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.
Boating display at the Lake of the Woods Museum
  Sunset Country's communities can distinguish themselves from other areas for a number of reasons; not only is the landscape that surrounds the towns breathtaking, their involvement in preserving their local history is unrivaled. Luckily for visitors, their history, culture as well as artifacts can be viewed in many local museums, which cover a variety of topics and themes involved with the towns. Fort Frances Museum Hudson's Bay exhibit Because the gold rush and famous Hudson Bay…
Sun setting after a summer storm has passed on Lake of the Woods
Check out this list of the best sunsets we posted or shared on Facebook. You'll see why we are called Ontario's Sunset Country. This sunset was taken over a frozen Lake of the Woods in Kenora. Even though it was taken with just an iPhone, it's a great winter sunset. Winter sunsets can be just as nice as the summer ones. Even without the reflection on the water, sunsets can be beautiful   This stunning photo of a…
This massive 54" muskie is an example of what can happen when you continue practice CPR
CPR. I’m sure the first thoughts when you see/read this acronym will relate to saving the life of someone in cardiac arrest. You may be trying to remember how many chest compressions vs breaths they are teaching in courses these days because the ratio has changed over the years. Much like attitudes towards killing trophy caliber fish in the wide variety of species available in Sunset Country have changed as well. In the fishing community,…
Beautiful white pines dot the Sioux Narrows Provicial Park
Sioux Narrows Provincial Park on Lake of the Woods is a secluded, small park with great personal service.   The Sioux Narrows Provincial Park which is run by the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, is a jewel hidden right off Highway 71 just north of Sioux Narrows. I was fortunate to be able to camp there earlier this summer. We camped during the week, and the campground was surprisingly only about half full. I'm not sure…
Heading out for a paddle on Lake of the Woods
SUP is the fastest growing water sport & I can see why!   SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) is hot right now, so hot in fact that it is the fastest growing water sport in the world. It's definitely really popular with the locals, tourists and summer residents in Sunset Country. I've seen paddlers out on Lake of the Woods and Wabigoon Lake and really wanted to try it out. Lucky for me, Dustin Shore from Boardanyone in…
Fly into the remote Canadian Wilderness for your fishing trip
Fly in Fishing in Ontario, Canada The Canadian fly in fishing trip is unequaled in the angling world. It should be on everyone's bucket list. Although, once you try it once, you'll likely go on several more fly-in trips. Canada has more freshwater lakes than anywhere else on earth! Sunset Country in Northwestern Ontario has 70,000 lakes, rivers and streams and many of the waterways have fishing accessible only by floatplane aircraft - the famous…
Watching the events at Harbourfest
It's warming up in Sunset Country, and as it heats up so do the summer events.   Here's a list of the Top 10 Events and Festivals in Ontario's Sunset Country this summer listed in order that they occur. Please click the event for more information. Follow our Facebook page dedicated solely to Northwest Ontario Events or go to the Sunset Country Events Calendar for a complete lists of events year round. Peaceful Border Days…
Trace Adkins is headlining Kenora's First Country Music Festival
As far as music performances go, it's hard to beat an outdoor summer concert in Ontario. Here's The Top 10 Music Festivals in Sunset Country this summer.   In my university days, my friends and I would faithfully go to weekend outdoor concerts like Sunfest or Classic Rock (I'm dating myself with these ones!). Those in Manitoba or Winnipeg may remember those fun weekends, although those particular concerts are long gone.  Nowadays, I stay closer…
Visit the Norseman Park in Red Lake, Ontario
Spectacular beaches, the most northerly 18 hole golf course and the Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre are just a few of the bonuses of your trip up Highway 105.   The Red Lake Region is a great place for taking your family fishing. Whether you choose the Lac Seul or Red Lake area of lakes, you won't be disappointed. There are numerous drive-in or fly-in lodges and resorts in the area that can accommodate all your needs.…
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…
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