The Towns and Cities
of Northern Ontario
Hearst - James Bay Frontier
This town, nestled in the northern
forest on Highway 11 is located just west of Kapuskasing. It is a
very active and vibrant community that lives to its expectations of
being a four season destination.
The Moose Capital of Canada is not only
an earthly paradise for hunters and anglers but it also provides
numerous other outdoor activities. Snowmobilers, cross-country skiers,
campers, and paddlers are made to feel special by the local merchants
and even the townspeople themselves.
The Hearst area is a paradise for
snowmobilers with a network of over 1000 kilometers of wide and soft
trails through beautiful wooded areas. Snowmobilers in Hearst can ride
along the downtown streets and can park their machines right outside
their motel room door. One motel even offers indoor storage for
snowmobiles for a small fee. In mid-February, Hearst is home to the
NordCan 250, a 250-mile (400-kilometre), one-day cross-country
snowmobile race which attracts Canadian and U.S. competitors.
Hearst has many provincial parks as well
as private camp grounds in its area. These parks offer everything from
modern amenities where you can plug in your RV to rugged regions where
you might be the only human for miles around.
Local hotels/motels will offer every
modern convenience from indoor pools, sauna and whirlpools, conference
rooms to indoor snowmobile storage and there are quite a few Bed and
Breakfast in the area.
Hearst – the Moose Capital of Canada.