Pinery Provincial Park


Pinery Provincial Park boasts 10 kilometres of sandy beach on the shores of mighty Lake Huron and mighty Lake Huron and is renowned for unrivalled sunsets visible from the sandy beaches of the park". The park is home to extremely rare and fragile Oak Savanna and Coastal Dune ecosystems with extraordinary biodiversity. The Pinery Provincial Park can be busy. Make sure to purchase your Advanced Daily Vehicle Permit five days in advance for access to the park.

Top Tip:

Come during the weekdays as the park is usually very busy on weekends from mid-June to October.


Who will love it?


Winter Enthusiasts 

Trails are open for winter for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. Winter glamping is also available in yurts but book early as they fill up fast.


Multiple trails for hiking and biking through the Carolinian Forest or rare Oak Savanna.


Hit the Old Ausable Channel for a relaxing paddle. Canoes, corcls, stand-up paddleboards, and single or double kayak rentals are available.

Boaters & Anglers

The Old Ausable Channel supports a warm-water fish community. It is home to nearly 50 common species, including many kinds of minnows, sunfish, catfish, perch and some top predators like Northern Pike and bass. Note that boat motors (gas and electric) are prohibited at all times within the Old Ausable Channel.        

Pet Owners

There are two dog friendly beaches in the park. 


The Pinery Provincial Park offers three campgrounds for car camping, roofed cabins, and yurts. 

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