Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

Explore where the caribou roam.

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park is a backcountry paddler’s paradise offering almost 2,000 km of maintained canoe routes in the wilderness. This undisturbed boreal forest is home to one of the largest groups of woodland caribou south of Hudson Bay. Two major river systems flow through the park – the Bloodvein and Gammon rivers. 

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 and you 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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While in Red Lake, take time to visit the Red Lake Heritage Centre, a historical museum offering multi-media displays and exhibits on Aboriginal history, gold mining, the fur trade and much more.

Thunder Bay, gateway to Northwestern Ontario, is 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.

About Trish Manning

Trish Manning is an adventure travel writer and the content coordinator for Ontario Outdoor Adventures. She is an avid outdoor person who loves to hike, paddle, SUP, snowshoe, cross-country ski and explore Ontario's great outdoors with her golden retriever, Daisy.

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