Lake Nipigon to Lake of the Woods
Noted for its unusual green-black sandy beaches and tall shoreline cliffs, Lake Nipigon is the largest body of water entirely within the boundaries of Ontario.
Because of its remoteness and limited number of access points, Lake Nipigon has remained largely pristine. Wildlife viewing can include opportunities to see animals such as the Woodland Caribou, moose, Black bear, lynx, marten and beaver inhabiting the area.
For the bird watcher, there are White pelicans, Bald eagles, Osprey and Great Blue Herons. In addition to camping, canoeing, and kayaking, you can stay at a fly-in outpost or lodge facility or enjoy camping at Lake Nipigon Provincial Park.
In winter, the region is known as one of the top three ice-climbing destinations in North America. Quetico and Wabakimi are two provincial parks in this area for one-of-a-kind canoeing, kayaking and wildlife viewing.
Lake of the Woods
A remnant of glacial Lake Agassiz, Lake of the Woods is one of Ontario’s most majestic freshwater lakes.
Dotted with over 14,000 islands, this 1 million acre lake is in Ontario’s northern ‘cottage country’ with endless opportunities for water and land-based outdoor adventure activities. Majestic white pines and huge stands of birch trees can be seen along the shoreline. Explore by canoe, kayak or by renting a house boat.
Lake of the Woods, Sioux Narrows and Rushing River Provincial Parks offer recreational camping. Visual reminders of the lake as a past meeting and trading place for local Aboriginal people can be seen in many places along the shoreline in the form of native pictographs painted on the granite cliffs jutting out of the water.
- Useful Links:
- Lake Nipigon Provincial Park
- Sunset Country Travel Association
- Lake of the Woods Provincial Park
- Rushing River Provincial Park
- City of Kenora
- North of Superior Travel Association
- Sioux Narrows Provincial Park
- Wabakimi Provincial Park