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.
Beautiful scenery, uncongested trails - what more could you ask for?
Go snowmobiling in Ontario without the crowds! There are literally thousands of miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Ontario, Canada. The secluded snowmobile trails make Sunset Country a great destination for your next winter snowmobile vacation. The trails are maintained by volunteer snowmobile clubs and run mostly across lakes and through the forests. Town loops ensure you can access the trail system from any town or city. The best part about our snowmobile trails is…
AMX has 2 race tracks created in loose and hard packed sand
Where can you go Motorcross Racing, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding and Snowmobiling? At the Charleson Recreation Area in Atikokan, Ontario. The Charleson Recreation Area (CRA), often called the Charleson Pits, is located in Atikokan, halfway between Fort Frances and Thunder Bay. It takes its name from the original Canadian Charleson Iron Mine (a subsidiary of Charleson Iron Mining Co. of Minnesota), which operated sporadically in Atikokan from 1958-64 in the region of what is now…
Giant whitetail deer swimming in Sunset Country
Bag a Big Buck in Ontario Northwestern Ontario has immense tracts of Boreal forest inhabited by a wide variety of animals. Whitetail deer are one of those animals and if you are a big game hunter, then you should consider our region of the Province. Bucks in Sunset Country are large, heavy-bodied animals with large racks. It is not uncommon to see 300 pound animals roaming the ditches on the side of the highways. Come…
Urban Trail Systems Offer an Abundance of Wilderness
Go Skiing and Hiking Right in Town With their locations smack dab in the middle of the Northern Ontario woods, the towns and cities in Sunset Country have some really great trail systems to offer. Both seasons for hiking, biking  and in winter, snowshoeing and cross country ski trails can be found in almost every town. Kenora has a great nordic trail system and has recently developed a number of urban hiking trails that combine history and…
Some of the information available on the Sunset Country
Trying find directions, things to do, where to stay or where to to eat in Sunset Country has never been easier!   Have you ever been travelling and wonder "I wonder where I can eat around here?", "How do I get to that museum?" or "Where is the next rest area?". Well, now if you are traveling through Northwestern Ontario you can find those answers on the Sunset Country mobile app. Download the app before…
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…
Take a walk down Main Street in Kenora to look at the Muskies on Main
There more muskies than just Husky the Musky in Kenora this summer! Bid on one of these fantastic "Muskies on Main".   Over 40 artists have created vastly different and stunning muskies that are on display on Main Street in Kenora, Ontario. The "Muskies on Main" were unveiled in a ceremony in Memorial Park on June 27, 2014. The muskies that have brightened up our walk downtown will continue to be on display for the…
Experience the wilderness of Quetico's Interior
Atikokan - Your Gateway to Quetico Park For the wilderness canoeist, the name Quetico conjures up images of giant white pines, crystal clear lakes and some of North America's best wilderness canoeing. Quetico Provincial Park, located in Northwestern Ontario's Sunset Country is for many canoeists, the ultimate place to paddle. Quetico Park is located west of Lake Superior and stretches 40 miles north and 60 miles east-west from the boundary waters of the Canada-US border.…
Great ideas to keep you sane on your family road trip
Use these useful tips as a Road Trip Survival Guide   I've spent many hours in a car on many road trips visiting nearly every province in Canada and every state in the U.S. Traveling by car is my preferred way to travel as you get to see so many things you miss out on when you fly to a destination. Many of my best memories are stopping along the highway and finding something unexpected.…
Embrace the winter!
Come for a Weekend Visit - Yes, in the Winter! No we're not kidding! Winter is a great time of year for a short getaway to Ontario. The cities and towns in the region have some great accommodations and there are many fun activities that you can do. Winter is one of the best times of year to play outside and your getaway weekend can include a bundle of different activities. Why not consider: A…
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