superimposed before and after images of Algonquin Railway trail

Help us celebrate our OP125 time capsule at Algonquin

This summer’s OP125 celebrations include the creation of a 2018 time capsule!

And what better place to “bury” a time capsule than Ontario’s oldest provincial park?

Why a time capsule?

Throughout 2018, we’re celebrating our provincial parks’ history, present, and future.

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

Time capsules inspire us to think about the future of the provincial park system and provides an exciting way to communicate with people enjoying parks 25 years from now.

What’s inside the time capsule?

We want to provide a snapshot of Ontario Parks in the year 2018. We plan to include documents, letters, photographs, objects, memorabilia, and digital files. Items will represent education, recreation, protection, and science.

The time capsule is a rectangular stainless steel unit (about the size of two shoe boxes put together) that’s designed to stand the test of time.

Picture of eight people on a campsite, posing together and giving a thumbs up
Sibbald Point Provincial Park

The contents will be prepared with archive-quality materials for optimal preservation.

Stay tuned to social media for chances to tell us what you think should go in the time capsule. Then, attend the event to sign the guestbook and write a message to Ontario Parks enthusiasts of the future.

Where will the time capsule be “buried?”

The time capsule will be placed in the floor of the Algonquin Visitor Centre in the front entrance area. In 25 years, it will be opened in celebration of the Ontario Parks’ 150th Anniversary.

Ramped entry way that says Algonquin Visitor Centre, beside a plaque mounted on a rock

Be a part of history!

Join us at Algonquin Provincial Park‘s Visitor Centre at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22 to:

  • attend the time capsule ceremony
  • sign a guestbook that will be included in the time capsule
  • enjoy live music by David Archibald
  • visit interactive and engaging booths

Be a part of history in the making! Everyone is welcome to attend this exciting event.

Book your campsite now and make a trip of it!