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Nature & Outdoors Stories:

Wawa Trail Race Makes Its Mark

September 17, 2018 By James Smedley

Many have hiked the Peat Mountain Trail but relatively few have considered running it. But that’s exactly what 40 participants did in the first annual No Hassholes Left Behind Trail Race, early September. The rugged and mountainous 10 km loop in Lake Superior Provincial Park was the foundation for 10km, 20km and 30 km races. […]


Prince Township Pavilion: Grand Opening

May 1, 2018 By Heather Bot

Prince Township always has open arms for everyone so it’s time to come and explore this beautiful township. As part of the Trans Canada Trail, the community connects starting at Lake Superior in Gros Cap to Sudbury and Lake Huron along a trail you can cycle, hike or walk. Learn more here: Lake Huron North […]


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 […]


Five Days of Winter in Algoma – Day Three – Hiawatha Highlands

January 31, 2018 By Martin Lortz

If you ask me if I consider myself a cross-country skier the answer would be yes but it’s complicated. There was a time in my youth when, as a family, we would venture north every weekend through the winter. With backpacks filled with snacks and hot chocolate, we would explore the trails for hours. These […]


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 […]


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 […]


Fall Season Ending Brings New Winter Beginnings to Algoma!

December 2, 2016 By Cory St. Pierre

It’s that time of year again! December 20 marks the last day of Fall but, as they say, every ending has a new beginning. This has never been more true with the four full seasons that Algoma has to offer. As the winter season quickly approaches, several new opportunities become available throughout the Algoma region. […]


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 […]


Top Five Must Dos When Visiting Sault Ste. Marie

June 24, 2016 By Heather Bot

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site Take a step back in time at the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site. The “house” has been restored and tells the story of Charles Oakes Ermatinger and others that were lucky enough to call this beautiful house home between 1808 and 1870. Stroll the beautiful period gardens and don’t forget to watch […]


The Sylvan Circle Tour

May 25, 2016 By Sheri Minardi

The Sylvan Circle Tour artists invite you to spend a glorious fall day exploring the diverse artistry of our region. We welcome visitors to discover what it means for artists and artisans to live and work in their communities. The tour is self guided and absolutely free. Look for the Sylvan Circle signs. Each year there […]


The Outsider – Photography in Algoma

April 13, 2016 By James Smedley

It’s no secret that Canada’s premier group of landscape artists spent a lot of time in Algoma Country. Shortly after the first world war, members of the Group of Seven painted the inland lakes and rivers within the rugged country along the Algoma Central Railway. They also made eight trips to Superior’s North Shore between […]


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 Outsider – Photography in Algoma

March 15, 2016 By James Smedley

As the snow begins to melt and the creeks and rivers start to flow over Algoma Country’s rugged topography, the wise photographer looks for moving water. Whether it’s tiny rivulets, thundering falls or even the lapping of waves on the lake shore, the movement of water can be used to create intriguing images. Shutter speed […]


The Outsider – Photography in Algoma

March 4, 2016 By James Smedley

Photography in Algoma provides incredible opportunities for broad scenic landscape shots. But like any complex and beautiful wilderness, narrowing in on the tiny details of the beach, the water, or forest floor provides tremendous opportunities for captivating shots. Close-up or macro photography is best done with a dedicated macro or micro lens or with a […]