I first visited stunning Ouimet Canyon as a child. In those days you had to hike in as there was no road. The canyon is thought to have been formed over a billion years ago either by the weight of advancing glaciers or the large volumes of water released during their retreat.
The canyon is an hour or so east of Thunder Bay and our Dorion bird survey ends on the road which leads to it. Each year we take the boardwalks and trails which lead out to two viewing platforms.
Here are some of the plants along the way:
This rock formation is known as Indian Head:
Views from the platforms: