We’re taking a trip back in time. How far back are we going, you ask? To the beginning of time itself! Believe it or not, Turtle River – White Otter Lake Provincial Park is home to some of the oldest rocks on our planet.

This provincial park boasts a rugged landscape and the ancient rocks give it an almost timeless allure.

Also within its sprawling confines, you’ll discover a treasure trove of Indigenous history through ancient pictographs, each telling a story etched into the land.

Now, when it comes to facilities, you won’t find the usual creature comforts here. This park is all about embracing the wild side!

Backcountry canoeing and fishing take center stage, offering you the chance to reel in the catch of the day while gliding through pristine waters.

And speaking of waters, Turtle River – White Otter Lake (or simply White Otter Lake) is a shimmering jewel set amidst a backdrop of beaches and cliffs.

For paddling enthusiasts, this place is a dream come true, with miles of shoreline waiting to be explored.

But the adventures don’t stop at the water’s edge.

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You can delve into the past with a visit to White Otter Castle, an incredible abandoned log “castle” built in the early 1900s by a determined man named James A. McOuat.

And if that’s not enough, the park is sprinkled with historical sites, including a prisoner of war camp and remnants of early logging operations, each whispering tales of days gone by.

This park is a place where time stands still, and every adventure leaves you with a story to tell.

So what’re you waiting for? Let the magic of this Ontario wonderland capture your heart.

Turtle River – White Otter Lake Provincial Park

Where: Kenora, 240 km northwest of Thunder Bay (access by water only)