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Ouimet Canyon

October 17, 2018
Please note that starting July 3rd, 2018, there will be a detour to access Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park due to construction on the bridge spanning Coldwater Creek. Instead of turning off the Trans-Canada Highway (11/17) onto Ouimet Canyon Road, visitors can access Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park by using the following route: Turn west from Highway 11/17 on Fish Hatchery Road. At the junction of Coldwater Drive, continue right (north) on Fish Hatchery road. 4.0 kilometers after departing Highway 11/17, turn left onto Spring Creek Drive and continue for 1.6km. Next, turn right onto Valley Road and drive an additional 6.3km until you arrive at Ouimet Canyon Road. Lastly, turn right on Ouimet Canyon Road and drive for 3km to the entrance of the park. Trailer parking is available near the main gate as the drive to the upper parking lot is quite steep (approximately 10% grade). The entire detour described above will be well marked to ensure there are minimal impacts to both park visitors and Dorion locals.

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

General Information

(807) 977-2526
Size: 777.02 ha
Year established: 1972
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park c/o Sleeping Giant Provincial Park R.R. #1
Pass Lake
P0T 2M0

2018 Operating Dates


Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Ouimet Canyon May 18, 2018 to October 8, 2018