Pukaskwa National Park

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Pukaskwa National Park

Pukaskwa National Park(www.pc.gc.ca/pukaskwa) is a vast, wild, natural playground found on the edge of the world’s largest freshwater lake.  It is one of the many national parks in Canada, but it is Ontario’s only wilderness national.  The park is located 3.5 hours (320km) east of Thunder Bay.

Hattie Cove Campground

Relax and play in Pukaskwa National Park’s breath-taking front country campground, trails and beaches.  Enjoy the park’s cosy comforts like hot showers, electrical hook-ups and free Visitor Centre WIFI.  Summer is peak season for the park when all services are available, be sure to check out the Visitor Centre, browse around the park store and explore the scenic trails.

Canoe & Sup Rentals

Enjoy paddling the peaceful waters of Pukaskwa’s Hattie Cove and its awesome wilderness views by renting a canoe or stand-up paddleboard (SUP).  Pack a picnic lunch and explore the Hattie Cove wetlands or simply float around for an afternoon.

Coastal Hiking Trail

Get ready to experience the wildest hike on the wildest shore of all of the Great Lakes!  Pukaskwa National Park’s 60 km Coastal Hiking Trail is an adventurer’s dream that offers a challenging but rewarding premiere Ontario wilderness experience.  Visitors who are properly equipped for backpacking this difficult terrain will enjoy relaxing campsites, beautiful beaches and awe-inspiring views.

Interpretive Programming

Family-friendly interpretive programs are available in the park from Canada Day to Labour Day.  Participate in guided hikes, join the evening Drumming Circles, find a geocache, experience the seven grandfather teachings, and more!

Coastal Paddling Route

Lake Superior.  They weren’t kidding when they named her.  Superior in size, superior in adventure!  Comparable to ocean-paddling, Pukaskwa’s Coastal Paddling Route offers premiere Ontario wilderness and demands technical knowledge and skill from visitors who wish to experience it.  With Pukaskwa’s 135 km of coastline, the adventures are endless.

Red Chairs

Parks Canada invites you to test out Pukaskwa’s red chairs! Take many pictures and share them through social media using #SHARETHECHAIR.

Mdaabii Miikna

Looking for a memorable backcountry weekend getaway?  Mdaabii Miikna, ‘go to the shore trail’ in Anishinaabemowin, delivers everything that Pukaskwa has to offer in a fraction of the time to complete the Coastal Hiking Trail!  This backpacking loop trail is accessed via the Coastal Hiking Trail and is about 21 km round trip from Hattie Cove.

Anishinaabe Camp

Hattie Cove now features a revitalized Anishinaabe Camp.  Rediscover the Anishinaabe Camp and its newly built wigwam and cook tent.  All are welcome to join park interpreters as they host cultural programs in this amazing space!