1 January 2015

Frank MacDougall Parkway

The 56 km section of Highway 60 that traverses the park from gate to gate was designated as the Frank MacDougall Parkway in 1976, in honour of his 35 years of service, ten years as park superintendent and twenty five as Deputy Minister of Lands and Forests, the highest non-elected position in the Civil Service. During his tenure in Algonquin from 1931-1941, he was known as the "flying superintendent" for introducing airplane service and was in office when construction of the highway began and was completed in 1937. I am often teased that 60 is the highway number not the speed limit as I am prone to drive slower through the park, hoping to spot wildlife and scenic views to photograph.

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