Sioux Lookout is a town in north-western Ontario, Canada. It has a population of 5,336 and an elevation: 1280 ft / 390 m. Known locally as the "Hub of the North", it is serviced by the Sioux Lookout Airport, Highway 72, and a Via Rail station.
Tourism, lumber, and health care are the primary sources of employment in the town. There are a number of fishing camps in the area that allow access to an extensive lake system fed by the English River. Several beaches are nearby including the historical site of Umpreville Park, a historical site that predates the town itself. During the summer months, Sioux Lookout's population rises as American tourists arrive to take advantage of the seemingly infinte amount of lakes and rivers in the area. Experienced guides, employed by the camps, can locate the best locations and also provide an educated tour of a unique land known affectionately as "sunset country".
Schools are located in the Sioux Lookout area include Queen Elizabeth District High School, Sacred Heart Elementary School, Sioux Mountain Public School, Cornerstone Christian Academy, and Pelican Falls First Nations High School.
The annual Blueberry Festival has been held in August since 1982. 2007 marked the 25th anniversarry of a festival which celebrates the town and its surrounding environment. The most popular events include: the Sioux Mountain Music and Cultural Festival, the Bocce Tournament, and a charitable social which incorporates an annual theme.