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Adventure Up By Kate March

As Canada’s fourth largest province and the only Canadian land with the Great Lakes, it should be no surprise that Ontario is home to astonishing vistas and majestic landscapes. Ontario’s North is vast and full of wonder. Renowned for its beautiful sceneries, sparking blue waters and air so crisp you can taste it, Northern Ontario is a vacation destination like no other.

Sault Ste Marie – Algoma offers some of the best fishing in the world, incredible canoeing, kayaking and hiking opportunities that will have you itching to get outside. The Northwest is a wilderness playground full of lakes, trails and parks; and a rich Aboriginal history that will astound you.

Northeastern Ontario is home to peaceful ponds and pounding whitewaters, big cities and charming small towns, fishing and culture. The great north has something for everyone.

Must-See Attractions when planning your Northern Dream-Cation:

Sault Ste. Marie – Algoma:

Agawa Canyon Tour Train, Sault Ste. Marie

Take a one day rail adventure aboard the Agawa Canyon Tour Train into the heart of the Canadian Wilderness over towering trestles, alongside pristine northern lakes and rivers and through the awesome granite rock formations and vast mixed forests of the Canadian Shield.

Bushplane Heritage Centre, Sault Ste. Marie

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is a historically significant site, operated by volunteers who actively acquire, restore, preserve, and display bushplanes and Forest Fire Management equipment in order to celebrate the achievements of aviation and forest fire fighting pioneers.

Northeastern Ontario:

Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival, Timmins
August 25-27, 2017

This non-gated event is a showcase of kayak & stand up paddleboard challenges, seminars & workshops, arts & culture exhibitors & vendors, live performing arts which include free admission to live concerts both Friday & Saturday night, an interactive Aboriginal village, fireworks, and children’s activities.

Science North, Sudbury

Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North’s attractions – a science centre, IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibitions hall and Dynamic Earth – delight hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Dynamic Earth, Sudbury

Home of the Big Nickel, this Science North attraction offers an authentic Canadian experience. Did you know there are stories that resonate across five billion years of Earth’s history in the rocks of Sudbury? Embark on an underground tour or explore the geological story of Planet Earth.

Northwestern Ontario:

Fort William Historical Site, Thunder Bay

Visit Fort William Historical Park and experience northern hospitality. Be entertained at one of the largest living history attractions in North America and one of the top ten attractions in Canada, devoted to re-creating the days of the Northwest Company and Canadian fur trade as it was 200 years ago.

MS Kenora, Kenora

This daily cruise winds you through picturesque channels and bays of the gorgeous Lake of the Woods’ 14,000 islands, past luxurious private summer homes, and peaceful, unspoiled, wilderness areas.

With so much to offer, Northern Ontario is a catch-all for fun and if not already, should be the first destination on your must-do list this year. Plan your Northern trip of a lifetime; this summer choose to adventure up.

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