"One evening as I went to Canoe Lake, a tall, fine-looking young man with a backsack on his back stepped off the train. He inquired then that he would like to find a place to stay. Well, I explained to him that the Algonquin Hotel was a short distance away, and also that there was a man by the name of Fraser at a stopping place known as Mowat Lodge where he could get good meals, and excellent beds. 'Well' he said, 'I think that's the place for me.'"

-Mark Robinson, Algonquin Park Ranger

Mowat Lodge (coloured glass plate), c.1913