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Pukaskwa National Park

#753 of 3,917 things to do in Ontario Features Animals
| Heron Bay, Ontario P0T 1R0, Canada
+1 807-229-0801
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Great wilderness hiking and camping

This park opens for camping and hiking on Victoria Day, but it does not fully open (visitor center... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Robert W
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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Fantastic trails, wildlife and scenery

We only stayed the 1 night in Pukaskwa national park, but there some of the best trails we've seen... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Manon H
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| Heron Bay, Ontario P0T 1R0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This park opens for camping and hiking on Victoria Day, but it does not fully open (visitor center, etc.) until July! Do they have to wait for black flies? The hiking is only accessible from the visitor center area but you quickly enter wilderness in...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We only stayed the 1 night in Pukaskwa national park, but there some of the best trails we've seen in Canada. We managed to complete almost all of the trails except the suspension bridge trail in a few hours and had great fun. There was...More

1  Thank Manon H
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We did the coastal trail over 5 days this summer. What an experience! It was magnificent - hard, even brutal at times, technical in many parts, solitary, but over all of this it was a life-affirming experience. Just the camp sites alone were worth the...More

2  Thank citybluemoon
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Last year I had the opportunity to hike the Coastal Trail. This experience was amazing and provided a lifetime of memories (including some of the most incredible camping spots on Lake Superior). This year I returned to Pukaswka National Park, albeit for a much shorter...More

2  Thank HL_333
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We spent three hours here. Started at the Visitor Center and from there went on a hike up to the Red Chairs and eventually out to Hattie's Cove Beach. The beach is awesome. Not many people around and it's very relaxing. Went for a swim....More

Thank Marlene L
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing park. Firstly, the scenery is absolutely spectacular and more than worth the long drive to get there. I was pleasantly surprised by just how much there was to do though. There's very little information on the Parks Canada site but there...More

1  Thank JCook21
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This park lives up to all the hype and expectation. We spent two days here, with Wawa as our basecamp. Words and pictures cannot describe this place. We hiked three trails; the 'Southern Headlands' gives the best views of Superior, while 'Manito Mikkana' gives you...More

2  Thank Travelboy328
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights in the park. Planned on geocaching and a medium-difficulty hike. We did both and more. The kids got 'Explorer' booklets and had a lot of fun checking out different aspects of the park. I was very impressed and proud of my Canadian...More

Thank steveNjana
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My family (two adults plus boys ages 13 and 10) just spent about a week in Pukaskwa during the first part of July. It was absolutely the best hiking trip I've ever taken in my life. We spent two nights tenting in the Hattie Cove...More

6  Thank jeswncsu
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Spent three days in the campground. Stunning driftwood beaches and trails. The trek out to the White River trail bridge is worth the hassle. The visitors centre is fantastic and picturesque, staff were very very friendly. Be aware that the campground is small and just...More

4  Thank TorontoBoris
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Sarah J
I know that Hattie's Cove Campground is first come, first served. Has anyone ever been turned away? I worry about arriving and them not having anything available.
6 February 2017|
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Response from Marlene L | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve there I think. If it's a long weekend it might be busy but I've never seen in full up.
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44dawn
Is it necessary to take a sat phone with you when hiking the coastal trail for two to three days?
15 January 2016|
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Response from jeswncsu |
It is not required by the park to have a sat phone. I think whether you take one or not would depend on your personal feelings. We are not in the habit of carrying one when hiking, and we did not have one with us on our trip... More
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