Thu. Feb 29th, 2024
Celebrate 50 years at Pancake Bay Provincial Park
Pancake Bay Beach

Today’s post comes from Julie Dixon and Chris Rutledge at Pancake Bay Provincial Park.

Picture this: you are sitting on a beautiful sandy beach, enjoying a stunning sunset over the blue waters of the Caribbean. Where do you imagine you are?

Maybe Costa Rica? Mexico?

In fact, you don’t have to travel far to access views like that – just head north to a little hidden gem called Pancake Bay Provincial Park!

This is an especially exciting year to visit Pancake Bay. We are planning a ton of events to celebrate our 50th anniversary and the 125th anniversary of Ontario Parks; yes, that’s right, two special occasions, all in one fun-filled summer.

Anniversary events

Pancake Bay staff in front of the park sign

To mark the occasion, Pancake Bay has scheduled a series of fun events, including:

Sandy coast on a sunny day with some people in the sand enjoying the beach.

Additionally, the park will have new limited edition Ontario Parks merchandise for both anniversaries.

Curious what Pancake Bay was like in 1968? Stop by the park office this year and visit our “from time to time” wall.

History isn’t really your thing?

Pancake Bay still has a lot to offer, including:

  • a beautiful 3.5 km beach of white sand and blue Caribbean waters
  • 325 great campsites (155 electric and some even accommodate larger RVs and trailers)
  • five yurts (each sleeping six people) with electricity, a mini fridge and a barbecue
  • a variety of great hiking trails, including the 7km Lookout Trail loop with a view of the Edmund Fitzgerald sinking site, and a 3.5km nature trail that will take you through views of geomorphological wonders created over thousands of years. of years for the formation of the Great Lake. Superior
  • To fish? Use us as a base for day trips along Lake Superior.
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Wheelchair with front wheel and floating arms.Did you know Pancake Bay has two new all-terrain wheelchairs to help park visitors access the beach?

Beautiful autumn views

Can’t come this summer? Pancake Bay also has spectacular views in the fall.

Pancake Bay_Fitz Lookout_Autumn Sunset_Panorama1

And hey: you can also take a dip while you’re here in the fall because the water will likely be around the same temperature as in the summer – refreshing to say the least!

We hope to see you this summer to join in our anniversary celebrations or in the fall to enjoy the beauty of our autumnal splendor.