Northern Ontario

A vast, scarcely populated area
that is an adventure travelers paradise...


Northern Ontario encompasses a huge area that is almost 90% of the province’s total area but contains only 6 % of the population. It is a vast scarcely populated wilderness with only a few small cities and large towns. Most of the land here is forest with areas of muskeg, swamp and small lakes.

That is not to say it is devoid as a travel destination…


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Visitors from across the globe flock to this area to partake in a variety of activities not found anywhere else on the planet. Remote wilderness camps and resorts providing fly-in fishing and hunting services. Along the shores of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, it is a boating, fishing and camping paradise. Travelers also have the opportunity of touching the fringes of the arctic by visiting the James Bay frontier and the Hudson’s Bay watershed.

This region of Ontario is also rich in history as the area greatly influenced the exploration and development of the province and country. Paths taken by the early French voyageurs in search of furs are still enjoyed today by paddlers in kayaks and canoes admiring the same pristine wilderness. Wildlife is abundant and there is a chance to view animals such as moose, deer and caribou. Towns with names such as Sioux Lookout and Moose Factory attest to the strong Aboriginal presence that remains to this day.



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The “near North” as Southern Ontario residents like to call it contains mystical Manitoulin Island as well as tourist towns such as Parry Sound and North Bay. It is also home to Sudbury, Northern Ontario’s largest city. To many Ontario Canada residents, Sudbury or North Bay is the farthest north they ever get in their own province.

Northern Ontario has so much to offer yet it caters to the outdoor- adventure traveler as distances between communities is significant and there is only a few main highways between them. In the summer months it is a camping and outdoor enthusiasts nirvana as you are in the middle of spectacular natural settings in pristine conditions. Sunset Country is a particularly admired region of the far north that very few people actually get to experience.

Particular attention will be paid to the region by this site as it is so huge and receives relatively few visitors it really is a jewel in world travel. Travelers can experience the great outdoors in an almost unspoiled atmosphere with services and amenities that are safe and first class.


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Northern Ontario itself is bigger than most countries and thus can be broken down into sub-regions in itself.

Algoma Country

The most populated area of the “far north” of Ontario it is rich in history and contains some breathtaking scenery along the rugged shores of Lake Superior. Get all the information you need on my Algoma Country page.

Rainbow Country

Ontario’s northern capital: Sudbury is by far the largest city in Rainbow Country and indeed in the north of Ontario itself. The region is one of the main vacation spots for Ontario residents themselves, check out my Rainbow Country page for more information.

James Bay Frontier

By far the most remote region of Ontario tourism plays a huge part in the local econmoy and is driven by wilderness adventure seekers. Fly-in hunting and fishing lodges are scattered across the countryside and eco-tourism is increasing significantly. For a complete breakdown of James Bay Frontier attractions visit my James Bay Frontier page for more information.

Lake Superior North Shore

The rugged coast of Lake Superior, the worlds largest freshwater lake, offers some spectacular scenery and is also a world famous destination for its outdoor experiences. For more information as to the attractions and activities the region has to offer visit my Lake Superior North Shore page.

Sunset Country

A vast wilderness region with an untold number of lakes and river set amongst vast tracts of boreal forests. Visit my Sunset Country page for more information as to what this beautiful region has to offer.


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