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Pukaskwa National Park

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| Heron Bay, Ontario P0T 1R0, Canada
+1 807-229-0801
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Back country hiking

Just completed a four day solo hike along the coast. Hattie Cove to Willow River then did the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris W
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Totally worth the detour!

Ontario parks may not have the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains or Newfoundland, but Pukaskwa was a... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
mdos7
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The hidden gem of Lake Superior’s north shore, Pukaskwa will transform eventhe most seasoned traveller. Rugged coastlines, serene sunsets, anddramatic Lake Superior vistas await.Home to Ontario’s premier wilderness hiking trail, the Coastal HikingTrail, the park also offers car campers unparalleled solitude and privacyat Hattie Cove Campground. In the Anishnaabe Camp, visitors can immersethemselves in local aboriginal culture through ceremonies and workshops.
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| Heron Bay, Ontario P0T 1R0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just completed a four day solo hike along the coast. Hattie Cove to Willow River then did the Mdaabii Miikna trail on the way back. The coastal trail is on excellent shape except the sinking board walk about 40 mins in. Be careful you don't...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Ontario parks may not have the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains or Newfoundland, but Pukaskwa was a terrific experience. The trails along the lake are stunning. Staff are friendly and helpful. And it's easy to get away from the crowds. I am dying to come...More

1  Thank mdos7
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

We stayed at Pukaskwa during our trip around Lake Superior. We were able to book all other campsites except for this one; this is a first come, first serve park (which was somewhat nerve-wracking). Having spent our previous days camped right on the water's edge,...More

1  Thank WoodOK
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

The area is pretty much empty and wild and majestic. The lake is cold and gigantic. The trees are massive and local inhabitants and park workers are friendly. I think that anyone wishing for a return to nature experience would love this area.

2  Thank Arctic_Lyon
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We were just there for a short stop. We hiked the south headlands trail and wow. We were there in September during the week on a cool kind of misty day so it was quiet. It seemed like we had the place to ourselves. I...More

Thank Doug W
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

We camped for 4 days at this park on which we hiked for 3 Days (2nights). The hike was a beautiful experience. The path is marked ever few meters so you know where you are going. The campsites throughout the hike are gorgeous as well....More

1  Thank AceDbailey
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

This park is very beautiful. It's good for a day hike or even a week long backpacking trip. The trails are very nice. On each backpacking campsite they have a toilet and a bear bin. The park has a campground as well. It's definitely worth...More

1  Thank Sebastian K
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

The South Headlands Trail was one of the highlights of our three-week road trip along Lake Superior and Georgian Bay. The trail provides access to some awesome terrain in a remote wilderness park, yet the trailhead is just 14.7 km (13 minutes) south of the...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

We stopped at the park as a break on our way from Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay. We really only had a chance to visit the park office, which was unfortunate. But we did have fun, the park office has free WiFi, so it...More

Thank Oilerman
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

This park is just awesome. You're in a National park but you feel like you are like in a wild place. You cross animals everywhere, from small to bigger. Staff is very nice and speak both English and french. The trails are very wild too...More

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Sally E
June 3, 2018|
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Response from WoodOK | Reviewed this property |
All the sites we saw had plenty of room for driving in. In fact, we had two cars in our site and still had plenty of space.
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azsmile15
January 17, 2018|
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Response from Chris W |
Hi there. You can take your dog but it must be leashed and you have to scoop the poop. Honestly, I have taken my dog on the trails off leash. She is very well behaved and friendly. They don't patrol the hiking trails... More
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Kathy F
September 18, 2017|
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Response from dm1186 | Reviewed this property |
For 2 hours, I would suggest multiple shorter hikes to see a variety of sights. Maybe Headlands, Beach and the Fire Walk?
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