page.

Potential Users

Find out more about the AWRS and learn how to have a research project based on our Potential User page.

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Have Questions?

Have some questions about our organization? Head over to our contact page and get in touch!

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Support Our Work

For as little as the cost of a coffee you can help us keep our facilities up to date and support ongoing research. The work we do here has implications from everything from forest management to climate change – you can be a part of that and get exclusive access to what’s happening at the station.

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