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Framed by Lake Huron and the mighty Lake Superior, Algoma Country is 28,000 square miles of amazing adventures. We're the destination to indulge in your favourite activities: fishing, hunting, paddling, hiking, and epic touring routes, plus urban entertainment and attractions in our communities. Sault Ste. Marie, our largest community, is our gateway when traveling from the U.S. and a must-stop no matter what your reason for travel.

Read our stories written by experts, locals, and photographers who know the best techniques to catch fish that big, the best places to stay, eat, and shop, and the best places to explore in Algoma.

Ice-Fishing That Remote.


Ice fishing is an experience you can build a vacation around. From snowmobiling to a remote lake or driving into a four-season resort. The winter scenery and wildlife will result in many fish tales around the hot stove. Ice fishing is an activity that everyone can enjoy in peaceful solitude, or with a group of family and friends. Within minutes of our cities and towns, you can access lakes filled with trout, walleye and northern pike, or participate in annual ice fishing derbies.

Anglers can be assured of an experience like no other. Cutting through layers of thick ice, a warm ice hut and peaceful surroundings. For a true northern experience, consider snowmobiling into drive-in locations with great fishing.

Many of Algoma’s operators are open year-round and offer comfortable places to stay, ice huts and a variety of amenities. Many lodges are accessible from the main OFSC snowmobile trails.

Trails That Groomed.


Are you a die-hard sledder looking for an amazing place to ride? Algoma Country has you covered. This remote region has an incredible trail network, featuring wide and well-maintained trails. They allow serious riders to turn big numbers on their odometers while witnessing the beautiful backcountry of this rugged part of Ontario.

For big milers, the North Shore Loop is the perfect place for the weekend warrior. You can connect Sudbury and the Sault Ste. Marie area, taking the southern route just above Lake Huron in one direction and then returning on the more remote north route through Elliot Lake. This exciting trip is made up of great staging areas, scenic vistas over the North Channel of Lake Huron and a side loop on St. Joseph Island with a connection to Drummond Island, USA via the Ice Bridge.

Another ultimate snowmobile ride is from the Sault Ste. Marie area in the direction of Hearst on two-to five-day epic snow adventures on remote wilderness trails known as the “All The Way There” ride. Several options are available, depending on your venturesome spirit, each expertly mapped out on the algomacountry.com website.


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