Bonnie Schiedel

Bonnie Schiedel is the founder of, which covers fun family-friendly attractions, events and restaurants in Thunder Bay. She enjoys canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing and travel, and you can read more of her award-winning work at

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Blast from the Past

Touch history at the Founders' Museum on Highway 61

How to Plan a Winter Picnic

Enjoy delicious Thunder Bay eats and beautiful scenery, in town or out on the trails

Winter adventures in Kenora

Discover Northwestern Ontario's vibrant outdoor scene

Autumn Adventures in Sudbury

Explore everything this vibrant Northern Ontario city has on offer this fall–from art, Halloween, films, food, hikes, fall colours and more!

Plan your Northern Ontario Road trip

Check out these useful tips before you hit the road!

Been There, Done That, Got the T-Shirt

Local artists make the best souvenir tees

“It was instant panic. Why am I doing this?”

Keeping cool with cold plunges and cryotherapy.

How to Have a Winter Picnic in Northeastern Ontario: Itineraries and Eats!

North Bay, Sudbury and Timmins offer delicious takeout and snowy adventures.

Have You Ever Been to an Art Festival *On* a Lake?

The Ice Follies returns to a frozen Lake Nipissing in 2023—here's why you need to go.

10 Awe-Inspiring Natural Wonders in Northern Ontario

The biggest gorge, the bluest lake, and a whole bunch of waterfalls.

Say spaaaah!

8 Northern Ontario spas where you can treat yourself 

Looking to rep your love of the North? There's a toque for that.

Rep your Northern Ontario style with these gifts ideas for any occasion.

The Art of David Maracle

Discover Mohawk Haudenosaunee art and music at this Bay of Quinte micro gallery.

There's a Reason, Every Season

Visit Kakabeka Falls

Epic Indoor Climbing in Thunder Bay

6 Reasons to Visit Boulder Bear Today!

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Centennial Botanical Conservatory Today!

Walk this way: Self-guided history tours in Thunder Bay

Ski the Beaten Path in Atikokan

Experience Views That Are 'Out of This World' in Thunder Bay

Delizioso! A Road Trip for Wood-fired Homestyle Pizza on Hwy 61