Northern Ontario, Canada

Welcome to Northern Ontario, Canada! Bigger than Texas, wilder than the west, more inviting than a campfire in October, Northern Ontario is like no place else. This website is the official online collaboration of travel and tourism organizations across the region, bringing you travel tips and stories about Northern Ontario from writers around the world.

From the the wilderness of Sunset Country, Algoma Country, and Northeastern Ontario, to the charming neighbourhoods of Thunder Bay and Sault Ste Marie, and all points in between, this is where real Canadian spirit lives.
Lumberjacks - Food with a Middle East Connection
Lumberjacks 16 St. Paul Street   The name Lumberjacks is a bit of a ruse, for two reasons: the name sounds big, and the portions are good, but the place is small. They don’t have waiting staff and with only a handful of tables it’s nice that they are able to take advantage of the beautifully expanded sidewalk on  Paul St., a short one way street in Waterfront District on the northside of Thunder Bay.  Burgers, Kabobs, Gyros & More  And Lumberjacks sounds very Canadian but has a Middle Eastern touch as the first persian restaurant in Thunder Bay. They serve burgers – awesome burgers like the Angry Frenchman, a burger covered with poutine, or the Badass burger, containing layers…
People on the ice fishing at the Red Rock Derby in 2012
VIsit the Nipigon-Red Rock area this winter and find out why there is "snowbetterplace" for ice fishing, especially the winter perch on Lake Superior at Black Bay near Hurkett. Ice fishing along the North Shore of Lake Superior is an exhilarating winter activity to enjoy. The serene Lake Superior bays in the Red Rock and Nipigon area offer solitude and a peaceful spot to jig for your big winter catch. The extraordinary scenery of Nipigon Bay, Black Bay and Gravel River are second to none and are part of the purposed Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area managed by Parks Canada. Ice Hut Rentals If a full service ice fishing experience is appealing to you, you may be interested in contacting…
Musee La Gare
The mornings’ ride from North Bay was a damp one- yet invigorating! The sky ahead was clearing so I turned the Harley-Davidson into Temagami’s olden train station to rid myself of my rain suit. A small town built upon Temiskaming’s district; an area extending as far north as James Bay. The ground under my feet covered a heritage I found quite difficult to comprehend. Here 9,000 years ago is where Canada’s first Nation’s people thrived. It was hard to believe that within a few hours I’d metamorphosed my bustling “concrete jungle” surroundings in “Taronto” to that of a northern outdoor explorer submerged in this beauty and silence. Temagami Train Station A few hours riding northward; there’s just no tiring of…
Cross Country Skier
Sault Ste. Marie is a world-class Nordic ski destination : With over 150 kilometres of groomed trails As I near the top of Jackrabbit Hill, my world is reduced to a simple mantra wheezed through parsed lips: Pole-pole-step-glide, pole-pole-step-glide. I’ve skipped out of cocktail hour at the Stokely Creek clubhouse for a lung-burning skate-ski on the Jackrabbit, my favourite 15-kilometre loop amidst a cross-country ski area that sprawls across 3,400 hectares of rugged, forested land north of Sault Ste. Marie.Book your adventure here: Cross Country Packages While challenging to say the least, the climb is always worth the effort. Arriving at the crest, I witness a coppery sunset over Lake Superior and begin the long downhill back to the trailhead…
Fall colours on the Nor'wester Mountain range in the Slate River Valley along Highway 61
Autumn in Thunder Bay and the region along the north shore of Lake Superior is a magical, brilliantly colourful time of year.   (Check out the fall drive, photography and hiking packages offered by Lake Superior Visits or if your in the Nipigon area, Epic Adventures.) Dazzling Autumn Colours Starting in late August, autumn’s dazzling colours begin to transform the landscape.  At first it’s a lighter shade of yellows on poplar trees and smaller shrubs as the shortened days rob leaves of the chlorophyll needed to sustain the rich green colours that we associate with the warmth of summer. The yellows of the  tall birch reach for the sky at Kingfisher Lake.   Then, as September progresses, the full fall…
Tee Off in Sault Ste. Marie
Saullt Ste. Marie has some of the best Golf courses to offer! Find out more and how to book a hotel package below. Sault Golf Course Built in 1919 this championship golf course is a George Cumming and Stanley Thompson design. It features 18 holes of the finest conditions in Northern Ontario. There are multiple tee boxes playing to a total of 6,766 yards. The club is located in the city of Sault Ste. Marie and has a fully serviced licensed restaurant, banquet facilities, full service pro shop with lessons from a CPGA professional. Features: 18 hole championship course Pro Shop Driving Range and putting greens   Silver Creek Golf Course The Silver Creek Golf Club located in the heart…
Northern Lights
Putting on the layers...first the socks, and long undies, a sweater, snowsuit, mitts, hat and a scarf. We would lay on top of what seemed to be a ten foot tall snow bank, making snow angels and daydreaming while staring at the sky; mesmerized by the Milky Way and brightly coloured dancing lights. First memories of the night sky and Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) are from my childhood and the Feelings of excitement and wonder that I felt back then return each time the opportunity presents itself to view these natural attractions. Aurora Forecast Canada's NorthThe Aurora Borealis is created by electrically charged particles hitting each other as they travel from the sun into earth's atmosphere. Researchers have determined that…
The author with a typical Algoma Country walleye. Jigs are the go-to lure of most walleye anglers and for good reason.
When talk turns to walleye fishing, jigs are the lures most often discussed. It's no coincidence that jigs are the "go-to fishing lure" of most walleye enthusiasts but just knowing enough to take along some jigs on your next trip to Ontario's Algoma Country isn't a guarantee of fishing success. Jigs are a fishing tool and like any other tool in the garage one size or type doesn't fit every application. Let's use a hammer to illustrate a point. A claw hammer is a good tool for driving nails but not the best tool for putting on a hub cap. A rubber mallet is a hammer of sorts and is a good tool for putting on a hub cap but…
Buskerfest 2013
Since 2004, the Sault Ste. Marie Buskerfest has hosted the best and brightest local, national, and international professional street performers for three days of free family friendly entertainment. Acrobats and stunt people, fire-breathers and swordswallowers, comedians and contortionists from around the globe have drawn thousands -- some from as far away as Green Bay, Wisconsin -- to the Sault's downtown core to enjoy the only festival of its kind in Northern Ontario. Queen Street is closed to traffic as Buskerfest presents these world-class and often infamous artists that inspire awe and spark the imagination.  Buskerfest aims to uplift and connect people, and strengthen our community through the promotion of interactive arts and the production of cultural events. It actively promotes…
A Lake Superior sea kayak trip begins with Naturally Superior Adventures.
As the nose of my sea kayak sends a ripple across the mirror finish off Lake Superior's northern shore I start singing Gordon Lightfoot's Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. This is not unusual for me when paddling the big lake. While floating in a tiny craft over massive water I think it's a means of keeping me on guard. The line "The lake it is said never gives up her dead..." resonates deeply as I dip my paddle into the fathomless lake, helping to keep me wary of moods that can change from meek to merciless with little warning. And on this trip, constantly reminding myself of Superior's wrath is necessary because so far she's been uncharacteristically warm, calm and…
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  • Four Cross Country Skiing Getaways to Experience in Algoma
    Four Cross Country Skiing Getaways to Experience in Algoma
    With an average snowfall of 10 feet,  Algoma Country has many winter outdoor adventures : cross country skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, ice climbing and snowmobiling. This region is home to some of the finest Nordic skiing in the world from well groomed trail systems to bold back-country treks through snowy…
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  • It’s Time to Groom, it’s Time to Ride, and it’s Time to Snowmobile Algoma
    It’s Time to Groom, it’s Time to Ride, and it’s Time to Snowmobile Algoma
    Hello my Snowmobile friends, it's Luc here better known as "The Groomer Guy"! It is the time of year that that we all wait for the big snow fall to come and to go out riding, it's the time of year that we begin to plan our upcoming snowmobile trips…
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  • Tips for Spring Walleye Fishing
    Tips for Spring Walleye Fishing
    Spring Walleye Fishing Tips for Canadian Lakes Many anglers dream of walleye fishing during the winter and can't wait to get to Ontario's Sunset Country in the Spring to catch those tasty walleyes. One of the easiest time to catch walleye is in the Spring from opening weekend (third Saturday…
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  • Callander Bay Dreamin'
    Callander Bay Dreamin'
    The days are quickly getting shorter and evening temps are dropping fast. These autumn elements prompt hardwater enthusiasts to think of the winter to come and the joy of ice-fishing. For many people ice fishing is a very social event times that are shared and spent with friends. As the…
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  • 14 Day Provincial Park Tour
    14 Day Provincial Park Tour
    Explore Sunset Country's Provincial Parks With 100,000 square kilometers of forest and 70,000 lakes, rivers and streams, Sunset Country has its fair share of Ontario Provincial Parks. These beautiful parks are located alongside most of the major highways in the region and if you love the outdoors, camping, fishing, swimming…
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  • Temiskaming Drag n' Fly - A Great Reason to Ride
    Temiskaming Drag n' Fly - A Great Reason to Ride
     Mike Jacobs , motorcycle touring aficionado and freelance writer for Motorcycle.com recently visited the Temiskaming Drag ‘n Fly, hosted by the Earlton Airport August 12 – 15. Take a close look at the location of the drag race, and you’ll find that it’s located on one of Ontario’s premiere motorcycle…
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  • Confessions of a First Time ATV Rider: Mattawa Voyageur Multi Use Trails
    Confessions of a First Time ATV Rider: Mattawa Voyageur Multi Use Trails
    Thrilling, muddy, fast-paced, exciting…addictive. Those are the best words to describe my experience ATV riding for the first time in Mattawa, Ontario. Located in Northeastern Ontario, where the Mattawa and Ottawa rivers meet, Mattawa is full of adventure, history, and local artists to attract any type of traveler. Taking full…
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  • Top Ten Reasons Why Algoma is the Best Place to Sled
    Top Ten Reasons Why Algoma is the Best Place to Sled
    It's all about the white stuff and Algoma has it, tons of it and that makes us a must do destination for sledding! Here's our Top Ten Reasons why Algoma is the BEST place to sled: 1. We are home to 2,000 miles of groomed trails! You don't have to…
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  • Fully Loaded Charleson Recreation Area
    Fully Loaded Charleson Recreation Area
    Where can you go Motorcross Racing, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding and Snowmobiling? At the Charleson Recreation Area in Atikokan, Ontario. The Charleson Recreation Area (CRA), often called the Charleson Pits, is located in Atikokan, halfway between Fort Frances and Thunder Bay. It takes its name from the original Canadian Charleson…
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  • A Tour of Algoma’s Waterfalls: From the Mississagi Valley to Wawa
    A Tour of Algoma’s Waterfalls: From the Mississagi Valley to Wawa
    The word waterfall evokes a certain vision of beauty and tranquility, of the sheer power of flowing water. Waterfalls have captured the attention of people since the dawn of time and today, waterfalls continue to instil the feeling of "ahhhhhh" that we all want to capture. We inhale deeply and…
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