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National Park

Pukaskwa National Park – Parks Canada

Pukaskwa National Park is the only wilderness national park in Ontario and we’re happy to say it’s located in Algoma Country. Pukaskwa encompasses 1,878 square km of magnificent beauty with its vistas of Lake Superior and the rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield. It is truly a special place. Explore the shores of Lake Superior and witness the powerful waves along the sandy beaches and wild shore. Bring your camera as there are many opportunities to view wildlife and bird watching. Visit the Anishnaabe Camp to share cedar tea and bannock with a local elder, participate in the Fire Circle and learn the ways of life, culture and nation.

The Coastal Hiking Trail is 60 km of wild wilderness on Lake Superior north shore offers many opportunities for backpackers as there are a number of different hikes of varying distance and skill levels. The Coastal Paddling Route is a rewarding challenge for seasoned paddlers.

Facilities and Services:

  • 67 campsites at the Hattie Cove Campground (electrical hook-ups)
  • oTENTik campsites, backcountry campsites available
  • comfort stations, free WiFi (mid-May to mid-September)
  • visitor services May – October (falls months operate on reduced services)

Activities:

  • Coastal Hiking Trail, Coastal Paddling Route, hike to the White River Suspension bridge, boating, swimming, fishing, natural heritage programs, Aboriginal culture programs, geo-caching program
  • The Red Chair Experience #ShareTheChair
  • 1 Group of Seven interpretive sign
  • Anishinaabe camp – weekly interpretive talks, traditional activities

What’s Nearby

  • Local outfitters can supply you with all the gear you need for a self-guided trip and fully guided trips can also be booked

Learn More

Visit www.pc.gc.ca/pukaskwa

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