North-Western Ontario Attractions
North-Western Ontario covers a large area of land although it is more sparsely populated compared with Southern Ontario. The North-West usually refers to areas at the west and of Lake Superior and beyond.
Lake Superior Provincial Park
Considered by many to be one of Ontario's premier parks, Lake Superior Provincial Park never fails to impress. Easily accessible off highway 17 that runs its entire length, Lake Superior Provincial Park encompasses some of Ontario's most beautiful natural sights. In fact, several of the pictures created by Canada's Group of Seven Artists were painted in and around the park. Be sure to stop your car as you travel through to experience beaches along the way.Numerous hikes lead to interesting historical and natural sights such as ancient Aboriginal pictographs and towering waterfalls. A multitude of outdoor activities can be enjoyed at the park including canoeing, fishing, and for the very brave, swimming.
Elliot Lake Nuclear and Mining Museum and the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, Elliot Lake, Canada
The history of lumbering and trapping through to the discovery of uranium is traced in the displays at the Elliot Lake Nuclear and Mining Museum and the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. Items on display include mining equipment and geology equipment, a mineral collection, and portraits and information on important people in the mining sector.
Algoma Country covers a large area, bordering some of Lake Superior and containing Pukaskwa National Park. The region offers canoeing, backpacking, and sea kayaking opportunities as well as boating, fishing and hunting.
Pukaskwa National Park
Pukwaskwa National Park is 24km /15mi south-east of Marathon on Highway 627.A vast park of 1900 sq.km / 733 sq.mi on the shores of Lake Superior on the south-west edge of the Canadian Shield, with typical boreal pine forest.The park center is Hattie Cove, where the visitor center has various displays and can provide information on the park's campsites, canoe routes and wilderness trails. The scenery is particularly pleasant along the shores of Lake Superior on the 64km / 40mi Coastal Trail where there are walks lasting one or several days.
The Rainbow Country region includes places such as Sudbury, Parry Sound, French and Pickel Rivers, and Manitoulin Island.
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