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Fairbank isn’t known for any rare species or significant migrations, but it does have a wide variety of birds. The typical residents of the northern forests make Fairbank their home: woodpeckers, warblers, loons and ducks.


Boating is a popular summer activity.


Fairbank Lake is a popular boating destination in the Sudbury Area for canoeing and kayaking.

Discovery Program

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature. Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button! For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Fairbank Lake is a favourite of anglers looking to reel in Smallmouth Bass and Lake Trout.


Wa-Shai-Ga-Mog is the original name of Fairbank Lake and is the Ojibway word for “clear water”. A fitting name for a lake where it is possible to see for over 8 m (24 feet) into the spring fed lake. This short but challenging trail travels up bedrock outcrops and provides panoramic views of the surrounding forests, the Fairbank Fault and of course the beautiful blue waters of Fairbank Lake. Be sure to bring your camera!
Rating: Easy - Length: 0.5 km, 30 minutes


The crystal clear waters attract visitors from all over the region for snorkelling and swimming. Families can swim safely in a buoyed area at the long sandy beach. Please note: lifeguards are not posted on the beach.