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Neys Provincial Park

Visiting Attractions Neys Provincial Park
Neys Provincial Park is located along Ontario Highway 17, 45 km east of Terrace Bay and 26 km west of Marathon. Neys sits on the rugged coast of the Coldwell Peninsula which extends out from the north shore of Lake Superior—a picturesque landscape. The granite rock in the park was shaped by glaciers and erosion into the fantastic shapes you see today; along the shores the crashing waves carved and hollowed the bedrock.You can hike along the coastal trails to explore the sub-arctic plants that are able to survive in Neys thanks to the areas unique climate, courtesy of Lake Superior; Neys is also home to an elusive group of Woodland Caribou and other northern wildlife. For all novice and experienced paddlers alike, we recommend taking a cruise along the pristine Lake Superior shoreline to enjoy the park from a very unique perspective.

 

 

Neys is not just a quiet park, but also one with a lively and colourful history! Back in the 1920s, Group of Seven painter, Lawren Harris visited the peninsula and immortalized the landscape in his famous painting, “Pic Island,” which you can visit the island directly yourself!
During World War II, this remote peninsula became a temporarily German Prisoner-of-War (POW) camp, designated “Camp 100′;” on display at the visitor centre is a model replica of the former POW camp. With a brisk hike through the park you can visit the remains of camp itself and experience an important part of Canadian/World history.
For those interested in learning more about the POW camps in Neys and across Canada, check out the documentary “The Enemy Within” by Filmmaker Eva Colmers, courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada. The documentary looks at German POWs from World War II who were housed in the 25 POW camps across Canada.

 

 

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The park has 144 campsites (61 with access to electricity), one of the finest sandy beaches along Lake Superior, hiking trails, a boat launch on Little Pic River, visitor centre, summer Natural Heritage Education programs, park store, playground, picnic areas, trailer sanitation station, rental outlet for canoes and coastal campsites that look out onto Lake Superior’s blue waters!

There’s so much to discover and experience in Neys Provincial Park!

To make an online reservation, please visit: Ontario Parks. To reserve by telephone, please call 1 (888) ONT PARK.

For a copy of the Ontario Parks Guide, call 1 (800) ONTARIO.
For more information about Neys Provincial Park, please feel free to contact:
P.O. Box 280, 1004 Trans-Canada Highway/ON-17 North, Terrace Bay, Ontario P0T 2W0
T: (807) 229-1624 (from May to September) or (807) 825-3403 (from October to April)
W: Ontario Parks – Neys