With its stunning snow-covered landscapes and miles of ski trails for all skill levels, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park stands out in northwestern Ontario as a snowy paradise.
Here are four amazing reasons to visit this winter wonderland, just an hour east of Thunder Bay:
1. The iconic cross-country ski
Are you an experienced skier looking for a challenge? Are you a beginner looking for a quiet walk in the woods? Either way, Sleeping Giant has a ski slope for you.
The park maintains 60 km of groomed trails with tracks for all levels. This includes classic ski and skate slopes.
2. Put on your snowshoes
Winter visitors to Sleeping Giant can also bring their snowshoes and explore the park’s snow-covered trails.
Stunning scenery is a guarantee, and snowshoers can find opportunities to spot wildlife if they walk quietly.
Day visitors may prefer a shorter shoe on the Sea Lion Trail to see its spectacular winter views, or simply walk around the campground.
Snowshoers might be interested in exploring the Kabeyun Trail to Tee Harbour.
For the more experienced, overnight winter camping experiences in the backcountry are also available.
3. Comfortable covered rooms
We know many visitors want a cozy place to warm up after a long day of winter fun. That’s why Sleeping Giant keeps its five rustic cabins open for reservations all season long.
Cabins #3 and #4
You can find these cabins on the shores of Lake Marie Louise. They feature three bedrooms, a bathroom with a large shower, a fully equipped modern kitchen, propane fireplace, heated porch and more.
4. Winter landscape
The winter season shows a totally different side to the iconic Sleeping Giant cliffs and mesas.
Covered in snow and ice, the view of the Giant land formation is unforgettable.
Sunset over the Giant from Lake Marie Louise Scenic Viewpoint and Picnic Area
Tip: A must-see spot to see the Giant is the Lake Marie Louise Overlook, the vantage point where Highway 587 intersects Lake Marie Louise.
Plan your visit today
We can tell you more about winter at Sleeping Giant (ice perch fishing, anyone?), but the only real way to experience it is to see it for yourself.
Visit our online reservation service to reserve one of the rustic cabins. You can also get more information about a winter backcountry camping trip by calling the park at 807-977-2526.
To secure your day-use spot, you can obtain a daily vehicle permit online up to five days before your trip starting at 7:00 am. Visit our reservation service to obtain your daily vehicle permit.
Or why not purchase a season pass online so you can visit as much as you want during the winter?
See you soon on the trails!
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is located about an hour’s drive east of Thunder Bay via Highways 11/17 and 587.