Lake Superior North Shore
Spectacular scenery along
seemingly endless rugged shores
The rugged coast of the Lake Superior North Shore, the world’s largest freshwater lake, offers some spectacular scenery along its seemingly endless shores.
This region of Ontario is also world famous for its outdoor experiences; fishing, hunting and camping etc. which are second to none and there is a myriad of destinations and outfitters readily available to meet the expectations of any visitor.
The Lake Superior northshore region runs from Saganaga Lake in the southwest to the small Town of Hillsport in the east all the way up north to the Albany River heartland. The region is very sparsely populated but does contain the far north’s largest city at Thunder Bay. The only other communities of any significant size are the towns of Grand Portage and Red Rock.
Mostly unspoiled wilderness, the region, while always popular among nature enthusiasts, has seen an increase in tourism as its breathtaking scenery attracts eco-tourists with an assortment of interests.
Map of the Lake Superior North Shore Region
Getting to the Lake Superior North Shore region:
This region is on the main Canadian east-west transportation corridor so while highways are few and are between, the two main highways that transverse through Northern Ontario actually skirt the peripheries of the region.
The Trans-Canada Highway #11 runs along the northeastern edge of the region before meeting up and merging with the Trans-Canada Highway #17 near the Town of Nipigon. From there the combined highway runs along the north shore of Lake Superior past the City of Thunder Bay prior to again heading north to the small town of Shabaqua Corners where the highways again split into separate entities as they continue west.
For those that wish to arrive by plane Thunder Bay International Airport is the only airport of any significance in the region and even then it is a small airport that doesn’t really cater to overseas international flights per se but is the regional hub for transfers to the many small local airports that dot the region. If however you are arriving from another Canadian or Ontario city most airports offer direct flights to Thunder Bay.
By Public Transport:
There is currently no passenger rail service to Thunder Bay so the only public transport available is by bus. Visit www.greyhound.ca
for more information. Bear in mind that Thunder Bay is very far from any other major Ontario population centre so the journey by public transport will be a long one.
Outdoor activities are definitely the main attraction to the region and there are many attractions and activities to partake in all year long.
One of the most popular attractions in the area in addition to the stunning natural scenery is Fort William Historical Park - the world's largest reconstructed fur trade post located right in Thunder Bay and only 35 minutes from the United States border at Minnesota. It has been recognized as one of Canada’s top 10 attractions. For more information check out www.fwhp.ca
Another popular destination is the Sleeping Giant, a natural formation of step cliffs that resembles a giant lying on its back. It has been voted as the number one Seven Wonders of Canada beating out the likes of Niagara Falls and the Rocky Mountains.
While far away from the main Ontario Canada travel destinations a journey to the Lake Superior North Shore region and its stunning natural beauty will definitely bring a lifetime of memories. For further information on all the Lake Superior North Shore region has to offer visit one of my pages below.
Lake Superior North Shore Attractions
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