Located in the heart of the Boreal Forest, Woodland Caribou Provincial Park is arguably the top canoeing destination in Ontario. This large area of unspoiled wilderness has remained largely untouched for thousands of years. Covering over 450,000 hectares, Woodland Caribou Provincial Park is the 6th largest park in the Ontario Parks system. The park is also home to one of the largest herds of Woodland Caribou found south of the Hudson Bay Lowlands.
The highlight of any trip is the possibility of seeing one of these elusive mammals in their natural setting. Boasting over 2000 kilometers of navigable canoe routes, Woodland Caribou Provincial Park allows paddlers to “step back” to a simpler time as they quietly dip their paddle in fish filled waters. These water routes are steeped in First Nations history and were once integral travel routes between their traditional lands (from woodlandcaribouprovincialpark.com).
For some planning and general tips, tricks and gear recommendations for wilderness canoe tripping see this article.
Update 2021 – Please see this page for a detailed map of the wildfire impacts to WCPP over the past decade or so but especially in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021.
- Woodland Caribou – 2004 Canoe Trip – Wallace Lake (6/7/2004)
- Woodland Caribou – 2005 Canoe Trip – Garner Lake (6/13/2005)
- Woodland Caribou – 2009 Canoe Trip – Leano Lake (7/13/2009)
- Woodland Caribou – 2011 Canoe Trip – Leano Lake (6/25/2011)
- Woodland Caribou – 2014 Canoe Trip – Leano Lake (7/7/2014)
- Woodland Caribou – 2016 Canoe Trip – Onnie Lake (7/1/2016)
- Woodland Caribou – 2018 Canoe Trip – Adventure Lake (7/30/2018)
- Woodland Caribou – 2018 Canoe Trip Solo – Onnie Lake (8/4/2018)
- Woodland Caribou – 2019 Canoe Trip – Johnson Lake (7/13/2019)
- Woodland Caribou – 2022 Canoe Trip – Leano Lake (7/11/2022)