A.Y. Jackson Lookout


45 km /27 mi. northwest of downtown on Hwy. 144 | 45 km/27 mi. au nord-ouest du centre-ville sur rte 144

Plunging 55 m in one gorgeous cascade, High Falls on the Onaping River captured the heart of Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson and is a favourite outing for locals and tourists alike.

Admire the fall colours from the A.Y. Jackson Lookout visitor’s centre on Highway 144 north of Dowling. You can hike along the scenic 1 km riverside trail to a bridge that spans the top of the falls and follow the marked trail beyond the bridge to explore the quiet forests for another 2 km loop. Learn more

Take a GeoTour!

Scientists believe that a 10 km diameter meteorite struck the Earth near the present site of Sudbury 1.85 billion years ago. The crater was partially filled with melted metal-rich liquid forming Sudbury’s famous nickel, copper, platinum and other ore bodies. The Sudbury Basin is oval-shaped at 60 km long, 20 km wide by 10 km deep.  The lookout lies on fall back debris that partly filled the ancient crater.

How many Shatter Cones can you find?

Shatter Cones are conical fragments of rock that have striations radiating from the apex formed by high pressure (as from volcanism or meteorite impact).