Ouimet Canyon

Northern Ontario

Ouimet Canyon, just 12km off Hwy 17, is a treacherous crevasse up to 200m wide, scoured out by ice and wind during the last Ice Age. A microclimate has formed at the bottom, 150m below, which supports a small collection of rare arctic-alpine plants. A 1km loop and two lookout platforms hug the jagged bluffs, offering views that will make your knees tremble. Camping is prohibited.

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