Northern Ontario, Canada

Covering a 60,000 square mile area, stretching from Lake of the Woods to Thunder Bay, Northwestern Ontario's Sunset Country offers some of Canada's finest freshwater fishing, snowmobiling, and outdoor adventure opportunities! On this website 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.

10 Awesome Things to get you fired up for Spring
Winter. Even the slightest mention of that horrifying season is enough to incite thoughts sheer terror. Ontario winters are notorious for making even the burliest of people want to put on their thickest wool sweater and barricade themselves indoors until their thermostat unthaws. Every year we're lulled into a false sense of promise that winter will be a wonder land filled with snow ball fights, and christmas lights. But lets be honest, we're looking at…
Huge northern pike caught on Crow Lake
Ice Fishing Makes Winter Worthwhile! For those that hibernate during the winter, you should really get out and try ice fishing. The fresh air, mixed with awesome scenery and catching a lake trout or walleye will put a smile on your face and will change your mind about staying inside in the winter. Sunset Country is known for it's great summer fishing, but it doesn't stop when the snow flies. Go ice fishing for lake…
Northern Lights over Darlington Bay in Keewatin
Have you seen the fantastic northern lights this winter? There have been several nights over the last month or two in Ontario's Sunset Country with a great display of the northern lights which led up to the strongest geomagnetic storm on March 17/18th. The skies seemed to be celebrating St. Patrick's Day too.  Winter in the Northwest Ontario is generally a good time to view northern lights. The many dark hours and the frequency of…
One of the 2014 snow sculptures at the Kenora Winter Carnival
The fun doesn't stop because it's winter, get outside and enjoy these winter festivals and carnivals!   Here's a list of the 2015 winter carnivals and festivals in Northwest Ontario. Visit their websites or Facebook pages for more information. The best part about the festivals is that most events are either free or very reasonably priced. Have fun! 70th Annual Reddit Winter Carnival - February 6-8, 2015 The carnival starts with supper at 5:00 at…
Massive tiger musky caught at Andy Myers Lodge on Eagle Lake
Ontario's Sunset Country is often referred to as 'God's Country'. The fantastic fishing is just one of the many reasons we are called that.    Whether you are a Canadian or American, or even from abroad, there are certain things you should know about when planning a fishing trip to Ontario, Canada. In the northwest corner of the province of Ontario, we have over 70,000 lakes and rivers, many of which are fishable. There's probably…
Guide and writer Ben Beattie can help you land big fish
Editor's Note: I follow Moosehorn Lodge's Facebook page and I am continually amazed at all the trophy fish caught at Lac Seul or nearby lakes. Ben Beattie is one of Moosehorn's guides and I've seen many, many happy anglers both young and old holding their trophy fish for a quick photo. Ben's love of the outdoors and fishing shows when he's out on the lake with those that book him for a guided fishing trip.…
2015 Hudson-Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Red Lake Snowarama
It's the 40th anniversary of Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids in Ontario.   The Hudson-Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Red Lake Snowarama this past weekend, Saturday January 31st, was a success. Using Lac Seul and the Ojibway Power Toboggan club's (L701) trail, snowmobilers enjoyed beautiful weather conditions, excellent groomed trail and a powdery smooth lake. Enjoying the great conditions on January 31, 2015 With 54 riders and 52 snowmobiles, the Snowarama event for Easter Seals kids raised…
The sun going down over Rainy Lake from the Noden Causeway
How many of these facts do you know about Rainy Lake?   While you may know that Rainy Lake is known for it's great fishing - namely feisty smallmouth bass, big walleye, huge northern pike and crappie, you may not be familiar with some of these facts about Rainy Lake, Ontario, Canada:  1 - Roughly 70% of Rainy Lake lies in Ontario, Canada and 30% in Minnesota, United States. 2 - Excluding the Great Lakes, Rainy…
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…
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 in 2015.   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,…
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