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Address: Ouimet Canyon Road, Dorion, Ontario P0T 2M0, Canada
Phone Number: (807) 977-2526
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: Spectacular and dizzying are the words to describe the steep-sided canyons...
Spectacular and dizzying are the words to describe the steep-sided canyons of this rugged and scenic region.
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Reward at the end of the road

Worth the drive up to the canyon at the end of a long day. The views were spectacular. The wooden walkways and bridge were a great start to the gravel trail and two look-outs from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
LindaCCanada
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Worth the drive up to the canyon at the end of a long day. The views were spectacular. The wooden walkways and bridge were a great start to the gravel trail and two look-outs from large viewing areas. Snapped many photos.

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Hyderabad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Ouimet Canyon close to Thunder Bay was on my list of places to visit during our family's 20 day Trans Canada Road Odyssey. We had read about this on various websites and the steep canyon walls excited us. Right from Nipigon we started seeing steep cliffs of rock along the highway, with Red Rock, just outside Nipigon as a... More 

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Newboro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

No view of the rock faces which defined the Canyon. Sanitized sterilized castrated canyon views. My guest who had not been there before said it was O.K. Just O.k..!!!!!t This used to be spectacular what a shame

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is a beautiful spot. Easy hike (about 1 mile round trip) to two overlooks that offer stunning views of sheer rock canyon with Lake Superior in the distance. Definitely worth the trip!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great little hike to the viewing platform. Amazing views and interesting theories on the Canyon. Loved the whole trip.

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Regina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have visited Ouimet Canyon many times over the years and always find it to be absolutely spectacular! It is about 15 km. off Highway 17 and approximately an hour east of the City of Thunder Bay and is well worth the visit. When I first visited, years ago, there were no safety fences, constructed scenic lookout or bathroom facilities.... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

what a Beatuiful place. Amazing canyon walls but this is a dry Canyon mostly unless water runs through it when the snow melts or water is underground. The walk is not steep and very easy for everyone with 2 viewing platforms. They do have fences on them. A twonee or any donation is accepted. no Camping just a day use... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Superior Circle Tour calls Ouimet Canyon the "grand canyon" of the north, or some such thing....well....it is! Maybe not as deep as the Grand Canyon, not quite as colorful, but totally unexpected, and very dramatic. It's about 10 miles off the highway, but not hard to find, and well worth a visit. The basalt cliffs open up, there is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

As you travel the north shore of Superior, you have to be saddened by the lack of people stopping at the exquisite natural beauties on the way. Fine, everybody is busy; but surely not too busy to take a detour and see this natural wonder, a canyon that overlooks the lake. I have been to Ouimet Canyon three times over... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Ouimet canyon has some of the most spectacular views I have ever seen. The canyon is just amazing to look at. There are two overview areas for the canyon - be sure to see them both. One interesting item: the interpretive display incorrectly measured the depth of the canyon at 1000 km - that would be one deep canyon. It... More 

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Address: Ouimet Canyon Road, Dorion, Ontario P0T 2M0, Canada
Phone Number: (807) 977-2526
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Dorion

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