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The Algoma-Corridor Ride

January 3, 2023 By Martin Lortz

The distance between the front door at Wawa Motor Inn and the Companion Hotel Motel in Hearst is three hundred and sixty kilometres. A distance that is often considered a day’s ride in the Northern Ontario snowmobiling community. We, however, are here for a good time, not a rushed time, and the plan is to […]


The Trout Trifactor

December 8, 2022 By Martin Lortz

What are the odds that a small hole in the ice on a large frozen lake will deliver a catch of a lifetime? Whatever those odds, today’s ice fishing adventure will need to multiply them by three as we head out into the Algoma backcountry in search of the trout trifactor. One day, one lake, […]


Bass Fishing Wakomata Lake

November 17, 2022 By Wil Wegman

Although the frequency of my visits to beautiful Algoma Country has diminished since COVID-19, I have been fortunate enough to continue with an annual trip to one of the many great resorts the area has to offer. This fall, the destination would be north of Thessalon at Snowshoe Camp Resort on beautiful Lake Wakomata. My […]


Ije’s Place Café & Bakery

October 12, 2022 By Sandra Trainor

It was a pleasure to meet Veronica and Jazz, owners of Ije’s Place – Café & Bakery, at their business in the hamlet of Desbarats, just east of Sault Ste. Marie. Named after their daughter Ije (pronounced Eeja), the general store, café, and bakery has made a big impression in the community in a very […]


Embracing Cottage Life in Algoma

September 21, 2022 By Martin Lortz

Nothing says summer like time spent at a cottage, be it your own, with friends, family, or, like us, a lovely one-bedroom cabin rental on the shores of Spanish River North Channel; welcome to Blue Heron Resort. Located just a few minutes south of Trans Canada Highway 17, in Ontario’s Algoma region, Blue Heron Resort offers […]


5 Reasons to Book a Fly-in Fishing Trip

September 20, 2022 By The So Fly Crew

You know a fishing trip is going to be amazing when it starts with a float plane ride, the workhorse of the north. A PLANE, taking you to go fishing. It’s a wild, wild experience I will simply never tire of. What can you expect when planning your own fly-in trip? In this article, I’ll […]


Dreaming of a Fly-In Fishing Adventure

June 29, 2022 By Jenna McKeown

Usually, I am one of those rare people who absolutely adore winter. I love the snow, and the outdoor activities, I don’t even mind the cold. This year, however, something about the dreary weather and the appearance of Jack Frost isn’t quite what I had in mind. Instead of my usual winter fantasies, I find […]


Drive-To Trophy Bass Fly Fishing

June 28, 2022 By Colin McKeown

For many anglers, including myself, there is no joy greater than catching smallmouth bass on a fly. From poppers to streamers, the smallmouth bass is loved because they are aggressive and explosive fighters. But finding smallmouth bass in quantity and of trophy-size, that is a challenge. Many anglers living and fishing in urban areas have […]


How to Preserve Nature in Algoma

June 27, 2022 By Heather Bot

As residents of Algoma Country, we’re lucky to be located in beautiful Northern Ontario! Surrounded by beautiful forests, pristine lakes and rivers, wildlife and clean fresh air. There’s a lot of adventure here and a lot to protect. We’ve put together a list of ways you can help to preserve the natural surroundings. Maintaining Fisheries […]


Remote Do-it-Yourself In Algoma

June 26, 2022 By Mark Melnyk

Algoma Country in Northern Ontario is the perfect place to step out of your comfort zone and experience a remote, DIY fly fishing adventure.  With hundreds of lakes, rivers, and streams to explore, anglers have the opportunity to access secluded, remote and pristine bodies of water teeming with multi-species fish – some of the giant […]


Algoma Walleye on the Fly

June 21, 2022 By Mark Melnyk

Algoma Country in northern Ontario is blessed to have hundreds upon hundreds…nay multiple thousands of lakes accessible by plane, train and automobile. The wonderful thing about almost every single one of these lakes is they have a multitude of species one can target on the fly including one of our favourites (to catch and eat) […]


Algoma Day Hikes

June 3, 2022 By James Smedley

Hiking can mean a leisurely stroll to boost the heart rate or clambering up precipitous ridges for a full-on workout. It can be a solitary excursion or a social hike with friends and family. Either way, it’s an enjoyable way to get the blood flowing, but in Algoma Country hiking can also include spectacular lookouts, […]


Maple Acres Farm

March 21, 2022 By Sandra Trainor

The Baxter family has been residents of Iron Bridge for several generations. With the beautiful Mississagi River running through it, Iron Bridge is located in the Municipality of Huron Shores. It is a friendly rural village on Highway 17 East, between Thessalon and Blind River ON. The Baxters are entrepreneurs and have grown Maple Acres […]


Canoeing in Algoma

February 24, 2022 By James Smedley

In a region so inundated with water, a list of places where we can slide our canoe into hospitable waters would be long indeed. One area worth focusing on occupies a broad area of the northern shore of the world’s largest lake, where long swaths of sand and wooded shorelines extend a welcoming embrace to […]


Allure of the Splake

February 2, 2022 By James Smedley

There are many reasons to drill a hole in the ice in Algoma Country. As I stand on a midsized inland lake, where pine and cedar grip a rocky shoreline that plunges steeply through the lake’s icy surface, it’s clear that the dramatic snow-clad landscape is one of them. Other reasons dwell beneath the frozen […]


Two Wheeling The Grand Algoma

February 1, 2022 By Martin Lortz

With 49,000 km of Northern Ontario real estate within its boundaries, Algoma is no stranger to the rumble of an engine. Snowmobiles in the winter, ATVs, and motorboats, are all fine tools to explore the region’s vastness. Come summertime the best view comes from behind the bars and the seat of your motorcycle. With so […]


Winter Getaways in Algoma Country

January 14, 2022 By Heather Bot

With an average snowfall of 10 feet, the region makes for the perfect winter vacation destination for those that love this season. If you’ve never had a ‘snow’ vacation in Ontario before, Algoma is the perfect place to experience why it’s just so much fun to play in the snow. Winter Adventure Starts Here Who […]


The North Shore Loop

January 3, 2022 By Martin Lortz

The Lake Huron North Channel, with a combination of rugged shoreline, grand water views and friendly communities, is no surprise, an Algoma summer destination favourite. Summer sounds good; what about when the lake views become an expanse of ice, and the landscape disappears beneath a blanket of snow? Well, if you are a snowmobiler, it […]


Hello Winter: Snowmobiling Algoma Country

December 3, 2021 By Martin Lortz

Few things put a smile on a snowmobiler’s face like the words “winter is coming.” Add details such as 3,200 km of groomed trail, 300 cm of snow annually, and the longest snowmobiling season in Ontario and that smile transitions to an ear-to-ear grin that will last for months, often from December to April. Welcome […]


My First Ice Fishing Season

December 1, 2021 By The So Fly Crew

Hey. Hi. Hello. My name is Aldo. I live in downtown Toronto, and I’m a fly fisherman. During the winter I usually tie flies, and if the rivers close to the GTA stay unfrozen, I like to chase some Great Lakes Steelhead. This year though, I wanted to get into and learn more about ice […]


Algoma in the Winter

October 29, 2021 By Rob Stimpson

It’s late November, you wonder where did the last ten plus months go? The sun sets sooner and rises later as late fall transcends into December. Snow squalls become the daily weather event. For the winter enthusiast, the outdoors beckons. Algoma and the Superior coast has no shortage of an amazing array of winter landscapes […]


The Best Stops to Make on Highway 129

October 4, 2021 By Amanda Ashley

If you like road trips where the scenery is absolutely breathtaking, and there are a number of stops along the way for hiking, camping, or fishing, then you’ll want to drive down Hwy 129, also affectionately known by its nickname, Ontario’s “Tail of the Dragon.” One of the most beautiful drives in Ontario, this scenic […]


A Rider’s Guide to the North Channel of Lake Huron

September 29, 2021 By Martin Lortz

Planning a Northern Ontario motorcycle tour often starts with a destination, Lake Superior, Wawa and beyond. Thanks to Ontario’s vastness, what these places have in common is distance and plenty of it. What it all boils down to is getting there requires some long days in the saddle. Take the Lake Huron North Channel and […]


Algoma’s Running Rapids and Waterfalls

September 20, 2021 By Sheri Minardi

I find nothing is more calming and therapeutic for your body and soul than waterfalls. We are fortunate in Algoma Country to have quite a few both large and small. Water is a natural resource we need to survive. We have an abundance of it here in Algoma with the largest freshwater lakes in the […]


9 Things to Do this Fall in Algoma

September 10, 2021 By Martin Lortz

Hello fall, welcome back! As the good times of summer fade to memory, it’s time to refocus on the upcoming show of nature’s splendour as the landscape prepares to transform itself into a boldly coloured artist’s canvas. The obvious plan is to focus on the leaves as they transition from everyday green to a red, […]


Capturing the Algoma Landscape

September 4, 2021 By Rob Stimpson

Our world is huge, we can’t travel everywhere but the choices we do make are for our personal likes of that destination. The wanderings we embark on can take us to places so we can explore and experience the many facets these different regions offer. Our journeys sometimes take us to places that for the […]


8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site

August 17, 2021 By Cory St. Pierre

The Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site is located on the edge of the rapids in the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The canal itself is a man-made waterway that passes between the city and Whitefish Island, joining Lake Huron and Lake Superior in the Great Lakes shipping channel. The Sault Ste. Marie […]


Big Adventures Await in Little Rapids

August 9, 2021 By Cory St. Pierre

Located in the Municipality of Huron Shores, the small community of Little Rapids is only a short 5 km/3.1 mi drive North of the town of Thessalon. But don’t let the size fool you, the community is full of history and is the perfect place to take a day trip and explore. Speaking of history, […]


Algoma Wild – A Wildlife Photographer’s Paradise

August 4, 2021 By Sheri Minardi

How about you take a trip to photograph Algoma’s Wildlife? Whether you are hiking, fishing, cycling, kayaking or boating throughout the Algoma region you are bound to come across our magnificent wildlife. Algoma Country is a photographer’s dream location for any type of photography you could imagine. There are plenty of dark sky areas to […]


The Beaches of Algoma

July 7, 2021 By Rob Stimpson

Mention a beach to most Canadians, they immediately think of some tropical paradise that has crashing surf, palm trees dancing in the wind, a daiquiri in hand and a glowing white sand shoreline. Some of us know of a few other beach paradises a little closer to home. I am thinking of the beaches of […]


Charms of the Chippewa

June 30, 2021 By James Smedley

Anyone who has driven Hwy 17 North of Sault Ste. Marie has probably stopped at Chippewa Falls. There is a parking lot and rest area with a plaque touting it as the halfway point along the TransCanada Highway. With a thick pine and hardwood forest surrounding a series of rocky drops, this is one of […]


6 Great (Lakes) Sea Kayak Trips in Algoma

June 9, 2021 By Conor Mihell

The geography of Ontario’s Algoma Country is defined by the Great Lakes. The rugged coastlines of Lake Superior and Huron comprise the region’s southern boundary. A closer look at the map reveals an intriguing shoreline of scalloped bays, smooth rock islands, sand beaches and stalwart rock headlands: In short, a sea kayaker’s dreamscape. The coastline […]


Algoma’s Alpha Bass

May 5, 2021 By Karl Kalonka

The meaning of the word “Alpha” according to the dictionary is described as (an animal) having the highest rank in a dominant hierarchy. Ontario’s Algoma Country is home to many sought-after species with fins but the smallmouth bass can be found just about everywhere or anywhere you fish throughout the entire region. For me personally, […]


Pure Painted Perfection – Brook Trout

April 27, 2021 By Mark Melnyk

The first time you lay eyes on the pure painted perfection that is an Algoma Country eastern brook trout, there is a good chance you’ll be moved.  One of the most aggressive fish in any watershed, brook trout are fantastic adversaries on the fly and readily eat most offerings.  From swinging big articulated streamers to […]


Walleye Wonderland

April 23, 2021 By Karl Kalonka

The walleye is by far one of the most sought-after species of fish that inhabit the thousands of lakes and rivers across Ontario’s Algoma Country. Every season, anglers from across the world book vacations to this region to enjoy the stress-free, wilderness environments of this beautiful landscape and fish for the famous marble-eyed critter that […]


Smallmouth Bass on the Fly

April 20, 2021 By Colin McKeown

Bass, both smallmouth and largemouth, are arguably one of the most popular species of fish to target with a fishing rod. They are also, arguably, one of the strongest freshwater fish pound-for-pound anglers can catch and release. These are but two basic reasons why bass is so popular to target on a fly rod. That, […]


The Gales of November – A Short History

March 25, 2021 By Rob Stimpson

It is early November, I am making my way to Wawa to lead the annual Gales of November Photo Workshop. It is a 9-hour drive from my home just west of Algonquin Provincial Park to Rock Island Lodge. The weather looks great in Sault Ste. Marie but after that, snow squalls are on the menu […]


St. Joseph Island Night Life

March 22, 2021 By Sheri Minardi

While the island sleeps, the night sky is alive and dancing with colour! Yes, the Aurora Borealis can be seen every now and again! St. Joseph Island is located 62 km or 50 minutes east of Sault Ste. Marie in the District of Algoma. It is east of the St. Marys River on Lake Huron. […]


Fly-in Fishing Trips

March 16, 2021 By James Smedley

It’s a given that remote fly-in fishing lodges, accessible only by air, offer tremendous angling on unpressured waters. Anglers from all over the world visit northern Ontario’s Algoma Region because it offers some of the best fishing in the world. Heading into the woods for a week-long fishing vacation might cost a bit of money, […]


Fall in Algoma – Off the Beaten Path

March 6, 2021 By Rob Stimpson

Trivia – Ontario has around 120,000 km of paved roads as well as 70,000 unpaved roads. Not many of us venture off the beaten path to explore the gems tucked from the tourist guides but if you are adventurous then a drive up Highway 129 and maybe a detour along Highway 554 and 546 is […]


Experience Algoma Fly-in Fishing Lodges

March 5, 2021 By Mark Melnyk

The cliché “getting there is really half the fun” is an overused terminology that gets thrown around an awful lot in the travel world. But in the world of fly-in fishing lodges, the cliché may be a little strong. For those who have had the pleasure of experiencing a bush flight, you get it. However, […]


The Calorie Cruiser – Ontario’s Grand Algoma Tour

March 4, 2021 By Chris Hughes

The Grand Algoma Tour is as the name suggests, well, grand. It winds its way through some of Ontario’s most iconic scenery from the Lake Superior shoreline to the meandering Mississagi River valley, both of which have been sketched and painted by the legendary members of the Group of Seven. Just think, if these iconic […]


The Rock Candy Mountain Trail

February 12, 2021 By Cory St. Pierre

Algoma Country never ceases to amaze you during the fall season! The region offers several opportunities for refreshing and colourful hikes that will allow you to de-stress and explore nature. Although there are several trails to choose from, the Rock Candy Mountain Trail should be at the top of your fall hiking list! Located approximately […]


Hiking in Algoma – What to Bring on the Trail

February 11, 2021 By James Smedley

Considering the lay of the land, it should come as no surprise that hiking trails are one of the Algoma Region’s greatest assets. With the Canadian Shield asserting itself in rounded old mountains and angular terrain, looming over still lakes and roaring rivers, the potential for inspiring trails is as precipitous as the landscape. There […]


A Superior Surf

February 10, 2021 By Peter Greve

Home on the Lake The inland sea, Gichi-Gami, the Big Lake… Lake Superior. Over 600,000 residents call this place “home” and those who live in the basin consider themselves some of the luckiest humans on the planet. As the world shifts from oil-minded to water-minded, we find ourselves responsible for a lake that holds one-tenth […]


The Elusive Northern Pike of Algoma

February 8, 2021 By Mark Melnyk

Every single guide you fish with will have the same advice while fishing for Northern pike, “make sure you fish it right back to the boat and don’t ever take your eyes off the fly!” Every single guide that says this is 100% correct. Fishing for pike on the fly is one of the most […]


Experience a Fly-In Remote Outpost

February 5, 2021 By Mark Melnyk

There are 5 senses in the human body: touch, sight, smell, hearing, and taste. The sensing organs: your eyes, ears, mouth, nose, and skin help us navigate the world – safely. In today’s rat-raced, fast-paced world, we experience all five senses every second of every minute. However, we are tending to deviate from the recognition […]


A Beginner’s Guide to Camping in Algoma

February 3, 2021 By James Smedley

At any given time there is a wide variety of individuals camping across the diverse landscape of Algoma Country. Some are on extended trips, deep within the interior, while others are sitting by a fire pit in a folding lawn chair, at a designated campsite, just off the TransCanada Highway. Within Algoma’s 72,000 square kilometres […]


Eat Local in Algoma Country

January 5, 2021 By Heather Bot

Tuesdays used to be about tacos. It’s about take-out. Tuesdays are generally the slowest day for restaurant business but #TakeoutTuesday is helping to change all this. Restaurants, diners, cafes and eateries in Algoma Country offer fantastic meals for every taste, every flavour, and every price point. Sample local flavours on food and drink menus that […]


Shop Local in Algoma Country

December 16, 2020 By Heather Bot

The Algoma region’s vibrant downtowns are filled with local shops that specialize in home décor, clothing and apparel, products made from locally sourced ingredients, handmade artisan pieces, pet toys, sporting goods and so much more. Need a recharge? Coffee shops are ready to serve up a great cup of coffee and a homemade slice of […]


Algoma That Destination for Fly Fishing

December 7, 2020 By Mark Melnyk

Algoma Country in Ontario’s north has been a destination for anglers for decades. Vast landscapes dotted by nearly countless bodies of water, dissected by even more rivers, creeks and streams make the entire area a sport’s persons paradise. Though there are many species, lodges and regions within Algoma Country to fish, there are a number […]


Hiking the Sand River Trail in Lake Superior Provincial Park

October 2, 2020 By Cory St. Pierre

Hiking has always been a passion of mine and Lake Superior Provincial Park has no shortage of trails to explore. Whether it’s hiking to a scenic lookout or exploring along the mighty Lake Superior coast, there is always something new to see! Luckily I am fortunate enough to live close by in Sault Ste. Marie […]


The Orphan Lake Trail

September 24, 2020 By Cory St. Pierre

As the air starts to cool and the leaves begin the much-anticipated transition from their many hues of green to a brighter amber, crimson and auburn, it’s time to hit the trails! From birding and fishing to canoeing and kayaking, Lake Superior Provincial Park has you covered for several day trip opportunities. Additionally, the Park […]


The Bass & Trout of Algoma

September 18, 2020 By Mark Melnyk

The word “world-class” gets thrown about a LOT and has almost become a cliché in the angling world, however, if you are truly vested, take your time and do your research, you will find World Class angling opportunities right here. Opportunities for trophy fish in the Algoma region are basically endless no matter the species […]


St. Joseph Island Historical Signage Tour

August 25, 2020 By Sheri Minardi

Are you a history buff and enjoy beautiful countryside drives? Do you enjoy quaint places to eat and stay? Do you love the outdoors to walk or cycle? Well, this is for you! It is also a wonderful physical distancing activity for you and your family! St. Joseph Island has deep historical roots. Richards Landing […]


A Hike to Gargantua Harbour in Lake Superior Park

June 22, 2020 By Cory St. Pierre

Picture growing up in a metropolitan city with over 500,000 people, cars and subways, towering skyscrapers, and the noise to match it all. Now picture growing up in a rural community with less than 100,000 people, animals on your doorstep, sounds of crashing waves from nearby lakes, and ample space to explore. Being raised in […]


Adcock’s Woodland Gardens

May 29, 2020 By Sheri Minardi

If you are a naturalist, bird watcher, avid gardener, hiker or just someone that needs a tranquil spot to stop and reflect, Adcock’s Woodland Gardens is a must visit for you! Hidden on the far end of St. Joseph Island is this gem for flora and hiking enthusiasts. Adcock’s Woodland Gardens is the “Butchart Gardens” […]


Roads Worth Riding

April 6, 2020 By Colin Field

It isn’t the crystal-clear, turquoise waters, the ocean-like views of Lake Superior or the beauty of the boreal forests. It isn’t even the wildlife or the mind-blowing scenery around every corner. It’s something much more seductive than that; it’s that strip of curvaceous asphalt that stretches for mile after mile through this incredible landscape. That’s […]


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Hikes

March 17, 2020 By Sheri Minardi

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, marked 1,000 hikes with the most fabulous women in Algoma! What a celebration it is! Every Tuesday since 1994, women gather to hike and snowshoe all year in Algoma for the love of it! Glenda Harten was the catalyst to starting “The John Wesley Strutters” who got a group of women […]


Owling in Algoma

March 11, 2020 By Sheri Minardi

“Hoo, Hoo” knew birding for owls could be so much fun! Winters can be long in the Algoma Region due to short daylight, frigid temperatures and mountains of snow but winter is a great time to get out looking for owls! It has been a banner season in Algoma Country for many different species of […]


The Stokely Experience

January 23, 2020 By Conor Mihell

I learned to love cross-country skiing in the snowy Algoma Highlands at Stokely Creek Lodge. It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 20 years since I first ventured on skinny skis into Stokely’s vast network of trails, located just north of Sault Ste. Marie. That’s because, in a constantly changing world, Stokely seems locked in […]


A Return Fishing Trip to Algoma

December 5, 2019 By Wil Wegman

It was our last morning fishing beautiful northern Lake Huron out from Blue Heron Resort on the Spanish River. The rocky terrain was quite similar to that of this Great Lake’s Georgian Bay way to the south where fishing partner Doug Wadden and I have each spent far more time, yet in some respects, it’s […]


Organic Farming on St. Joseph Island

September 27, 2019 By Sandra Trainor

Back in 1989, Peter and Kris Stinnisson purchased a little piece of paradise on beautiful St. Joseph Island, Ontario. At that time, they were working and living in Wawa, Ontario and spent their summer vacations on the island. Years later, they made the move permanently to their nearly ninety acres of property on the Island […]


Two Unique Markets, One Rural Municipality

July 9, 2019 By Sandra Trainor

The Municipality of Huron Shores, Ontario is located along a scenic section of the Trans-Canada Highway #17 within the District of Algoma between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, Ontario. Two farmers’ markets operate within the municipality. One in Iron Bridge, the other in Sowerby. Both are seasonal and are housed in historical surroundings. Both are […]


Poutine Feast in Sault Ste. Marie

June 28, 2019 By Cory St. Pierre

Let’s be honest, nothing beats the Classic Canadian Poutine. Fresh Hand Cut French Fries, Gravy and Cheese Curds. It’s a match made in comfort food heaven! However, during Poutine Feast, the classic poutine is a thing of the past. In Summer 2022 in partnership with The Downtown Association, the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site proudly hosted […]


An Early Bass Fishing Trip To Algoma

June 27, 2019 By Wil Wegman

For many years now, I have been fortunate enough to enjoy the early catch-and-release bass fishing season that New York State has to offer. Trips to lakes like Chautauqua or Oneida at the end of May or early June were a great way to get a head start on the late opener we have throughout […]


Delicious House Made Crafted Ice Cream

June 24, 2019 By Sandra Trainor

Elliott’s Ice Cream & Creperie is one of the happiest places in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Owners Jamie and Tina Elliott wanted to “create a place for people to gather, spend time with their families and friends, put down their cell phones and enjoy a delicious ice cream treat.” The couple saw a void on […]


St. Joseph Island Lions Club Breakfast

May 23, 2019 By Sandra Trainor

There is a small group of dedicated volunteers on beautiful St. Joseph Island, Ontario, who work behind the scenes to help make the Island and their community, a great place to live, work, play and visit. Since 1972, the St. Joseph Island Lions Club has been the service club that is behind a multitude of […]


Sault Ste. Marie Culinary Adventures

May 17, 2019 By Heather Bot

There are different ways to explore a new city to learn about its history, heritage, and hidden gems and to chat with the locals. A walking tour is a great way to grow your knowledge in a short amount of time, meet new people, and meet the locals – and you didn’t have to plan […]


Algoma’s Fresh Food Markets

August 22, 2018 By Sheri Minardi

Nothing is better than stopping at a summer market in Algoma to grab a bite to eat or pick up some produce for a delicious dinner. Fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and baking are in abundance from the local farmers, bakers and butchers. Talented artisans sell their wares at the markets where you can purchase a […]


I Run Algoma: Run the King

August 15, 2018 By Nick Brash

I’m certain there are a number of people who have had “The King” on their Algoma bucket list and believe me, there has never been a better time for a rip to the tallest peak our region has to offer. Originally part of Ontario’s first Forest Fire Detection Network, the King now stands in all […]


Provincial Parks in Algoma – Superior Coastal Route

July 23, 2018 By Cory St. Pierre

Living in Sault Ste. Marie definitely has its perks. From the beautiful history and landmarks in the downtown core to the untouched areas in Algoma just outside of the city. For me personally, once the Provincial Parks begin to open in May, I start to plan where I’m going. One of my favourite trips to […]


A Truly Unique Dining Experience

May 18, 2018 By Sandra Trainor

“The stone house la Maison de Pierre, as they call it, a large mansion built of stone by a former agent of the Northwest Hudson Bay Company, who lived there with his family, servants, horses and hounds and gave hospitable dinners in those days when it was the fashion for the host to do so…” […]


Day Five – Snow Day in the Soo

March 2, 2018 By Martin Lortz

Skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, ice fishing, time sure flies when you’re having fun. Hard to believe that we are on the last day of our five days of winter in Algoma adventure. The day five agenda is road-tripping north along the shore of Lake Superior in search of the famous ice caves. Well, that was […]


How to Spend 24 Sweet Hours in the Sault

February 13, 2018 By Ella Jane Myers

It’s dreadful to think I nearly missed the chance to explore Sault Ste Marie the other weekend. A couple of days before a friend and I were headed off for a business trip from Sudbury to Wawa we realized there was time to stop in the Sault for a day on the way back. We […]


The Voyageurs Are Back on Lake Superior

February 9, 2018 By Conor Mihell

A closer look at Naturally Superior Adventures’ all-inclusive, beginner-friendly voyageur canoe trips on the wilderness coast of Canada’s north shore. The canoe glides over the swells gracefully, giving you the profound sense that it was designed for the long horizons of Lake Superior. Indeed, this giant vessel was made for the greatest lake. The Montreal […]


Algoma’s Best Sled Head Hangouts

February 8, 2018 By Chris Hughes

The pressure builds to plan that epic snowmobile trip. There’s a lot to arrange: which routes, number of km’s or miles, departure date, booking overnight accommodation, loading the sleds into the trailer and parking the pick-up. It’s a lot to organize but so worth it when you’re ripping up the buttery smooth trails. Algoma Country […]


Five Days of Winter in Algoma – Day Three – Hiawatha Highlands

January 31, 2018 By Martin Lortz

If you ask me if I consider myself a cross-country skier the answer would be yes but it’s complicated. There was a time in my youth when, as a family, we would venture north every weekend through the winter. With backpacks filled with snacks and hot chocolate, we would explore the trails for hours. These […]


Walleye & Brook Trout Gold in Algoma

October 18, 2017 By Fish'n Canada

Fish’n Canada had a couple of interesting shoots in the 2017 season in the Algoma region of Ontario. First was a trip to Blue Fox Camp for a shot at world-class brook trout in tiny lakes. The other was Loch Island Lodge for walleye. The Blue Fox shoot didn’t disappoint. Angelo took the reigns on […]


A Tasty Fish Recipe

August 30, 2017 By Heather Bot

Whether you are pan-frying, oven cooking, or steaming your fish, it’s all good but this favourite recipe is definitely deep-fried fish breaded in cornflake crumbs. Ingredients 2 – 3 lbs of boneless fish fillets 2 cups of sifted flour ½ tsp of seasoned salt ½ tsp of onion powder 1 tsp of lemon pepper with […]


Agawa Rock Pictographs

July 21, 2017 By Greg Sacco

Agawa Rock is one of the most known Pictograph sites in Canada, found within Lake Superior Provincial Park. The area is also one of the most visited Indigenous archaeological sites in Canada. The majority of the red ochre paintings from the Agawa site date back centuries. Pictographs are surviving messages. This is a sacred site […]


5 Facts About the Bushplane Museum

July 10, 2017 By Cory St. Pierre

The bushplane itself is considered an iconic piece of Canadian History. Today, one of the most prominent uses of the bushplane is to bring passengers and cargo to remote fly-in-only locations. Many of these locations can be found in the Algoma region. The History of the CBHC The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is located in […]


Aubrey Falls Provincial Park is a Perfect Day Trip

May 6, 2017 By Greg Sacco

Aubrey Falls is a true hidden gem situated in Aubrey Falls Provincial Park, Mississagi River Valley, located 109 km north of Thessalon. It makes a perfect day trip to enjoy Algoma’s diversity. The landscapes change as you make your way up picturesque Highway 129 North winding beside the Mississagi River. The whole drive is scenic […]


The Outsider – Photography in Algoma

April 10, 2017 By James Smedley

A beautiful, warm and sunny day can produce some beautiful images, especially if the blue sky is dappled with fluffy white clouds. However, some of the most dramatic shots are taken during periods of foul weather; when the elements aren’t quite as hospitable.  But braving them can result in some keeper images. Whether it’s rain, […]


The Outsider – Photography in Algoma

March 21, 2017 By James Smedley

Anyone who has a camera and a dog likely has a small collection of dog photographs. Dogs are our companions – sharing the good times and the bad – and it should come as no surprise that they are often the subject of our photographs. Dogs have a habit of situating themselves so we have […]


The Outsider – Photography in Algoma

March 4, 2017 By James Smedley

The first step to getting great winter shots is to actually get outside with our camera. This means dressing for the conditions so we are comfortable and can appreciate the dramatic changes that the descent of winter brings to the landscape. One of the most important technical things to consider when photographing snowy landscapes is […]


Canadian’isms Defined

January 31, 2017 By Chris Hughes

While many great things (the telephone, light bulb, insulin and yes the snowmobile), have been invented in Canada, there is also a long list of lesser known inventions and mannerisms that get our neighbours to the south tilting their heads wondering why? Rather than question it, it is better to embrace these Canadian quirks for […]


Always Wanted to Sled in Canada?

January 16, 2017 By Chris Hughes

If you haven’t started planning your snowmobile trip, it’s not too late. Sure you might be asking yourself, “why would I want to travel north to Canada to go snowmobiling when there are perfectly good trails where I am?” A solid question, but you and your fellow U.S. riders have been venturing to Canada’s Algoma […]


Fall Fishing for Steelhead in the St. Marys River

October 21, 2016 By Robert LaRue

Fishing in the fall for most anglers is probably one of the best times to catch that big trophy they’ve been looking for all summer. Depending on the species, the cooler water temperatures allow some to feed longer in the mornings and evenings. Steelhead specifically, which we were fishing for just past Thanksgiving, are active […]


XBOX and Dubreuilville Connection

September 30, 2016 By Pat Dubreuil

My cell phone rings, it’s Gloria from Mosaic Sales Solutions; Mosaic is one of the largest marketing firms in the world. Gloria is working on a project for XBOX Canada and tells me she found our website and saw that we catered to Power-Sports enthusiasts. “Yes”, as I tell her, “we offer access to some […]


A Road Trip Around the Grand Algoma Tour – Part 3

August 30, 2016 By Heather Bot

Read A Road Trip Around the Grand Algoma Part 1 and Part 2. Although the Grand Algoma Tour can be completed in 1 day, we recommend 2 days, or even extending to a third day as there are lots of things to see and do on the route. Find out why in the Final Part […]


5 Incredible Hikes to Do in Algoma

August 10, 2016 By Heather Bot

During Spring, Summer or Fall, these 5 incredible hikes are a great way to explore the beauty of Algoma. Some lead to waterfalls, some lead to breathtaking views of Lake Superior, and some lead to ancient sites. Agawa Rock Pictographs The Agawa Pictographs are a sacred site. These red ochre paintings on the rock face […]


A Road Trip Around the Grand Algoma Tour – Part 2

August 5, 2016 By Heather Bot

Potholes Provincial Park to Chapleau and Hwy 129 To read Part One of the Grand Algoma Tour click here After our coffee break at Lion’s Beach, it was time to get back on the road. This was my first trip on Hwy 101 and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Hwy 101 is a pretty […]


A Road Trip Around the Grand Algoma Tour – Part 1

July 28, 2016 By Heather Bot

A one-day trip to Potholes Provincial Park and back turned into a full-day road trip on the Grand Algoma Route. That’s the fun of a road trip, you don’t have to plan much in advance; it’s fun to just go. Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa Born and raised in the area, I’ve seen many of […]


Places to Stay Near Lake Superior Provincial Park

July 4, 2016 By Robert LaRue

It’s no secret that Algoma’s largest provincial park, Lake Superior Provincial Park, is a must-stop for any travellers passing through. The park itself provides numerous hiking trails, campgrounds, canoe routes and of course, scenic vistas. We realize that not everyone is comfortable camping or even back-country camping. If you are looking to enjoy the park […]


Top Five Must Dos When Visiting Sault Ste. Marie

June 24, 2016 By Heather Bot

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site Take a step back in time at the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site. The “house” has been restored and tells the story of Charles Oakes Ermatinger and others that were lucky enough to call this beautiful house home between 1808 and 1870. Stroll the beautiful period gardens and don’t forget to watch […]


The Outsider – Photography in Algoma

April 22, 2016 By James Smedley

As a general rule photographers are told to shoot with the sun at their backs. This ensures that the light is cast upon our subject and our image is exposed correctly. It’s a rule that should be adhered to most of the time. For instance, when taking a picture of a group of friends, we […]


The Outsider – Photography in Algoma

April 13, 2016 By James Smedley

It’s no secret that Canada’s premier group of landscape artists spent a lot of time in Algoma Country. Shortly after the first world war, members of the Group of Seven painted the inland lakes and rivers within the rugged country along the Algoma Central Railway. They also made eight trips to Superior’s North Shore between […]


Mouthwatering Maple Magic

March 21, 2016 By Melissa Slobodecki

Can you smell that? That is the smell of spring and do you know what comes with the spring season? I’ll give you one guess with a few helpful hints. It’s sticky, it’s sweet and just plain delicious! If you guessed maple syrup then give yourself a pat on the back or better yet reward […]


The Outsider – Photography in Algoma

March 15, 2016 By James Smedley

As the snow begins to melt and the creeks and rivers start to flow over Algoma Country’s rugged topography, the wise photographer looks for moving water. Whether it’s tiny rivulets, thundering falls or even the lapping of waves on the lake shore, the movement of water can be used to create intriguing images. Shutter speed […]


The Gold Rush in Algoma: Maple Syrup Time

March 11, 2016 By Sheri Minardi

So sweet, delicious and considered northern gold is the sap run in Algoma. It is that time of year once again to enjoy maple syrup on pancakes and French toast throughout the region’s pancake houses. Maple Syrup is made from the sap of the abundant maple trees which are abundant in Algoma. For generations, the […]


The Outsider – Photography in Algoma

March 4, 2016 By James Smedley

Photography in Algoma provides incredible opportunities for broad scenic landscape shots. But like any complex and beautiful wilderness, narrowing in on the tiny details of the beach, the water, or forest floor provides tremendous opportunities for captivating shots. Close-up or macro photography is best done with a dedicated macro or micro lens or with a […]


Plan Your Wedding Day in Algoma

February 10, 2016 By Heather Bot

Packages for Ceremony, Reception & Photography Picking a venue to host a wedding, reception and photography can be tricky. There are a lot of ideas out there (thanks Pinterest!) and lots of decisions to be made. But the most important thing is that your special day reflects who you are as a couple. There are […]


10 Fishing Tips for Algoma Walleye

February 5, 2016 By Mark Romanack

1. Walleye are found in shallow water more often than most anglers realize. Concentrate your search for walleye in water 15 feet deep or less and more often than not you’ll be zeroed in on the best walleye water in most lakes. 2. Low-stretch super braids or fused fishing lines are ideal for walleye jigging […]


Fly Fishing with Mice Patterns

December 17, 2015 By Colin McKeown

For fly fishers, using mice patterns on the surface can lead to some of the most explosive and exciting takes. Mice may be cute but to big predatory fish, they are an easy meal. Mice often fall off grassy banks and out of trees into the water. Big predators such as smallmouth bass, northern pike […]