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The Algonquin Radio Observatory

The Algonquin Radio Observatory is operated as a division of Thoth Technology Inc., an Ontario-based space company. Thoth provides timely access to ARO's unique facilities and infrastructure for government, academic and space sectors.

The Observatory House

We offer you a warm welcome to our new summer resort located on beautiful Lake Travers. The Observatory's lodge is a small, family-run establishment offering accommodation in the heart of Algonquin Park--a huge nature and wildlife preserve.

Visitors to the Observatory from all over the world come to tour the facility and can also enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Park and explore its forests, lakes and rivers. You will hear the haunting sound of loons on the lake, and may catch a glimpse of beavers building their dams or moose strolling down to drink. We are located 72 kilometers inside the Park boundary on the Achray Road, which provides access from the Eastern park boundary and Sand Gate entrance. 

In this tranquil setting, you can enjoy our warm hospitality and fine cooking. You will be able to visit a historic scientific site, which until now could be visited only by educators, students, researchers and scientists, and see the telescope in operation.

During your visit, our friendly and enthusiastic staff will do their best to make your stay rewarding and pleasurable. We invite you to browse our website and discover what this unspoilt area of Algonquin has to offer.