The Towns and Cities
of Northern Ontario
Sioux Lookout in Sunset Country
Once again native history puts its
mark on modern day times. This little Northern Ontario community
gets its name from a bloody battle between the Ojibwa and the
Iroquois. The Ojibwa, trying to out-paddle the ferocious Sioux, made
camp on top of a mountain where a look out was posted. The advancing
war party was spotted, the women and children were brought safely to
an island in the middle of the lake and the Ojibwa prepared an
ambush. All of the marauders were killed with the exception of one
Sioux boy. He was adopted into the tribe and later became one of the
tribe’s greatest chiefs.
With an abundance of lakes, anglers will
discover unparallel fishing, with walleyed pickerel, northern pike,
smallmouth bass, lake trout and muskellunge just waiting to be caught.
Hunters take advantage of the wilderness for moose and small game
Ojibwa Provincial Park is about 25
kilometers southwest of Sioux Lookout. There, you’ll discover Labrador
tea, wild rice, and an extraordinary assortment of flora.