Plan your visit

Pukaskwa National Park

Pukaskwa National Park is located near Marathon, Ontario. The park is a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Thunder Bay and a five-hour drive from Sault Ste. Marie.

The park is considered a three-season park, facilities are closed from November - May.

Brochures and maps

Hattie Cove campground, day hiking trails, backcountry maps.


Admission, camping, equipment rentals and more.

Hours of operation

Detailed hours of operation of park facilities and services.

Facilities and services

Accessible facilities, beaches,canoe launch, equipment rentals, gift shop and visitor centre, Information.

Tourism links

Town of Marathon, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg - Pic River First Nation, Pic Mobert First Nation and more.

Where to stay

Escape the city lights and camp out under the stars at Pukaskwa National Park.

Visitor guidelines

Wild spaces can survive as long as we strive to be stewards, not consumers, of wilderness areas.

Rules and regulations

Protect the ecological and commemorative integrity of Pukaskwa National Park, as well as ensure the enjoyment of all visitors.


You can reserve oTENTik and backcountry campsites (Mdaabii Miikna, Coastal Hiking Trail and Coastal Paddling Route) on-line or by telephone!


How to get here


Hwy 627
Heron Bay ON P0T 1R0

807 229-0801



By road

From Thunder Bay or Sault Ste. Marie follow TransCanada Highway 17 to Highway 627, just east of Marathon. Take Highway 627 south for 13 km to the end. Pukaskwa National Park’s Administration Office is the first left after entering the park. To get to the Kiosk, Hattie Cove Campground and Day Use Areas, continue another 2 km after crossing the Pic River bridge and entering the park.

By plane

Thunder Bay airport (YQT) is the closest commercial airport to Pukaskwa National Park and is a 3.5 hour drive from the park. The next closest airport is Sault Ste. Marie (YAM) and is a 5 hour drive southeast of the park. Several major airlines, including Air Canada, Porter, and WestJet provide service to both airports.

By bus

Kasper Transportation offers bus service from Thunder Bay, ON to Marathon, ON. Taxi service is available from Marathon to Pukaskwa.

By water

Paddling or sailing into Pukaskwa’s Hattie Cove can be tricky, as it’s easy to pass by without seeing the protected cove. Be sure to landmark carefully when nearing this stretch of shoreline.

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Beaches Beaches
Electric car charging station Electric car charging station
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
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