Lloyds Lookout

Part of the Nipigon River Recreation trail, this hidden gem has spectacular views of the islands and sparkling waters of Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area! The brand new viewing platform offers a place to relax and really take in the beauty that the region has to offer.

Sadie – Promotion Officer
Two women standing at Lloyd’s Lookout overlooking the Nipigon River
Gordon Island sunsets and campsite

Ever dream of having your own private island? Experience a million-dollar sunset view while camping on a secluded site on Gordon Island in Thousand Islands National Park. Try campsite 3 or oTENTik site 1A – both are staff favourites!

Suzanne – Visitor Services Team Leader
Visitors standing at a Gordon Island campsite admire the sunset
The Caponnière

The caponnière is a long tunnel through the fort’s earthen walls at Fort Wellington National Historic Site. An enemy who managed to reach the fort’s ditch would have met a volley of fire from the caponnière. The stone walls are thick enough to stop cannon fire, and the roof is bombproof.

Caitlyn – Interpreter
A girl dressed in traditional clothing holding a lantern in front of the Caponnière stone tunnel
Player Piano

Located in the Lauriers’ library, Zoé’s (Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s wife) piano is one of the few player pianos still working to this date. It is a marvel to see this piano in Laurier House National Historic Site playing a Chopin’s Waltz or “Hey Jude” from the Beatles. Come and sing along as did the Lauriers with their guests a long time ago.

Natalie – Interpretation Coordinator
A woman plays on the piano as a man overlooks
Cactus Field Footpath

Visit this newly restored savannah area for a unique and beautiful experience in Point Pelee National Park. This footpath winds through open savannah habitat; a bird watcher’s delight in spring and home to one of the most impressive Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus patches in the park.

Sarah – Promotion Officer
A yellow prickly pear cactus