Backroads Bill Steer

has a passion for Northern Ontario and the great outdoors.

He is the founder of the Canadian Ecology Centre and remains as the General Manager/Head Master of one of Canada’s leading environmental education centres.  It is based on the CEC’s M.A.D.E. principle – Make A Difference Environmentally.  He also developed the national geomatics certification program.

He is Back Roads Bill on the CBC. He holds degrees and diplomas from Laurentian University, Nipissing University, McMaster University and Durham College.

More Articles By Backroads Bill Steer

Ontario's Secret Lagoon

Discover paradise just outside of Sudbury

Take a Trip Back in Time: The History of Highway 11

Time to Go Snowshoeing!

Expert Advice to Get You Started

Roy MacGregor's Canoe Country

A Story of BIG Adventure on the Water

Stonehenge of the North

Huge boulders aligned with the setting sun on solstice pose more questions than answers.

The Vanishing Waterfall

Visit the "new" New Post Falls in Northeastern Ontario

A Fine Pine is Like a Fine Wine

Manitoulin Rocks!

Understanding Alvars and What Happened in Walkerton

Explore Epic Eau Claire Gorge in Mattawa

A Legendary Adventure with Backroads Bill

The Ontario That Almost Was: The French River and the Georgian Bay Ship Canal

Journey into the Past

Explore the ghost town of Jackfish, famous for CPR's "last spike."

BIG Scenic Snowmobile Trail Lookouts

A Legendary Adventure with Backroads Bill

Hudson's Bay Company History

The Abandoned Cemetery

"The Crack" at Killarney Provincial Park

A Legendary Adventure with Backroads Bill

Abandoned Mines & BIG Rock Discoveries

Think You're an Avid Hiker?

Not Until You Try These Hikes!

Petroglyphs – Temagami's Rare Works of Art

Head to Temagami for an extraodinary trip back in time!

What Makes Fall So Colourful?

Crossing The Northern divide

You don’t need a passport to hop this border!

The Temagami Fire Tower and the Story of Grey Owl

Legendary Adventures with Backroads Bill