Tourist and Traveler
Information for Ontario
Ontario's Sunset Country Region
The North of Superior
Tourist Area runs from Saganago Lake in the southwest into the wild
heartland of the Albany River in the north, and Manitouwadge and
Hillsport in the east. It includes Longlac, Geraldton,
Marathon, Red Rock, Thunder Bay, Grand Portage, and Kakabeka Falls.
Visit Old Fort William, the world's
largest fur trading post, enjoy world class angling, do some
mountain biking on rugged off-road trails, camp near Kakabeka Falls,
watch eagles soar above towering rock faces, climb the oldest rocks
on the planet, picnic in ghosts towns, visit railways to nowhere,
discover vast canyons, or enjoy the more
civilized pleasures of city life in Thunder Bay.
This area has hundreds
of fly in camps, lodges, and resorts. The days are long in summer,
and vibrant in colour in the fall. Winter sports abound, and any
activity taking place in the great out of doors will leave you with
more choices than you'll know what to do with.
Sunset Country runs from
Quetico Wilderness Park in the southeast, west to the Rainy River
into the northland, back east to Pickle Lake. It includes Savant
Lake, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, Kenora, Sioux Narrows, Fort Frances,
Ignace, Vermillion Bay, Dryden, and English River.
Whether you love to fish, hunt, canoe,
or just be outside, you'll find something here that suits you just
right. The avid bird watcher is in for a treat with hundreds of
different bird species just waiting for his visit. Virgin forests
are yours to explore. This area is home to some of Canada's largest
populations of moose, deer, and black bear. Canoe down the same routes used by the fur
traders and Natives hundreds of years ago. Visit historical sites
such as the "castle" on White Otter Lake, or Native burial mounds. Join in a
release fishing tournament, this area is known for trophy sized
fish. Visit fur trading posts and old forts, or take part in just
about any water based sport you can imagine.
This area boasts one of
Canada's top ten walleye lakes and is home to three of the world's
best muskie fishing areas and all within a half days drive of much
of the US Midwest.