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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Next to finding fish, boat control is the author’s number one concern while filming episodes of Fishing 411 TV.
Fishermen are a predictable bunch. Generally speaking, when anglers start talking about fishing the primary focus of the conversation is going to be on lure types, with lure color being a close second. What the fish are biting on is always an important element in catching fish, but more often than not a multitude of lures and lure colors will get the job done. In the big picture next to finding fish, the most important…
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,…
Seafood Curry with Basmati Rice.
You'll be delighted by the delectable selection of places where you can indulge your inner foodie in Algoma Country. From fine dining to beloved local hotspots, below are six restaurants and locations that offer tantalizing meals of ethnic flavours and new twists on old favourites, using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Red Top Motor Inn The Red Top Motor Inn is a very original landmark built in the classic 1960's centennial style. Located 120 km east…
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…
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…
McLeod's Store, Missanabie around 1905. Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
Editor's Note: Algoma Country staff first came into contact with Bill McLeod late last fall after we published our story about the Chapleau Game Preserve. We were delighted to learn that Bill is the grandson of the man who made a significant effort towards the creation of the Preserve. It is still the largest game preserve in the world today, encompassing just under 2,000,000 acres of land. Bill is a published author who has written…
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