- Published: Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:31
- Written by Dan
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Deep in the wilderness of Northern Ontario lies the vast and serene beauty of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Jutting out from the Sibley Peninsula off Lake Superior, just east of the city of Thunder Bay, this 24,400-hectare provincial park is home to some incredible hiking and cross-country skiing. And of course, one hell of a view.
Why Sleeping Giant?
We wanted to start our View From Here series with a destination that finds a perfect balance between challenge and reward. A destination that is accessible to most Canadian travellers and adventurers, but one remote enough that it demands a level of dedication to reach. Sleeping Giant is this perfect destination, and will serve as the first in our five part series as we undertake our search for the best views on Earth.
In the southwest corner of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park lies a spectacular and dramatic formation of mesas that offers a view across Lake Superior nothing short of breathtaking. At more than 900 feet in elevation above the lake and an approximate 3-hour hike from basecamp, reaching this view can be challenging for most travellers and rewards those who heed its call to one of the best views in Canada.
Our travels through spectacular Sleeping Giant Provincial Park will require us to ski, snowshoe and hike to reach our target view. Since quality, durability and ease of use is a primary consideration for this project we will be using MEC as our supplier of choice.