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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Thunder Bay

(4.5/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
The wilderness awaits at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Named for the view you get of the area when on the lake, the park comprises 224 sq km (94 sq mi) of forested mountain terrain to explore the area during a day of outdoor adventure. The park has more than 100 km (62 mi) of trails (open seasonally), including cross-country ski trails. Locals and tourists alike visit the park for hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, and cycling. Plan to see Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Thunder Bay trip builder.
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  • We visited in February for a day of hiking. If you have never been to the park it is not easy to determine where to go and what to do. Many of the trails are not for winter day trippers as they are mo...  more »
  • Excellent Hiking and I'm over 60. So many photo opportunities for my wife. An excellent way to bond with our daughter who has moved up up to Thunder Bay form small town southern Ontario.  more »
  • This Provincial Park is typical of Ontario parks. It offers all the normal facilities you would expect. We were a bit disappointed in the site we received as it was more open than we led to believe, a...  more »
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  • Beautiful park. Note that the campground is about 30 minutes off of the main highway. We stayed in the campsites on the west side of the lake. They're more private and scenic, but require a 10 minute drive on dirt roads in and out. The hiking is incredible.
  • Beautiful camping, campground at Mary Louise can be a tad crowded even mid week. The animals here have OBVIOUSLY been benefiting from humans feeding them and are not scared of humans in the least. Ducks roaming my campsite for crumbs coming within a few feet and even a skunk that came right up within 6 inches of both my foot and my fire to steal a dropped piece of onion.
  • Absolutely gorgeous park. Hiked to the top of the Sleeping Giant, which was about 11 km from the parking lot and almost 1000 feet vertical climb. Absolutely breathtaking views. Mary Louise lake campground had lots of sites but they were packed very close together. I didn't camp but after seeing the campground I probably wouldn't want to.
  • An amazing park! Signage leaves a little bit to be desired as we had a bit of trouble finding the visitor center as it is hidden in the back of the campground. We hiked the short trail to the sea lion. It is a great place to get away from it all. Also be sure to keep going down the road to Silver Islet and stop at the gift shop.
  • Amazing place. We were greeted to our camp site by a family of ducks and a deer that walked on through. There are a lot of trails in the area. Recommend the Sea Lion and if you are up for it the top of the Giant, although be prepared, and set the day aside for it, well worth it. Look forward to going again