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Address: Ouimet Canyon Road, Dorion, Ontario P0T 2M0, Canada
Phone Number: (807) 977-2526
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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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Definitely worth the stop! What a view!

I bring everyone who visits Thunder Bay to see Ouimet Canyon if they have time. A short drive from the city, a short hike from the parking lot, and you're rewarded with a stunning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lisa H
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I bring everyone who visits Thunder Bay to see Ouimet Canyon if they have time. A short drive from the city, a short hike from the parking lot, and you're rewarded with a stunning view. I love this spot!

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Thank Lisa H
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Was surprised by the beauty and had never heard of this Canyon before. So many beautiful sights in Northern Ontario

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Thank Tracey M
Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Wandering off the main road in Northern Ontario can sometimes seem like a dubious idea, but this was well worth visiting. West of Nipigon on Hwy 17, the Ouimet Canyon Rd. takes you to this park. Good signage (the Eagle zipline place is a different place entirely) and after 15-20 km you arrive. A path and map takes you along... More 

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Kenora, Canada
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Went for a evening drive from Thunder bay. Well worth the drive for the view, if you have never driven around the north shore or the Canadian shield. Nice walk into the viewing areas and was'nt too much for my husband who is on oxygen.

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1 Thank Minimoss
Maribel, Wi, Usa
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This Provincial park mostly consists of trails and overlooks over Ouimet Canyon, a deep rocky gorge with relict populations of Arctic plants. The views were awesome, including the nearby lakes and streams that you could view from the overlooks. The views can be had after only a short walk on easy trails. We were the only visitors on the day... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Photographs never do it justice. The Canyon is vast and the two viewing platforms afford spectacular viewing with minimal impact on this phenomenal natural feature. The drive from the main highway may seem lengthy, but it is so very well worth it. A small fee is charged for access to a firm and sturdy walkway that passes through dense forest... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Worth the drive; easy hike; small entrance fee. Amazing vista from the viewing pods; the depth of the canyon is deceiving from the decks.

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Eaton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

This wasn't on our list to stops, but we are glad we did. The view was a breath taking. The first picture shows the stone giant. The story how it was created was very interesting.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Wow what great views of this unique canyon. Take the trail and learn about how this canyon was formed. Very helpful staff and no admission charged. Don't miss this place.

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Ontario, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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