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.

Published in Fishing
If  you recall in last week's blog I interviewed Ontario ice angler extraordinaire, JP Bushey, as he explained how he uses an inexpensive underwater camera to take his ice fishing to an entirely new level.  You can do the same thing. I also promised to share with you more of Bushey's underwater observations, and in particular, some of the lessons the fish have taught him. "It’s amazing how subtle adjustments to your lure depth can…
With the weather network toying at our emotions and throwing around words like “temperature roller coaster” and “active storm track”, Ontarians are starting to get a bit doubtful about the impending weather patterns, predictions, and even promises that winter could still make a comeback. With less than favourable snow conditions this year across Central Canada, it's easy to fall into that negative mentality, where we assume we just skipped winter this year because it’s not…
Published in Snowmobiling
Why are you afraid of yellow? When looking at the OFSC interactive trail map, I think many of you are afraid of “Yellow-limited” status trails and I really don't understand why. Snowmobiling is an off-road sport that occurs in a natural environment and with that comes constantly changing conditions. A seasoned rider will tell you countless stories of these varied conditions from soup to nuts as they say! Here's why you need to lose the…
Published in Fishing
If you're looking to enhance your Northern Ontario ice fishing experience this winter, I have something super special for you today.  A way you can add so much extra excitement and knowledge to your already world class fishing adventure.  It is using an underwater camera while you fish. "My friend, John Whyte, from Time On The Water Canada and The Lake Simcoe Message Board was the person who got me started," says friend and Cabela's…
In a land not so far away, there is a secret place where long track snowmobiles like to play, full of pow that’ll make you wow...  Haha ok I tried to make a snowmobile and fairy tale reference, but seriously long track snowmobiles (aka mountain snowmobiles) aren’t something you see often riding around the trails in Ontario. I like to call them unicorns (hence the fairytale rhyme reference) because I can go a whole season…