Ontario's Superior Country - Lake Superior Circle Tour
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Fun Facts

  • The World Record Brook Trout was caught out of the Nipigon River in 1915 by Dr. W. J. Cook weighing in at 14.5 pounds and 31.5 inches long
  • The official stone of Ontario is amethyst and there are plenty of amethyst mines in Superior Country for visitors to explore
  • There is an Ontario law that states saying “sorry” is not an admission of guilt called the Apology Act
  • The official bird of Ontario is the loon
  • The province of Ontario contains around one-fifth of the world’s fresh water supply with over 250,000
  • The province of Ontario is named after Lake Ontario, thought to be derived from Ontarí:io, a Huron (Wyandot) word meaning “great lake”
  • Kakabeka Falls is the largest waterfall on the Canadian portion of the Lake Superior Circle Tour at an astonishing 130 foot (39.6 m) drop
  • Heart Beat Hot Sauce is produced in Thunder Bay and is often in the regular lineup of hot sauces on the popular YouTube celebrity interview show “Hot Ones“. Celebs are interviewed by host Sean Evans while eating progressively hotter chicken wings.
  • The character Octavia in the cult hit series “The 100” was played by Marie Avgeropolous who is from Thunder Bay

When traveling the Lake Superior Circle Tour, you will travel through the United States and Canada which includes 3 states and one province. Many ask, “Where in the US does the Lake Superior Circle Tour go?” or “Where in Canada does the Lake Superior Circle Tour go?”

We want to make sure you have a full understanding of all the areas you will traveling through, which includes Ontario’s Superior Country.

Ontario’s Superior Country is situated in North/Western Ontario and is at the center of Canada and along the world’s largest freshwater lake – Lake Superior. Superior Country is known for world class wilderness adventure, fishing, hunting, engaging touring routes, natural beauty and friendly communities. Some notable attractions within Superior Country are the Sleeping Giant on Sibley Peninsula, Kakabeka Falls – the second largest waterfall in Ontario, the Nipigon River and Bridge– home to the world record Brook Trout, the Casque Isle Trail – a 33 mile (53 km) trail along the coast Lake Superior as well as many other fantastic things to see and do. Thunder Bay is the largest city in Superior Country with a population of 110, 172.

Ontario’s Superior Country has the international border crossing into Minnesota. On the Canadian side of the border is Pigeon River Provincial Park and on the American side is Grand Portage State Park. The parks are not only separated by the border but also by the Pigeon River. High Falls of the Pigeon River is a popular water fall to visit and can be seen on either side of the border.

When traveling through different regions one of the most common things that people enjoy in their automobile, RV, motorhome, or motorcycle is listening to local radio station. The radio stations that are in the region of the Lake Superior Circle Tour in Ontario’s Superior Country are;

  • CBLE 1240 AM Gerre: Public news/Talk (Beardmore)
  • CFNO-FM-3 107.1 Genre: Adult Contemporary (Beardmore)
  • CBON-FM-22 93.7 FM Genre: Public news/Talk (Geraldton)
  • CHGS-FM 94.7 FM Genre: Public news/Talk French (Geraldton)
  • SFNO-FM-4 100.7 FM Genre: Adult Contemporary (Geraldton)
  • CBEB-FM 89.7 FM Genre: Public news/Talk (Manitouwadge)
  • CBON-FM-23 96.9 FM Genre: Public news/Talk French (Maintouwadge)
  • SFNO-FM 93.1 FM Genre: Adult Contemporary (Marathon)
  • CBON-FM-29 102.3 FM Genre: Public news/Talk French (Marathon)
  • CBLM- FM 107.5 FM Genre: Public news/Talk (Marathon)
  • CBON-FM-19 97.3 FM Genre: Public news/Talk French (Nipigon)
  • CBQY-FM 98.9 FM Genre: Public news/Talk (Nipigon)
  • CFNO-FM-1 100.7 FM Genre: Adult Contemporary (Nipigon)
  • CBQT-FM 88.3 FM Genre: Public news/Talk (Thunder Bay)
  • CBON-FM-20 89.3 FM Genre: Public news/Talk French (Thunder Bay)
  • CKSI-FM 90.5 FM Genre: Tourist Information (Thunder Bay)
  • CKPR-FM 91.5 FM Genre: Adult Contemporary (Thunder Bay)
  • CJSD-FM 94.3 FM Genre: Active Rock (Thunder Bay)
  • CJOA-FM 95.1 FM Genre: Christian (Thunder Bay)
  • CITB-FM 97.1 FM Genre: Tourist Information (Thunder Bay)
  • CJTL-FM-1 98.1 FM Genre: First Nations Community Radio (Thunder Bay)
  • CJUK-FM 99.9 FM Genre: Adult Contemporary (Thunder Bay)
  • CBQ-FM 101.7 FM Genre: Public Music (Thunder Bay)
  • CILU-FM 102.FM Genre: Campus Radio (Thunder Bay)
  • CKTG-FM 105.3 FM Genre: Country (Thunder Bay)

 

Holidays:

New Year’s Day Jan. 1
Family Day Feb 17
Good Friday 2 days before Easter
Victoria Day Last Monday in May
Canada Day Jul. 1
Labour Day First Monday in Sep.
Thanksgiving 2nd Monday in Oct.
Christmas Day Dec. 25
Boxing Day Dec. 26

 

Famous Superior Country Ontarians

Marie Avgeropolous, Kevin Durand, Vampiro, Paul Shaffer, Myrna Lorrie, Jordan Staal, Marc Staal, Keith Cole, Mary Riter Hamilton, Norval Morrisseau, Richard Bocking, Aurora Browne, Nanci Chambers, Jeff Geddis, Michelle Latimer, Dorothea Mitchell, Trent Opaloch, Derek Sharp, Al Hackner

Fun Facts

  • The World Record Brook Trout was caught out of the Nipigon River in 1915 by Dr. W. J. Cook weighing in at 14.5 pounds and 31.5 inches long
  • The official stone of Ontario is amethyst and there are plenty of amethyst mines in Superior Country for visitors to explore
  • There is an Ontario law that states saying “sorry” is not an admission of guilt called the Apology Act
  • The official bird of Ontario is the loon
  • The province of Ontario contains around one-fifth of the world’s fresh water supply with over 250,000
  • The province of Ontario is named after Lake Ontario, thought to be derived from Ontarí:io, a Huron (Wyandot) word meaning “great lake”
  • Kakabeka Falls is the largest waterfall on the Canadian portion of the Lake Superior Circle Tour at an astonishing 130 foot (39.6 m) drop
  • Heart Beat Hot Sauce is produced in Thunder Bay and is often in the regular lineup of hot sauces on the popular YouTube celebrity interview show “Hot Ones“. Celebs are interviewed by host Sean Evans while eating progressively hotter chicken wings.
  • The character Octavia in the cult hit series “The 100” was played by Marie Avgeropolous who is from Thunder Bay
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