Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Region: Northwestern
Character: Natural Reserve
Length/Size: 1920 acres

Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

This sheer-walled canyon shelters rare Arctic-alpine plants along its boulder laden floor, where snow often persists until late spring. From two platforms and a network of boardwalks and trails, view this spectacular gorge and feel the air rising from the depths.

Picnics and Day Use
Stop here on your cross-Canada drive for a view of the spectacular canyon and a picnic by Gulch Lake.

Barrier Free Access - Vault toilets, trails (partially)

Off Season - Gated

Ouimet Canyon Trail 1 km (45 minutes)
This trail leads to two platforms overlooking the steep Ouimet Canyon. The canyon is so deep and cold that three species of Arctic plants flourish here. Walkways, viewing platforms and interpretive panels explain the unusual ecology. Because of the fragility of its plant life, the bottom of the canyon is closed to visitors.

Wildlife Viewing - Birds are the most common wildlife you'll see here.

For more information:
Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park
c/o Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Pass Lake, Ontario
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