Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is a popular Ontario Provincial Park located on the Sibley Penisula that forms the iconic landmark of the Sleeping Giant as it juts out into Lake Superior overlooking Thunder Bay.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, about 45 minute drive east from Thunder Bay offers:

  • Breathtaking views of Lake Superior and the surrounding area from the Top of the Giant Trail and Thunder Bay Lookout
  • Incredible hiking opportunities on over 100km of trails with many spectacular features such as the ‘Sea Lion’ and Tee Harbour
  • Excellent wildlife viewing opportunities in the park’s boreal forests include deer, wolf, fox, lynx and over 200 bird species
  • Marie Louise Lake Campground features 200 campsites and a variety of amenities including full service cabins and a conference centre available for rent
  • Park Visitor Centre features interactive exhibits that explore the natural and cultural history of the Sibley Peninsula including a model of the Silver Islet Mine
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Latitude: 48.560476 Longitude: -88.751412 Elevation: 678 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park provides car camping at the Marie Louise Lake Campground which has a total of 190 sites, 85 of which offer electrical hook-ups as well as two group sites with electrical hook ups. Ten additional sites are located on the west shore of Marie Louise Lake for visitors who want a more remote camping experience.

Sleeping Giant offers car camping at the Marie Louise Lake Campground with 85 electrical sites and 115 non-electrical sites. All campsites feature designated fire pits and picnic tables and are close walking distance to water taps and vault toilets. Some campsites are designed specifically for tents while others are best suited for small or large recreational vehicles.

Two comfort stations with showers, flush toilets and laundry facilities service the campground. The campground also features a large visitor centre, outdoor amphitheater, public beach with playground and boat launch.

Sleeping Giant contains over 100 kilometres of interior hiking trails. These can lead you along the rugged shores of Lake Superior, past towering cliffs, to scenic vistas on top of the Sleeping Giant, or to quiet lakes and streams deep within the park’s wilderness areas.

 

 

Seasons Accessible

Spring

  • Enjoy excellent hiking and mountain biking on park trails that are designated for this use
  • Enjoy a relaxing getaway in one of the parks fully serviced cabins or plan a group event in the conference centre

Summer

  • Enjoy a memorable camping experience in the Marie Louise Lake Campground or plan an adventure to one of the parks 40 Backcountry Sites
  • Visit the park for a picnic or day trip and enjoy hiking, swimming and plan to attend a Natural Heritage Education program
  • Visit the park in early August for the annual Festival of the Giant
  • Explore the Lake Superior coast by kayak

Fall

  • Visit the park to enjoy the spectacular fall colours
  • Enjoy great hiking and mountain biking opportunities on park trails that are designated for this use
  • Enjoy a relaxing getaway in one of the parks fully serviced cabins or plan a group event in the conference centre

Winter

  • Enjoyed some of the best cross country skiing in Ontario on 50km of groomed trails
  • Snowshoe on a variety of hiking trails and enjoy some great scenery and wildlife viewing
  • Enjoy a relaxing getaway in one of the parks fully serviced cabins or plan a group event in the conference centre
  • Take part in the internationally recognized Sleeping Giant Loppet annually on the first Saturday in March

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