On this short backpacking trip we had planned to Hike from the Devil’s Lake Road access. to the Victoria Falls access over the course of 3 days. However, with the heat and humidity we quickly realized it would be far too hot to attempt the nearly 30k hike. So instead we decided to do a simple backpacking trip to Sheldon Lake. We camped there for a few nights before heading back the same way.
Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park
Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park is a 33,505 hectare park that is home to over 100 habitat types and is a large biological engine known for its drylands and beaver marshes. Despite its extent, this habitat is fragile. Please follow the principle not to leave a trace .
Wildlands Provincial Park is a non-operational park without public facilities or services. Prepare to use good practices in terms of safety and route choice since traveling in wilderness beyond access points requires complex navigation in a remote and semi-wild environment. You cannot rely on cell phone service to communicate or navigate within these undeveloped areas.
This park offers a unique opportunity to live a sustainable recreational experience in a semi-wild environment. It offers rugged canoe routes including lakes, wetlands and portages and has a trail of over 100 km, the Ganaraska Hiking Trail (the wilderness section at www.ganaraska-hiking-trail.org) and a limited number of backcountry campsites.
Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park