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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.  A few years later, they decided to make the move permanently to their nearly ninety acres of […]


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, ON. 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. On June 28th, 2019 – July 1st, 2019, in partnership with The Downtown Association, the Ermatinger-Clergue […]


Delicious House-Made Crafted Ice Cream!

June 24, 2019 By Sandra Trainor

Elliott’s Ice Cream shop is one of the happiest places in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Just opened in June of 2017, 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 […]


St. Joseph Island Lion’s 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 Food Tours

May 17, 2019 By Heather Bot

There are different ways to explore a new city to learn its history and heritage, discover hidden gems and 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 a […]


Dining on Lake Huron

May 1, 2019 By Sandra Trainor

On the western edge of the quaint little village of Thessalon, Ontario, fronting the expansive and stunning Lake Huron is a business that has become a landmark on the North Shore. A little less than an hour east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario off Hwy 17, Carolyn Beach Inn & Restaurant was built in the […]


A Must Stop on Lake Superior

August 24, 2018 By Sandra Trainor

Big, beautiful Lake Superior is the backdrop for many residents and businesses of Algoma. So many have grown up around it, played in and on it for generations. Two of those people are Frank and Gail O’Connor. Frank grew up in the hamlet of Gros Cap, just west of Sault Ste. Marie on the shores […]


Algoma’s Fresh Food Markets

August 22, 2018 By Sheri Minardi

Nothing is better then 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 […]


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 your 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 […]


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 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 added […]


Ah, Tasty Fish Recipe

August 30, 2017 By Heather Bot

This recipe was first published in the 2016 edition of the Algoma Travel Guide. The recipe and photos were submitted to us by Yvan Breton. Whether you are pan frying, oven cooking, or steaming your fish, it’s all good but my favourite recipe is definitely deep-fried fish breaded in corn flake crumbs. Ingredients 2 – […]


Canadian’isms Defined

January 31, 2017 By Chris Hughes

While many great things (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 what […]


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 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 from the abundant maple trees which are abundant in Algoma. For generations, the […]