Bring you own kayak or canoe…we have secured indoor storage for your personal craft, or simply rent from one of our Trailhead partners. Whether you’re looking for a day trip or a longer excursion, our Trailhead Adventure Hosts can advise you. The Lake Superior coast is a paddler’s mecca, giving you access to rugged rock headlands as well as sheltered sand and cobble beaches. There are many launch points, most often from beaches. Closer to the Inn, you can paddle the St. Mary’s River that links Lake Superior to Lake Huron. You can even paddle through the Canadian Canal lift, which is open only to pleasure craft. Or try a leisurely float trip down the Goulais River. Day-trip canoe routes within the park include the Fenton-Treeby Lake route, Mijinemungshing Lake, Gamitagama Lake, and the Crescent Lake system. Canoe route maps are available through the Provincial Park's headquarters, the campground gate offices or through the Friends of Lake Superior Provincial Park interpretive centre. Rentals are also available in the park. One of our Trailhead Adventure hosts can get you started.
My first stay at the Water Tower Inn was after a family trip across Canada. We pulled in to the brand new facility in the wee hours of the morning after 5 weeks of camping. It was heavenly!!!! So much so that it became our first and last night stop whenever we headed west. Those stays are something of a legend in my family and this July I had the chance to show my son why. On a cold rainy day, coming back from Thunder Bay, we ditched the tent and checked in on our last night. I wouldn't have thought it could be better than my memories but it was. From the warm welcome at the front desk to the 2 hours we spent in the water. Thanks to the wonderful staff, facility and service the legend continues!- Dawn