If you’re up for an epic Ontario adventure this spring, this national park is full of stunning blue waters, rugged tree-filled shorelines and a suspension bridge over a rushing waterfall. You can spend the day hiking, sweating and cooling off in clear blue water you won’t believe in Ontario.
The White River Suspension Bridge is part of the Pukaskwa National Park Coastal Trail, the ultimate wilderness hiking destination. While there are shorter and easier hiking trails in this Ontario Park, you have to brave this trail along the coast for the best views.
As Canada’s only wilderness national park, you can embark on epic hiking, swimming and paddling adventures, so be sure to come prepared.
There will be tight areas to navigate, steep sections that will burn your glutes, and possible river crossings. Don’t worry about those, they’re superficial. The breathtaking views of Lake Superior are definitely worth it.
Besides the great nature views you will enjoy throughout the hike, one of the exciting features to expect on this trail is the suspension bridge. This bridge is 23 meters above the rushing water below you and you will feel like you are floating above the waterfalls.
The coastal hiking trail is 16 kilometers long and can take eight to nine hours to walk. If you show up and lose your temper, there are also easy and moderate hikes ranging from less than a mile to around six miles in length.
The park is closed in the winter, so keep your eyes open in May for the opening. Be sure to pack plenty of water and snacks, as you’ll have a full-day experience completely immersed in nature.
Pukaskwa National Park
When: May to October
Address: ON-627, Heron Bay, ON
Why you need to go: For those ready for an epic adventure, this Ontario national park has rugged coastlines, beach shores, waterholes where you can snorkel and a suspension bridge over a roaring waterfall.
Before you go, check out our Guide to Responsible Travel to be informed, be safe, be smart, and most importantly, be respectful on your adventure.