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.
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…
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…
Register for this amazing spring awakening photography workshop on Lake Superior.
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.…
Host Rebekka Redd with her catch at Brennan Harbour Resort.
Located in beautiful Algoma Country in Northern Ontario, Brennan Harbour Resort is nestled on the shores of Lake Huron. This very comfortable and exceptionally clean lodge facility is ideal for fly fishers because it provides access to some fantastic fishing. Huge northern pike, smallmouth bass, even steelhead and salmon -- they are all here. Best of all, Brennan Harbour Resort works hand-in-hand with a local flyshop known as Flymart.ca to help fly fishers target trophy…
Early morning fog begins to lift as the sun rises over Sylvan Valley
When driving east from Sault Ste. Marie, Highway 638 offers a scenic alternative to the more heavily travelled Highway 17. Spanning 52km from Echo Bay to Bruce Mines, this secondary highway meanders its way through varied terrain, offering a fresh view at every turn. Heading east from Echo Bay, the highway is flanked by vistas of rocky ridges as it dips into the pastoral lowlands of Sylvan Valley before entering a forested stretch north of McCarrel…
Drop shotting is one of those little known fishing tactics that works well on walleye with both soft plastics and live bait. The author recommends spinning rods a No. 1 or 1/0 drop shot swivel hook and six to eight pound test fluorocarbon line.
Drop shot rigging is a wildly popular bass fishing presentation that just happens to work wonders on walleye too! I came upon this realization recently while fishing walleye at Kag Lake a fly-in destination owned by Leuenberger's Air Service out of Nakina, Ontario. My guest for the week was bass fishing pro Kendall Ulsh who helped me better understand how deadly effective drop shotting can be. On this particular trip fishing was outstanding and it…
View From McKay Island Lighthouse
We're lucky to live and work in Ontario's Algoma Country. Some people think it's far away. It's not. And a place this spectacular is worth waiting for. Below is a visual aid of the real adventures that are waiting for you in the place we call home:   Looking for something fun to do in Algoma, Stand up Paddling is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Naturally Superior Adventures located in Wawa,…
Take a ride in Algoma to see the fall colours.
There it is again, a sound so sweet to the ears of every motorcyclist at one with their machine and revelling in the beauty of their environment. It's such a beautiful sound; footrests gently kissing the asphalt through another bend, as the laws of physics are briefly challenged. And then the bike is lifted upright once more and prepared for another turn. It's a truly delightful moment in motorcycling, made perfect by the scenery through…
Pictograph of Michibeichu at Agawa Rock in Lake Superior Provincial Park.
Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster, British Columbia has Ogopogo. Did you know that Lake Superior has its own stories about a lake monster? There are many historical references to the Lake Superior Dragon. The references and stories we're sharing with you were sent to us from Ellen Van Laar, who resides on the shores of Lake Superior at Old Mamainse Harbour. Ellen runs a small retreat center called Arts and Adventure. She loves to…
Learn some great tips for capturing the Northern Lights by camera.
What a treat it is when you can see and photograph an aurora in Algoma! Northern Lights are synonymous with the name Aurora Borealis. Aurora Borealis means "dawn of the north". Aurora was the goddess of the dawn according to Roman myths. If you want to know more fun facts about Auroras visit: www.canadiangeographic.ca Photo credit Sheri Minardi An Aurora can be viewed when there is high geomagnetic activity and when the aurora oval extends…
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