Sioux Lookout, OntarioPopulation: 5336
Main Lakes in the Area: Lac Seul, Lake Minnitaki, Abram Lake, Pelican Lake, Vermilion Lake, Little Vermilion Lake.
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Sioux Mountain is located across the lake and was the site of a battle between the Ojibway and invading Sioux. Legend has it, early first nations from the Ojibway Tribe passing through the area would encounter raiding First Nations from the Sioux Tribe. Standing at the top of "Sioux Mountain" and utilizing the view down the English River water system, approaching danger could be sighted from a great distance, hence the name "Sioux Lookout". The history books note that one such encounter saw the raiding Sioux Tribe slaughtered by the local Ojibway First Nations. Only one young Sioux boy survived, and he was raised by the Ojibway people to eventually become Chief. Sioux Lookout was incorporated in 1912 when it had only 150 residents. Thanks to the train station, Sioux Lookout grew to have a population of 1500 in just two years. In 1909 a mine that processed Pyrite into Picric acid was constructed. It later closed in 1921.
The community of Sioux Lookout, known as "the Hub of the North" has a culturally diverse population of over 5,300 residents. It is located on the picturesque Pelican Lake, of the spectacular English River Lac Seul waterway. Originating as a railway town, it remains one of the stops on the transcontinental VIA Rail passenger train. The community of Hudson, which is now a part of the municipality of Sioux Lookout, is the gateway to Vermilion and Lac Seul water systems. Sioux Lookout is a year-round tourist destination, with many activities in both winter and summer. Because of it's central location, it is in an important service center for the Patricia Region and a great place to stock up on food, bait, tackle and other supplies It's worth the visit!
For visitors to Sioux Lookout, the abundance of crystal clear lakes including Pelican Lake, Abram Lake, Minnitaki Lake, Lac Seul, Lost Lake and Vermilion Lakes allows unparalleled access to sport fishing, with walleye/pickerel, northern pike, smallmouth bass, lake trout and muskellunge available. Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of recreational activities such as horseback riding, boating, canoeing, swimming, golfing, hiking and exploring. Hunters can take advantage of the fall bear hunt, while moose and small game hunting are also available in the autumn. The winter season offers cross-country skiing and snow machining on our groomed trail system, in addition to recreational hockey, skating and curling. The Ojibway Golf and Curling Club offers one of the most scenic and challenging nine-hole golf courses in the region. The Public Library and Museum provide interesting cultural diversions for visitors to the area. Sioux Lookout has the 4th busiest airport in Ontario as it provides services to numerous Northern communities. If you're feeling energetic, take a hike through one of the trails that lead to the peak of Sioux Mountain! There are 11 kilometers of hiking trails that wind through the backwoods.There's no shortage of things to do!
If you're looking to get involved in the community, come out for the Annual Blueberry Festival http://blueberrybert.com/ which is held every August. Check out one of the many events such as a beach volleyball tournament, a mixed slo-pitch tournament, a triathlon and several bake-offs. Come join us and experience our northern hospitality!
For our FREE Area Brochure, write:
Box 397PR, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A5
or Phone: (807) 737-2991.
Web site: www.siouxlookout.ca