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Solace Provincial Park


Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater and the surrounding waterway parks including Solace, protect an area of rugged highland watersheds and contains forest that mixes Great Lakes-St. Lawrence and Boreal species of trees, creating many different habitats for birds. During the nesting season of spring and early summer, many species of warbler, thrush, flycatcher and woodpecker can be heard calling to defend territory. Eagles, osprey and many other birds of prey can be spotted hunting above the forests of the park.


Motorboat restrictions apply on many of the lakes in the Temagami Backcountry Parks. For specific information on prohibited/permitted activities please see the park management plan



Solace can only be reached by canoe or floatplane, as it is a remote and roadless backcountry park in the heart of the Temagami highlands. Many watersheds begin here and in nearby Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park. Solace lies between Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater and Sturgeon River Provincial Park. It can be canoed as part of a longer route which includes those parks, or Crown land routes like the Yorston River. Alternately, paddlers can canoe just the lakes within the park at a more leisurely pace. There are two short circle routes that lie completely within Solace and can even be done as day trips from a base camp.


The lakes in Solace Provincial Park support Lake trout and Brook trout.


Important Note: All hiking trails in the Temagami Backcountry Parks are remote and generally accessed during multi-day canoe trips.


Hunting restrictions apply. Please refer to the Temagami Area Park Management Plan 2007 for zone specific management direction.


The lakes and rivers of this park offer typical backcountry swimming opportunities with some shorelines and rocky headlands providing access to the water.