Northern Ontario, Canada

Jamie McIntyre

Hey! I'm a staff writer for Northeastern Ontario Tourism. Check out my articles for insight on the Northeastern Ontario area, and consider a legendary adventure - or two. 

Have any questions about traveling to the area? Tweet @NeOntario or email me jamie@northeasternontario.com.

Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:45

Locals Know: North Bay & Surrounding Area

I guess you could call me a local. I was born and raised in Sudbury, ON, and transplanted to North Bay, ON for post-secondary in 2008.  Growing up here, I found there were two common threads among young people. First, you have to get a car or your life is over. So much of the north was designed for driving. Second, when you're old enough, you have to move away. My friends and I were guilty…
The 40"+ pike are waiting, lurking in the shallows of the 1000+ lakes in Northeastern Ontario. As the temperatures cool, the fishing heats up. Check out one of these late summer/early fall pike derbies, and catch derby fever:   August 23 - 24, 2014 Wikwemikong Tourism's 3rd Annual Pike & Bass Derby The 3rd Annual Wikwemikong Pike & Bass Derby takes place within the boundaries of North Channel, zone 14. It's a prime location for…
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:40

The (Buzzing) Birds of Northern Ontario

Summers are glorious in northern Ontario. The sun is shining, the temps are high and the dock is calling your name. Occasionally, the rain brings a sweet repose from the sweltering heat. The rain also draws water to the marshes, and other eco-systems, which breed some of the most unsightly, unwanted guests.  You guessed it, I'm talking about the ankle biting, blood sucking bugs (otherwise referred to as birds) of northern Ontario. Like unwanted guests,…
The year 2013 marked the opening of King of the North Dragway & Event Park in Bonfield, Ontario, which is a small community outside of North Bay, Ontario. It's first year in operation has brought high-adrenaline fun to the small rural area.  This month, King of the North will be flagging in 'Shockwave', the worlds fasted jet fuelled transport, for the KOTN Big Rig Race. Live performances will take place, featuring recording artist Cory Marquartd.  …
 It's an un-official summer past-time in Canada. Camping. You could say it's a quintessential way to get outdoors, and enjoy the peaceful Canadian landscape. And yet, only 20% of Canadians go camping each year according to the Canadian Camping Association.  Which makes sense. It can be a bit daunting for anyone. Purchasing $100+ in camping gear, getting the whole family ready, and making sure everything and the kitchen sink is packed can be a chore.…
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