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September 17th, 2021

Kayaking Lake Superior - Rossport

It was a delightful August morning. We left from the Nipigon Tourist Information Centre to set out for our kayaking adventure in Rossport. The highway drive along the way offers stunning views and glimpses of Lake Superior, making the 44 miles (71 km) trip there fly by. When we pulled into Superior Outfitters at the […]

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August 20th, 2021

Powwows! Powwows! Learn All About It!

All About Powwows I have always loved going to the powwow that takes place in my home community on the Lake Helen Reserve near Nipigon, Ontario. Hearing the singers’ voices soar through the sky as the dancers so beautifully move to the beat of the drum, the trees surrounding the circle dance alongside them, and […]

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August 18th, 2021

Rossport Perseid Meteor Shower

A couple of years ago, my partner and I stayed at Superior Views in Rossport, Ontario for an anniversary weekend getaway. The most memorable experience of the trip was the incredible night sky. Rossport is a small Northern Ontario village on the shores of Lake Superior that is almost completely devoid of light pollution. I […]

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August 3rd, 2021

Magical Fairyland: The Nipigon Marina Trails

I don’t know about all of you but in my spare time I am an avid reader. I just love how the simplest of words can transport me to another realm of magic with characters like elves, dragons, and knights on quests. It is a way for me to escape reality for a little while […]

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July 14th, 2021

Top 10 Reasons to Explore the North Shore

Venture east of Thunder Bay on highway 11/17 and you’ll find Ontario’s best kept secret – the North Shore of Lake Superior.  Make a trip this way when the warm weather hits, and you will be rewarded with incredible sights, delectable tastes and unforgettable experiences. Did you know a trip from Thunder Bay to Manitouwadge […]

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July 13th, 2021

Cycling the Circle Tour - American Edition

Cycling the U.S. Shoreline of Lake Superior: Choices and Challenges Geography Circumnavigating Lake Superior has got to rank among the top accomplishments of long-distance cycling whether you start in Canada first and proceed to the U.S. side or vice-versa. Given the closed borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I would venture that even cycling the […]

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July 11th, 2021

Visiting the Lake Superior Sea Lion

I’ve visited the Lake Superior Sea Lion countless times when I was younger but as an adult I’ve always found excuses not to re-visit. I’m too busy with work, I’m too tired from yard work, or, and I’ll admit it, I’m just too darn lazy! Well not this time. I’ve told so many people about […]

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July 11th, 2021

Visiting Ouimet Canyon

Visiting Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park has always been on my bucket list. I hate to admit it, but I’ve lived in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area most of my life but have never been to the Park. It is a short 57km (35 miles) drive east of Thunder Bay near Dorion, in Ontario’s Superior […]

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July 9th, 2021

Chippewa Park

100 Years of Fun! Chippewa Park is celebrating its 100-year anniversary! That’s a whole century of family fun, childhood nostalgia, get togethers and events along the beautiful coast of Lake Superior.  Chippewa Park first opened on July 15th, 1921 and to commemorate there will be a Family Festival with a variety of local entertainment and […]

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July 8th, 2021

Cycling the Circle Tour - Canadian Edition

Canada is large, I know you know this, but it’s really large, like huge, and in cycling along the northern shores of Lake Superior you really get a sense of the vastness and splendor of our country.  Especially on a bicycle where you can relish in unobstructed views and enjoy the clean fresh air. It’s […]

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June 1st, 2021

Northern Ontario’s Best B&B – Quebec Lodge

The Quebec Lodge is located in the quaint community of Red Rock, Ontario. Red Rock is situated on the freshwater harbour of Lake Superior’s Nipigon Bay. The Lodge has long been a staple and landmark of Red Rock with a rich history from the community’s beginnings as a mill town. Today it operates as a […]

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April 26th, 2021

Northern Ontario Black Fly Season

You’ve probably heard of the infamous Northern Ontario black fly season, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the great outdoors! There are a few simple tips which will make your next outdoor adventure safe and fun without uninvited guests ruining the party. BUGS! There are many insects that may be considered a pest […]

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