Waves roll across immense Lake Superior and crash against a remote granite shore. Tracts of windswept spruce and pine reach beyond the horizon from towering cliffs and along secluded sandy beaches. Black bears feast on blueberry bushes; haunting loon song scores sunsets; moose stilt-walk across wetlands. And the culture of the Anishinaabe First Nations connects Pukaskwa National Park’s wilderness to the powerful richness of an ancient human story.

Featured things to do

A person in a canoe on Lake Superior.
Remote wilderness awaits—backcountry hiking trails and a coastal paddling route.

Ontario’s only wilderness national park offers amazing backcountry experiences: hike across 60 kilometres of rugged and varied terrain, or paddle along dramatic and remote Lake Superior shoreline.

Two children on a footbridge.
Day-hike to Pukaskwa’s ultimate vista—a suspension bridge set high above a roaring waterfall.

Looking for a challenging and scenic day-hike? An impressive view from high above a roaring waterfall? The White River Suspension Bridge Trail beckons—a natural escape with an adrenaline-pumping twist.

Two people geocaching.
​Geocaching transforms the wilderness into a treasure hunt—fun for the whole family!

With a GPS in-hand, you can uncover Pukaskwa’s secrets on a geocaching adventure! There are six caches hidden amidst the park’s pine trees and rolling granite, locate them all and record your visit!

A family of cyclists and a heritage lighthouse

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Sites nearby

  • A sailboat on Lake Superior.
    Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

    Home to more than 70 fish species and 50 shipwrecks, Lake Superior is one of the world’s largest protected freshwater areas and offers outdoor activities ranging from fishing and swimming to snowshoeing and surfing.

  • Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

    Visit Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site, 92 km south east of Sault Ste. Marie on the southern tip of St. Joseph Island, to learn about the once-vital British stronghold on Upper Canada’s western front.

  • Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site

    Tour the Sault Ste. Marie Canal with an informative Parks Canada guide and you’ll soon understand the vitally important role this innovative piece of engineering made to water transportation in Canada. 

Hours of operation

Open May 1 to October 9

Complete schedule


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list.

Contact us

Telephone: 807-229-0801
Email: ont-pukaskwa@pc.gc.ca

For emergencies within the park, call the Parks Canada dispatch service at 1-877-852-3100.