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. 

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. Our 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. Visit the Sioux Lookout Anglers and Hunters Facebook page for more information.

Getting Here

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.

The major arterial highways serving the region are as follows:

  • Highway 72 runs southwest to northeast and links Sioux Lookout south to Highway 17 at Dinorwic, and north to Highway 599, via Highway 516.
  • Highway 642 runs southeast and connects Sioux Lookout to Highway 599 at Silver Dollar.
  • Highway 17, the Trans-Canada Highway, 69kms from Sioux Lookout, runs west to east, connecting to all of Canada.

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 5,700 is important.

Explore all that Sioux Lookout has to offer! Whether you're here for a few days, or a lifetime, the Hub of the North is a truly special place to be.

Directions and Maps

Head to our Visiting Sioux Lookout page for a map of local attractions and points of interest in the community.

Quality of Life