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Plan Your Family Vacation in Algoma Country.

10 Things to Do for a Day, a Weekend or Week Long Vacation



Get your kids unplugged this summer with a family vacation in Algoma Country. Our region is the perfect place for families to vacation with young children or older children. There's a lot to see and do here and we've come up with a list of the 10 Things to Do with Kids:

10. Museums - Your family will see quirky never-seen-before artifacts, discover a place where adventure takes off, or will step back in time to when cell phones, video games and iPads didn't exist.
Visit: Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, Ermatinger*Clergue National Historic Site
Learn more: All Museums in Algoma

9. A Day at Beach - You'll want to spend more than just a day at our beaches. We've got some of the prettiest, secluded, white sandiest beaches you'll ever visit in Northern Ontario.
Read: 10 Awesome (and Secluded) Northern Ontario Beaches

8. Provincial Parks - Algoma Country is home to a dozen provincial parks that offer the very best in hiking, swimming, waterfalls, fishing and camping. From rare geological finds to panoramic mountaintop views and cultural sites like the Agawa Rock Pictographs.
Learn more: www.ontarioparks.com

wildfires film bushplane museum sault ste marie Watch Wildfires! 3D at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.

7. Wildlife Viewing - You just never know who you will see in Algoma Country! It's true that our beautiful landscape is made up of vast wilderness and we're also home to the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve, the largest in the world, and a great place to hike, bird watch, and photograph the wildlife and flora & fauna.

6. Hiking, hiking, hiking - from short easy nature walks with small children, to more challenging hikes with older kids, we have self-guided hiking trips for everyone.
One of our favourites: The Lookout Trail.

5. Parks Canada Heritage Sites - We're very lucky because we are home to 3 amazing Parks Canada Sites: Fort St. Joseph, Sault Ste. Marie Canal and Pukaskwa National Park.

4. Stand Up Paddling - Algoma Country is renowned for amazing kayaking and canoeing trips along historic waterways and Lake Superior but have you ever Stand Up Paddled? Try something new and fun!
Read: Learn to Stand Up Paddle on Lake Superior

stand up paddling naturally superior adventures wawa(Photo credit: Rob Stimpson)

3. Winnie-the-Pooh Statue - Every child knows the story of Winnie-the-Pooh but do you know Winnie's real story? It all started in White River, Ontario. Visit Winnie's Park, the museum and have your photo taken in front of his statue.

2. Wawa Goose Monument - one of the most photographed icons in Canada needs its own spot on the list. Located on Trans Canada Hwy 17 -- this is a MUST-DO for everyone!

1. Family Fishing Trips - Algoma Country is THE fishing destination for any family who loves tossing their lines in the water for walleye, northern pike, small & largemouth bass, perch, whitefish, Trout and the list goes on! From the convenience of a drive-in fishing, to the unique train-in fishing trips, and the iconic fly-in fishing trip, families who love to fish will find housekeeping cottages and lodges that will meet their expectations and a variety of budgets.
Learn more: www.fishalgoma.net

family fishing algoma country(Photo credit: James Smedley Outdoors)

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