Want to feel like you’re on a tropical vacation without leaving Ontario? Pancake Bay Provincial Park is open for the season and has more than 3 km of beautiful sand beach with Caribbean-blue water to enjoy.

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Pancake Bay Provincial Park can be found in Batchawana Bay near Sault Ste Marie in Northern Ontario.

The park is open as of May 3rd, 2024 until October 15th, 2024.

Pancake Bay has one of “the finest beaches in North America.” The beach features 3.2 km of fine sand and is sheltered from the open lake by two protective promontories that form the bay.

If you’re attending the beach be sure to note that there are no lifeguards posted at the beaches and pets are not permitted.

Cycling is permitted at the park so be sure to bring a bike!

The 14 km Lookout Trail is a rugged backcountry trail and according to Ontario Parks, proper safety precautions, including wearing a bike helmet, should be taken.

As for hiking, here are your trail options:

  • The Pancake Bay Nature Trail – 3.5 km (1-2 hours) easy
  • The Lookout Trail – 14 km (5-7 hours) moderate for the entire trail – 7 km return (2-3 hours) to the lookout

If you’re interested in camping at Pancake Bay, there’s a wide selection of options including car camping, tent sites and even a rustic cabin.

All camping reservations need to be made ahead of time and you can do so here.

Enjoy Pancake Bay, Ontario!

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Where: 12729 Hwy 17N, Batchawana Bay, ON