On the Trail of the Giant to Silver Islet (Highway 587)
Travel Highway 587 40 kilometres from Thunder Bay along the Sibley Peninsula on the Trail of the Giant. This 37 kilometre touring route passes through the Township of Shuniah then 22 kilometers in the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. It begins at Highway 11/17 40 kilometres East of Thunder Bay and ends at the scenic and historic village of Silver Islet.
Home to legendary Sleeping Giant and beautiful Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, this is a drive that is not to be missed. Stay awhile and experience the Giants backcountry trails through boreal forests or hike to the top this massive formation for unbeatable views of Lake Superior. Deer, moose and other large mammals can be viewed in the Parks vast forests and lowlands.
Along the way, watch for rock climbers at scenic Pass Lake and stop to enjoy the views.
Picturesque Silver Islet is home to the historic Silver Islet General Store which has stood proudly on the rugged shores of Lake Superior for over a century. It was the original company store for the Silver Islet Mining and Lands Company. From 1868 to 1884, nearly $3 million worth of silver ore was extracted from the lake, briefly making it the world's richest silver mine.