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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, our official website with all the resources you'll need to plan your trip.
The author's youngest son Jake holds a nice walleye caught using a tip up.
Tip ups rank as one of the most productive ways to target winter walleye across Algoma Country. It's hard to beat the feeling when something at the end of a fishing line makes its presence known. A tug on the end of the line is great, but this sensation isn't the only way to make the most of ice fishing. The time honored tip up is another excellent way to target a wealth of fish…
Orginial Beaver Serial # 2
Editor's Notes: Outdoor Writer Dale Hainer has had many fly-in fishing adventures by bushplane into the far-reaching corners of Northern Ontario. Read Dale's story about his visit to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, a museum in Sault Ste. Marie-Algoma that is dedicated to the history and preservation of these aircrafts and the pilots who fly them. The success of Northern Ontario tourism is owed, in part, to the design and development of the DHC-2 de…
How to Connect with the Algoma Snowmobile Online Community.
The 2015 snowmobile season is on! Find out what trails are open at: If you're a sledder from Ontario or Michigan below is information that will help you plan for the 2014-2015 winter season. If you're looking to order a free copy of the District 13 Trail Map give us a call at 1-800-263-2546 or visit We'll also send you free travel information and are happy to answer all your questions! To help…
Give the Gift of Algoma: Amazing Gifts for Family & Friends.
What do you buy the person who has everything? Give the Gift of Algoma. Keep reading to find out more! Here are 3 reasons why this is a great idea: 1. They don't already own it.2. They will make memories that last a lifetime.3. No way they'll want to re-gift it! Below are 5 trips in Algoma that we think are "THE BEST GIFT EVER!" The Fishing Adventure. This is the #1 gift for any…
Lake Crossings are well marked and make for a fast ride.
Editor's Notes: Algoma Country Tourism Staff received this photo blog from Howard J Elmer and Stephen Elmer about their ride in Algoma on the snowmobile trails which took them to Elliot Lake and Blind River areas last winter. Below is what they had to say about their trip. For more information about snowmobiling in Algoma visit Algoma Country takes in the north shore of Lake Huron right over to Superior where it meets with…
The Great Northern Ride brings snowmobilers together to raise money for local youth.
The 14th Annual GNR - Northern Ontario's Big Loop Through Algoma Never before has a group this large snowmobiled through this part of the country and what makes this ride special is friendships and raising funds year after year. The GNR (Great Northern Ride) Charity stayed in their in home province of Ontario this year. This incredible fundraising group has raised over 1.5 million dollars for handicapped children over the past 14 years and they…
This photo was taken by Tim Ruffini while he was on a fishing trip in Algoma Country @timruffin
We appreciate everyone that has taken the time to share their special moments with Algoma Country. Now we want to share their photos with everyone! Whether they live in Algoma Country or were on vacation, these are some of the amazing photos taken by Twitter users of our region. Beautiful scenery, fishing trips, stunning sunsets, gorgeous fall colours, and many other fascinating moments were shared with us. These photos truly say "Algoma is a place…
Find out what's behind the unique placenames in our area.
Looking at a map of Algoma Country, it's hard not to wonder where some of the place names originated from. Were these old place names used by explorers to name settlements on their New World maps? Ancient gathering spots by the First Nations People? Were these places named for local or national heroes, and people who made a significant impact on the area? Perhaps local folklore? Where the Name 'Algoma' Comes From 'Algoma' is a…
Building a snowman is just one of the fun winter activities to do in our region.
Opening your front door to see mountains of snow reminds you that you're truly in the North! Algoma Country really does have the types of winter you hear about on the news -- the towering snowbanks, the sub-zero temperatures. But what the news doesn't tell you is that winter creates another season of adventure in our region. There are countless activities here to keep you active and having fun. Here are 10 winter activities you…
Try something new this winter: go dog sledding in Algoma Country.
Discover a truly iconic Canadian winter experience in Algoma Country: dog sledding. You'll enjoy the thrill of being pulled by a fun-loving, energetic group of Siberian Huskies as they take you on an incredible winter sightseeing adventure. Évasion Nordik is a small family owned and operated dog sledding business in Hearst, Ontario. Owners Luc and Danielle Dubois have a passion for Siberian Huskies and share their love for their furry family by introducing them to…
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