Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, the home of the Sleeping Giant Loppet offers some of the greatest skiing you will find anywhere - period! The park is situated on large peninsula of land, the Sibley Peninsula and is blessed with snowfalls that are usually a lot heavier then you will find in town. So on those days that the snowing is falling lightly in town you can be assured that Sleeping Giant is getting more than its fair share.
The Park is situated approximately 75kms to the east of Thunder Bay on HWY 11/17, but the drive is worth it! Not only do you get some of the best snow and grooming in the region, the trails are nicely sheltered by huge stands of evergreen trees. Even on a cold day you will find some of the most comfortable skiing conditions - no wind and plenty of sunshine! Regular trips to Sleeping Giant Park are a must during the winter!
Besides featuring some of the most picturesque and challenging trails for the keeners, the Park is definitely a place for a relaxing and healthy family outing. Whether you are skating or classical, the trails are wide enough to enjoy a brisk ski and a friendly conversation at the same time. Many folks often wait to ski Sleeping Giant closer to the Sleeping Giant Loppet but be assured conditions are great all throughout the winter.
The Kamview Nordic Centre is the hub of the Thunder Bay Nordic Trails' operations. Like all of the areas Nordic Trails grooms, Kamview features great skiing and lots of good family fun. And with over 5.5kms of well lit trails you can ski from the first light of day to 10 p.m. throughout most of the winter. Located just a short drive drive down Highway 61, you can be on the trails and enjoying a great ski in minutes.
A cozy chalet offers a comfortable place to warm up, enjoy a snack or place to meet your friends. An active Jack Rabbit youth program is the perfect place to turn your children on to the wonderful sport of cross country skiing.
Kamview's chalet, change rooms and washrooms are fully accessible to people with a disability.
Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park is one of the best kept skiing secrets in the region. Not only are the trails spectacularly beautiful, they offer terrain that is loved by everyone who gives them a try. Just 25 minutes from downtown Thunder Bay these trails are adjacent to one of the largest and most visited waterfalls in Ontario. Often called the "Niagara of the North", Kakabeka Falls is a must see feature in Northwestern Ontario. Just follow Arthur Street (HWY 11/17) west for approximately 25 kms.
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