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Woodland Caribou

Birding

Woodland Caribou is home to the bird species of the boreal forest. Keen birders will be able to check off many species on their life list that are common to the region. Visitors can observe Great Gray Owls that reside in the park, birds of pray such as bald eagles and various species of hawks, waterfowl and numerous nesting songbirds. Many more species are observed during their spring and fall migrations.

Boating

Powerboats are associated with the remote lodges and outpost camp areas and are primarily found in and along the Gammon and Bloodvein river systems. The rest of the park is almost solely traveled by canoe or kayak.

Canoeing

Up to 2,000 km of maintained canoe routes over a myriad of connected waterways provide the opportunity to immerse yourself in the most natural setting and to challenge your skills and senses.

Please contact the park if you need assistance planning your canoe adventure.

Fishing

Woodland Caribou is renowned for its fishing. The most sought after species are walleye, Northern Pike and Lake Trout. Smallmouth Bass are found in some northern lakes of the park and muskellunge are found in one lake in the southwest.

Many of the private outposts and lodges in the parks are dedicated to fishing.

Hunting

Hunting is only permitted in the park additions. Contact the Park Office for more information.

Hunting is subject to Ontario’s Hunting Regulations.

Swimming

Woodland Caribou’s many secluded beaches and plenty of deep drop-offs from bedrock shorelines offer great swimming opportunities.

Winter Activities

Winter camping, ice fishing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are permitted, but access is limited during the winter months. There are no groomed winter trails in the park.

Ice fishing is subject to Ontario’s fishing regulations.

Snowmobiling is only permitted in the access zones of park additions. There are no groomed park trails. Contact the Park Office for specific details and maps.

Winter visitors should take extra precautions. Woodland Caribou’s isolated location means help is not nearby. Only those with significant winter wilderness experience should stay overnight in the park.