Accessible only by train, float plane and canoe Wabakimi Provincial Park was created in 1983 as a fairly small provincial park (383,000 acres) embracing the lake from which it derives its name. In it was enlarged six-fold in 1997 to its current 2.3 million acres as a sanctuary for woodland caribou. As such, it became one of the largest provincial parks in Ontario, second only to the remote Polar Bear Provincial Park on the western shore of Hudson Bay.
In traditional Ojibway territory, the park sees less than 700 visitors a year due to its remoteness — fewer than the number of people who visit Algonquin Park, far to the south, in just one day. With over 2000km of connected lakes & rivers, it remains a stunning example of Canadian boreal forest.