Ontario is home to a few spectacular suspension bridges, but this one is in a league of its own. The White River Suspension Bridge Trail crosses a rushing waterfall!
Located in Pukaskwa National Park, this challenging hike is also a rewarding one, thanks to the scenic views you’ll get to enjoy.
Parks Canada describes it as a “natural escape with an adrenaline-pumping twist.”
Come prepared with all of your essentials as this 18-kilometre trek will take a full day to complete.
The hike will lead you to a wooden boardwalk atop wetland, which is home to toads, moose, and beavers.
Continue to keep your eyes and ears open for wildlife as you tackle the rugged Canadian Shield terrain.
Along the way you’ll come upon the Playter Harbour campsite, which is a great spot to take a break, have a snack, and a swim in the lake to cool off.
The next leg of your journey you’ll venture through a “storybook forest of stunted jackpine,” says Parks Canada.
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Eventually, you’ll get to the main attraction — the incredible White River Suspension Bridge.
This swaying bridge soars 23 metres above the powerful Chigamiwinigum Falls, providing jaw-dropping views as you cross.
“Marvel at the view, sign the logbook to mark your accomplishment, and ponder a future visit,” says Parks Canada.
This scenery will definitely make you want to plan a return, especially because this is only the beginning of the famous 60-kilometre Coastal Hiking Trail at Pukaskwa.
Unlike some other scenic bridges in our province, this is an experience you have to work for.
If you’re not afraid of a little challenge, then grab those hiking shoes because this suspension bridge trail is a must-do.
When: Open until mid-October 2023
Where: Pukaskwa National Park, Heron Bay, Ontario