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“Great Place for Nature Lovers”

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Ranked #3 of 65 things to do in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on a rugged peninsula of thick forests, several lakes, and high granite cliffs, this scenic wonderland offers nature walks, camping and fishing activities.
Shuniah, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Place for Nature Lovers”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park has something for all types of nature lovers. I have been visiting this park a couple of times a year since I was a small child and have not yet seen the entire park. It has everything from warm water beaches (in July and August), easy walking trails to scenic points of interest, difficult walking trails to breath taking views, drive up to a lookout, full hookup RV camping or secluded tent camping. If you like the outdoors, you will love this park

Visited October 2013
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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
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“The Sea Lion”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have a cottage at Silver Islet which is at the tip of Sibley Peninsula. We have taken our children, grand-children and this year - great grandchildren - to visit the Sea Lion which is one of the oldest rock formations in Canada...... just amazing.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet for nature lovers”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

If you love nature, hiking, trees, wind, water and silence, this is definitely a hike you should consider. We did four trails, the shortest, wasn't too good, but the others were just beautiful.

Don't miss the look out! However don't go to the end of the lookout if you have vertigo!

Visited August 2013
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Regina, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Great stay”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

We camped for 9 nights lakeside at Marie Louise Lake. This is a nice park with lots of trails for all abilities. I would definitely pay the extra for the lakeside site for the space and the view. Campsites are roomy and private on the sides. The only downside to the camping was the electrical service is a long way - you can borrow extension cords from the park, but we also needed our own.The ducks come by regularly and even walk up into the campsite, which we found entertaining. The park is a long way off the highway and the nearest service is Thunder Bay, so gas up there if you are coming from the west. The road to the park is gravel and dusty but good enough. We would definitely go back

Visited September 2013
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Do your homework before you go!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

I've read several reviews of this park and would like to make some comments. The park occupies about 1/2 of the Sibley Peninsula, and the main campsite is at Lake Mary Louise, about 40 km. south of HWY 11/17, on HWY 587. The road down the peninsula is "chip coated", not gravel, and winds through the forest. It was redone this past summer, but remains a narrow, winding road-not a high speed expressway. There are many excellent hiking trails in the park, to destinations such as Tee Harbor, Sawyer Bay and the Sleeping Giant. I have hiked and mountain biked these trails, and climbed the Giant numerous times. The scenery is awesome! The weather can change rapidly, and the mosquitoes, black and deer flies can be a nuisance, so you must be prepared with good gear and insect repellant.
The campground at Lake Mary Louise is very good and well maintained. Our kids enjoyed the beach and the playground there. The Interpretive Center is superb, and well worth the trip, with excellent displays of wildlife, plants and information about the Silver Islet Mine. They put on shows for kids and adults alike in the evenings.
I once overheard an American visitor ask a Park staffer where the road was to "the Giant". When he was told that he would have to walk, he complained "what a ripoff" and drove away in a cloud of dust in his pick-up truck. Do your homework-this park offers superb natural beauty.

Visited August 2013
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