Escape to the Backcountry

Experience Boreal forest magic

Wabakimi: Access by train, plane or canoe only

Local outfitters and lodges offer exceptional services for guided or unguided canoe adventures.



For world-class wilderness canoeing in the Boreal Forest, look no further than Wabakimi Provincial Park – more than 2,000 km of lake and river routes, including excellent white-water. There are no roads within the park so visitors must arrive by canoe, train or plane. Walleye and northern pike fishing and wildlife viewing in the park are legendary.

Some areas of the park are more easily travelled than others. Portages and campsites are not signed so trip planning and wilderness navigation skills are necessary. 

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If you are not pursuing the Northwest Quest contest and don’t want to camp for all or any of your canoeing adventure, you can stay in rustic luxury at a unique wilderness lodge, cabin, yurt or outpost and do canoe day trips.

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Thunder Bay is about 4.5 hours south of Wabakimi Provincial Park. Located on the shore of the Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake, it has everything you need to get outfitted properly for your adventure and all the urban culinary and cultural attractions to complete your memorable epic adventure.

While in Thunder Bay, explore back in time to the year 1815 to experience the fur trade at Fort William Historical Park. There are 42 authentic, reconstructed buildings on the site and actors in period dress to bring it to life.

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For information on park fees and reservations, click here.

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