Welcome to Harkness (established in 1936…)

2017 is our 82nd field season at Harkness!  

Harkness Laboratory is a field station focusing on ecological research for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry.  We serve as a base of operation for aquatic and terrestrial research by government scientists, university faculty and graduate students.  We’re located on Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Harkness is one of Canada’s oldest field stations. It’s been a centre of excellence in fisheries and aquatic ecology since 1936.

Ned Bowers - early 1930's Lake Opeongo holding up a large lake trout

Norman Bowers – early 1930’s Lake Opeongo