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.
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…
Algoma Country is home to some of the finest Nordic skiing in the world.
With an average snowfall of 10 feet, there are many winter outdoor adventures in our region: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, ice climbing and snowmobiling. The Algoma 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 landscapes of frozen lakes, ice falls and winter wildlife. There are many great places to cross country ski here and below are four…
 Bundled up against the bitter cold, the author, Kendal Ulsh and Mike Elkins show proof that smallmouth remain active right up to the bitter end of the open water fishing season.
Biologists categorize smallmouth bass as a warm water species. Despite this designation smallmouth remain active and feed often late into the fall when the water is anything but warm. Algoma Country has excellent smallmouth bass fishing! To receive free information about smallmouth fishing in our region visit www.fishalgoma.net Catching these fish in cool to downright cold water conditions is about understanding how the metabolism and activity level of the smallmouth bass slows down in the…
Algoma has a vast network of trails that run through breathtaking scenery.
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 for the new season. As many of you are planning right now I would like to take this time to invite you guys to try…
View from the Lookout at Pancake Bay, overlooking the resting place of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Planning your fall colour getaway in Northern Ontario has never been easier, especially if you know where to find fall colour reports in the area you're interested in visiting. Fall Colour Reports across Ontario The number one resource is the Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report: www.ontarioparks.com/fallcolour The Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report website shows colour percentages and leaf fall counts at the start of the season, peak times and the end of the season. All…
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 www.snowmobilealgoma.com Algoma Country takes in the north shore of Lake Huron right over to Superior where it meets with…
Early morning fog begins to lift as the sun rises over Sylvan Valley
When driving east from Sault Ste. Marie, Highway 638 offers a scenic alternative to the more heavily travelled Highway 17. Spanning 52km from Echo Bay to Bruce Mines, this secondary highway meanders its way through varied terrain, offering a fresh view at every turn. Heading east from Echo Bay, the highway is flanked by vistas of rocky ridges as it dips into the pastoral lowlands of Sylvan Valley before entering a forested stretch north of McCarrel…
Hiking at Chippewa Falls on Hwy 17 North.
People are planning their getaways in Ontario right now, in search of the place that will have the most spectacular fall colour viewing. Living in Algoma Country, we're lucky because we get to experience the change from summer to fall first hand: clean crisp air in the mornings, the new fresh scents that blow off an autumn breeze, the sounds of Canada Geese overhead, and the soft crunchy sound that fallen leaves make as you…
Lake Superior Provincial Park in winter.
I have always had the most wild of imaginations. And growing up, winter was always the best season to express my fantastical ideas. There is something magical and mystical in snow dancing down the streets, twinkling on rooftops as bright as stars, and dotting the evergreens which line our forests. Come the first snowfall, Algoma Country is blanketed in a heavenly white, turning the region into a wintery abyss, similar to the setting of mythical…
Even though you may be fishing for steelhead, don’t be surprized to catch a “bonus” brook trout, Chinook salmon or even a magnificent Atlantic salmon like this beauty landed in the St. Mary’s River in downtown Sault Ste. Marie.
Sometimes, I think I should be a travel advisor. At least, that is what I was thinking the other day when I received an email message from a fishing buddy who lives in southern Ontario and had driven the mind-numbing "freeway" route across Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota to get to a conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He wanted to know if I could suggest a "more relaxing and scenic" route home that would bring him across…
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