Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada

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Beautiful Sioux Lookout on Pelican Lake

Sioux Lookout is situated on Pelican Lake, part of the English River-Lac Seul Water System. Sioux Lookout is an important service centre in the heart of the Patricia Region. You can stock up on food, bait and tackle and other supplies in town or stay overnight in a hotel/motel. There are many resorts in the area offering great fishing or hunting and many are perfect for a family vacation. If you're looking for a very secluded remote cabin, there are many outposts cabins to fly to from Sioux Lookout. You can even fly to all-inclusive American Plan fly-in resorts. Enjoy the annual Blueberry Festival held every August. Visit Ojibway Park about 25 kilometers southwest of Sioux Lookout on Highway 72. Natural features you'll find include labrador tea, wild rice, lady slipper and water lily. The campground on Little Vermilion Lake has a sandy beach for swimmers. Eleven kilometers of picturesque hiking trails wind through the backwoods. South of Sioux Lookout is the village of Hudson and beautiful Vermilion Lake, known for its clear deep water and Big Vermilion Beach, one of the nicest swimming spots in the area.

Sioux Mountain, site of a 1700s battle between the Ojibway and invading Sioux is located across the lake from the Town site. Legend has it that the Ojibway camped at the peak of Sioux Mountain so they could see approaching Sioux canoes from a great distance and set up a successful ambush. During the ambush, the entire invading party was killed or drowned except for one small boy, saved by a compassionate Ojibway woman. He was adopted into the tribe and later became one of its most respected chiefs.

The Town of Sioux Lookout derives its name from the Ojibway-Sioux confrontation. Hiking trails still lead to the peak of Sioux Mountain though the view is now regarded as more beautiful than menacing.

Find a Place to Stay or Things to Do in Sioux Lookout

Distances to nearest towns from Sioux Lookout to: 
Dryden - 95 km 
Ignace - 140 km 
Thunder Bay - 370 km

Visitor Information Centre: 
The Sioux Lookout Information Center offers outfitter brochures, fishing and hunting regulations, Ontario and Manitoba brochures, lake maps, Chamber of Commerce information, and retail items (T-shirts, sweatshirts, postcards, hats, maps, books, crafts). The Information Centre also has a beautiful picnic area overlooking the lake and walking trail.

Summer hours of operation: 8:00am - 8:00pm (July and August) 
Winter hours of operation: Mon - Fri, 9- 12:30 and 2:30 - 4:00

Campgrounds in the area 
The Sioux Lookout and Hudson Association or Community Living in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources run Ojibway Park, located approximately 20 km from Sioux Lookout on Highway 72.

Public Boat Launches: 
Deception Bay Landing - need a pass
Superior Junction Boat Launch 
West Point Cove Boat Launch 
Sturgeon River Road Boat Launch 
Butterfly Lake 
Sturgeon River (Alcona Highway) 
Big Vermillion west of Hudson 
Big Vermillion - Botham's Bay 
Abram Lake - Lakes 
Lac Seul - Boat Bay

Additional Information: 
Sioux Lookout has the busiest airport between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg with + 100,000 passengers per year. Open 24/7 with IFR, refueling.

Sioux Lookout is easy to find! Drive up Highway 72 approximately 65 kilometers north of the Trans-Canada Highway. For more information, you can call the Sioux Lookout Chamber of Commerce at 807-737-1937 or the Town of Sioux Lookout at 807-737-2700.