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Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park

Ouimet Canyon Road, Dorion, Ontario P0T 2M0, Canada
(807) 977-2526
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Dorion
Type: National Parks, Canyons
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: Spectacular and dizzying are the words to describe the steep-sided canyons of this rugged and scenic region.
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Arlington, Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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32 helpful votes 32 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We did a quick stop here on a circle tour and we were so glad we did! It is a bit of a hike to get here off the highway but so worth it. It is a nice walk to the viewing platforms, not hard at all, and truly only about half an hour total. Once you get to the... More

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Portage la Prairie, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This little gem is about 10 km off the highway. It is by donation with a suggested donation of $2 per person. There is a great short hike to two viewing platforms with spectacular views of the canyon. Bathrooms are also available. An awesome stop for families, people travelling with pets or anyone who just wants to stretch their legs... More

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Portage la Prairie, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We picked this park for a walk to stretch our legs in the midst of a long drive. It was a little further off the highway than we realized (ten kilometers), but well worth it in my opinion. On the way up to the park, we saw a mama bear and her cub crossing the road. At the canyon, we... More

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International Falls, Minnesota
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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you have the time you must see this. It is so beautiful the view. You walk to two different platforms and see the beauty of this. Take your time and enjoy this. They do have a small gift shop too. This is not handicap accessible. Lots of stairs.

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Must see place. Together with Sleeping Giant PP and Neys PP shows how beautiful this area of Canada is. Very easy short walk to viewing platforms allow close view of canyon's walls. Great view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I never knew this place existed until we decided to do a road trip from Kingston ON to Winnipeg MB stopping at various attractions along the way. It was gorgeous. We are lucky to live in a country with such wonders of nature. Take your time and explore the canyon. It's worth the trip.

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Erin, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

If you have a day on your trip to Thunder Bay take the time to visit Ouimet Canyon. The flora and birds are always changing so any time of the year is good. The bottom of the canyon offers a complete diffrent ecosystem than the lip. The association that takes care of the canyon have constructed boardwalks around the rim... More

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