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Ouimet Canyon

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What you'll like:

  • Panoramic views of a 150 metre wide gorge and sheer cliffs that drop 100 metres straight down to the canyon floor
  • A trail and boardwalk connects two lookout platforms with spectacular views of the canyon
  • Arctic plants, usually found 1,000 kilometres north, survive in the unique environment at the bottom of the canyon
  • Operated in partnership with the Friends of Ouimet Canyon
  • Day-use park only park

Camping

Ouimet Canyon is a day-use only park.  There are no overnight camping facilities.  If you are interesting in camping try nearby Sleeping Giant or Kakabeka Falls Provincial Parks.

Activities List

Highlights of Things to Do

This day-use only park is a great place to stop for a picnic and experience the impressive gorge that ice, wind and rain have chiseled into the Canadian Shield over thousands of years.


Just the Facts

 
Hiking
Take only pictures, leave only footprints: don't bring any plants, animals or other natural objects with you. Park regulations prohibit this. For more information on Leave No Trace practices, visit www.leavenotrace.ca.

Ouimet Canyon features a one kilometre loop trail to two viewing platforms along the canyon’s rim. Please stay on the trail and view the canyon only from the designated lookout points. One route/direction along this trail allows for barrier-free access to the lookouts.

 
Birding

Ouimet Canyon provides great opportunities for bird watching, as sections of the raised boardwalk trail get you closer to the forest canopy to see and hear neotropical migrants (birds that breed in North America and spend winters in Central and South America), as well as year round residents of the boreal forest.  You many also get a glimpse of the threatened Peregrine Falcon, which occasionally nests on the cliffs of the canyon.

Amenities

This day-use park has picnic and toilet facilities located near to the parking lot.

Just the Facts

 
Barrier Free Access

The park’s vault toilets and one route to the canyon rim are barrier-free.

 
Day Use Area

Ouimet Canyon is a day-use park with a picnic area located near the main parking lot and trailhead.

 
Park Store

A small store located at the trailhead is operated by the Friends of Ouimet Canyon.

Park Location

Fire Ban

None

There is no fire ban at this time.

Boil Water

No

There is no boil water advisory at this time.

Beach Posting

No

There is no beach posting at this time.


Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park

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