Wawa is chock full of ways to get out and get active. The summer months provide great swimming, hiking, and camping, while the winter months give us fantastic ice fishing and snowmobiling. There is always something fun to do, you just need to know how to find it.
Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre
Wawa has a fantastic Community Centre that is vital to the livelihood of our town. Residents and visitors can take advantage of a membership area which features a cardio fitness centre, dance studio, and international squash courts and a sauna/change room area. Hockey, figure skating and curling are also a big part of the excitement during the fall and winter months. Both the arena and curling rinks host league play in addition to many tournaments and bonspiels which draw in visitors from other communities.
The Municipality of Wawa arena is home for an active minor hockey league, and the Wawa Figure Skating Club. Five dressing rooms accommodate regular programs, special tournaments, and competitive events. Spectators enjoy warm and comfortable seating during public admission events and competitions. In addition, heated viewing areas allow spectators to view the arena from above.
A four sheet curling rink is available to members of the Community Centre. The Wawa Curling Club normally hosts men’s, ladies, and mixed curling leagues during week nights. Also, the club hosts a minimum of three bonspiels per season.
Banquet Room, Lounge, and Meeting Facilities
Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre is equipped with a licensed lounge and banquet room with a seating capacity of 300. These rooms are divided by a movable partition and can be utilized separately or together. Comfortable seating capacities of each room are 200 (Banquet Room) and 100 (Lounge) respectively. The facilities have complete wheelchair accessibility, climate control, and offer a complete range of audio/visual equipment. Kitchen facilities are also available to rent and organizers may make their own catering arrangements. The lounge and the banquet room are permanently licensed by the municipality. The bar may be opened on request of the organizer and is operated with qualified, municipal staff.
Located behind the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre, the field utilizes three baseball diamonds, a 400 metre track, and two soccer fields. The Mixed Adult Slo-Pitch plays twice per week during the summer months of June, July and August. Children’s summer sports programs are organized by the Municipality of Wawa and normally include soccer, baseball and t-ball, with others organized as interest demands. There are two hard top tennis courts available for use free of charge. They are located at the Community Centre and are illuminated until 11:00 p.m. For more info contact the Community Centre at 856-2244 ext 240.
The Municipality has created a recreation guide that provides all of the information you could possibly want for recreational opportunities in Wawa. To download the guide, just click the button below:
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The Harry McCluskie Memorial Marina
Located inside the junction of the Magpie and Michipicoten Rivers, the marina provides docking facilities for 97 pleasure craft. The marina accesses Lake Superior. The mouth of the river is constantly changing, and varies in depth from 6 to 8 feet. At the gas dock the water depth is 5 feet, and inside the marina basin the depth is 8 feet. The marina can accommodate pleasure craft up to an 80 foot length. There are 97 slips, 40 with water and electrical hook-ups. Slip rentals are available by the day, week, month, or season. A picnic shelter, water supply, clean washrooms and showers, sewage pump out, and fuel are available on site.
Superior Gym Weight Centre
Superior Gym is a non-profit club with a variety of weight lifting equipment, located directly next to the community centre. Club membership entitles members to unlimited access to all equipment. Although there are no instructors employed in the club, volunteers are available to help with weight training programs. The facilities are open to men and women.
Michipicoten Golf Club
The Michipicoten Golf Club is a non-profit organization operating a challenging 9-hole course. Golf season extends from mid-May to early October. The Michipicoten Golf Club is open daily and accommodates all levels of golfers. A Club House, featuring a restaurant, bar, and open deck is located on the site. Cart and club rentals are available. A Pro Shop is also operated on the site. For more information please contact them at 705-856-7409.