Experience incredible fishing in Algoma Country! This region borders on two of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior and Lake Huron. With multiple inland waterways, there are endless opportunities to fish for walleye, northern pike, bass & pan fish. Fly fish for trout in the Hudson’s Bay Lowlands, the 3rd largest wetland in the world, or the famous Sutton River which is home to spectacular brook trout. If salmon is the species you are looking for, the St. Mary’s River Rapids have annual runs of rainbow, Atlantic salmon, and chinook out of Lake Huron.
The world’s largest game preserve, the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve is located here and encompasses over 2 million acres. Hunting and trapping are banned, but fishing is allowed; moose, bear, wolf, lynx, bald eagles and more, are all in abundance. This is an incredible opportunity for the nature photographer or wildlife enthusiast. Guided canoe trips through this area follow the route of First Nations and European explorers, winding through picturesque scenes that showcase the Fairy Point Pictographs; these red ochre images grace the rock face, and can only be viewed from the water.
If traveling by train is more your “speed”, one of the most popular train tours in North American runs through the Agawa Canyon. Departing from the largest municipality in Algoma, Sault ste. Marie, this one day rail excursion takes you through breathtaking wilderness. Keep your camera handy, these stunning nature views inspired the famous Group of Seven painters. Travel the massive trestle bridge over the Montreal River, along the granite rock formations of the Agawa Canyon. Once the train reaches its stop on Wilderness Park, passengers are free to hit the trail and explore on foot alongside cascading waterfalls or the 300 step lookout tower to experience the sweeping vistas. Passenger rail service is available to the many lodges along the line from rustic to first class.
Thrill in the experience of Pukaskwa National Park, the only wilderness National Park in Ontario. Visit the Bimose Kinoomagewnan Trail and learn Anishnaabe teachings, share cedar tea and bannock with a local elder, participate in the Fire Circle and learn the ways of life, of their culture and nation.
Visit the Wawa Goose, the most photographed monument in North America, or the “Loonie” monument in Echo Bay. From Golf, to dog-sledding & nightlife there is truly something for everyone in Algoma Country!