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Wabakimi

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Notice :

Water levels within the park are at very high levels.  Approaches to some portages are more difficult to see, landing space is reduced, and low areas are waterlogged or have standing water.  While all routes in the park remain open, caution is required and there is an expectation that you will get wet while portaging.

What you'll like:

  • World-class wilderness canoeing, including over 2,000 kilometres of lake and river routes and some excellent whitewater
  • Pristine wilderness with opportunities for wildlife viewing as well as sport fishing and hunting
  • Legendary fishing for walleye and northern pike; fly-in backcountry lodges and resorts
  • Situated on the traditional lands of several First Nation and Aboriginal communities; the park has a long and storied cultural history

Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Backcountry Campsites - 500
  • Lodges - 1

Camping

Wabakimi offers world class backcountry camping and wilderness canoeing at its best.  Since it was established, Wabakimi has been drawing avid canoeists from around the world to paddle its pristine waters.  Those who have come and paddled here are drawn back year after year to the park’s quiet waters, incredible scenery, abundant fishing and spectacular wildlife.  Come and see for yourself - you won’t be disappointed!


 

Backcountry Camping

There are over 500 backcountry campsites at Wabakimi. In the spirit of a wilderness park these sites are remote and primitive. Backcountry travel group size is limited to nine people.

Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not required. Permits are available through the park office or select tourism outfitters. Please contact the park office for further information at 807-473-3031.

Highlights of Things to Do

Wabakimi is a world-class recreational area in the heart of Northwest Ontario. The second largest provincial park in Ontario, Wabakimi offers close to one million hectares of pristine boreal forest that provides habitat to a wide range of wildlife.  It is well known for its fly-in fishing, quality resorts, wilderness canoeing and Woodland Caribou.  The park is accessible by canoe, float plane or rail service to close to 500 backcountry campsites throughout the park.  For those seeking a more comfortable retreat, many lodge and outpost camp operators within the park mix opportunities for quality wilderness accommodations with backcountry experiences.  These include boat and canoe exploration, day trips, eco-tours, wildlife viewing, swimming, berry picking, relaxation and peace and quiet. Some outfitters offer guided canoe trips that include white-water training and a chance to learn more about the amazing cultural and natural history of Wabakimi.


Just the Facts

 
Canoeing

Wabakimi Provincial Park offers canoeing opportunities in a world-class setting.  Canoeists in the park should be experienced, but have the choice of selecting trips that are calm and relaxing, or offer more adventure. Park staff and local tourist outfitters are more than happy to discuss your trip plans with you and help you select the route that suits you best.

 
Swimming

Surprises are around every corner in Wabakimi and many of our lakes boast beautiful beaches which are perfect for taking a relaxing swim after a long day paddling.

 
Boating

Motorboats are permitted in the expanded park area. Only tourist operators are allowed to use them in the original park area. Please check with park staff for more information on these boundaries.

 
Fishing

Wabakimi boasts some of the best fishing in Northwest Ontario, including opportunities for trophy fish. Species such as walleye, Northern Pike, perch, whitefish and Lake Trout are found throughout the park.

 
Birding

Wabakimi is a boreal birder’s paradise and offers opportunities to see species such as Boreal Chickadee, Red and White-winged Crossbill, Greater Yellowlegs, Spruce Grouse, Hawk Owl, Great Grey Owl and Pine Grosbeak.   Bald Eagles abound and Gray Jays will follow you throughout your trip!

 
Hunting

Hunting is permitted in the expanded park area for moose and is guided by tourist outfitters who can help you organize the trip of a lifetime.  Hunting in the park is subject to Ontario Hunting Regulations.

Park Amenities List

Amenities

Wabakimi is a remote wilderness park that offers excellent backcountry experiences for both the experienced paddler and those seeking more relaxed vacations.  Tourist outfitters within the park provide relaxing accommodations with many luxuries you won’t find in a remote wilderness campsite!

Just the Facts

 
Barrier Free Access

Although Wabakimi is a wilderness park, some fly-in tourist outfitters can offer barrier-free access to this wilderness experience.

 
Rentals

Boats can be rented through tourist outfitters within the park.

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.

Wabakimi Provincial Park

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