Algonquin Provincial Park is the first provincial park in Canada, established in 1893, and is the oldest park in Ontario. It covers about 7,725 square kilometers and is located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in central Ontario. There are over 2400 lakes and 1200 kilometres of streams and rivers are located within the park. Its size, combined with its proximity to the major urban centres of Toronto and Ottawa make it one of the most popular parks in the province. Algonquin Park was named a national historic site in 1992.