Northern Ontario, Canada

Just an Example of the Best Trails in Ontario
Experience breathtaking winter scenery, trailside accommodations, and some of the best-groomed trails Northeastern Ontario has to offer - on us. The Prize The 2013 contest winners Northeastern Ontario Tourism in parternship with Ontario Tourism is giving away the following 2 day/ 3 night snowmobile adventure for two: Three nights accommodations All meals included Two sleds provided by Sleddealers.ca Guided snowmobile ride on the OFSC Chiniguchi Wolf Loop and Cartier Moose Loop, as well as adjoining trails. Gas expenses included   How To Enter To enter, vist http://besttrails.ca and enter your information as per submission requirements. Contest closes on January 30, 2015 at 12 p.m. (EST). Eligibility: Contest open to residents of the United States who are 21 years of age at…
The Poppy and its Thunder Bay connection - A Trip Through History
  Did you know the iconic red Remembrance Day poppy worn on lapels across Canada has a Thunder Bay connection? In 1921, a Frenchwoman named Anna E. Guérin traveled to both Britain and Canada to propose making the poppy a symbol of remembrance for soldiers killed in the Great War. Her first Canadian stop was a meeting of the Great War Veterans Association of Canada (a predecessor of the Legion) held at Thunder Bay’s Prince Arthur Hotel on Cumberland St. At the meeting on July 4, the members decided to adopt the poppy as its “Flower of Remembrance,” and that November, poppies were distributed in Canada for the first time. Today, the hotel, now known the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel…
Big Sunset Country walleye!
Everyone has their reasons for choosing their favourite bait and tackle, in this article, Pro Angler Jeff Gustafson talks about the benefits of using minnowbaits for walleye.   Years of guiding on many different Sunset Country lakes has taught me there is one style of bait that anglers can tie on, fish with ease and do a lot of catching. Minnowbaits or jerkbaits as they are called in bass circles, come in many shapes, sizes and colours, and have all originated from the Original Floating Rapala carved by Lauri Rapala in the 1930s. They are a type of lure that is highly efficient at covering water and triggering fish to strike, especially big fish of all species. Jerkbaits are often…
Nice summer northern pike
From the looks of the following fish, I'd say that the record high water levels in 2014 wrecked only the docks, not the fishing.    In 2014, Ontario's Sunset Country had one of the highest lake levels ever, certainly in the last 50 years anyways. We had a late Spring and had ice on the lakes until the walleye opener in May. The walleye spawn was really behind this Spring and many wondered how the water levels would affect the fishing. Take a look at some of these photos taken from the resort and lodges in the area. They'll show you exactly what kind of a year we had for fishing this summer. It was fantastic!! Sure, some of the…
Gone Fishing: Four Seasons Of Fly Fishing In The St. Mary's Rapids!
Author Ernest Hemingway once said "....the best rainbow trout fishing in the world is in the rapids of the Canadian Soo..." If you fly fish, spin cast, bait fish, ice, wade or boat fish, there are opportunities all year long in Sault Ste. Marie! Some of the best stream, river and lake fishing for both cold and warm water fish are plentiful within the city and the Algoma region. An interview with one of the best guides in the business, Brad Hodkinson, owner of Soo North Fly Shop, confirms that the St. Mary's Rapids are becoming known as one of the premier fly fishing destinations in North America! Soo North Fly Shop was established in 2008 in downtown Sault Ste.…
Curling in Thunder Bay - Winter Fun Between the Sheets
If curling is your game, then there really is snowbetterplace to be than in Thunder Bay, Ontario this winter season. Come and experience the sheets at one of three storied curling clubs here in Northwest Ontario, all of which have fascinating histories dating back to the late 1800's. The Port Arthur Curling Club was formed in 1888, while the Fort William Curling Club was formed in 1891. Interestingly enough, this was at a time when members were required to supply their own stones, which is hard to imagine given that today curling rocks weigh over 40 pounds! Of course the rich history of all three of these clubs, including the Kakabeka Falls Curling Club, can be seen easily from the…
From prison to park - Unveiling a storied past at Neys Provincial Park
  The history in Thunder Bay and Northwest Ontario is deep and storied and much is able to be explored today. From prison to playground, Neys Provincial Park, located 60 km east of Terrace Bay on Highway 17, is a study in contrast. Beneath the soft carpet of moss hides the ruins of German prisoner of war and Japanese internment camps of World War II. Off season, the visitors’ centre is closed; however, one can still hike and explore as a day visitor. Just outside the centre are a plaque and a mounted informational photo that set the scene of the past: beautiful sandy coves of Lake Superior were lined with warehouse style barracks and barbed wire fences for working…
The "4 Seasons": Feast Your Eyes On The Best Scenic Vistas By Car, RV Or Motorcycle
Whether you are travelling by car, RV or motorcycle, Sault Ste. Marie is the starting point that will introduce you to scenic vistas, unmarred shorelines, sun-warmed beaches, and the rugged landscape of granite rock faces, known as the Canadian Shield. Copious side-road jaunts will escort you to spectacular places to stop and explore, enjoy a picnic or to stretch your legs along the way. The scenery is amazing during all four seasons, but a Northern Ontario favourite, is the fall which exhibits the multi-coloured palette of red maple and white birch. Truly breathtaking sites to see!Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites presents, The Trailhead Program! Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites offers unexpected features at their property (Trailhead Program) that will…
Freaky Friday in Thunder Bay - The Hunger 9
Local model, Riley Mcmanus, is going to The Hunger as Edward Scissorhands - Collage Illustration by Duncan Weller with Images Supplied by defsup  "The Hunger" has become much more than just a Halloween party, it’s now considered one of the largest parties in Thunder Bay. A massive music event and performance spectacle, the Hunger 9 has added an eighth venue and will take over the entire downtown Waterfront District Friday Oct 31, 2014. The Hunger has grown year after year. Beginning with only two venues, now at 8, the numbers of attendees has risen by thousands over the years also, with well over 4000 people in attendance last year and even more expected for Hunger 9. The largest fundraiser for…
49th Apparel
Sault Ste. Marie's downtown shopping district is a charming and rapidly expanding area of the community. Sitting parallel to St. Mary's River and the John Rowswell Hub Trail, downtown is not only scenic, but a city highlight to visit. You will enjoy some of the cities best shopping experiences in these locally owned and operated shops specializing in Canadian made and designed womenswear, eco-friendly and organic baby products, the finest in jewellery, bicycles, skis and so much more!Beautiful downtown Sault Ste. Marie is home to many unique shops, excellent cafes and world class cuisine and to top it off, many beautiful green spaces along the way for you to enjoy. If you have not been downtown recently or this if…

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