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Emily Provincial Park


Quiet campground roads and the nearby Trans Canada Trail offer ample opportunities for biking. For more information check out


Pigeon River leads to the Trent Severn Waterway. This canal system links Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay and is popular with recreational boaters. There are two boat launches located in the park.


The wide Pigeon River offers excellent canoeing for beginners. If you do not have a canoe, you can rent one at the Park Store. Many unique frogs and birds can be found in the wetland along the River. Head out exploring to see wetland wildlife in their natural home.

Discovery Program

Join Discovery staff at an Exploration Station during the months of July and August. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Exploration Station), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature. Be sure to share your observations with park staff! For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Drop your line off the park dock for panfish or cast off from your boat for a larger catch such as walleye, muskie and Large and Small Mouth Bass. Live bait and tackle are available at the Park Store.

Enjoy our Learn to Fish program, a free, hands-on program that teaches new anglers how to fish in Ontario. This fun and engaging two-hour program combines a practical teaching session with an hour of supervised hands-on fishing. For more information and program times visit


The park waterfront is on the Pigeon River. The beach is located in the campground and is a designated swimming area, marked with buoys. Pets are not permitted at the swimming beach. The Day Use Area is designated as a dog beach. Please note: there are no lifeguards posted at the beach.

Winter Activities

The park is accessible during the day for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or winter hiking. All facilities are closed and parking is limited.