Whether you’re canoeing down the Moose River or taking the Polar Bear Express from Cochrane, Tidewater Provincial Park offers the outdoor enthusiast a unique experience. Situated between Moosonee and Moose Factory, Tidewater Provincial Park provides a last stop to people who are canoeing down the Missinaibi or Abitibi Rivers. Individuals canoeing down the Moose River generally stay overnight at Tidewater and take the train out the following day.
The setting is great for exploring, but be aware tides on the Moose River can be unpredictable as they come in and out from James Bay. Tidewater is located on five islands and offers 10 backcountry campsites. If you decide to take the train from Cochrane to Moosonee, the park can be accessed from the mainland by water taxi.
During your stay at Tidewater, you’ll find several things to do and see. Just off shore from the park, good fishing and wildlife viewing can be found. Lucky visitors may spot a seal or the white back of a beluga whale!
There are several different bird species including snow geese, dunlin, yellowlegs, and a variety of other Shorebirds and Waterfowl. Species of fish include walleye, pike and whitefish.
If you’d like to take in the sites via hiking, there are two great trails on Charles Island, which take you through the beautiful James Bay Lowland habitat.
See and experience Tidewater Provincial Park, an adventure to those wanting to experience the true North of Ontario.
Campsites are first-come, first-served — no reservation required.
Enjoy your stay!