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Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of a 150-meter-wide gorge, complete with awe-inspiring sheer cliffs that plummet an impressive 100 meters straight down to the canyon floor.
You can explore this natural wonder via a well-maintained trail and boardwalk that conveniently links two lookout platforms, both offering spectacular vistas of the canyon. It’s the perfect spot to soak in the beauty of nature.
Remarkably, you’ll also find Arctic plants here, typically thriving a thousand kilometers further north. These resilient flora have adapted to the unique environment at the bottom of the canyon, adding an unexpected touch of botanical intrigue to your visit.
Please note that this is a day-use park only, so plan your visit accordingly for a memorable adventure in this stunning natural setting!
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Phone #: (807) 977-2526
Main entrance co-ordinates: 48.766486, -88.670826
Address: Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park c/o Sleeping Giant Provincial Park R.R. #1 Pass Lake, ON P0T 2M0
Opening seasons: May 19, 2023 to October 10, 2023
The park has barrier-free vault toilets and a picnic area is located near the main parking lot and trailhead. Fires are not allowed in this park.
Ouimet Canyon offers fantastic opportunities for bird enthusiasts! As you explore the raised boardwalk trail, you’ll find yourself closer to the forest canopy, providing an excellent vantage point to observe and listen to neotropical migrants. These remarkable birds breed in North America and then make their way to Central and South America for the winter. In addition to these seasonal travelers, you’ll also encounter the year-round residents of the boreal forest.
But that’s not all! Keep your eyes peeled, because you might just catch a glimpse of the elusive Peregrine Falcon. This magnificent bird occasionally chooses to nest on the cliffs of the canyon, making it a rare treat for birdwatchers. So, grab your binoculars and camera, and get ready for an unforgettable bird-watching adventure at Ouimet Canyon!
Camping & Accommodation
Unfortunately, there are no overnight camping facilities at this park, but with nearby Sleeping Giant and Kakabeka Falls Provincial Parks just minutes away, you can continue your adventure with a night under the stars.
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Short 1 km loop trail with canyon viewing platforms.