Northern Ontario, Canada

It doesn't get more Canadian than this!
Dave and Deb are ordinary people who live extraordinary lives. They started the Travel Blog The Planet D to inspire people around the world to seek out new adventures and to live their dreams. They have explored all seven continents and over 80 countries.   This summer, they are doing the most amazing summer adventures in the entire history of ThePlanetD travel blog — right here in Ontario, Canada. Their summer itinerary is both daunting and irresistible: whitewater…
Enroute to the Live From the Rock Folk Festival
Editor’s note: Every year, Naturally Superior Adventures in Ontario hosts the Voyageur Canoe Musical Tour, a 90km / 4-day paddle with a featured Canadian folk artist for intimate musical entertainment. In 2014, the musician is Katherine Wheatley. The musical tour starts on Sunday August 3 and concludes in Red Rock, Ontario, on the opening day of the Live From the Rock Folk Festival (August 8-10). In August 2013, MatadorU student Joe Baur participated in the…
Woodland Caribou Provincial Park
Some of my best memories are of canoeing in the wilderness. Years ago, my friends and I would spend days researching and planning routes, taking wilderness canoe tripping and paddling courses, making menus, then shopping and packing the gear. We would purchase new equipment – barrel packs, tarps, thicker sleeping mats and little things to make our trip more comfortable.  But as my life changed, I found I didn’t have that kind of time anymore…
Honeymoon Bay, Beausoleil Island
Have you ever dreamed of going to live on a desert island? Want to leave the hustle, bustle and noise of the big city behind?    Well, why not escape to a world where there are no motor vehicles and no traffic jams – a place where you can explore the spectacular landscape of the UNESCO Georgian Bay World Biosphere Reserve, the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, by bicycle, foot or boat only. No, it's not…
Paddling in the morning mist in 1000 Islands
Homeland and sacred hunting grounds of the six nations, the 1000 Islands continue to majestically rise through the morning mists and her keep stories of war, romance, smuggling and exploration hidden among the labyrinth of islands. The evocative creation legend of the 1000 Islands begins with the Great Manitou. High above the lands, soaring on his Thunderbird, Great Manitou looked down from the sky and saw that his people were fighting and destroying each other.…
Moose Photography Safari in Algonquin Park
"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed." - Ansel Adams     It's time to rekindle your enthusiasm and passion for outdoor photography. You'll be inspired, surprised, amazed and wowed at these nature and landscape photography workshops offered by some of Ontario’s best professional photographers.  Awakening Woods and Waters Photography Workshop wtih James Smedley  May 29th to June 1st, 2014 at Naturally Superior Adventure's…
Dogs just want to have fun!
We get so many great questions from Ontario travelers and one in particular has just kept coming up: “Where are the best places in Ontario to take your pet on vacation with you?”. Here’s just a few of our picks. Add your own suggestions and favourites in the comments section!  Note:  Original blog was created by Ontario Tourism.   PAMPERED VACATIONS Woodhaven Country Lodge  The motto at Woodhaven Country Lodge says it all: “If your…
Glamping at Barlett Lodge
Camping But With All the Comforts of Home  Although a relatively new trend in Canada and the United States, glamping has provided people a comfortable and luxurious way to experience the wonders of the great outdoors in Africa, Thailand and many other countries for decades. Glamping combines the best of both worlds – exciting outdoor activities such as wildlife viewing, hiking, paddling, cycling, etc. with the luxury of a comfortable sleeping area and in many…
Niagara River Recreational Trail
Editor’s Note:  Ontario By Bike, a program of Transportation Options, supports the growing network of destinations and businesses that welcome cyclists across the province.  It provides information and maps to help you easily plan a fun cycling experience.  The following top picks are featured in the Cycling in Ontario Guide – 2014 (available in English and French).     Ontario’s off-road trails provide relaxing car-free cycling experiences along picturesque waterways and through interesting countryside.  Some…
From Tree to Table
Now Your Cooking - with Maple Syrup!  A key staple of local cuisine, Canadian maple syrup is now being touted as a superfood, like berries, tea, red wine and flax seeds by scientists from the University of Rhode Island as noted in the Globe and Mail. That’s no surprise to Greg Waters, from Northern Edge Algonquin in South River.  Greg, a strong avocate  for using local ingredients in his cooking, uses only maple syrup or…
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