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Our Campus & Community

Our Sioux Lookout Campus, the fourth stop in the western leg of our Sioux Lookout animationjourney, is located in the former “Wellington” School building. It is a shared facility with Contact North, Keewatin Patricia District School Board, and Sioux-Hudson Employment Services.

Sioux Lookout is a tourist destination for those who love the outdoors. It is situated on Pelican Lake, part of the English River-Lac Seul Water System.

At the dock located downtown, numerous float planes and boats sit ready to venture into the great


photo - early morning on Pelican Lake Sioux LookoutEarly morning tranquility on Pelican Lake in Sioux Lookout

This article is part of a series entitled “Know Your Regional Campuses” (KYRC) - Sioux Lookout Campus … an opportunity to become more familiar with our regional campuses, some of the people who work there, and the unique communities in which they reside, along with a little history of the area.

Sioux Lookout campus front entrance photo

Sioux Lookout campus
front entrance



Meno Ya Win Health Centre

Sioux Lookout is the home of the new, state-of-the-art Meno Ya Win Health Centre and the Jeremiah McKay Kabayshewekamik Hostel which have an Aboriginal focus that is very apparent in both the building architecture and in the decor. From the exterior, the main entrance to the Hostel looks like a huge ceremonial drum. When you enter the main front doors, it appears as though you have just entered a tepee. In another entry way, the long entrance hall is shaped on both sides in a long gentle curve with the flooring completing the illusion of a curved feather on the shaft of an arrow.

hospital entrance photo

Meno Ya Win Health Centre
500 babies anticipated to be delivered here in 2012.

Hospital entrance photo

Hostel main entrance looks like a ceremonial drum from the outside


inside main entrance to hospital photo

Inside the main entrance of the hostel

hallways shaped like a feather photo

hallways shaped like a feather on an arrow in hostel

hospital main foyer photo

Health Centre main foyer with “dream-catcher” skylight ceiling

foyer center photo

Health Centre main foyer focal point - a “fire” made from shards of glass, lit from below

“Donor Recognition Walls”
showcase the outside walls

Located in the Health Centre next to this is an entrance into a “Healing Circle Room” which has been specially designed to host Aboriginal ceremonies, complete with a large smudge pit in the centre where the smoke wafts up into a grand opening in the ceiling.

patient room photo

Maamawi gigendaasowin Skills Lab - A fully-equipped patient room dedicated for student training at the Health Centre

patient room photo

All the latest patient-room technology accessible for student learning


The fully equipped patient room dedicated for student training is a joint partnership between Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre and Confederation College. The Maamawi gigendaasowin Simulation Training Lab celebrated its grand opening on January 11, 2012. Nursing students and health care learners in the region can now train using the latest in simulation equipment and techniques in the Maamawi gigendaasowin Skills Lab.


Sioux Lookout Community

Float Plane - Downtown Sioux Lookout photo

Float Plane - docked in downtown Sioux Lookout

Sioux Lookout photo

Pelican Lake at sunrise
in downtown Sioux Lookout


Sioux Lookout Municipal Offices photo

Municipal Offices

Railway Overpass in Sioux Lookout photo

Railway Overpass
in Sioux Lookout

There are many resorts in the area offering great fishing or hunting and many are perfect for a family vacation. If you’re looking for a very secluded remote cabin, there are many outposts cabins to fly to from Sioux Lookout. You can even fly to all-inclusive American Plan fly-in resorts. The annual Blueberry Festival is held every August.

Sunrise Sioux Lookout photo

Sunrise on the Pelican River
on the outskirts of Sioux Lookout

Public School in Sioux Lookout photo

Sioux Mountain Public School

At Ojibway Provincial Park about 25 kilometers southwest of Sioux Lookout on Highway 72, you’ll find labrador tea, wild rice, lady slipper and water lily. The campground on Little Vermilion Lake has a sandy beach for swimmers. Eleven kilometers of picturesque hiking trails wind through the backwoods. South of Sioux Lookout is the village of Hudson and beautiful Vermilion Lake, known for its clear deep water and Big Vermilion Beach, one of the nicest swimming spots in the area. Sioux Lookout is also known as the “Hub of the North” as it provides essential services to many first nation communities.

Golf Course in Sioux Lookout photo

Sioux Lookout Golf and Curling Club. Beautiful 9 hole golf course

Old Train Station - Sioux Lookout photo

Old Train Station (2008)
before the facelift