Travelling to Algoma Country, Ontario
Known as the “Gateway to the Great Lakes,” Algoma Country is surrounded by two of the largest freshwater lakes in the world and is laced with a myriad of inland lakes and rivers. Famed for its natural beauty, this region in Ontario's northeast was once a favoured subject of the iconic Group of Seven painters and offers rustic rentals along the shores of Lakes Huron and Superior and throughout the province’s forested interior.
Algoma Country is a preferred destination of water sport enthusiasts, who enjoy the waterways on boats, canoes, and kayaks. With drive-in, fly-in, and train-in fishing, anglers are also well served in this region. Home to Pukaskwa River National Park and many provincial parks, Algoma Country provides opportunities for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and wildlife watching. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, and ice fishing are popular wintert pastimes.
At over seven hours from Toronto by car, Algoma is an off-the-beaten-track destination and a favourite place to rent a cottage in Ontario among outdoor activity enthusiasts.