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Park in Lake Superior Shoreline

Lake Superior Provincial Park

Lake Superior Provincial Park protects 1600 sq km of misty fjord-like passages, thick evergreen forest and tranquil sandy coves that feel like they've never known the touch of humankind. The best bits of the park re…
National Park in Lake Superior Shoreline

Pukaskwa National Park

In Ontario's only wilderness national park, bear hugs are taken literally. The park has an intact predator-prey ecosystem, including a small herd of elusive caribou, and offers many of the same topographical feature…
Park in Lake Superior Shoreline

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Seen across the lake from Thunder Bay, the jagged Sleeping Giant Peninsula resembles a large reclining man. Its rugged, forested terrain has been considered a sacred realm for millennia. The Sleeping Giant Provincia…
Island in Lake Superior Shoreline

Slate Islands

Drop by the town of Terrace Bay (www.terracebay.ca) and catch a boat 13km to this archipelago, which is possibly the remains of an ancient meteorite. The islands are home to one of the world's largest herds of woodl…
Park in Lake Superior Shoreline

Neys Provincial Park

Rocky Neys Provincial Park, 26km west of Marathon, has craggy beaches, furry caribou, short hiking trails (1km to 4.5km), and sunsets that make for a perfect Kodak moment. Lawren Harris of the Group of Seven painted…
Historic Site in Lake Superior Shoreline

Amethyst Mine Panorama

Visit this mine, 60km east of Thunder Bay, and pick your very own purple chunk of amethyst, Ontario's official gemstone, in the public digging area. While pulling into the parking lot, you may notice that the gravel…
Park in Lake Superior Shoreline

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

It's been a long drive, but you've made it to one of Canada's finest stretches of white sandy beach and, if you time it right, you might have it all to yourself. In summer, that won't be the case, but you can find r…
Canadian in Lake Superior Shoreline

Voyageurs Cookhouse

The restaurant at Voyageur's Lodge serves Lake Superior trout or whitefish with chips, mammoth homemade burgers and the best tastin' gravy for miles. The folksy wood-clad dining room, replete with snowshoes, paddles…
Waterfall in Lake Superior Shoreline

Chippewa Falls

These powerful waterfalls, 55km north of Sault Ste Marie on the side of Hwy 17, are at their best in spring when the volume of melting snow turns their otherwise steady flow into a thunderous roar. You will see them…
Beach in Lake Superior Shoreline

Harmony Beach

Heading north from Sault Ste Marie on Hwy 17 for about 40km, look for a left-hand turn to 'Harmony Beach Road,' to reach this popular summer swimming spot with views across the lake.