Woodland Caribou

AFFES has given the go ahead to re-open the area closed to paddlers in the southern section of Woodland Caribou Park. 

All Access Points are now open. Welcome Back.

You can expect a sooty experience in most areas within the fire boundary however there are patches of un-burnt areas throughout. Detail mapping of the un-burnt sections has not been completed.

If you are interested you can contact the park office for a copy of a map depicting the fire boundary. You can reach us at woodland.caribou.mnr@ontario.ca or 807 727 1329.

What You'll Like :

  • This wilderness park is a paddler’s paradise offering almost 2,000 km of maintained canoe routes on a myriad of rivers and lakes.
  • Enjoy solitude and commune with nature; Woodland Caribou sees fewer than 1,000 paddlers per season. This undisturbed boreal forest is home to one of the largest groups of woodland caribou south of Hudson Bay.
  • Two major river systems – the Gammon and Bloodvein flow through the park; Bloodvein River is designated as a Canadian Heritage River
  • Excellent fishing for walleye, Northern Pike and Lake Trout and areas with Smallmouth Bass and muskellunge
  • This area is valued by local First Nations people who call this home and who honour the area with stories and teachings. Pictographs (rock paintings) are located throughout the park and must be treated with respect
  • Woodland Caribou Provincial Park is a partner in the Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage Project. Five First Nations and the Ontario and Manitoba governments are seeking World Heritage Site status for a linked network of protected areas. For more information visit www.pimachiowinaki.org

General Information

Phone: (807) 727-1329
Size: 470620.00 ha
Year established: 1983
Park Classification: Wilderness
227 Howey Street Box 5003
Red Lake
P0V 2M0

2017 Operating Dates


Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Woodland Caribou January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Canadian Heritage Rivers System
Northwest Wilderness Quest