Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park it is one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and will continue in 2022.
If you’re smart grab the permit before any visit even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance which guarantees you access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass you should still go online and book your permit but there’s no extra charge.

Facebook and Website Links

Official website
Official Facebook
Official Twitter


Phone #: (705) 882-2209
Main entrance co-ordinates: Pancake Bay Gatehouse Latitude: 46.969783, Longitude: -84.702083
Address: 12729 Hwy 17N, P0 box 61, Batchwana Bay, P0S 1A0
Opening seasons: May 6, 2022 to October 11, 2022


Camping & Accommodation


Hiking, Biking & Paddling


The Pancake Bay Nature Trail – 3.5 km (1-2 hours) easy
The Lookout Trail – 14 km (5-7 hours) moderate for the entire trail – 7 km return (2-3 hours) to the lookout


Trails: Cycling is permitted on the 14 km Lookout Trail.



Maps & Resources

Campground and trail maps are available on the official Pancake Bay map webpage

Local Facilities

If you know of a useful link, Facebook group, or resource that might improve this post, please message us through our contact page. We are always happy to include relevant local business information – just a one or two-sentence paragraph and a link to your website, or Facebook page.

A note to our visitors about Cookies

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience and to help make ads relevant to you. Visit Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy to find out more.

Privacy Policy