Northern Ontario, Canada

Framed by Lake Huron and Lake Superior, Algoma is home to 25,000 square miles of REAL Northern Ontario wilderness. Discover adventures ranging from wilderness vacations in the great outdoors to the urban experience in Sault Ste. Marie, or in one of our small towns and villages. Indulge in your favourite activities like fishing, hunting, kayaking, canoeing and epic touring routes. Here you’ll find stories written by expert authors and local writers about the best of what Algoma has to offer. When you find something you like, visit algomacountry.com, our official website with all the resources you'll need to plan your trip.
Awakening Woods and Waters Photography Workshop
Lake Superior changes with the seasons, from the powerful Gales of November in the fall, the spectacular views during the summer months, to the winter peacefulness. But have you ever experienced Lake Superior in the spring time? Photo credit James Smedley. Spring is a magical time when Lake Superior tributaries roar clear and strong and forests are lush and green. Coastal hiking trails, long sand beaches and waterfalls, hidden and accessible, unfold at the doorstep.…
Bill Spicer casts for aggressive Northern Pike at Timberwolf Lodge.
Editor's Notes: Bill Spicer of The New Fly Fisher filmed an episode at Timberwolf Lodge located near Hornepayne, Ontario. Special guests of this particular episode on casting and fly fishing for Northern Pike featured online popular bloggers The Planet D. For those fly fishers who want to hunt big northern pike, there is a special place in Algoma Country, Northern Ontario that has what you want -- Timberwolf Lodge. Timberwolf Lodge is a fly-in facility…
Knitted and crocheted items and yarn are just some of the local products you can purchase at Mill Market.
A year ago, Mill Market opened its doors to the community showcasing Northern Ontario vendors such as farmers, ranchers, fishermen and artisans from the Algoma Region and beyond. I have had the privilege and the pleasure of documenting a year in photographs for Mill Market, Sault Ste. Marie's newest all year round market. Mill Market is celebrating its one year anniversary this June 2015. Mill Market is located at 35 Canal Drive. The location was…
Host Colin McKeown with a 4 pound smallmouth bass caught at Birch Lake Resort.
Catching smallmouth bass on a fly rod is truly an angler's delight. Nestled in Algoma Country, only an hour or so from Sault Ste. Marie, Birch Lake Resort is surrounded by numerous lakes that have exceptional smallmouth bass fishing. To find bass that average 3 - 4lbs and that will willingly come to fly -- that is indeed a special place. In this area you can use topwater poppers, streamers and crayfish patterns to hook…
The Grand Algoma Tour - #1 on the Top Ten Ontario Motorcycle Routes for 2013
Editor's Note: The Grand Algoma Loop is once again Number 1 on the Top 10 Motorcycle Routes in Ontario. Read more. Algoma Country stretches from the North Channel of Georgian Bay, deep into the northernmost wilds of Ontario. Here you'll find glorious swathes of untamed boreal forest, glittering lakes around every sweep and turn, massive cliffs and mountains and a combination of the best motorcycle roads that make up the Grand Algoma Loop. This past…
A beauty walleye caught by Fish'n Canada host Pete Bowman.
In our previous Algoma article we made the statement "A fly-in fishing adventure is a luxury not every angler can afford, the hefty price tag is one of the main reasons a fly-in trip is still on the bucket list for most anglers". No truer words have been written when pertaining to the travelling angler especially when travelling to exotic far-away places like the Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon. HOWEVER, there are fly-in fishing adventures…
Redwood Sportfishing Charters will take you fishing on the famous St. Marys River or inland on exclusive trips.
Captain Dean Lapham shares his Rapala tactics to catch Walleye This could be a new hit or a forgotten oldie, but for me it's a familiar song and dance that I could play over and over again. Many years ago a friend of mine, Timothy Maahs, had shown me a technique that he perfected on the St. Marys River in Sault Ste. Marie. He had figured out that the splashing and crashing sounds of fish…
Do some crusin' in Algoma Country this summer!
Here's a tip when you're planning your trip to Algoma Country: make a list of all our festivals and events to take with you! Our communities host incredible events that celebrate our local food, culture, history, art, entertainment and attractions -- all set against the backdrop of our magnificent landscape. For those with a passion for classic cars, there are two big classic car shows that take place in Algoma Country each year. Whether you're…
Learn practical, hands-on wilderness first aid training at this workshop.
Naturally Superior Adventures has partnered with Jill Baxter of Canadian Wilderness Medical Training to offer Certified Wilderness First Aid Courses in Wawa this spring. These outdoor based First Aid Courses are designed for many types of recreational outdoor enthusiasts, professional outdoor adventure guides, people who work in wilderness areas, fly-in camps, line works, club leaders, forestry works, park maintenance staff and even prospectors. Participants will receive practical, hands-on training through different assessment scenarios and patient…
The author (left) and his Fishing 411 IT specialist Roger Meinert enjoy a little time on the water in Algoma Country.
A jig is a jig is a jig...To a lot of anglers jigs aimed at walleye and pike fishing are all pretty much the same. To the elite 10% of the angling community that routinely catches 90% of the fish, special purpose jigs represent an edge in angling worth taking a closer look at. If walleye and pike fillets are what's for dinner, then it's important to learn a little about modern jig design and…
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