The Towns and Cities
of Northern Ontario
Chapleau Ontario - Algoma Country
Chapleau is often called a "town for
all seasons." This is one tourist destination that seems to be as
busy, or busier, in the winter as it is in the summer. Snowmobiling
is a major draw for Chapleau. Trails are abundant and well groomed
and are considered by many to be the best Ontario has to offer. You
can ride your snowmobile across much of the north from here.
What Chapleau is best known for is being
the gateway town to the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve, the largest of
it's type in the world. There are numerous outfitters that can set up
various types of trips into the reserve and supply you with everything
you'll need for a great vacation.
There are countless lakes and streams to
fish, vast timberlands full of wildlife photo opportunities, (this area
is called the Black Bear Capital of Ontario as you will quickly see for
yourself), eagle feathers to gather in the wild, and scenic beauty
There's a golf course, good restaurants,
a museum, bed & breakfast homes, motels, adequate shopping, and lots of
There's a gentleman in Chapleau who
regularly feeds black bears in the evening. He has numerous photos of
himself and friends throughout the years petting and feeding generations
of these bears.
There are camps and resorts to numerous
to mention. Beautiful hiking trails that start almost downtown and
quickly take you into the heart of the Northern Ontario bush. There are
many resorts that will pick you up in town by boat and take you deep
into the quiet of the Canadian bush where you can watch eagles soar over
your cabin, see bear wandering across the lake and have wild ducks line
up to great your boat as you disembark.
If you're looking to get away from it
all, and be comfortable doing it, Chapleau, Ontario has a great deal to