Northern Ontario, Canada

If you're looking for the best in outdoor adventures, then come visit Northwestern Ontario's Sunset Country. Covering a 60,000 square mile area, stretching from Lake of the Woods to Thunder Bay, Sunset Country offers some of Canada's finest freshwater fishing and outdoor adventure opportunities! Enjoy your favourite outdoor activity be it fishing, snowmobiling, camping, or touring. Here you'll find a wide range of stories about living and playing in Sunset Country, written by local experts and travel authors from around the world. When you're ready for more, visit ontariossunsetcountry.ca, the region's official website with all the resources you'll need to plan your trip.
Kenora Police constable Don Milliard and masked bandit leave the CIBC bank on Main Street second before a police bullet strikes the robber, detonating the explosives he was wearing.
From a bank robbery to World records to a Dragon's Den success story, our little corner of the Province has some cool stories.   Whether you are a local or a visitor to Ontario's Sunset Country, you may or may not know some of these interesting stories about Northwest Ontario. Here are 6 stories about our area, how many of them are you familiar with? CIBC Bank Robber's Identity Still Remains a Mystery Over 40…
Nice summer northern pike
From the looks of the following fish, I'd say that the record high water levels in 2014 wrecked only the docks, not the fishing.    In 2014, Ontario's Sunset Country had one of the highest lake levels ever, certainly in the last 50 years anyways. We had a late Spring and had ice on the lakes until the walleye opener in May. The walleye spawn was really behind this Spring and many wondered how the…
Surreal reflection on Long Lake
A nice calm day + Sunset Country = a fantastic photo op.   One thing for sure is that everyone loves a good sunset photo. A reflection photo though, rivals the all and mighty sunset photo. With the amount of shoreline in Ontario's Sunset Country, your chance of seeing a beautiful reflection of the Canadian shield and Boreal forest is high. The following photos are a collection of the best reflection photos in Northwest Ontario…
Smallmouth is just one of the many fish species found in Northwest Ontario
If it's true that "variety is the spice of life", and you're an angler who has yet to discover Northwestern Ontario's Sunset Country, you're in for a pleasant surprise.     A fishy spice market of epic proportions.  Indeed, having lived in this watery Garden of Eden for almost 40 years now, I feel a tinge of sadness for visiting anglers.  I mean, with so many lakes and rivers, so many species of fish and…
Relax and watch the sun set over the water
If you've been to Ontario's Sunset Country, you know we got great fishing. If you're wondering if you'll enjoy your stay at a lodge in Northwest Ontario without fishing, the answer if YES!   Sunset Country may be one of the best areas to fish for species such as walleye, northern and muskie, but we are also so much more! Many of our resorts and lodges cater to the fishermen and with our fisheries, I…
Sunset over Lac Lu, Ontario, Canada
Whether you vacationed in Ontario's Sunset Country or not, these photos from the summer of 2014 may just entice you to plan a trip next year.   If you've never been to Ontario's Sunset Country, it's really hard to grasp just how beautiful it really is up here. Between Thunder Bay and the Manitoba border there are over 70,000 lakes, rivers and streams. Some people think Ontario ends at Thunder Bay. I may be prejudice,…
Big Sunset Country walleye!
Everyone has their reasons for choosing their favourite bait and tackle, in this article, Pro Angler Jeff Gustafson talks about the benefits of using minnowbaits for walleye.   Years of guiding on many different Sunset Country lakes has taught me there is one style of bait that anglers can tie on, fish with ease and do a lot of catching. Minnowbaits or jerkbaits as they are called in bass circles, come in many shapes, sizes…
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…
Barbless 51" muskie caught at 10:15pm one night after full moon early August 2012
This writing is dedicated to the memory of Jack Burns. Gone, but never forgotten. To honor his memory and methods, I pinch down all the barbs on my casting baits. "Catch a nice one and let it go. Let them all go." DFDB! In my 23 years (as of 2014) of working & running Mylie's Place Resort on Lake of the Woods in Morson, Ontario, Canada, I've become very active in the promotion of CPR…
Enjoy the Fall Colours on Your Road Trip
Head Out on the Open Road to Enjoy the Fall Colours In early September, the air is definitely much cooler in the evening and at night. With shorter days we all know (although we may not want to admit it) summer is on its way out! That's fine as they say, all good things must come to an end. Don't fret, autumn brings with it a whole new set of of things to see and…
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