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Where to find Ice Cream in Algoma

We've listed the best Ice Cream stops for your summer road trip

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!



What does summer taste like? It tastes like ice cream! And who doesn’t love ice cream? From the smallest child to mature adults, there’s something so satisfying about sitting back and enjoying delicious ice cream. There are so many reasons to go for ice cream: celebration, cool off on a hot day, date night, hanging out with friends, family fun and so on. I’m pretty sure that you can come up with many more reasons to go for ice cream.

And while you’re busy making up these reasons to go for ice cream, here’s a complete list of the ice cream parlors and ice cream shacks in Algoma Country by community. The hardest part isn’t making up the reason to go, it’s picking a flavour!

If you know of an ice cream parlor that I missed, please email us at info@algomacountry.com

SAULT STE. MARIE

Big Moose Ice Cream, Chippewa Trading Post
Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday 12 pm - 10 pm
Serves: 68 different types of hard ice cream, frozen yogurt, vanilla soft serve ice cream, peanut brittle, caramel corn, slushies, cappuccino and espresso
Other: picnic tables and washrooms nearby

Holy Cow Ice Cream Parlor
Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday 11 am - 10 pm
Serves: 64 different types of ice cream, ice cream cakes, ice cream by the container, saltwater taffy, and sundaes
Other: picnic tables

Elliot’s Ice Cream
Hours of Operation: June Business Hours Monday - Closed, Tuesday to Thursday 3 pm - 9 pm, Friday 3 pm - 10 pm, Saturday 12 pm - 10 pm, Sunday Noon - 9 pm, July and August - opening at noon
Serves: 15 flavours of soft serve, 8 flavours of hard ice cream, cookie scoops (safe to eat edible cookie dough), cookie scoops with soft serve, weekly featured homemade hard ice cream

What’s the Scoop Ice Cream Parlor, Dine or Dash on North Street
Hours of Operation: Monday to Wednesday 11 am - 8 pm, Thursday 11 am - 10 pm, Friday 11 am - 10 pm, Saturday 3 pm - 10 pm, Sunday 3 pm - 8 pm
Serves: variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: indoor seating, washrooms

Northern Delights Hiawatha Ice Cream
Hours of Operation: Seasonal May to October. Monday to Sunday 11 am - 9 pm
Serves: variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: indoor seating, washrooms

Ricardo’s Pizza, Station Mall
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9 am - 9 pm, Saturday 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sunday Noon - 5 pm
Serves: different flavours of gelato
Other: indoor seating in the mall, or take a walk on the downtown boardwalk on the St. Marys River, washrooms, pizza and hot eats on the menu

Bondar Ice Cream Shop
Hours of Operation: Seasonal Monday to Friday 6 pm - 9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 1 pm - 9pm
Other: washrooms, benches and places to sit, the ice cream shop is located in the red roofed building on the waterfront at the Roberta Bondar Park Tent Pavilion

BATCHAWANA BAY

Ice Cream Shack, Voyageurs’ Lodge & Cookhouse
Hours of Operation: seasonal Monday to Sunday 7 am - 9 pm
Serves: variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: picnic tables, washrooms, general store, LCBO, locally smoke fish, restaurant with full dining menu, gift shop

PANCAKE BAY

Agawa Crafts & The Canadian Carver
Hours of Operation:  Monday to Thursday 8 am - 6pm, Friday and Saturday 8 am - 7 pm, Sunday 8 am - 6 pm
Serves: variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: picnic tables, washrooms, arts and crafts, camper store, pet friendly area, woodworking crafts and more, fuel

WAWA

Young’s General Store
Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday 8 am - 9 pm
Serves: variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: old fashioned pickle barrel, gift shop items, tackle, fuel

Wawa Handy Store, 19 Mackey Street
Hours of Operation:  Monday to Sunday Noon - 9 pm
Serves: variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: convenience store times, party supplies

ST. JOSEPH ISLAND

Island Scoop, Hilton Beach
Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday Noon - 7 pm, Closed Tuesdays
Serves: variety of hard ice cream flavours and frozen treats
Other: outdoor seating, gift shop, locally made food products, arts and crafts

BRUCE MINES

Red House Ice Cream Parlor, Hwy 17
Hours of Operation: seasonal May to September
Serves: variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: picnic tables and benches

Bobbers Restaurant, Hwy 17
Hours of Operation: open 7 days a week Monday to Saturday 7 am - 9 pm, Sunday 8 am - 9 pm
Serves: variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: indoor seating, washrooms, the best butter tarts

THESSALON

Little Rapids General Store, Little Rapids
Hours of Operation:  Open 7 days a week from 8 am - 6 pm
Serves: variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: 30 different flavours of cheese and the best summer sausage, fuel, outdoor seating

IRON BRIDGE

Great Canadian Food Truck, Hwy 17
Hours of Operation:  Closed Monday, Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 am - 8 pm, Sunday Noon - 6 pm
Serves: frozen ice cream treats
Other: picnic tables, hot eats on the menu

Yellow Butterfly Trading Post
Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday 10 am - 8 pm
Serves: 8 flavours of ice cream, chocolate sundaes, ice cream floats
Other: outdoor seating, hot eats on the menu

BLIND RIVER

Video Movie House II, 12 Woodward Ave
Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday 11am - 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am - 10 pm, Sunday 3 pm - 9 pm
Serves: variety of ice cream
Other: penny candy

ALGOMA MILLS

Little Red Ice Cream Shack, Lake Lauzon Resort
Hours of Operation: Noon to 9pm
Serves: 12 flavours of Farquhar’s ice cream, choose a cup, waffle cone or a bowl
Other: picnic tables, Ring the bell the blue rope. . .the louder the ring. . .bigger the ice cream!!

ELLIOT LAKE

Our Sugar Shack
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 11 am - 8 pm, Saturday Noon - 8 pm, Closed Sundays
Serves: 12 flavours of gelato, dipped cones, frozen treats
Other: indoor seating, washrooms, hot eats on the menu

SPANISH

Lucky’s Snack Bar
Hours of Operation: seasonal 11 am - 8 pm
Serves: variety of ice cream flavours, sundaes, waffle cones, chocolate dipped cones
Other: picnic tables, hot eats on the menu, Wednesday is Classic Car Night -- discount for classic car owners

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