Located between Thunder Bay, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Municipality of Sioux Lookout is surrounded by the rugged Canadian Shield, endless forest and an extensive lake and river system. Our name originates from the Legend of Sioux Lookout.
Explore our limitless outdoors
The long list of outdoor activities you can do here makes Sioux Lookout a natural playground to explore. Travel our network of more than seven lakes with a guided or unguided boat ride. In the summer, swim our crystal clear waters at one of our four public beaches. Walk the Umfreville Trail or camp out at the Ojibway Provincial Park. In the winter, snowmobile 365 kilometres of freshly groomed snow along the best trails in Ontario.
Join us at annual events and festivals
Our renowned annual Blueberry Festival stretches over 10 days every August, celebrating our community and attracting thousands of visitors. In winter, join us at our annual Literacy Festival, which has been going on for a decade. Walleye Weekend takes place every year during the second weekend in June and is an annual catch-and-keep tournament on Minnitaki, Abram, Pelican and Botsford lakes.
Getting here isn't hard - we're connected to major highways, an international airport and a VIA Rail line. The Sioux Lookout Municipal Airport connects us to over 40 North American destinations and our stop on the VIA Rail line as well as major highways makes it easy for you to get here.
Hub of the North
Our identity as Hub of the North, rings true in our location and in the spirit of our community. We connect over 30,000 people in 29 remote northern First Nations communities to our state-of-the-art hospital and related health care, social and education services.
Visiting Sioux Lookout means experiencing Ontario's north as it is meant to be. Here, nature is still predominant and each person in our community of 5,500 is important.
So come join us - whether you're here for a few days or a lifetime, the Hub of the North is a truly special place to be.