Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park, Dorion

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#44 of 209 in Nature in Ontario
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  • En route to Thunder Bay, we stop at Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park. We do a loop of a kilometre walk to see the canyon. Interesting posters that explain how was formed the canyon and how the plants at the bottom of the canyon are subarctic plants while they are only 100 m to the bottom. It is much colder at the bottom of the canyon. This is a nice stop if you have a little time...
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  • This is a carved glacial path through the massive rock landscape of the Canadian shield. It took a lot of power to carve out the canyon and it has a beautiful, iconic rock sticking out on the left of ...  more »
  • We stopped in the morning and it was a good time to do so. The lighting as the sun came into the canyon was worth it. There is a short hike on excellent trail to see the canyon from two very nice over...  more »
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  • What an amazing view this place has! The walk isn't very long, but it's worth it regardless. From the balconies overlooking the canyon floor, you can see lakes and mountains in all directions with forest covering everything. It is absolutely the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. It's free, but a two dollar donation to help keep the park maintained would be amazing for the staff! At the bottom of the canyon is a unique northern forest of trees that aren't supposed to exist for hundreds of miles from the area, but the climate allows them to flourish! Overall, a breathtaking place that I can't wait to visit again!
  • I NEVER KNEW SIGHTS THIS STUNNING AND GORGEOUS EXISTED IN ONTARIO AND BOY WAS WRONG. Very clean trails and facilities. Staff is friendly and very helpful. It's really good for hiking and running. Amazing place for camping and for the family. It has very beautiful scenic sights as well. Recommended 10 outta 10. The canyon is actually do big and great.
  • This is a carved glacial path through the massive rock landscape of the Canadian shield. It took a lot of power to carve out the canyon and it has a beautiful, iconic rock sticking out on the left of the farther lookout. Definitely check this out while you are driving through.
  • Amazing views of a dramatic natural formation from two separate vantage points. The viewing pods are accessed by a trail, suspension bridge and boardwalk. The total walking distance is in the order of 1 to 2 km and there are a few steep and challenging sections for smaller children or individuals walking with a cane. Check the notice board at the trail entrance for more specific details. The site is equipped with toilet facilities and a small tourist information center and a clear set of maps and background information boards at the pods, explaining two theories behind the creation of the formation. There is an "honour system" in place to collect $2.00 per visitor to help defray the cost of caring for the trail network and infrastructure. It's about 11 km off the main highway. There is a small parking lot before the final ascent to the entrance to the trail network due to the steep grade of the final 3km of road to access the parking lot. Well worth the side trip. Can be done in an hour but plan for 1.5+ hours if you are towing a trailer and have to unhitch.
  • Super foggy day but made for amazing pics.
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