Although we’re probably most famous for that giant Goose monument hovering over the Trans Canada Highway…if you stop there, you’ve really missed out on some of the best stories and places beyond that famous Goose. Wawa has long been a place where friends and family meet to enjoy a remote fishing vacation, pick blueberries, or take time to reconnect with nature and each other along the shores of the Great Lake Superior.
The Famous Goose
Mention the word Wawa and most people automatically think about that famous Goose monument sitting at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and 101! It’s that famous place where, as a family, you stopped and posed for that family or friends portrait in front of the big Goose in Wawa. This historical monument marks the opening of the last link of the Lake Superior section of the Trans-Canada Highway more than 50 years ago!
Just 2 minutes from the Goose you can enjoy a fantastic view of Wawa Lake at Lion’s Waterfront Park. With free WIFI and comfortable chairs, you can have a seat, enjoy the view and share it with friends and family at home. A boardwalk along Wawa Lake is a great place to get out and stretch your legs!
Sandy Beach Eco-Interpretive park is about a 10 minute drive from the Goose and affords one of the most spectacular views in the area. This park hosts a story telling pavilion where you will learn about the First Nations people who first settled the area, famous artists who spent time on the shores of Lake Superior and so much more. Take a walk along the boardwalk and then slip off your shoes and walk across this white sand beach and dip your toes into Lake Superior. All this just 10 minutes from that famous Goose!
The Magpie River provides two great viewing opportunities at Scenic High and Silver Falls. These are favorites among visitors and locals alike. Scenic High Falls provides a full covered picnic pavilion and washrooms along with an interpretive trail from the bottom to the top of the Falls. The trail affords great views of the Magpie River gorge! Both Scenic High and Silver Falls connect to the Voyageur hiking trail.
History and Culture
Our stories live on through a collection of Heritage Doors located at parks and scenic locations throughout the community. Beautifully painted original works of art tell the stories of pioneers and community characters who have made Wawa what it is today. You’ll be amazed and entertained by the stories. Watch for the doors whenever you stop at a Wawa attraction.