Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Located on the shores of Lake Superior, Pancake Bay Provincial Park boasts of 3 km (1.8 mi) of superb sand beach, kayaking, interpretive trails including the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout with views of Lake Superior and Great Lakes ships. The sheltered sandy bay got its name from the fur trading era, when voyageurs would camp there on their journey from Fort William. By the time they reached the bay, their food supply would be low and would make pancakes for dinner, knowing that they would replenish their supplies in Sault Ste. Marie the next day.

The Lookout Trail, located across from the park, leads through lush forest and opportunities to view local wildlife. From the Lookout Trail viewing platform, visitors will see across to Whitefish Point. This stretch of Lake Superior is known as the “graveyard of the Great Lakes” where the famed Edmund Fitzgerald sank in the fierce November gale of 1975.

Facilities and Services:

  • 328 campsites, 70 with electricity, 5 yurts, group camping site
  • Flush toilets, barrier free access, showers, day-use area, rentals, laundry, playground, group camping, park store, French services
  • Early May to October


  • Hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, biking, wildlife viewing, natural heritage education

What’s Nearby:

  • Restaurants, gas stations, shopping, campers store
  • 1 Group of Seven interpretive sign


Phone: (705) 882-2209
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Pancake Bay Provincial Park