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.
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 There are many historical references to the Lake Superior Dragon.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…
Ice Cave on Lake Superior at Coppermine Point.
This is the perfect time of year to get out and explore the ice formations in Algoma sculpted by the wave action of the Great Lakes. Pack a picnic, put on your layers of clothing and head out to admire Mother Nature's work. Lake Superior, the largest Great Lake north of Sault Ste. Marie is a winter wonderland. There are many areas to explore some more rugged than others. Pointe Des Chenes Pointe Des Chenes…
Cycling St. Joseph Island is one of Northern Ontario's best kept secrets.
Recommended Routes, Places to Cycle too, and some Great Advice from local cyclists. Touring Algoma Country isn't just for cars and motorcycles, it's for cyclists too. If you're looking for new spots in Ontario to explore on a bicycle, you should put St. Joseph Island at the top of the list. We've shared many great stories with you about the Island like its' amazing maple syrup and family vacations and now we're sharing with you…
John Arkwright of Supertrax shares 2015 snomwobiling news for Algoma Trails.
I never pass on an opportunity to visit and ride the trails of Ontario's Algoma Country as quite simply it offers some of the finest riding you will ever experience. In my 17 years of working for Supertrax I have probably visited and ridden in Algoma Country, I would surmise, at least 10 times. The beauty of this region is that there is never a lack of snow! Let's face it, with this region situated…
During a recent trip through Hearst Air, the author and his wife Mari teamed up to create a pike fishing episode for Fishing 411 TV.
Fishing 411 host Mark Romanack offers insight into the different types of fishing trips you can plan in Algoma Country. Variety is the spice of life and visitors to Ontario's Algoma Country certainly have lots of options when it comes to places to stay and species of fish to target. Algoma Country lies smack in the middle of Ontario and boasts some of the richest fishing opportunities in the province. From the popular and abundant…
Orginial Beaver Serial # 2
Editor's Notes: Outdoor Writer Dale Hainer has had many fly-in fishing adventures by bushplane into the far-reaching corners of Northern Ontario. Read Dale's story about his visit to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, a museum in Sault Ste. Marie-Algoma that is dedicated to the history and preservation of these aircrafts and the pilots who fly them. The success of Northern Ontario tourism is owed, in part, to the design and development of the DHC-2 de…
The Complete List of Fishing Derbies in Algoma Country.
Here's the list of the 2015 Fishing Derbies happening in Algoma Country this year. You have a chance to win amazing cash prizes, experience great fishing competition and camaraderie among fellow anglers. We keep the list updated with the most current information so please check back. Chapleau Pike Ice Fishing Derby February 13 - 16, 2015 Chapleau, OntarioBig Cash Prizes.Tickets: $140.00Tickets available at Collins Home Hardware, Chapleau Village Shops, Pit's Bait and Tackle. For more…
Frozen for about 1/3 of the year, Algoma Country has a wealth of ice fishing opportunities on waters big and small.
Ice and snow are a given for the people of Ontario who live in the tourism district known as Algoma Country. From the Manitoulin Islands in the east to Nakina in the west, Algoma Country is located in the heart of Ontario and along the northern edge of the snow belt. Safe ice is generally set up by early December and anglers can almost guarantee the ice fishing season will last through March. Ice and…
Trophy sized brook trout like this one caught by the author’s son Jake Romanack represent one of the least known ice fisheries across the snowbelt. This fish came from a lake only a short snow machine ride away from the town of Wawa, Ontario.
Wawa, Ontario is located just three hours north of Sault Ste. Marie on Highway 17. The drive north to Wawa is worth the price of admission alone. One of the most scenic drives in all of Ontario, the natural beauty of this region is hard to describe in words. Rugged hillsides forested with spruce, birch and maple are covered with a thick blanket of lake effect snow from January through April. Traveling along Highway 17…
Rider Luc Levesque sledding in Dubreuilville on Algoma Snow Trails.
Got snow? Well Algoma does! With over 1,200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, Algoma can boast in having one of the longest snowmobile seasons in North America. The 2013-2014 was an incredible on in Ontario with record-breaking snow falls -- you just couldn't seem to escape the #polarvotex While many in our neighboring States and in southern Ontario pull out their motorcycles in early spring, Algoma riders can still ride their sleds late into the…
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