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Sibbald Point

Sibbald Point Provincial Park


Cycling on park roads makes for easy access to all park facilities. Tour the local Hedge Road along the Lake Simcoe waterfront.


Several species of warblers and waterfowl make Sibbald Point a stopover on their migration routes. The best birding opportunities at Sibbald Point are along the Maidenhair Fern Trail, Lake Simcoe shoreline, and throughout the day use area adjacent to Eildon Hall Museum.


Lake Simcoe is an ideal place for sailing and motorboats. Campers and day visitors can use the boat launch and dock temporarily.


Paddlers should be aware of weather conditions on Lake Simcoe and it is recommended that you stay close to shore.

Discovery Program

Park staff offer weekly educational programs for children and adults from late June to Labour Day. Programs include nature and heritage drop-in programs with interactive activities, evening programs, and roving interpretation.


Lake Trout, bass, whitefish, pike, yellow pickerel and jumbo perch are abundant in Lake Simcoe.


Maidenhair Fern Trail 2.0 km, 1-1.5 hours, easy
This self guided loop trail takes a close look at the variety of ecosystems at Sibbald Point. Pick up the trail brochure at the trailhead, the Registration Office or Park Office.

The Cultural History of Sibbald Point Provincial Park 1.0 km, 1-2 hours, easy
This walk explores the rich history of the Sibbald Family through an interpretive guide book. Park visitors will explore the Eildon Hall Museum (Sibbald Family Estate Home (ca. 1836), the settlers cabin, a walk down “The Avenue”, St. George’s Anglican Church (ca.1877) and grave yard which is the burial site of famous Canadian authors Stephen Butler Leacock and Mazo de la Roche.


The blue waters of Lake Simcoe and the sandy beaches of the park are ideal for family swimming. There is a buoyed swimming area but please note there are no lifeguards posted. Comfort stations and change facilities are close to the beach.

Winter Activities

Come out in the winter and enjoy the calming quiet of Sibbald Point. Unorganized winter activities within the park include hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The main park road and a parking lot are kept open for winter visitors. For the most current ice conditions, check with a local ice hut operator.

Ice fishing
Lake Simcoe has excellent ice fishing opportunities for perch and whitefish. Please consult Ontario fishing regulations before your visit.