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Escape to Winter

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Escape to Winter

• Credit: Rob Stimpson

Seven trips in Algoma that you should be planning right now

Baby, it's getting cold outside!

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This line can be extremely distressing to some and, to others, it means the beginning of their favourite season: WINTER!  

Why is Algoma Country known as a true lover of the white stuff? Well, we don’t have a lot of choice! With an average snowfall of 10 feet—and that is not a typo—there is so much stuff to do here when the weather gets cold.

Despite the temperature drop here, I think it’s important to state that ours is a dry cold. It is not that damp, bone-chilling cold that many places have (though we're not naming names here, SOUTHERN ONTARIO). From a personal perspective, my son never owned a pair of long johns until he moved to Southern Ontario for school. Even though our temperatures according to a thermometer were much colder, the damp cold feels so much colder than here!

So, winter lovers, or those of you who may just want to enjoy this wonderful season, come on! Stop whining! Pack up and come and see what all the fuss is about! Come to see why people travel to Algoma in the winter.


algoma trails top D snowmobile m lortz

(Photo credit: Martin Lortz)

With hundreds of miles of trails that link up to hundreds more, you can spend a day, or a week doing loops in this region.  
Plan A Trip Now: www.sledalgoma.com


This red guy has been around for decades and kids in Algoma like him almost as much as Paw Patrol AND it get them outside to experience the snow!
Plan A Trip Now: www.bonsoo.on.ca


ice fishing northern pike algoma james smedley photo

(Photo credit: James Smedley)

Despite the fact that ice fishing at times gets a bad rap, you do not have to sit on the ice to take part in this great sport. Heated ice huts are often the way to go! With our fishing resources being stellar in this area, it's no wonder that people travel for miles to ice fish here. We are also home to numerous Fishing Derbies!
Plan A Trip Now: www.fishalgoma.net


skiier searchmont resort mountain

(Photo credit: Searchmont Resort)

Our season is longer, our vertical drop is better, our prices are fabulous and rentals are available!
Plan A Trip Now: www.searchmont.com


cross country skiing rob stimpson

(Photo credit: Rob Stimpson)

Did you really think with all this snow that we wouldn’t have a ton of places to enjoy the quiet of our forests on stellar cross country ski trails? Yes, in Algoma we have everything!
Plan A Trip Now: www.algomacountry.com

If the coming of winter means you will hunker down and never go outside, well maybe Algoma isn’t for you. But to those that wish to experience the true meaning of winter, our doors are open, the hot chocolate is on; you just have to get here.

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