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Pukaskwa National Park of Canada

How to get there

Pukaskwa is located near the town of Marathon, in northern Ontario, Canada. The only road access to Pukaskwa is at the north end, near Hattie Cove. 

This is a rough, geographical map of Pukaskwa national park and the surrounding area. (PDF - 1 MB)
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By Car or Bicycle

Follow TransCanada Highway 17 to Highway 627. Take Highway 627 15 km to Pukaskwa National Park and the Hattie Cove Campground and Day Use Area. 

By Plane

Several major airlines, including Air Canada, Porter, and WestJet, provide service to Thunder Bay, ON (YQT) and Sault Ste Marie, ON (YAM).

By Bus

Greyhound Canada offers bus service to Marathon, ON. Taxi service is available from Marathon to Pukaskwa.

By Canoe or Kayak

Paddling into Pukaskwa’s Hattie Cove can be tricky - it’s easy to paddle by without seeing the protected cove. Be sure to landmark carefully when paddling this stretch.

Driving Times and Distances

Driving Times & Distanceskm/mihrs:mins by car
Marathon 25/16  0:25
Thunder Bay 320/200 4:00
Sault Ste. Marie 415/260 5:00
Winnipeg 1000/620 12:00
Toronto 1110/690 13:15
Ottawa 1200/754 14:45
Duluth, MN (USA) 620/385 8:15
Minneapolis, MN (USA) 865/535 10:30
Detroit, MI (USA) 970/605 10:55
Chicago, IL (USA) 1180/730 13:20


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