Sioux Lookout, Ontario is is a full-service community with plenty of things to do and see. Do you like golfing? The Ojibway Golf & Curling Club is a nine hole golf course noted for its variety, challenge, and beauty. The Umfreville Trail is a multi-use recreational trail used for hiking, biking, jogging, walking, rollerblading and wheelchair traffic. In the summer months, you can visit the Sioux Lookout Museum or the original railway station downtown. There is a scenic lookout on Wellington Street behind the museum and waterfront. There are many public beaches in Sioux Lookout and Hudson. Take a quick dip or spend the day. The community has many year-round special events and festivals to take part in.
The Blueberry Festival is attended by people from all over and is one of the premier events held during the summer in the Sunset Country Travel Region
The Sioux Lookout Golf and Curling Club is a nine hole course noted for its variety, challenge, and beauty. The course has a scenic layout that takes the player through the many varieties of trees on well-manicured fairways and greens. The club dates back to the early sixties when it was designed by its founders. Although the course is not long, it presents a good test for the high and low handicap player from its three sets of tees. Water will come into play on three holes and the bluegrass/ fescue greens roll between 8.5 and 9 on the Stimp meter. The most challenging hole is also the most scenic, the par three 8th at 181 yards from the back tees. This tee shot is over water to a large undulating green and plays longer than the length on the scorecard as it is uphill and into the prevailing breeze. A well struck long iron or fairway wood is required to find this green. Each summer the club holds the Ojibway Blueberry Open Golf Tournament, with the ladies and men playing on separate weekends. For more information on the Sioux Lookout Golf and Curling Club call the clubhouse or pro shop at 807-737-7800.
Hiking Trails in the Sioux Lookout/Hudson area
The Umfreville Trail is a Historic Recreational Trail that links the Travel Information Centre with the Umfreville Park Historic Site. Read more about this historic site on the History of Sioux Lookout page. The trail offers vistas of Pelican Lake as it meanders past Second Sandy Beach and through the beautiful forest. The trail begins at the scenic Travel Information Centre grounds and ends at Frog Rapids, the junction of Pelican Lake and Abram Lake. It is a 6-foot wide asphalt path providing accessibility for bikes, wheelchairs, and rollerblades along with walkers and joggers. Significant historical and natural sites are identified and marked along the way. The trail accesses the link to the Northern Ontario Snowmobile Trail. Other trails to walk or hike are the Birch (4 km) and the Birch Trails (5 km). There are also a large number of cross-country ski trails (over 30 km) available in summer for biking and hiking. The Ojibway Provincial Park also has 6 hiking trails ranging from easy to moderate and range from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours long.
Sioux Lookout Museum
The Sioux Lookout Museum is now located on the second floor of the Sioux Lookout Heritage Railway Station, located at 53 Front Street. The museum is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. If you would like to enquire about group bookings, or want to arrange an after-hours visit, please contact our Museum & Culture Supervisor at 807-737-1994 ext. 9902.
Public Beaches in the Sioux Lookout/Hudson area
- Town Beach has a playground, picnic area, outdoor stage, a dock and bathroom facilities. It is located off Wellington St.
- Sandy Beach is located off Highway 72.
- Big Vermillion Beach (Bernier's Beach) is located in Hudson. It's one of the nicest swimming spots in the area. Big Vermilion Lake is a crystal clear deep water lake.
- Boat Bay Beach is also located in Hudson.
- Umfreville Park Historic Site has a beach, picnic area, and bathroom facilities. It is located off Highway 72, past the Frog Rapids Bridge.
- The Ojibway Provincial Park on Little Vermilion Lake has a sandy beach for swimmers. The park is located off Highway 72, 25 km to the southwest of Sioux Lookout.
Other recreation activities in Sioux Lookout
- Ojibway Power Toboggan Association maintains 150 km of local snowmobile trails. The community also offers much more to do in the winter.
- Blueberry Hill - well-lit tobogganing hill.
- Cedar Bay Recreational Facility
- Outdoors Sports Complex - baseball diamonds, tennis courts, bocce courts, horseshoe pits, skateboard area, sandbox.
- Soccer, baseball, tennis
- Boating and Fishing
The Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre is located at 85 King Street in Sioux Lookout. Our facility boasts an arena, lobby with concession, meeting rooms, main office of the Culture, Parks and Recreation Department, gymnasium, racquetball court, squash court, walking track complete with cardio equipment, and a weight room. Please note facility is closed weekends during the summer months. For more information, please call 807-737-1994.