Northern Ontario, Canada

Grace Lake, Killarney Park
Editor's Note: Sarah Furchner, an award-winning Wildlife and Nature Photographer from Northern Ontario, shares with us her unique perspective of Northeastern Ontario. Explore all the natural beauty that our photogenic region has to offer throughout the year. While summer may be the obvious choice for exploring our region, the rest of the year, including winter, proves to be equally stunning. Experience a sampling of just one part of our region's big, breathtaking vistas and wildlife that will…
Cycling Paradise on Manitoulin Island
The largest freshwater island in the world – Manitoulin Island – is quickly establishing itself as a cyclist’s paradise. With 108 inland lakes and more than two dozen towns and settlements dotted between its shores, the island’s natural beauty and First Nations cultural history offers a rich biking experience. To get to the island, the M.S. Chi-Cheemaun runs from May to October between Tobermory and South Baymouth. The ferry departs four times daily in the…
Connect with Nature and Yourself - Auberge Inn Yoga Retreat
Many people book vacations online, travel in their own car, and stay at large hotels. While enjoyable, these trips often don’t nurture much of a connection to the local landscape – natural or human. I often find when traveling that the most rewarding part of a getaway is the genuine interactions with long-time residents who give a place its special flavour. I just had such an experience at the Auberge Inn in Providence Bay on…
Pet-Friendly Travel in Northeastern Ontario
Planning a trip to Northeastern Ontario, but you don’t want to leave your four-legged family members behind? No need to worry – our region is full of accommodations and activities that are perfect for you and your adventurous, furry companion! We’ve compiled a list of pet-friendly places to stay, sorted by category, as well as some helpful tips for travelling with pets. Many of these places have their very own resident pets to befriend while…
Top 5 BIG Fishing Tournaments for 2015
I hope everyone is as excited as I am to get out on the water and add a competitive edge to your weekend. Whether you are a seasoned tournament angler or thinking about getting started, there are all different kinds of events available to you. I’d like to share my top 5 tournaments for the 2015 season along with some of the local clubs and series in Northeastern Ontario. There are many opportunities to be…
BIG Celebrations - Pow Wows in Northeastern Ontario
Pow wows are vibrant cultural events filled with drumming, dancing, and beautiful regalia. This summer, experience the celebration and honour the tradition at one of the many Pow Wows in Northeastern Ontario that celebrate First Nations culture, food, and history. Wikwemikong Traditional Pow Wow – June 20-21 The Wikwemikong Traditional Pow Wow celebrates the tradition of the Anishinaabek people and their community spirit through music, dancing, and traditional fare. Sheshegwaning First Nation Traditional Pow Wow…
Temiskaming Drag 'N' Fly
Rev your engines and get set for a mind-blowing season of motorsport events in Northeastern Ontario! From motorcycle rides to ATV rallies and drag racing events, you’re sure to find an exciting event worth a visit. Many of these events offer something for the whole family, including delicious food, musical entertainment, bonfires and more. Be sure to visit the event's websites to find out how to register!   New Liskeard Bikers Reunion - New Liskeard…
White pine forests - possible Bigfoot habitats?
With thousands of red and white wines in the world, it can be difficult to choose the perfect ones. The same is true of the trees that form the backdrop of your vacation in Northeastern Ontario! To make deciding easier, we've created a list of vintage reds and whites . . . pine trees, that is, to explore on your next hike in the BIG wilderness of the North. White – Old Growth – Temagami…
BIG Fishing in Northeastern Ontario
If you’ve always wanted to land that monster pike or whopping walleye, Northeastern Ontario has the BIG fish for your BIG fishing dreams. Here’s what you need to know about the species most commonly found in the region: Brook Trout, photo credit James Smedley Brook Trout The brook trout, or speckled trout, is part of the salmon family. They are dark olive-green on the back, with lighter sides that feature pale spots and smaller red…
Manitoulin day trip rest stop with Mike
Let’s face it, Dads don’t always get the credit they deserve. When you’re young, Dad teaches you how to ride a bike or bait a hook, while dealing with all the tantrums and “boo-boos” along the way; when you're a teenager, he has to ride along with you, flinching in fear of you scratching the car, as he desperately tries to teach you to parallel-park; and once you reach adulthood and leave the nest, he…
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