Package: Moments of Algoma Chippewa Falls Self-Guided Tour
Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse
Take a self-guided day trip to Chippewa Falls and discover what made this site such an inspiration to the Group Seven in Algoma.
Immerse yourself in the picturesque scenery and sounds of the beautiful Chippewa Falls. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to one of the most famous waterfall paintings in Canada. Many years ago, members of the Group Seven traveled through Algoma and were based in a converted boxcar along the Algoma Central Railway to capture the spirit of this young nation. Chippewa Falls is where Group of Seven painter A.Y. Jackson sketched the rapids on the Chippewa River in the 1950’s. “Streambed, Lake Superior Country”.
Chippewa Falls also boasts of being the half-way point of the Trans-Canada Highway. The Trans-Canada Highway runs from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia. The building of the 7,800-km highway was part of an act approved in 1949 by Parliament. Construction began in the 1950s and was officially opened in 1962.
Chippewa Falls is a natural wonder and offers a chance to step back in time and experience natural Canadian wilderness in its truest state. The Group of Seven came to Algoma to capture their moment of Canadian identity, now it is your turn to Capture Yours.
Self-Guided Driving Tour to Chippewa Falls
- Package includes accommodations, road map, directions and tips, and all the information needed to enjoy the day trip!
- Plan for 1.5-2 hours driving time to reach this destination. HWY 17 offers many breathtaking sights as you travel along the Lake Superior Coast. You may want to make a few stops to take some photos and enjoy the views.
- Plan for at least 1-2 hours to enjoy all the beautiful sites and views that Chippewa Falls has to offer. It has a picnic area, restrooms plus a viewing bridge to see the entire waterfall. You can hike along the sides of the waterfall. Don’t be surprised to see an artist sketching this waterfall or a photographer capturing this gorgeous landscape.
- This package is available for any length of stay with Bruce Bay Cottages! Stay and enjoy the complimentary water sports equipment, beach toys, hiking trails and much more from the Recreational Lounge!