Wabakimi Park offers world-class canoeing opportunities, including over 2000 kilometres
of lake and river travel. Some of the major canoe routes include the Allanwater, Flindt,
Pikitigushi, and Ogoki Rivers, and while most of these rivers offer whitewater
opportunities, for the less adventuresome, almost all river obstacles are by-passed by
Waterway Park: Adjoining Wabakimis southern boundary,
the Kopka is a picturesque river of whitewater and scenic waterfalls,
interspersed with sizeable lakes, which terminates at Lake Nipogon.
Waterway Park: An excellent canoeing river, the Brightsand adjoins Wabakimi
Park (and the Allanwater River) from the south, and is accessible from the Graham Road,
which runs north from Highway 17 near Upsala.
Park: This long, vast river runs touches the most northerly tip of Wabakimi,
and provides a big river experience. The experienced canoeist can follow this waterway all
the way to Hudson Bay.
Provincial Park: A boreal canoeing area similar to Wabakimi, this park also
has a woodland caribou herd, and offers 1600 km. of scenic paddling. Woodland Caribou Park
lies west of Red Lake, adjacent to the Manitoba border.
Park: A canoeing area of international renown, Quetico has a myriad of canoe
routes offering a variety of wilderness experiences. Lying south of the town of Atikokan,
Ontario, Quetico Provincial Park abuts the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota.
For more information on additional canoeing Visit the the Ontario Parks Website: www.ontarioparks.com
The fishing in Wabakimi Provincial Park is legendary, particularly for walleye and
northern pike. Catch and release methods are encouraged. A valid Ontario
Fishing Licence is required. Information on fishing regulations
and licences is available through outfitters and through the
Ministry of Natural Resources office in Thunder Bay.
Some lodge and outpost camp operators offer fall fly-in moose hunting packages in the
park expansion area. Aboriginal hunting and trapping activities are permitted throughout
There are 7 mainbase lodges and 40 fly-in outpost camps within the park.
Wilderness Retreats / Ecotours:
Wabakimi offers some of the finest northern wilderness on the continent,
and is becoming increasingly attractive to those seeking a retreat or educational
experience. Some of the commercial lodge and outpost operators offer excellent hospitality
with family opportunities for backcountry experiences. These include: boat and canoe
exploration, day trips, ecotours, wildlife viewing, sun bathing, swimming, berry picking,
relaxation, and peace and quiet. Several outfitters offer guided canoe trips where one can
learn whitewater skills, or learn more about the natural history of Wabakimi.
For further information regarding tourist operators offering these
Tourism Association (NOSTA)
Development Corporation (ARDC)
Patricia Regional Tourist
The park area also offers exceptional opportunities for combined natural
and cultural history adventures. Some of the native communities are beginning to develop
excursions with an Aboriginal guide. For more information about a guided Wabakimi
experience from one of these small northern communities, please contact:
Lake Superior First Nations