Algonquin Park Visitor Centre



Algonquin Park Visitor Centre and Logging Museum
Client: Ministry of Natural Resources, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Algonquin Park visitor centre is the jewel of the 116 provincial parks in the Ontario Parks System. The 2-story structure includes an exhibit hall, automated theatre, restaurant, souvenir and book shop, visitor services offices and park research and management facilities.

The Visitor Centre is built into a hill top providing a panoramic view of the lowlands marsh area. The key function of the Centre is to impress upon the park visitor the historical, heritage, ecological and wilderness value of Algonquin Park. The exhibits outline the impact of the natural environment and the partnerships with the logging industry and Native Peoples in preserving this national treasure.

Global Exhibit Technology provided consultation and design for the AV systems in both the Visitor Centre and the Logging Museums. The systems include interactive video stations, a video projected animated manikin, two automated presentation theatres, and interactive video and audio playback systems. Two automated sound-and-effects dioramas have also been produced.
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