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.
Sheer cliffs and rock walls of Ouimet Canyon, make it a wonder to see!
If you visiting Thunder Bay and region to take in the fall colours, a stop at Ouimet Canyon in the Township of Dorion (less than an hour east of Thunder Bay) should be on your things to see and do. Jim Byers, a travel writer for the Toronto Star was impressed with his first visit to this Northern Ontario natural wonder. Ouimet Canyon - Marvel at The Views I saw one car leaving the canyon as I drove in (10 minutes off the Trans Canada Highway near Dorion). An hour later, as I was leaving, I saw one car driving up the hill to the visitor’s centre. The rest of the time I had this marvellous, unheralded and absolutely astonishing bit of…
Fly-in fishing outposts with Lauzon Aviation.
Are you looking to escape to a quiet, remote lake hoping to catch the BIG ONE? Do you sit and imagine about a dream vacation where you are the only person fishing on a lake? If you've answered yes to both these questions then Algoma has the Fly-in Fishing Adventure you're looking for. The fly-in fishing trip is unsurpassed as the ultimate Canadian experience in the fishing world. This adventure takes fishermen where few others have gone -- crystal clear lakes hidden deep in the wilderness where you'll catch the BIG fish that you've dreamed about. Your fishing adventure begins on the dock of a seaplane airbase where you and your companions load gear into a bushplane. The bushplane has…
The Temiskaming Loop
Ontario Tourism updated the Top Ten Motorcycle Routes in Ontario for 2013. As they described, these are some of the most scenic, twisty and fun routes in the province. We're elated to have 3 Northeastern Ontario Motorcylce Tours on the roster! We join Ontario Tourism in recommending these Northeastern Ontario motorcycle routes:  Georgian Bay Coastal Route The Georgian Bay Coastal Route came in at #7 on the Top 10 List for 2013. The 800km (500 mile) route takes a long weekend to complete, and will expose you to some of Ontario's most iconic scenery - the windswept pines, crystal blue waters and granite rockfaces of Georgian Bay. We recommend a visit the village of Killarney, to see the reflective blue waters and enjoy…
Top of the Lookout Trail at Pancake Bay.
Lake Superior: Cruel, Awe-inspiring and Beautiful -- the Greatest of the Great Lakes On November 10, 1975 an ore carrier -- the Edmund Fitzgerald -- sank in Lake Superior during a November storm, taking the lives of all 29 crew members. Later that month, Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, inspired by an article in Newsweek Magazine, wrote what is probably his most famous song: Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Music and lyrics ©1976 by Gordon LightfootThe legend lives on from the Chippewa on downof the big lake they called "Gitche Gumee."The lake, it is said, never gives up her deadwhen the skies of November turn gloomy.With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons morethan the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty,that good…
Get Your Motor Runnin'
If you love motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, boating or ATVing, the Soo is your year-round destination for motorsports fun. At the heart of Canada’s great outdoors, Sault Ste. Marie is the ideal launching point for avid and casual motorsports enthusiasts alike. With easy access to long-distance tours or simple day trips, not to mention breathtaking natural scenery in every direction, Sault Ste. Marie is the motorsports gateway of Northern Ontario. Motorcycle riders itching to get their bikes out of storage will love the Sault in spring and the worldclass riding around every corner. For an overnight trip, try the Trans-Canada west to Wawa and you’ll experience what the Globe and Mail calls, “One of Canada’s top ten drives.” This spectacular highway…
Game Action at Robin's Tournament
The busyness and excitement of the winter holidays will continue into January each year in Thunder Bay, as close to 40 out-of-town hockey teams from communities all over Northwest Ontario, travel to play in the annual Robin’s Minor Hockey Classic. The 23rd annual event held in 2014 proved to be another successful event.   The Port Arthur Minor Hockey Association and its dedicated volunteers of the past 38 years are proud to host this popular minor hockey tournament.   The Robin’s Classic took place January 16th - 19th 2014, and once again tournament passes were available at all Robin’s Donut locations weeks before the event.   Robin Donut’s, the locally owned and operated coffee and restaurant chain has supported the event…
It's blueberry picking time in Nipigon.
Late July and early August means the blue berries are ripe and ready to pick in Northern Ontario. And there is no better place to pick blueberries than off old bush roads in the area around Nipigon, Ontario. Each year there are lots of blueberries to pick, and so much so it has resulted in thel Blueberry Blast held year on the August long weekend. 2014 will mark the 12th year for the popular event.. This is a blueberry celebration you won't want to miss. Nipigon is located at the crossroads where Highway 11 and Highway 11/17 meet on the top of Lake Superior and is only a short hour drive east of Thunder Bay. Weekend of Blueberry Picking & Family Entertainment…
McIntyre Headframe, Timmins, ON
We asked, "Do you want to win an all-inclusive snowmobile trip for two to Abitibi Canyon?", and we got an overwhelming response thanks to social media fans. The contest rules were simple, use the hashtag #RideNEOntario in the description of a public social media post before February 10, 2014, and you were entered. We were overwhelming happy about the response, and we consider these 90+ photo submissions to be a testament to how awesome it is to snowmobile in Northeastern Ontario!! The 2013/14 #RideNEOntario Contest Submissions: A.Reavy - Hitting the trails, Feb 10 A.Kinach - Jan. 05 A.Ciampini - Feb 08 A. Cunningham - Feb. 06 A.Zopf - Feb.06 B.Farrar - Feb 05 B.Slabich - Not in Ontario, but worth…
49th Apparel
Sault Ste. Marie features some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in all the world, making it the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. But what is a confirmed city girl like me to do in a city of 75,000? Well, as I quickly found out, there’s plenty to keep an urban dweller busy, too. Sault Ste. Marie’s downtown core is a seven-block stretch running along Queen St., and is chock full of boutiques, restaurants, galleries and museums that I discovered during my girl’s day out!   Before I set my credit cards on “stun,” though, I head in to fuel up with my customary cup of coffee. Fortunately, I had my pick of places to enjoy a fine brew—from casual…
Sailing toward Pie Island with Captain Greg Heroux
In the first few days of summer, the water in Lake Superior was surprisingly not that cold. Though I had sat in the sauna at Thompson Island in Lake Superior for a few minutes before making the plunge, the cobalt blue water was crisp, cool and refreshing. The warm breeze rustled the trees overhead as steam poured out of the sauna. I could have been anywhere, I thought, but I was spending the night on a sailboat docked on a small island in the world’s biggest lake. Big Lake Adventure on Superior Book your Lake Superior Adventure Now! When it comes to exploring Northern Ontario, Lake Superior takes center stage.  With an abundance of islands, bays and coves, the north…
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