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Father/child fishing trips are just one of the many gifts you can give this Fathers' Day.
Show dad your appreciation for everything he taught you and the wisdom he gave you   Dad deserves a break and a little time just to himself to enjoy his hobbies. Because we know that no 2 dads are alike, below are 10 awesome trips to thank dad, grandpa, a favourite uncle, or the father-figure who has done so much for you and been there when you needed him most. 1. The Fishing Dad Remember the first time dad took you fishing? Take dad fishing to a drive-in, fly-in, or train-in cottage resort or full-service lodge. Big Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, species of Trout -- whatever dad loves to fish for, he'll find it in Algoma Country. If dad…
Thunder Pride 2015 - Come out... and Celebrate Diversity!
As the largest city in Northwest Ontario, Thunder Bay is often the hub for community events and activities. Each June members of the region’s LGBTQ community, their allies and supporters come to the city to celebrate Thunder Pride. The largest LGBTQ Pride event between Winnipeg and Toronto, Thunder Pride is celebrating a milestone of its own – this is the 5th annual event! Related: Looking Back - The Birth of Thunder Pride This week-long event, which is expertly-organized solely by dedicated volunteers, brings together the entire community to celebrate diversity, spirit and the commitment to inclusion and acceptance for everyone in Thunder Bay. There is a ton to do and the list of events is large so let’s get to…
Farmers' Markets in Northeastern Ontario
Whether you're a local resident or a visitor from away, a leisurely stroll through a Farmers' Market is one of the best ways to get an authentic "taste" of an area. These vibrant markets bring people together and offer a unique shopping experience where you can indulge in the freshest local foods and high quality artisan products. We've compiled a list of some of Northeastern Ontario's finest Farmers' Markets, so be sure to visit at least one this season!   Cochrane Farmers' Market Season: July 25 to October 10, 2015 Hours: Saturdays from 10am to 12pm Cochrane Farmers' Market, located at Commando Park, has over a dozen local vendors. Shoppers can find organic produce, delectable baked goods, sweet birch syrup,…
Give Dad the Perfect Northwest Ontario Father's Day
He probably taught you how to drive, how to throw and catch, how to fish and how to build the perfect campfire. He gave you his time and his money and his advice. Father and Son, Jerry and Ben Stiller in Zoolander Oh yeah! And also tons and tons of his love. As the day to celebrate Dads gets closer, we look at a few ways that this man who gives so much can take a little time for himself? He could… 1. Pitch a tent There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when camping in the Northwest Ontario wilderness. Camping is available within city limits at Trowbridge Falls and Chippewa Park campgrounds and many nearby Provincial parks offer…
BIG Paddling Getaways in Northeastern Ontario
This is it - your next BIG idea - canoeing or kayaking in Northeastern Ontario, a playground for paddlers! When you think about it, the region touches Algonquin Provincial Park; includes the historic Ottawa, French and Mattawa rivers; the pristine Lake Temagami/Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater wilderness; and many of the dynamic rivers at the height of land flowing in two different directions - northwards towards James Bay, and south to the Great Lakes. Where else is there so much choice and diversity? The region is a canoe/kayaking mecca – a natural choice. Where to go? Think about your accommodations and whether you want an overnight camping trek, or a series of day trips with your canoe or kayak. There are plenty of…
Gear up for the BIG Catch - Spring Fishing Gear Maintenance
Editor's note: Mathew Korprash will be joining us to write about fishing in Northeastern Ontario every month; check back for more, and if you haven't booked your drive-in, train-in or fly-in fishing excursion, check out our Fishing Page! With spring in the air and the Northeastern Ontario coming to life, I am sure many of you are getting excited for the upcoming fishing and boating season. With fishing season just freshly opened, are you and your gear ready to hit the water? If you answered "no" or are unsure, then this blog is for you. In the next few sections I would like to share some tips for being confident, prepared, and ready for any challenge that comes your way.…
The Color Explosion.
Blind River's Newest Festival Promotes Health, Wellness and Lots of Fun For many years, the town of Blind River hosted the Dragon Boat races, before deciding to retire the fundraising event in search of a new and exciting event with a fundraising twist. In 2014, Blind River hosted the 1st Annual Color Dash Festival and had over 250 participants. The town is gearing up for their second Color Dash this June 2015. Keep reading to learn more about it and how you can join in on the fun. What Is The Color Dash The Color Dash 5k is an event to encourage and establish new goals for many people, by promoting health and wellness while having a good time. Every…
Making lifelong memories out on the lake
Your Dad taught you how to fish; now it's time to thank your Dad this Father's Day. Ask anyone how they learned how to fish and I'll bet the majority of them will say "My dad used to take me fishing". It's almost like a right of passage to have your dad take you out fishing when you're a child.  At the resorts and lodges in Sunset Country you'll often see three generations coming up year after year. The grandfathers started taking their kids, and then the kids started having kids of their own and they started coming up too. It's so great to see many generations heading out on the lake for a day of fishing or a week…
Escape to Northeastern Ontario During the Pan Am Games
This summer, Toronto will welcome 7500 athletes, 4000 media, and 1.4 million spectators to the Pan Am Games. It promises to be an exciting sporting event for sure, but if you're looking to escape the buzz, there's no better place to escape to than Northeastern Ontario for a little peace and quiet. Trade the traffic and overcrowded restaurants for calming scenery and great hospitality! Unbelievably close, Northeastern Ontario is where your next BIG memories are made. We've compiled a list of five classic Northeastern Ontario experiences for your consideration, with many more options available here. Relax and Pamper Yourself at Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa Visit Cedar Meadows for a truly luxurious escape. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for…
Manitoulin day trip rest stop with Mike
Let’s face it, Dads don’t always get the credit they deserve. When you’re young, Dad teaches you how to ride a bike or bait a hook, while dealing with all the tantrums and “boo-boos” along the way; when you're a teenager, he has to ride along with you, flinching in fear of you scratching the car, as he desperately tries to teach you to parallel-park; and once you reach adulthood and leave the nest, he gets the call in the middle of the night because your furnace stopped working, and you know Dad can fix it! Dads work hard and are sometimes under-appreciated, so give him a well-deserved break this Father’s Day, doing something he really enjoys. We asked a…
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