Northern Ontario, Canada

Fly into the remote Canadian Wilderness for your fishing trip
Fly in Fishing in Ontario, Canada The Canadian fly in fishing trip is unequaled in the angling world. It should be on everyone's bucket list. Although, once you try it once, you'll likely go on several more fly-in trips. Canada has more freshwater lakes than anywhere else on earth! Sunset Country in Northwestern Ontario has 70,000 lakes, rivers and streams and many of the waterways have fishing accessible only by floatplane aircraft - the famous Canadian bush planes. Imagine flying into a lake where it's just you, the cabin and the fish. The majority of fly-in lakes only have one, maybe two cabins on the lake. The fact that there are very few fisherman each year and that most of…
Just imagine seeing this every night of your vacation.
There are certain things that just set Sunset Country apart from the rest of the world. While we know everyone visit Ontario's Sunset Country for different reasons, there really are a few reasons that stand out. Our crystal clear lakes, spectacular fishing, stunning sunsets, our remoteness and the feeling that you're part of the family at the resort you'll be staying at. The Lakes With over 70,000 lakes, river and streams, much of Northwest Ontario is covered with water. Whether you are flying into a small remote lake or heading out on a bigger lake like Eagle or Rainy Lake, the water will be clear and clean. With so many lakes your water activities are endless. Go boating, fishing, paddleboarding,…
Catch the races at the Emo Speedway
Events and Festivals in Ontario's Sunset Country This summer, experience hospitality and loads of fun at the events and festivals going on in Ontario's Sunset Country. Up here it is party time in the great outdoors, alongside beautiful freshwater lakes, in friendly towns and cities and even in the midst of the boreal forest. Here's a sampling of what you can do: Canada Day July 1st is a big deal in the many small towns and cities across the region. Take in the fireworks display or attend many sales and events in town. Most communities have special activities lined up so if you are here and staying at a resort or lodge, make sure you head into town on Canada…
Fishing Boats Docked at the Red Rock Marina
Fisherman get ready to experience landing the big fish from Lake Superior at the 17th Annual Trout Derby in Red Rock, Ontario the weekend of June 7 and 8.  The ice is just leaving the Nipigon Bay and the Trout are going to be active for the weekend of the Derby. Register Early And Win! The Derby put on by the Red Rock Fish and Game Club offers great early registration prizes if boats register prior to May 21. The Early Registration Prize is drawn Friday night of the derby weekend at the Red Rock Fish and Game Club House. There will be a pre-derby registration Friday June 6 2 pm to 7 pm at the Fish and Game Club House. Fishing times on Saturday June 7 are 8:00…
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…
Motorcycles lined up at the Harley Davidson dealership in Thunder Bay on the maindrag Arthur St.
Last summer, while taking in the breath taking vistas and winding highways around Lake Superior by motorcycle, we found ourselves in Thunder Bay for the night. What amazed us was how welcoming the city is to motorcyclists.  We like to scope out the motorcycle shops when we travel...just to make sure we can get servicing if we need it.  Heading north on 61, we located our first dealer,  Excalibur Motorcycle Works just off the highway near the airport.  Just a half mile up the highway, we turned onto Arthur Street and quickly noticed  Thunder Bay Harley Davidson .  Whether it was coincidence or not, we were impressed to see the bike dealers so close to the highway.  While we didn't need any parts or…
A mature Northwest Ontario buck stands on a heavy deer trail.
Sunset Country has become one of the most popular and well-known whitetail deer destinations in North America Editor's Note: In his first article on this site, Jeff Gustafson, host of "Fishing with Gussy", gives some great hunting tips before and during your deer hunt. As a professional angler and hunter, Gussy uses his vast experience to give us some advice to help make our hunts successful. For more information about deer hunting trips in Ontario's Sunset Country, visit the website www.ontariodeerhunting.ca Over the past decade, Northwest Ontario's Sunset Country Region has become one of the most popular and well-known whitetail deer destinations in North America. Hundreds of outfitters and resorts operate all over this vast, remote area that is relatively…
Chenier Art Gallery, An example of the art on dIsplay in Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay has a rich arts community of painters, sculptors, potters, weavers, glassmakers, quilters, fabric artists and more. Many of these artists and galleries join forces for temporary shows, art auctions or studio and garden tours that occur more often in the summer. Checking websites, local papers and poster boards in coffee shops, shopping malls, libraries, and convenient stores will guide you to many local artistic activities.  Thunder Bay Art Gallery The most notable gallery in the city is the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. The TBAG (or teabag as it is referred to by the locals) is a contemporary public gallery with the largest permanent collection of art in the region. The exhibition space is the most accommodating in the…
Travel Writers Rave About Visiting Thunder Bay and Area
Over 30 travel media writers, photographers and videographers visited Thunder Bay last summer between May and October. These travel journalists came to capture stores and features on what our Northern Ontario city has to the offer for tourism focusing on experiential touring and great outdoor adventures within the Lake Superior region. Paul Pepe, Tourism Manager for the City of Thunder Bay still excited by the number of new travel media requests, referred to as FAM (Familiarization) Tours, that are comming into the Tourism Thunder Bay office for this comming travel season. “Travel media tells stories in more detail and authenticity than an advertisement does and ends up costing much less than purchasing comparable advertising space,” said Pepe, noting the cost of advertising to…
Catch Thunderwolves hockey Friday and Saturday nights at Fort William Gardens
If you are visiting Thunder Bay  this weekend, check out fast paced university men's playoff hockey action at the Fort William Gardens. The Lakehead University Thunderwolves are now into the third round of OUA playoffs as they battle the Windsor Lancers for the West Division title this weekend. The Good Old Hockey Game It is no hidden secret that hockey is “Canada’s game”. Why? The game of hockey is something that is unique to the National Canadian identity. A Northern Ontario city like Thunder Bay, Ontario, is by no means a city that exists outside of Canadian hockey culture – it is deeply immersed it. From frozen backyard rinks, to local community arenas, the game of hockey can be found in…
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  • Take a drive up beautiful Highway 105
    Take a drive up beautiful Highway 105
    Drive to the "End of the Road" to Red Lake Highway 105 begins at Vermilion Bay and goes north up to Red Lake, Ontario. While you can drive up and back in a day, there's lots to see and do along the way, so you may want to take a…
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  • Experience the Ultimate Canadian Fishing Trip
    Experience the Ultimate Canadian Fishing Trip
    Sunset Country: Canada's Premier Fishing Destination Since the 1920s, Sunset Country in Northwestern Ontario has been the place in the Province for American and Canadian anglers to go on a fishing trip. Why you ask? Well for one thing consider the fact that in this region of Ontario, the lakes…
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  • Kenora - A Weekend Itinerary
    Kenora - A Weekend Itinerary
    Spend a Weekend in Kenora A trip to Kenora - even if just for a weekend - is a great way to relax and enjoy yourself. Take your family or go with a group of friends - there is a lot to see and do. Here is a sample itinerary…
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  • 3 of the Best Ways to see the Northern Lights in Sunset Country
    3 of the Best Ways to see the Northern Lights in Sunset Country
    Where will you be when you see the sky dance? For those that live in the city and have never seen the northern lights, it is hard to imagine the dancing streaks of colour that you see high in the sky at night in Sunset Country and across Northern Ontario. Pictures…
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  • Where Anglers Come Together in the Race for the Top Trophy Fish!
    Where Anglers Come Together in the Race for the Top Trophy Fish!
    Nothing beats catching the winning fish in a Sunset Country tournament! Every year visitors from all over the world come to experience and make ever lasting memories in the beauty of Sunset Country.  Many individuals fall in love with Northwest, Ontario and return each year bringing friends and family. Some…
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  • Tips for Spring Walleye Fishing
    Tips for Spring Walleye Fishing
    Spring Walleye Fishing Tips for Canadian Lakes Many anglers dream of walleye fishing during the winter and can't wait to get to Ontario's Sunset Country in the Spring to catch those tasty walleyes. One of the easiest time to catch walleye is in the Spring from opening weekend (third Saturday…
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  • Ice out trout fishing great for size & numbers
    Ice out trout fishing great for size & numbers
    Once the ice is gone, it's time to go fishing! As the ice slowly melts away, the ritual known as ice-out lake trout fishing is set to commence. Arguably one of the seasons most enjoyable fishing pursuits, fishing for lake trout just after the ice goes out is a real…
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  • Houseboat Adventure Trips on Freshwater Lakes
    Houseboat Adventure Trips on Freshwater Lakes
    Try a Floating Cabin for a Change of Pace One of the more unique ways to explore some of the BIG lakes in Sunset Country is to rent a houseboat. With all the amenities of a regular cabin, houseboats offer the vacationer a chance to see the many sights and…
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  • Explore our wilderness on skis
    Explore our wilderness on skis
    Cross-Country Skiing in Northwestern Ontario Yes it's a fact, the winters are long and sometimes cold up here in Northwestern Ontario! But being the eternal optimist that you are, you see opportunity in this beautiful winter wonderland. We do too so that is the reason we want to encourage skiers…
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  • Snowboarding & downhill skiing in the north!
    Snowboarding & downhill skiing in the north!
    Snowboarding and Skiing aren't just for the Rockies! While there are cross-country ski trails in pretty much all communities in Sunset Country, only three areas offer snowboarding and downhill skiing. Atikokan's Mount Fairweather, which boasts the highest vertical drop from Thunder Bay to the Rockies, Dryden Ski Hill, who's Chalet…
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