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Backpack & Hike Stories:

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 discover. 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 […]


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 door step, sounds of crashing waves from nearby lakes, and ample space to explore. Being raised […]


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Hikes

March 17, 2020 By Sheri Minardi

Today, Tuesday March 3, 2020, marks 1000 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 […]


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 […]


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 our cities 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 […]


Agawa Rock Pictographs

July 21, 2017 By Greg Sacco

Agawa Rock, is one of the most famous 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 paintings from the Agawa site are said to date from the 17th and 18th centuries. Pictographs are survived messages from […]


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

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 […]


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 of lead to waterfalls, some lead to breathtaking views of Lake Superior, and some lead to ancient sites. Agawa Rock Pictographs The Agawa Pictographs is a sacred site. These red ochre paintings on the rock […]