Wabakimi Provincial Park

Location: Northwest Zone, Ontario
Region: Northwestern
Character: Wilderness
Length/Size: 2,204,331 acres

Wabakimi Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

Wabakimi is pure northern grandeur - dense boreal forest and Canadian Shield. It is larger than Prince Edward Island and home to woodland caribou, moose, eagles and wolves. Visitors can fly in to remote lodges and camps to sport fish, or enter the park by train and more quietly by canoe.

Please also visit the Armstrong Resources Development Corporation website (www.wabakimi.on.ca) for further park and area information.

Picnics and Day Use - Yes

Outfitters can equip you for a wilderness canoe trip, fly you in to a lodge, resort or a fishing adventure.

Wabakimi is a world class recreational area in the heart of northwestern Ontario. It is well known for its fly-in fishing, quality resorts, wilderness canoeing and caribou. The park is accessible by canoe, float plane or rail service. About 500 backcountry campsites are scattered throughout the park. For those seeking a retreat or educational experience, many lodge and outpost camp operators mix opportunities for quality wilderness accommodations with backcountry experiences. These include boat and canoe exploration, day trips, ecotours, wildlife viewing, sunbathing, swimming, berry picking, relaxation, and peace and quiet. Some outfitters offer guided canoe trips that include whitewater training and a chance to learn more about the natural and cultural history of Wabakimi.

Wilderness paddling through Wabakimi affords the rare pleasure of excellent fishing in a near pristine setting. Many outfitters offer fly-in fishing adventures. Species you might catch include walleye, northern pike, lake trout, perch and whitefish.

Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife in Wabakimi are typical of the boreal forest region and include moose, black bears, timber wolves, beavers, otters and eagles. About 300 woodland caribou also roam in the park, elusive but occasionally seen by lake and river shores or swimming across a lake.

Motorboats are permitted in the expanded park area. Only remote tourism operations are allowed to use them in the original park area.

Swimming - Yes, in lakes and rivers throughout the park

Outfitters will help you plan your trip, provide accommodations, rental equipment, air service, vehicle shuttles, park permits, fishing licences.

Hunting in this park is subject to the Ontario Hunting Regulations. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, contact the park or your local area or district office of the Ministry of Natural Resources.

For more information:
Wabakimi Provincial Park
435 James Street South, Suite 221d
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7E 6S8