Most Popular Articles of 2017

The sun sets over a cascading waterfall in Northwest Ontario

Sunset Country's top ten articles of the year

2017 will be coming to a close, so we thought we'd round up our top 10 most popular articles. Clearly, fishing has earned its place as a must-do in Ontario's Sunset Country! Here's the full list of what you loved.



Have you ever gone fishing for pike just after their spawn? Five Lakes Lodges offers pike fishing in the early spring as an exciting chance to get on the water right after ice-out. 

"One of the reasons that the fishing is so great for pike in the spring is that the northern pike head into the shallow bays to spawn. Once they are done spawning, they venture out of those bays and are ready to eat!" 

Have you experienced the great trail since it's opening in August? Learn more about the Path of the Paddle Association and the Great Trail connecting Ontario's waterways over 1,200 kilometres from Thunder Bay to Whiteshell Park.

Gordon Pusnik takes us on a seemingly virtual tour of the Canadian Shield from his kayak's cockpit. Learn how to capture stunning photography, tips, and tricks on how to keep your gear dry, and more. 

A renowned artist based out of Kenora, Ontario, Melissa takes her works of Lake of the Woods and breathes life into the area. Sunset Country is proud to have her as a resident, read this article to learn more about her mentor and his tradition she's continuing. 

If you thought winter was for hibernating, you obviously haven't experienced it in Sunset Country. We aren't just the land of ice fishing, try your hand at a Northern Lights hunt, or search for wildlife in the peace of winter's quiet. 

Read this one for  tips on how to target walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie, and even lakers in the fall months on various bodies of water in Sunset Country! 

Al Smith of Smith Camps takes photographer and angler Alyssa Lloyd out for a late, late season fish for pike and walleye. Read as they dodge ice shelves and brave the cold to experience a lake all to themselves. 

Why Sunset Country is the ultimate destination for family fun and where you can find family friendly resorts that only care about your great memories! 

The heartwarming story of four close friends who've spent almost 50 years worth of fishing together. 

Jeff Gustafson, a local guide in the Kenora region wraps up the 2017 whitetail season and makes predictions for years to come. 

Thank you to all of our readers for a wonderful 2017. Tag along as we head into 2018, and let us know what you'd like to see at the top next year! 

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