Northern Ontario, Canada

Framed by Lake Huron and Lake Superior, Algoma is home to 25,000 square miles of REAL Northern Ontario wilderness. Discover adventures ranging from wilderness vacations in the great outdoors to the urban experience in Sault Ste. Marie, or in one of our small towns and villages. Indulge in your favourite activities like fishing, hunting, kayaking, canoeing and epic touring routes. Here you’ll find stories written by expert authors and local writers about the best of what Algoma has to offer. When you find something you like, visit algomacountry.com, our official website with all the resources you'll need to plan your trip.
Old Woman Bay, Lake Superior, is an amazing scenic leg stretch stop.
It's one of the Top Ten Drives in Canada. It has been named one of the best Ontario motorcycle routes twice. The twists and turns of the road are described as thrilling, even knuckle clenching at times. Massive rock cuts, pristine wilderness and amazing views of Lake Superior. The stretch of highway from Wawa to Sault Ste. Marie is one of the most incredible stretches of the Trans-Canada Highway that you'll ever experience by car…
In-line spinners like the famous Yakima Rooster Tail, Mepps Aglia and Panther Martin are among the best baits for targeting brook trout in lakes and streams.
Monster brook trout like this are one of the reasons the author travels to Algoma Country every spring. Among those who covet trout fishing, most anglers agree that the in-line spinner is the "go to" bait for catching trout of all sizes and varieties. While the fly fishermen among us might put up a good argument that the Muddler Minnow is the most popular fly of all time, even the mighty Muddler Minnow hasn't produced…
Artists Getaways in Algoma for Plein Air and Studio Workshops.
It's no secret that Algoma is a haven for photographers, painters and artisans because of the area's inspiring landscapes. Canada's Group of Seven began here; the group painted hundreds of locations that are still untouched today. Although photographers and painters capture and paint during all fall seasons here, in my opinion, the best time of year is fall. I love watching the leaves change from green to shiny gold, fiery orange and a blazing red…
Redwood Sportfishing Charters will take you fishing on the famous St. Marys River or inland on exclusive trips.
Captain Dean Lapham shares his Rapala tactics to catch Walleye This could be a new hit or a forgotten oldie, but for me it's a familiar song and dance that I could play over and over again. Many years ago a friend of mine, Timothy Maahs, had shown me a technique that he perfected on the St. Marys River in Sault Ste. Marie. He had figured out that the splashing and crashing sounds of fish…
Host Colin McKeown with a 4 pound smallmouth bass caught at Birch Lake Resort.
Catching smallmouth bass on a fly rod is truly an angler's delight. Nestled in Algoma Country, only an hour or so from Sault Ste. Marie, Birch Lake Resort is surrounded by numerous lakes that have exceptional smallmouth bass fishing. To find bass that average 3 - 4lbs and that will willingly come to fly -- that is indeed a special place. In this area you can use topwater poppers, streamers and crayfish patterns to hook…
Basalt sacred cave, one of 15, considered to be 6000 year old copper diggings.
Eighty-five kilometers northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, between Pancake Bay and Lake Superior Provincial Parks imagine: A natural harbour by a flat grassing field, 26 kilometers across an isthmus to Whitefish Point, U.S. where history reaches deep. Native wars, a fishing community, a graveyard, fur trade, copper diggings, basalt caves, food gathering, voyageur canoes, a Hudson Bay Post, a wharf lined with 6 fishing or ferry service, tourist establishments, a World War ll allied shooting…
Pictograph of Michibeichu at Agawa Rock in Lake Superior Provincial Park.
Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster, British Columbia has Ogopogo. Did you know that Lake Superior has its own stories about a lake monster? There are many historical references to the Lake Superior Dragon. The references and stories we're sharing with you were sent to us from Ellen Van Laar, who resides on the shores of Lake Superior at Old Mamainse Harbour. Ellen runs a small retreat center called Arts and Adventure. She loves to…
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…
During a recent trip through Hearst Air, the author and his wife Mari teamed up to create a pike fishing episode for Fishing 411 TV.
Fishing 411 host Mark Romanack offers insight into the different types of fishing trips you can plan in Algoma Country. Variety is the spice of life and visitors to Ontario's Algoma Country certainly have lots of options when it comes to places to stay and species of fish to target. Algoma Country lies smack in the middle of Ontario and boasts some of the richest fishing opportunities in the province. From the popular and abundant…
Plan Your Family Vacation in Algoma Country.
Get your kids unplugged this summer with a family vacation in Algoma Country! Our region is the perfect place for families to vacation with young children and with older children. There is just so much to see and do here so we've come up with a list of the 10 Things to Do with Kids: 10. Museums – Your family will see quirky never-seen-before artifacts, discover a place where adventure takes off, or will step…
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