Northern Ontario, Canada

NORTH OF SUPERIOR

Lake Superior's Slate Islands
A trip to the majestic Slate Islands in Terrace Bay was in the cards, but the one thing we couldn't have planned for was everything falling into place to make it the perfect trip. Lake Superior was like glass as we sit eagerly in the charter boat during the 20 minute ride to what locals simply refer to as "the Slates". Our expert guide tours us around one side of the islands to dock on…
Skandia House Bed & Breakfast
“Why would you go to Nipigon?”  The woman in the elevator asked about my Raptor’s sweatshirt. The question came when I said I bought it in Nipigon, Ontario. It is too bad the elevator door opened to my floor and she never heard my answer. “It’s a great small Canadian town at the Top of the Lake…Lake Superior that is.”   History Preserved I discovered Skandia House on a recent trip to the Top of…
Visiting the Amethyst Mine
This is a just a quick note thanking you all for a wonderful tour of your Amethyst Mine on Saturday morning (Sept 24).  The students were members of the Wildlife Society, with some of them from Missouri, Illinois, Alberta and Ontario. The all came back with enough rocks and 'gems' to share with the others who were on different tours that morning (in all there were about 40 students present for the conclave, so we got…
Atikokan is Worth the Trip!
Atikokan is approximately a two hour drive west of Thunder Bay, or only about one and half hours east of Fort Frances and the Canada/United States Border and just a few minutes’ drive from the junction of Highway 11 and 11B.  Downtown Atikokan boasts unique shopping experiences offering a wide variety of gift items, many of which are crafted by local and area artisans. Local and regional art is displayed in the Pictograph Gallery located in…
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park - Another Great Ontario Backroad
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is a nature lovers dream - wide open views of the huge cliffs surrounding the Thunder Bay and Nipigon area, campgrounds that put visitors in close contact with nature, and the sleepy little town of Silver Islet at the end of the road, with a general store that seems to be frozen in time. However, what many Ontario riders don't know is that the road is one of the most entertaining…
Wabakimi Park A Wilderness Wonder
Northwestern Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park and northern Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are among North America’s best-known canoe destinations but North of Superior’s lesser-known Wabakimi Provincial Park is as big as those two areas combined, offering some 2000 kilometres of amazing canoe routes. Wabakimi Park is a true northern wilderness, featuring the world’s largest boreal forest reserves and spectacular views of the Canadian Shield. Home to woodland caribou, moose, eagles and wolves, the park…

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  • Lake Superior – A Majestic Coast
    The Lake Superior Coast is a world class travel corridor. Those who have made the trip from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie are sure to agree with the description of this Great Lake coast and its attraction to draw visitors. This is what you see when you visit the towns on…
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