Our Paddle-to-the-Sea Park brings the adventurous story of a child’s hand carved canoe and its journey through the Great Lakes to life! Starting at the Lake Superior waterfall in the heart of downtown Nipigon, twelve playground stations lead you on a journey of fun through town to the waterfront.
Traveling through town on a hot day? Stop in and cool down at our new SPLASH PAD at Paddle-to-the-Sea Park in our downtown core. Officially opened on July 29th, 2016, this state-of-the-art water park was funded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, the Township of Nipigon and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. It includes the “Cascades” feature, where toddlers to teens have a blast playing in the water buckets, and opening and closing the dams in the water troughs. Other features include a gentle misting leaf, flower dumping buckets, a spraying snail, and fountain spouts. After you play, relax with an ice cream across the street at Rotary Park, visit the Nipigon Historical Museum, check out the local shops, or enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Watch the film Paddle-to-the-Sea from the NFB
Based on Holling C. Holling’s book of the same name, Paddle to the Sea is Bill Mason’s film adaptation of the classic tale of an Indian boy who sets out to carve a man and a canoe. Calling the man “Paddle to the Sea,” he sets his carving down on a frozen stream to await spring’s arrival. The film follows the adventures that befall the canoe on its long odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea.