Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park, it is one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and will continue in 2022.
If you’re smart, grab the permit before any visit, even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance, which guarantees you access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass, you should still book your permit online, but there’s no extra charge.
Facebook and Website Links
If you’re looking for information about camping or hiking at this park, we have more information on our partner website – Pancake Bay
Contact & Other Information
Phone #: (705) 882-2209
Main entrance co-ordinates: Pancake Bay Gatehouse Latitude: 46.969783, Longitude: -84.702083
Address: 12729 Hwy 17N, P0 box 61, Batchwana Bay, P0S 1A0
Opening seasons: May 6, 2022 to October 11, 2022
Canoe & Kayak
Always be weather aware – Lake Superior is like an inland sea, and sudden weather changes can occur frequently and can be hazardous. Batchawana Bay is large but relatively sheltered; even so certain weather conditions can cause hazardous waves and large swells. Always wear your PFD, and carry appropriate safety equipment but above all, be smart and paddle within your ability. Make sure someone responsible knows where you are going and when you expect to be back.
Canoe & Kayak Rental
Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) are available.
Where to Launch
There are no launch sites in the park. You’ll need to carry your canoe or kayak to the water.
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