Northern Ontario, Canada

Aerial Tours: Now You Can See It All
  An aerial tour of the rugged coastline of Lake Superior and a fly over of the world famous Sleeping Giant is something you will want to put on your "must do" list on your visit to Thunder Bay this summer. Wilderness North, one of Canada's largest providers of fly-in outdoor adventures is offering something new, special floatplane excursions from its seaplane base located in Thunder Bay harbour on theshores of Lake Superior. Great Photos, Lasting Memories With its fleet of safe dependable DeHavilland floatplanes, Wilderness North will provide visitors with a trill of a lifetime and an opportunity for adventure that is sure to leave lasting memories. The special excursion fly over's will allow guests to view and photograph…
Crappie fishing on Rainy Lake
Crappie Season starts in the Fall in Sunset Country As the summer cools down, crappie fishing is heating up in Sunset Country. Fall is one of the best times of the year in Sunset Country to go crappie fishing; the weather is cooler and the mosquitos are gone. September, right through until the end of October is when you'll find the crappies biting the best in the fall. Often anglers like to fish for crappie in the deeper holes; jig in the 20 - 40 foot depths and you'll find the crappies in huge schools. Small jigs, tipped with live bait or small tubes is the best way in the fall. The school's can be 10 feet thick at this…
Festa Italia is all about the great Italian food
Festa Italiana is the place to be if you are visiting Thunder Bay on the August long weekend. Come celebrate all things Italian – entertainment, food and drink and enjoy the festivities of this 23rd anual event. Festa Italiana is a two-day event held each year at the Italian Cultural Centre on Algoma Street. Put on by the Italian Society of Port Arthur this local festival has become a Sunday, Monday tradition for the Civic Holiday in Thunder Bay spanning over 20 years. This year's celebration is set for Sunday, August 4 and Monday, August 5 and as TB Newswatch reports the place to be on the long weekend. Fabulous Italian Food & Much More The parking lot at the…
Pull up to a different secluded beach each night.
Houseboating is a great way to experience Lake of the Woods A couple of summers ago, my father-in-law, who lives in Toronto called to invite us on a houseboat trip on Lake of the Woods. Having grown up on the north end of Lake of the Woods, I had always wanted to rent a houseboat but somehow never got around to it. So my first response was ABSOLUTELY. In the end there were 7 of us - 5 adults and a 1.5 and 11 year old. What a trip we had! This was a fabulous place near Sioux Narrows to moor the houseboat We rented a houseboat from Lake of the Woods Houseboats in Sioux Narrows and spent the next…
People on the ice fishing at the Red Rock Derby in 2012
VIsit the Nipigon-Red Rock area this winter and find out why there is "snowbetterplace" for ice fishing, especially the winter perch on Lake Superior at Black Bay near Hurkett. Ice fishing along the North Shore of Lake Superior is an exhilarating winter activity to enjoy. The serene Lake Superior bays in the Red Rock and Nipigon area offer solitude and a peaceful spot to jig for your big winter catch. The extraordinary scenery of Nipigon Bay, Black Bay and Gravel River are second to none and are part of the purposed Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area managed by Parks Canada. Ice Hut Rentals If a full service ice fishing experience is appealing to you, you may be interested in contacting…
Davis Viehbeck holds up two walleye caught in Northern Lights Country
Northwest Ontario has many truly great places to fish. But one of the lesser known gems is the corridor from Whitefish Lake to Northern Lights Lake.  This area is located west of Thunder Bay and can be easily accessed via Hwy 588, just west of Kakabeka Falls. Heading up Hwy 588, the entire highway corridor is packed with angling that’s second to none. Here is a list of some of the great opportunities available with a number of fishing resorts in the Thunder Bay area.  Smallmouth Bass Bass are rapidly becoming the most popular fish in Northwest Ontario, and are found in every large body of water in Northern Lights country. Northern Lights Lake itself is  the most underrated bass water body in Ontario,…
Collage of entertainment to expect for The Hunger 8
"The Hunger" is a Halloween event with a "mardi gras" atmosphere that takes over the entire downtown Waterfront District in Thunder Bay on the Saturday before All Saints Day, celebrated as Halloween. This year's outlandish music and performance spectacle at seven venues was held Saturday night October 26. Attendees this one night Halloween event in Thunder Bay’s North Core, have umbered in the thousands. With each yearly success word spreads, so an ever-greater turnout is expected to break the four thousand mark this year for The Hunger 8, and no doubt the number of people wearing traditional and wacky costume creations will also increase. To accommodate Hunger fans there will be 52 bands and DJs for this popular fundraiser for…
Specializing in a breakfast and lunch menu...
Rooster’s Bistro 32 St. Paul Street   It's popularity in Thunder Bay forced Roosters Bistro to expand further down the length of their entire building on St. Paul St. in heart of the  Waterfront District. In a sunlit stretch of tables down one side of the building, civic workers mix with locals and tourists for hearty noon time fare.   Cating to Breakfast and Lunch Crowd   Open all week, Roosters is a popular spot for breakfast and lunch. Weekdays the Bistro closes at 4 pm and on the weekends at 2 pm. At noon they are packed, and if you’re in line the wait won’t be long.   Swirling around Jim Commuzi, the owner, the energetic staff communicates to each…
Jay Samsal holds a nice walleye caught on Lake of the Woods
Enjoy some hard water fishing action on Lake of the Woods with these fishing tips. Interested in World Class Brook Trout Ice Fishing in Sunset Country? Click here to learn more You've probably heard about Lake of the Woods - with over 65,000 miles of shoreline and over 14,500 islands, it's a spectacular lake. The Canadian side of Lake of the Woods offers many different points, drop offs, flats and island chains. The structure combined with the variety of fish makes it a great place to go ice fishing. There are healthy populations and trophy fish in many different species. Fish for walleye, lake trout, crappie, northern pike, whitefish or perch. You may catch the occasional muskie or bass too. Use…
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 the lower level of the Voyageur Mall.  Check out the mining artifacts and murals displayed throughout the downtown business section. While meandering through town, walk over to the Centennial Museum to learn more about Atikokan and “The Little Town that Could”.  Atikokan has a history…
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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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  • Local Farmers' Markets Grow in Popularity and Size!
    Local Farmers' Markets Grow in Popularity and Size!
    Treat Yourself to Some Fresh Vegetables and Fruit This Summer The season for farmers' markets in Sunset Country is fast appproaching. Over the years farmers' markets have become enormous in popularity not only in Northwest, Ontario but all over North America. Farmers' markets have become popular because of the demand…
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  • Reference Guide to the Towns & Cities in Northwest Ontario
    Reference Guide to the Towns & Cities in Northwest Ontario
    Visit one of the great towns and cities dotted among the lakes and forests in Northwest Ontario Northwest Ontario starts at the Manitoba/Ontario border and travels east to just past Marathon on the Trans Canada Highway. This vast expanse of land is home to many lakes, forests, wildlife and many…
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  • These Incredible Photos Tell the Story of Ontario's Sunset Country in 2013
    These Incredible Photos Tell the Story of Ontario's Sunset Country in 2013
    Relive the best of 2013 in Northwest Ontario through a summary of our photo posts on Facebook. Sunset Country enjoyed some wild weather, lot's of great fishing action and overall experienced a great year. Here is a round up of the photos that made it to the Ontario's Sunset Country…
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  • Walleye Fishing Like Nowhere Else
    Walleye Fishing Like Nowhere Else
    Ontario's Sunset Country - The Walleye Wonderland There are a lot of places that claim to have the best walleye fishing in the world but can they really back it up? If you dig a little deeper into their claims like we have, you'll find the answer to that is…
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  • The Ultimate Fishing Experience - Muskie!
    The Ultimate Fishing Experience - Muskie!
    Not Another Fish Story In Sunset Country, we mean business when it comes to the subject of muskie fishing in Ontario! In this part of the Province, the muskie live long and grow to enormous sizes. Some of Ontario's most famous muskie waters are located in Sunset Country. Everyone has…
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  • Rainy River District Welcomes Visitors from USA
    Rainy River District Welcomes Visitors from USA
    Explore the Rainy River Area The Rainy River District is the part of Sunset Country that is directly adjacent to the American border and is where we welcome our many visitors from the United States. Within the District are three communities where you can spend a few days doing a…
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  • Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls - Ideal Vacation Destinations
    Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls - Ideal Vacation Destinations
    Spend a Weekend of Fun in Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls If there were towns that you could call "tourist towns" then Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls would be them. Located on the east shore of incredible Lake of the Woods, the opportunities for outdoor recreation are almost endless... Sioux Narrows 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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  • 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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