Ontario’s largest region offers wilderness adventure at its finest including ultimate freshwater fishing, hunting, backcountry paddling, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing.
Angling is so popular in this region, there’s even a museum dedicated to it: the Northern Ontario Sportfishing Centre in Sioux Narrows—the only facility of its kind in the world.
Where is Northwest Ontario?
Northwest Ontario stretches from the Minnesota border and north shore of Lake Superior, west to Manitoba and north to the saltwater shoreline of Hudson Bay.
To the west, Kenora sits on the edge of Lake of the Woods, while to the southeast, Thunder Bay lies on Lake Superior’s north shore.
The region is best explored by car or motorcycle, although regularly scheduled flights operate out of Thunder Bay International Airport. For remote locations such as outpost camps, there are boat-in, fly-in and rail-in options.
Things to do in Northwest Ontario
You’ll find countless opportunities to fish for walleye, bass, pike, muskie, perch, crappie, whitefish and trout on one of the hundreds of thousands of freshwater lakes and rivers.
Unique nature viewing
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Cities and towns in Northwestern Ontario
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Points of interest in Northwestern Ontario
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Last updated: July 26, 2023