Kid Friendly Trips

10 Kid-Friendly Trip Ideas in Algoma Country

Get your kids unplugged this summer with a family vacation in Algoma Country. The region is the perfect place for families to vacation with young children or older children. There's a lot to see and do here and we've come up with a list of the 10 Things to Do with Kids:

10. Galleries, Museums and Heritage Sites

Step back in time when cell phones, video games or tablets didn't exist. Your family can see quirky never-seen-before artifacts, take part in an art class, learn aviation history, walk trails, or watch demonstrations that may include insects, historic tools and techniques.
Find: Museums in Algoma

9. A Day at the Beach

You'll want to spend more than just a day at the beach. Algoma has some of the prettiest, secluded, white sandiest beaches you'll ever visit in Northern Ontario.
Read: 10 Awesome (and Secluded) Northern Ontario Beaches

8. Provincial Parks

Algoma Country is home to a dozen provincial parks that offer the very best in hiking, swimming, waterfalls, fishing and camping. From rare geological finds to panoramic mountaintop views and significant cultural places like the Agawa Rock Pictographs.
Find: Provincial Parks in Algoma

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Watch Wildfires! 3D at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.

7. Wildlife Viewing

You just never know who you will see in Algoma Country! It's true that this beautiful landscape is made up of vast wilderness and is home to the Chapleau Game Preserve, the largest in the world, and a great place to hike, bird watch, and photograph the wildlife and flora and fauna.

6. Hiking and Walking Trails

From short easy nature walks with small children, to more challenging hikes with older kids, we have self-guided hiking trips for everyone.
Explore: Hiking in Algoma

5. Parks Canada Heritage Sites

The Algoma region is lucky to have these amazing Parks Canada Sites: Fort St. Joseph NHS, and Sault Ste. Marie Canal NHS.

4. Stand Up Paddling

Algoma Country is renowned for amazing kayaking and canoeing trips along historic waterways and Lake Superior. Have you ever Stand Up Paddled? Try something new and fun!
Find: Canoe, Kayak, and SUP in Algoma

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Photo credit: Rob Stimpson

3. Winnie-the-Pooh Statue

Every child knows the story of Winnie-the-Pooh but do you know Winnie's real story? It all started in White River, Ontario. Visit Winnie's Park, the museum and have your photo taken in front of his statue.
Visit: Winnie-the-Pooh Park

2. Wawa Goose Monument

One of the most photographed icons in Canada needs its own spot on the list. Located on Trans Canada Hwy 17 -- this is a  must-do for everyone!
Visit: Famous Wawa Goose

1. Family Fishing Trips

Algoma Country is THE fishing destination for any family who loves tossing their lines in the water for walleye, northern pike, small & largemouth bass, perch, whitefish, trout and the list goes on! From the convenience of drive-in fishing to the unique train-in fishing trips, and the iconic fly-in fishing trip, families who love to fish will find housekeeping cottages and lodges that will meet their expectations and a variety of budgets.
Plan: Experience Fishing in Algoma

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Photo credit: James Smedley Outdoors
About Heather Bot

I'm a staff writer for Algoma Country and I hope my articles entice you to plan your next vacation in Algoma. Our beautiful area has everything you need for a true outdoor adventure: fishing and hunting, epic touring routes and breathtaking outdoors. We are home to many awesome places to eat, cool places to shop, museums and galleries, festivals and events. 

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