Introduction

In the Wabakimi Area, there are many other wilderness canoeing opportunities both in protected areas and on Crown lands. Together with Wabakimi Provincial Park, these functionally-roadless lands constitute the world's largest contiguous wilderness canoeing area.

Provincial Parks

Wabakimi Provincial Park is bounded on the north by Albany River Provincial Park and on the south by Kopka River, Obonga-Ottertooth, Gull River and Brightsand River Provincial Parks. To the west lies St. Raphael Provincial Park and to the east, Whitesand, Windigo Bay and Ogoki River Provincial Parks.

Conservation Reserves

Attwood River Conservation Reserve provides an unbroken link between Wabakimi Provincial Park and Albany River Provincial Park to the northeast and to Mojikit Lake Conservation Reserve east of the park.

Crown Lands

Wabakimi Provincial Park is bounded on three sides by Crown lands designated for general use. Many of the canoe routes on these public lands must be used to commute between Wabakimi and the nearest road or rail access points.

Crown Land Use Policy Atlas

The Crown Land Use Policy Atlas (CLUPA) is the on-line source of area-specific land use policy for Crown lands in a large part of central and mid-northern Ontario. The interactive map browser--a major component of the site--allows users to view the boundaries of Crown land use areas as well as associated land use policies. Land use policies are presented in policy reports specific to each land use area and can be accessed directly or through the interactive map browser. Each policy report dictates the commercial and recreational uses and activities that are currently permitted for a particular land use area.

Environmental Registry

The Environmental Registry (commonly called the "Registry") is an on-line database used by Ontario ministries and agencies to post public notices of any government proposal or decision that may impact the province's environment. These notices may contain information about proposed new laws, regulations, policies and programs or about proposals to change or eliminate existing ones. Provision is made for public comment and for notification of future announcements related to any environmental matter of interest.

The Registry is an important part of ensuring that the public can participate in decisions being made about environmental issues. It is the only one of its kind in Canada and was created in 1993 under Ontario's Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is responsible for monitoring that the government ministries and agencies fulfill their obligations under the EBR including the Registry.




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