The north is calling you! Escape the bright city lights to discover the beauty of nature in Sioux Lookout. Whether that means days spent fishing, paddling a canoe across our lakes and rivers, or staring up at the night sky and discovering the beauty of the Northern Lights, Sioux Lookout is a nature-lover's dream come true. But there is plenty to do and see within the community too.

The key locations in our municipality are plotted on our Points of Interest Map.

Sioux Lookout is located in northwestern Ontario right in between Thunder Bay, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba, about a 5 hour drive from each.

Sioux Lookout's boundaries cover an area of 536 square kilometres stretching from Hudson in the west, Ojibway Provincial Park in the south, north to urban Sioux Lookout, and to the Alcona settlement area in the east. Lakes and wetlands cover about 157 square kilometres of that area.

How to get here


The Sioux Lookout Municipal Airport offers flights to and from over 40 destinations in Canada and the United States. Flying is primary key mode of transportation in our area because many First Nations communities in our Far North are scattered and isolated and can only be accessed via air for most of the year.

Our airport is open 24/7 year-round, serving commercial passengers, providing freight services as well as emergency flight services including police, air ambulances and more. With 200 scheduled flights per week, our airport contributes to our reputation as the Hub of the North.

Air carriers and services operating from Sioux Lookout
  • 24-hour NavCanada Flight Services Station
  • Allen Airways - aircraft overhaul and rebuilding/ maintenance work
  • Bearskin Airlines - maintenance hangar and commercial flights
  • Lockhart Air - charter services and flight school
  • Ministry of Health Air Ambulance Division
  • Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service
  • Northern Airborne Maintenance
  • Wasaya Airways

VIA Rail connects Sioux Lookout to many Ontario destinations and points west. VIA Rail stops in Sioux Lookout several times throughout the week.

The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) connects Sioux Lookout to Winnipeg and Toronto, passing through many small communities. This rail mainline is used to move freight.

We are connected to Ontario's highway network via Highway 72, 516 and 642. You can reach us from Winnipeg or Thunder Bay by taking Highway 17 and then connecting to Highway 72. Use the Google Map above for detailed driving instructions.

Sioux Lookout is accessible by water via our widespread lake system fed by the English River, a traditional route that has been traveled by canoe for thousands of years.

You can fly into the Pelican Lake Bay water base with Bamaji Air, Slate Falls Airways and Knobby's Fly-In Services.