6 days - Sault Ste-Marie to Thunder Bay


Day 1

Sault Ste. Marie to Heron Bay - 405 km

Start at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site. Drive north through dramatic Lake Superior vistas to Pukaskwa National Park. Pitch your tent in Hattie Cove Campground, and take the boardwalk to Horseshoe Beach. Watch your first sunset over Lake Superior.

Day 2

Looking for a challenging and scenic day hike? An impressive view from high above a roaring river canyon? The White River Suspension Bridge Trail beckons – a natural escape with an adrenaline-pumping twist.

Day 3

Discover the Seven Grandfather Teachings from Ojibway elders and youth on Bimose Kinoomagewnan, the “Walk of Teachings”. Read elders’ stories about love, honesty, respect, wisdom, truth, humility, and bravery in local culture. See how the next generation understands these teachings through their accompanying artwork as you hike peacefully around Halfway Lake. Afterwards, grab a coffee in the Visitor Centre and share your photos and stories with friends using the free wifi.

Day 4 - 6

Heron Bay to Rossport - 125 km

Drive to Rossport and enjoy the best of Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. Start your trek in the town and follow the 1.5 km Rossport Coastal Trail along the coastline. More experienced hikers will want to try the challenging 9 km Nipigon River Recreation Trail that leads through woodland and wetland habitats, and in and out of ravines.

Ready to get on the water? Rent a kayak and head out onto the vast lake. Coves, bays and inlets are yours to explore. Pitch your tent on one of the islands and spend your final night under the stars.

Head to Thunder Bay to fly home or continue on the Lake Superior Circle Tour.