With hundreds of thousands of lakes, vast tracts of boreal forest and a rugged Canadian Shield landscape, Northern Ontario was made for outdoor travel. From fishing to ATVing, hunting to motorcycle touring, snowmobiling to boating, on this website you'll find a broad selection of stories, travel tips, and insights into the rich outdoor adventure culture that makes Northern Ontario what it is. Stories brought to you both by passionate experts who call this region home and world renowned travel writers, some of whom are visiting Northern Ontario for the very first time.

I look anxiously at my sister, my niece and her Brazilian boyfriend. We are all feeling a little nervous – but grinning from ear to ear as the noise from the plane engine grows louder and louder. “Don’t worry, you’ve got the perfect day for flying” says the Georgian Bay Airways pilot as the 5-seat Found Bush Hawk float plane skims along the crystal clear waters in the Parry Sound harbor.  Georgian Bay has always…
Published in Boating
The great lakes and major waterways of Ontario are known to be some of the finest freshwater cruising grounds in the world, and consequently are generally quite busy. But there is a lesser known lake that shares a border with Quebec and Ontario that offers something completely different without sacrificing key amenities like great marinas, full service accommodations and top-notch restaurants along the way. Sunset on Lake Temiskaming Although this place is thought of as…
Published in Boating
I awoke on Sunday morning to the sunlight twinkling through my blinds and the birds chirping softly through my window. My alarm clock read 7:00am and started blasting away from somewhere across the room. This isn’t how I want to start a Sunday morning. Then my brain awoke, the fog cleared I remembered that we were heading up to my parents place in McKellar for a day of Sea-Dooing, kayaking and lounging on the beach. I’m…
I never go anywhere on Ruby without my camera. You never know who you might bump into in a Timmy’s parking lot or when you just might happen to stumble across the perfect backdrop for a photo of your ride.  You’re the same… admit it. And since you are, it’s time to start sharing some of the best you’ve captured (or are going to capture) in 2015. Announcing the ‘What A Ride’ 2015 photo contest. …
Twisties have become my new friend. As I continue to grow and develop as a rider, I’ve come to seek new challenges for myself. So yes, those winding, twisty roads have become something I yearn for when heading out for a ride.  When looking at a map, I count the curves in a road, and when I travel with some of my newbie riding buddies, they fall back a bit knowing that I am going…