Planning a cross-province adventure? Check out the Ontario Parks Driving Routes.
This is a world-renowned northern travel route for car and RV travelers.
This bucket list experience connects Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay, offering spectacular rugged shorelines, cascading rivers and waterfalls, smooth rock and sand beaches, unique geological features, and excellent wildlife viewing.
Parks you’ll want to explore en route:
The park is located along the historic paddling route of the Voyageurs. Stroll the 3 km of beautiful sand beach, and swim in the Caribbean blue water. Take in the panoramic view of Lake Superior from the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout.
Camp amid spectacular scenery, and take advantage of world-class hiking and paddling along the Lake Superior shoreline. Stop by the exceptional Visitor Centre to learn about the park’s cultural history, natural features, and recreational opportunities.
Recently designated a Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Lake Superior offers excellent astronomy opportunities for both experts and amateurs.
The 6,500 ha White Lake is one of the largest inland lakes on the Lake Superior Route, and boasts excellent walleye and northern pike fishing. The park’s expanse of boreal forest also provides top-quality bird watching opportunities.
See Pic Island as it was immortalized on canvas by Lawren Harris of the famous Canadian painting team, the Group of Seven. Visitors can also view a model of a former prisoner-of-war (POW) camp at the Visitor Centre, then view the actual remains of POW Camp 100.
Shake out the cobwebs with a hike along the Casque Isle Trail, or camp along the rugged shore of Lake Superior at the Rossport Campground location.
Enjoy a picnic atop Ontario’s Grand Canyon! Ouimet Canyon is a 150-m-wide gorge that drops 100 m down to the canyon floor. A trail and boardwalk connect two lookout platforms for spectacular views of the canyon.
The park has over 100 km of incredible hiking trails with many spectacular geological features, including the “Sea Lion” and Tee Harbour. Experience breathtaking views of Lake Superior and the surrounding area from the Top of the Giant Trail and Thunder Bay Lookout.
At 40 metres high, Kakabeka Falls is the second highest waterfall in Ontario. The park offers excellent views from a boardwalk that wraps around the top of the falls.
Quetico is a camper’s favourite because of its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, and picturesque rivers and lakes.