Ontario Parks - Sleeping Giant
Ontario Trails Events
|Event:||Ontario Parks - Sleeping Giant|
|Date:||2022-05-18 to 2022-10-18|
|Abstract:||Ontario Parks provides a wide range of all year round events in its parks.|
|Time:||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Location:||Sleeping Giant Provincial Park Thunder Bay Sleeping Giant P.P. Ontario Directions|
Sleeping Giant offers many opportunities for exploration by bicycle. Cycling is permitted on the following trails:
- South Kabeyun to the junction with Talus Lake Trail
- Sawyer Bay Trail
- Sawbill Lake Trail
- Burma Trail
- Pickerel Lake Trail
Some of the park roads also provide exciting bike routes. Please use caution as you will be sharing the road with motor vehicles.
Thunder Bay Lookout Road – 9 km
A challenging mountain bike ride from Hwy 587 to the spectacular Thunder Bay Lookout. Many steep hills make it a treat to coast down on your return cycle.
Marie Louise Drive – 12 km
This is a great mountain bike tour around the west side of Marie Louise Lake.
Over 200 bird species have been recorded in Sleeping Giant and the immediate vicinity. Of these, about 75 are known to nest in the park. The birds of the park are typical to the boreal forest and include a wide variety of songbirds, raptors, shorebirds and waterfowl.
The park is also adjacent to the Thunder Cape Bird Observatory located at the tip of the Sibley Peninsula.
Power boats are only permitted on Marie Louise Lake and motors must not exceed 10 horsepower. A boat launch area and small docking facility is located within the campground.
Canoes and kayaks are available for rent from the park store for use on Marie Louise Lake.
Sportfishing is permitted in the park, although the use and possession of baitfish is prohibited in park waters, with the exception of Lake Superior. There are a number of small inland lakes at the park and a few larger lakes, such as Marie Louise Lake. Most of the smaller lakes have Northern Pike and Yellow Perch, while the larger lakes may also have Smallmouth Bass and walleye.
The park has over 100 kilometres of trails for both day and overnight hikes. These trails can lead you along the rugged shores of Lake Superior, past towering cliffs to scenic vistas on top of the Giant, or to quiet lakes and streams deep within the park’s wilderness areas.
Weather conditions on and near Lake Superior are subject to sudden and sharp changes. Sunny days can quickly become cloudy, cool and wet. Wear or pack clothing accordingly. Long pants, long sleeve shirts, hat and bug repellent are essentials during fly season (May-July). Ensure that you register at the Marie Louise Lake Campground Gatehouse or at the self-serve stations. Always plan your trip in advance and let a family member or friend know your plans.
Please respect the park and others by packing out everything you bring into the park.