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Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park

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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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Breathtaking View

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Kamie D
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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74 reviews 74 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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toronto
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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