Pukaskwa National Park

Pukaskwa National Park

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VISIT Pukaskwa National Park:

Located along the shores of Lake Superior in Ontario, Pukaskwa National Park combines the true wilderness of rural Canada with the culture of the Anishinaabe First Nations people. Tracts of windswept spruce and pine trees reach to the sky from towering cliffs and along secluded sandy beaches. 

Park Details

Pukaskwa National Park was established in 1978, and has a total area of 464,000 acres (725 square miles, or 1,879 square kilometers).

Address Hwy 627, Heron Bay, ON, P0T 1R0
Phone807-229-0801
HoursThe park is open year-round, but only with road access from May through October.
Entrance FeeFree to $7, depending on age
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Pukaskwa National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Pukaskwa National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Pukaskwa National Park are August, May, June & July.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation422947637565585572786146
Avg Temp192129456169727263493524
Max Temp333443647680828277654937
Avg Temp1313284148525347362510
Min Temp-22-21-16102736424231235-13
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Pukaskwa National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Pukaskwa National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Pukaskwa National Park.

NameDistance
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore190 km
Isle Royale National Park198 km
Keweenaw National Historical Park234 km
Grand Portage National Monument284 km
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore371 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Pukaskwa National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Trestle Ridge Ski HillTerrace Bay, ON921 ft13%108 km

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Pukaskwa National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Pukaskwa National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Milwaukee Mitchell International AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI609 km
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International AirportMSPMinneapolis, MN673 km
Detroit Metropolitan AirportDTWDetroit, MI699 km
Lester B. Pearson International AirportYYZToronto, ON700 km
O'Hare International AirportORDChicago, IL714 km
Midway International AirportMDWChicago, IL733 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Pukaskwa National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Sault Ste Marie AirportYAMSault Ste Marie, ON222 km
Nakina AirportYQNNakina, ON223 km
Houghton County Memorial AirportCMXHancock, MI229 km
Chippewa County International AirportCIUSault Ste Marie, MI246 km
Thunder Bay AirportYQTThunder Bay, ON255 km
Kapuskasing AirportYYUKapuskasing, ON281 km
Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County AirportPLNPellston, MI309 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.