White River - Lake Superior Circle Tour

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White River is located in Ontario’s Algoma Country region. White River sits along highway 17 and is near Obatanga Provincial Park. White River has a population of 645 and was established as of 1885. Originally referred to as Snowbank, White River was developed as a stopover work camp community for the Canadian Railroad. With the completion of the Trans-Canada Highway in 1961, the little railway town has developed into a booming full-service community. Stop at the Historical Society Museum on Elgin Street and view some of the photos and artifacts displayed about White River and its rich and colorful history. Walk or drive through the community to see the various Historical Murals. Visit the Tourist Information Centre for a tour of an authentic C.P.R. Caboose, one of the very few left in Canada! Join them for the Annual Winnie’s Hometown Festival – 3rd weekend in August. The White River Historical Society and the community of White River have created the festival to commemorate the little black bear cub (Winnie the Pooh), originally purchased in White River by a soldier during the first World War, and later to become an inspiration in children’s literature. Each year, the Festival presents a new theme, sure to add to the fun filled event. Past themes have included “Winnie the Pooh’s Loos to the Future”, “Winnie the Pooh Goes to Vegas” and “Winnie the Pooh goes Hawaiian”. A parade, trade show, dance, arts and crafts show, fireworks display, games and competitions, and superb entertainment are all a part of the weekend festival. Don’t miss it! You are sure to have a “honey” of a time!

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