Pukaskwa National Park

Waves roll across immense Lake Superior and crash against a remote granite shore. Tracts of windswept spruce and pine reach beyond the horizon from towering cliffs and along secluded sandy beaches. Black bears feast on blueberry bushes; haunting loon song scores sunsets; moose stilt-walk across wetlands. And the culture of the Anishinaabe First Nations connects Pukaskwa National Park's wilderness to the powerful richness of an ancient human story.


A hiker on the boardwalk.

Site Conditions

Trail conditions, current fire danger, and Hattie Cove parking lot capacity.

Backcountry paddling

Remote wilderness awaits

Backcountry hiking trails and a coastal paddling route.

Un randonneur sur le pont suspendu.

Day-hike to Pukaskwa's ultimate vista

A suspension bridge set high above a roaring waterfall.

Visit Pukaskwa National Park

Activities and experiences

Day hiking, Boating, fishing, backcountry hiking and paddling.

Plan your visit

Getting here, hours of operation, fees, facilities and service, and quick facts.

Camping and accommodations

Frontcountry camping, Backcountry camping and oTENTiks.


Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.


oTENTik campsite and backcountry campsites.

Safety and guidelines

BARE Campsite, Safety In Bear Country, Bugs, and Lake Superior.

About Pukaskwa National Park

Nature and science

Conservation, animals, plants, environment, research and monitoring.

Culture and history

Anishinaabe culture, Park history, and Pukaskwa depot.

Stewardship and management

Plans and policies, jobs with Parks Canada, business licenses, and contact us.

Contact us

Telephone: 807-229-0801 extension 248
Email: pukaskwaont@pc.gc.ca

For emergencies within the park, call the Parks Canada dispatch service at 1-877-852-3100.

Hours of operation

Dates and hours vary depending activity

Complete schedule


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