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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 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 […]


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 […]


Planet D Conquers Ride Lake Superior

February 12, 2018 By Virgil Knapp

This story was first published in the 2015 edition of the Algoma Travel Guide. Story and photos by Virgil Knapp. The ‘Planet D’ is a travel and adventure couple comprised of Dave and Deb based out of Toronto. They spend much of the year traveling the globe while blogging about it to one of the […]


The Voyageurs Are Back on Lake Superior

February 9, 2018 By Conor Mihell

A closer look at Naturally Superior Adventures’ all-inclusive, beginner-friendly 2018 voyageur canoe trips on the wilderness coast of Canada’s north shore. The canoe glides over the swells gracefully, giving you the profound sensation that it was designed for the long horizons of Lake Superior. Indeed, this giant vessel was made for the greatest lake. Centuries […]


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 […]


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 […]


Voyageur Canoe Brigades Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary

December 16, 2016 By Heather Bot

Wawa, Ontario — A nation emerged in the wake of the birchbark canoes of the voyageurs, the legendary travellers who were the engines of the fur trade, Canada’s first industry. Two centuries ago, brigades of 36-foot Montreal canoes plied the waters of the Great Lakes, moving furs and trade goods through the wilderness that would […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]