If golden sandy beaches, crashing waterfalls, and towering bridges sound like your idea of a good adventure, then you need to head out to this national park.* With endless boardwalks and coastal trails, you can spend days exploring breathtaking rugged landscapes. Lace-up your hiking shoes and head to Ontario's White River Suspension Bridge for the ultimate wilderness experience.
Ontario is full of majestic places to explore, and this massive park is one of them.
Pukaskwa National Park stretches along the coast of Lake Superior in the Thunder Bay District.
It is Ontario’s only wilderness national park and has endless forests and coastline to explore.
The area boasts pink-and-slate granite shores, crashing waterfalls, and incredible wilderness views.
One of the most exciting features of the park is the towering suspension bridge that sways above a rushing ravine.
The White River Suspension Bridge is set 23 metres over top of Chigamiwinigum Falls, bringing you unparalleled views of the powerful cascade.
The 30-metre long bridge runs between two cliffs and is a must-see for all the thrill-seekers out there.
Getting to this spot is a bit of a journey. The hike is an 18 kilometre round trip, so only those with a real passion for the outdoors should embark on this adventure.
The trail winds through a lush boreal forest and takes you past a hidden beach where you can stop for a snack and a swim.
You'll travel across a boardwalk that leads through a wetland inhabited by moose and beavers.
The park is usually open from May 15 to October 15, but it's a good idea to check the website for hours before heading out. Admission is $5.90 per adult.
Ontario has several other towering suspension bridges to explore if you're not up for the long hike.
Start stretching to prepare for this incredible wilderness journey!
White River Suspension Bridge
Price: $5.90 per adult
When: May 15 - October 15
Address: Heron Bay, ON
Why You Need To Go: Take a rugged wilderness adventure to this towering suspension bridge over a waterfall.
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*This article has been updated.