Algoma Country

Algoma Country

Algoma Country lives up to its reputation as one of the best places to hunt and fish in Ontario, and then some. This region delivers true wilderness adventure.

With an area of over 70,000 square kilometres located on two Great Lakes, Algoma’s rugged and sweeping terrain treats avid outdoor enthusiasts to endless motorcycling, ATVing, snowmobiling, RVing, hiking, canoeing and paddling.

Nature lovers, artists and photographers are drawn to the dramatic landscapes that fascinated The Group of Seven a century ago.

Map of Algoma Country

Where is Algoma Country?

Algoma Country is bordered by Lake Superior to the west and Lake Huron to the south.  Sault Ste. Marie is its largest urban community and a gateway to the region.

Visitors can fly into Sault Ste. Marie Airport or travel by Ontario Northland. Those driving can take the famed Highway 17 (Trans-Canada Highway).

United States travellers should cross the border from Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, via the International Bridge.

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Things to do in Algoma Country

Enjoy scenic sunsets

Old Woman Bay in Lake Superior Provincial Park is a beautiful area with scenic sunsets. When looking towards the horizon, an old woman’s face can be seen within the 200-metre cliffs.

Connect with the region’s past

Agawa Rock Pictographs is a sacred site located on Lake Superior. A 0.5 kilometre loop hike leads visitors to the red ochre paintings that have been recorded by generations of Ojibwe people.

Walk through scenic wilderness

The Lookout Trail in the Agawa Canyon is a stop along the famous Agawa Canyon Tour Train. Climb over 300 stairs to enjoy breathtaking views of the Sault Ste. Marie wilderness.

Enjoy fall colours

Algoma Country is blessed by Mother Nature’s paintbrush each fall. A drive up Highway 17N to Wawa, a tour of Sylvan Valley or a drive around St. Joseph Island is truly captivating.

Taste fresh maple syrup

In the spring, visit Gilbertson’s Pancake House on St. Joseph’s Island for the annual “gold rush” tradition of free-flowing maple syrup and pancakes. All products are made in-house.

The best coffee spot

Copper Bean Cafe located on Highway 17 in Bruce Mines is a local favourite for a cup of java and delicious food, such as sandwiches and wraps. They have indoor and patio seating.

Points of interest

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Last updated: June 4, 2024

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