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Nature and Outdoors

Nature and Outdoors Stories:

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 […]


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 Country – 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 […]


5 Reasons to Visit Algoma This Summer

May 11, 2018 By Chris Mitchell

It was only when I left Ontario that I realized the true enormity of the province. The first time I left the homeland on my own was in 2006, and I was off to explore Ireland. I saw Ireland as this nation bursting with culture but couldn’t quite grasp that Ontario was much the same. […]


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 […]


Experience a Lodge Hidden Within the Canadian Wilderness

January 24, 2017 By Aly Wood

In the Canadian Wilderness, you will find a river that expands in to a wide lake. Sitting on the shores of this pristine waterway are a series of luxury cabins surrounded by unspoiled scenery, natural wildlife and a 200-year-old indigenous history. Miminiska Lodge is a treasure hidden within the Canadian Shield and engulfed by Boreal […]


The Outsider – Photography in Algoma

April 22, 2016 By James Smedley

As a general rule photographers are told to shoot with the sun at our 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 […]


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 […]