Location location location. Wawa is blessed to be surrounded by some incredible Provincial and National Parks.
Lake Superior Provincial Park
Lake Superior Provincial Park is located just south of Wawa and stretches along eighty five kilometers of the trans-Canada between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie. The park is home to three different campgrounds, kilometers of hiking trails and canoe routes, scenic stops and beaches, and an interactive and educational visitor’s center. The park begins thirty kilometers from Wawa on highway 17 south. There are many rest stops throughout the span of the park.
Obatanga Provincial Park
Obatanga Provincial Park boasts thirty two lakes, rivers and streams within the provincial park area. Nature lovers have spotted wildlife like moose and bears, as well as more rare bald eagles, and belted kingfishers. Travel up highway 17 north, and forty five minutes from town you will reach Obatanga Provincial Park.
Potholes Provincial Park
Potholes Provincial Park, located on highway 101 towards Chapleau Ontario is named after the glacial potholes carved into the bedrock. Potholes Provincial Park is a scenic stop not to miss when travelling through the area. To get to Potholes Provincial Park, head east on highway 101 for approximately 30 minutes to reach the park entrance.
Pukaskwa National Park
Pukaskwa National Park, located just off of Highway 17 north approximately two hours north of Wawa is home to hundreds of kilometers of hikes, and canoe routes, as well as several camping areas. Visitors spend much of their time paddling along the shores of Lake Superior, watching for wildlife, and exploring all the park has to offer.