SUBSCRIBE | NEWSLETTERS | MAPS | VIDEOS | BLOGS | MARKETPLACE | CONTESTS
TRY BACKPACKER FREE!
SUBSCRIBE NOW and get
2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.
CLICK HERE TO LAUNCH FULL SCREEN MAP

Ontario, Canada: Slate Islands Provincial Park

ca

Star Star Star Star Star

Distance: 11.8 miles


This multi-day paddling trip tours Slate Islands Provincial Park, a group of islands off the coast of Ontario and home to the world's densest population woodland caribou.
  • Caribou

Pack your kayak, sneakers, fishing rod, and camping gear, and spend a few days exploring the small, wooded group of islands that make up Slate Islands Provincial Park. Located at the northern tip of Lake Superior, this unmanaged natural area owned by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources boasts picturesque landscapes and the world's densest caribou population.

From the mainland town of Terrace Bay, Ontario, it's an 8-mile open water crossing (by kayak or by ferry) on Lake Superior to reach the islands. Once you're there, set up camp by the deserted cabin sites scattered among the islands—you'll find open areas to pitch tents, along with fire pits and outhouses.

During the day, troll for lake trout while paddling around Slates' interior bays and inlets and scout for woodland caribou. Hikers visiting Patterson Island—the Slates' biggest island at 12 square miles—can tour the spiderweb network of caribou trails that lead deep into the forest interior. 

WATCH VIDEO: Writer Gustave Axelson catches more than a little glimpse of caribou in this short clip.

MAPS AND PERMIT: Request a map when you call the park office (807-825-3403) to purchase your required Crown Land Camping Permit ($10/night Canadian).

-Mapped by Gustave Axelson

Post a comment

ADD A COMMENT

Your rating:
Your Name:

Comment:




Go
View all Gear
Find a retailer
Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 3 FREE GIFTS
Survival Skills 101 • Eat Better
The Best Trails in America
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Backpacker
and my 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Full Name:
City:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
State:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions