The Best of Northern Ontario Travel

Welcome to the True North

Northern Ontario Travel is your one-stop shop to explore the regions and activities offered in Northern Ontario, Canada. 

From Sunset Country with its thousands of lakes, to Superior Country which stretches deep into the remote North, to beautiful Algoma Country where the Group of Seven took their inspiration, to Northeastern Ontario with its many attractions only a day's drive or less from Toronto or Ottawa, Northern Ontario has a lot to offer visitors, no matter what you like to do on vacation.

All four seasons are active in Northern Ontario. Springtime opens up opportunities for fishingATVing, and motorcycle touring all the way through fall. Summer is great for boating and camping. Fall is hunting season as well as a chance to check out the fall colours in all their glory; it's also prime season to see the Northern Lights. Our winters are an unparalleled spot for ice fishing or snowmobiling, and outdoor adventures of all kinds are available all year long.

You can rough it in the woods, or if you're more of an urbanite, come check out the charms of Thunder Bay in the Northwest, Sault Ste. Marie in Algoma, or SudburyNorth Bay or Timmins in the Northeast.

This page collects some of our most popular, timely, and high-quality posts. We hope you find it helpful, and we hope to see you up here soon!

Recommended Articles

Canada's Canoe King: The Fascinating History of Temagami's Heirloom Vessels That Are Built to Last a Lifetime

Discover the true story of John Kilbridge and the Temagami Canoe Company.

A Road Trip to Red Lake

Read the Great Big Northern Ontario Story Contest winner about friendship, fishing, and the things we do when we're young.

The 11 Best Burgers in Northern Ontario

From locally-sourced bison burgers to doughnut buns—Northern Ontario's got some delicious burgers you've got to try.

The Essential Northern Ontario Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Shop one-of-a-kind, made-in-Ontario gifts for everyone on your list!

12 Times TikTok Was So Northern Ontario

The North Gives Good Content

The Best Made in Ontario Face Masks

Where to buy handmade masks for the whole family

The Eagle

What family tradition will you start this year?

From Brampton to Northern Ontario by plane, train, and boat—getting to this Ontario fishing lodge is half the fun.

Deeper Into Canada

Travel spots way off the beaten track.

Downhill Skiing in Northern Ontario: 16 Ski Hills For Powderheads

A regional roundup of where to hit the slopes.

Pride Events in Northern Ontario 2024

Northern Ontario celebrates its 2SLGBTQI+ community this summer. Here's your calendar for everything Pride-related in the region.

Ontario Travel in the Time of Covid

Put your passport away and look to Ontario

When Your Internship Turns Into an Amazing Career in Tourism

Sequoia Wemigwans talks Science North, Science Communication, and Cultural Connections

7 Neat Town Slogans in Northern Ontario

Gardens, gold, and the North's prettiest village—these Northern Ontario towns are known for some unusual things!

7 Interesting Place Names in Ontario

Ever wonder how Haileybury got its name? What about Noëlville? The answers may surprise you!

Northern Ontario's Ghost Towns Revealed!

Tour the faded ghost towns of Ontario’s Cottage Country with Andrew Hind's new book.

List of Ontario Government Covid Health Measures Starting Jan 5 2022

Can I still travel? What's open? How many people can gather indoors? Your questions answered here.

Surf Northern Ontario

Bring your board and learn what the Great Lakes have to offer.

Live Your Best Outdoor Life with a Job in Tourism

Mani Cuza's summer job turned into a year-round opportunity to flex soft skills and build connections in her field.

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.