Northern Ontario, Canada

Stokely Creek Lodge
The perfect mix of snow and terrian turned a dream into a reality... Just a few km North of Sault Ste Marie, amid the Algoma Highlands, you will find Stokely Creek Lodge. Stokely is the result of a dream. Its founder scoured the Highlands region over forty years ago in search of the perfect mix of snow and terrain to pursue the sport he loved, cross-country skiing. He developed the trails and build a ski resort. A few years ago, long time guests of Stokely bought the resort so it would continue for their grandchildren and the next generations of cross country enthusiasts. Their dedication to making Stokely a great place to ski paid off; CNN travel says Stokely is…
View of Lake Superior from the Agawa Bay Lookout.
Editor's Note: Vicki Gray, Motoress, experienced an epic motorcycle journey when she rode her Triumph along the roadways following the coastline of Lake Superior to complete a full circle tour of the greatest of the Great Lakes. Starting in Sault Ste. Marie - Algoma, Vicki began her ride on the south shore through the US states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, ensuring she met the views of Lake Superior head-on as she headed north towards Thunder Bay and Wawa. For more information about the Ride Lake Superior Motorcycle route, and to order your FREE route map visit www.ridelakesuperior.com "The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down of the big lake they called Gitche Gumeeeee..."! Helmet acoustics are fabulous I…
The romance of skating at Prince Arthur's Landing
It has the magic and delight of renowned rinks like Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto or the Rockefeller Centre in New York, but this popular outdoor skating attraction is located on the Lake Superior waterfront in Thunder Bay, your gateway to outdoor winter experiences in Northwest Ontario. So pack up your skates on your next visit to Thunder Bay this winter to enjoy the splendor and serenity of the outdoor skating rink at Prince Arthur’s Landing, an up-and-coming quintessential Thunder Bay experience. The artificial ice re-surfaced on a regular basis offers excellent conditions for a skater’s delight. Situated in the heart of the new waterfront development of the Waterfront District, this outdoor artificial rink offers an intimate, tranquil atmosphere with…
...  A happy outdoor writer with his 40" class northern!
Editor's Notes: Check out this great article written by Michigan Outdoor Writer Jacob Van Houten who experienced a real Algoma wilderness adventure: a four day fly-in fishing trip for trophy northern pike and walleye, and black bear bow hunt at Brace Lake Outfitters, with his brother Dave and nephew Brandon. For more information about fly-in fishing trips in Algoma Country, visit www.algomacountry.com Our Canadian neighbors in Ontario say Nakina is the "end of the road"...about as far as you can drive north. The little town sits in the heart of Northern Ontario and is an 8-10 hour drive from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in Algoma Country. After that it's pretty much fly-in fishing and or hunting country...and there is no…
Start of the Sleeping Giant Loppet
A wilderness cross-country ski experience and your chance to own the podium in this Olympic year, are two reasons that you will want to visit Thunder Bay the first weekend in March and find why there is "snowbetterplace” than to be a part of the 38th annual Sleeping Giant Loppet. The Sleeping Giant Loppet takes place Saturday March 1, 2014 in the serene wilderness of the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the groom trails prepared by the Thunder Bay Nordic Trails Association. So register now to participate in one of Northwestern Ontario's most loved winter events; and get a photo on the podium with your family, team or training partners. Whether you are an avid cross-country skier or just looking…
First one to the fish wins!
A picture is worth 1000 words. Check out these amazing images Sunset Country posted this year on Facebook. Ontario's Sunset Country is a vast wilderness area with some smaller cities and towns mixed in with the 70,000 lakes and rivers. It's a beautiful area and not hard to have an abundance of really great photos depicting it. Here's a compilation of Ontario's Sunset Country's most popular and most shared Facebook posts throughout 2013. They were either our original posts, ones that we shared from our members or from people that posted to our wall. Enjoy! January Although taken in the summer, we couldn't resist sharing Red Lake Outfitters'  photo of the northern lights in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park. The Aurora…
Kiss for good luck!
Besides beautiful sunsets, Ontario's Sunset Country is know for something else: Some of the best fresh water fishing around! Just how great is our fishing? Let us show you through the facebook posts that Ontario's Sunset Country has uploaded or shared in 2013. What a great year - congrats to all these anglers. A job well done. Thanks for releasing most of them in order to live another day and to keep our fisheries nice and strong.  January 2013 started out right for Donnie, just look at this 44" northern pike he caught at Muskie Bay Resort in Nestor Falls, Ontario. 44" Northern Pike caught at Muskie Bay Resort   Here's a monster 46" lake trout caught and released by Duluth's…
Laurel Gosselin holds a beautiful stocked brook trout that she caught early in the ice season
Editor's Note: In his second article on this site, Jeff Gustafson, host of "Fishing with Gussy", gives some great tips on maximizing the "hot bite" for stocked species of trout in Ontario's Sunset Country. As a professional angler and experienced guide, Gussy uses his vast experience to give us some advice to help make our ice fishing efforts more successful. For more information about ice fishing trips in Ontario's Sunset Country, visit the website www.snowontario.ca/icefishing
Sun setting after a summer storm has passed on Lake of the Woods
Check out this list of the best sunsets we posted or shared on Facebook. You'll see why we are called Ontario's Sunset Country. This sunset was taken over a frozen Lake of the Woods in Kenora. Even though it was taken with just an iPhone, it's a great winter sunset. Winter sunsets can be just as nice as the summer ones. Even without the reflection on the water, sunsets can be beautiful   This stunning photo of a sunset makes the sky look on fire. Such beauty!  The sky looks like it was on fire   While this popular photo was posted in March, it's actually a summer sunset. Sometimes we need to dream of the hot summer evenings. Sunset over open water    In…
The Complete 2014 Guide for Planning a Real Algoma Ice Fishing Vacation
The mere mention of ice fishing sends us into a bit of frenzy here at Algoma Country Headquarters -- we can't help it -- we love ice fishing. From the excitement of the tug on the line and bringing up a big Northern Pike, Walleye or Lake Trout from the dark, icy chamber below to the peaceful surroundings that draw you in as you spend time with family and good friends, ice fishing really offers something for everyone. Top 5 Things to Consider When Planning an Algoma Ice Fishing Vacation Ice fishing in Algoma has its own character: it's not only a competitive sport, but also a way of life for many families all winter. It's a source of fresh…

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