Vacation Planning Made Easy

Chip Lear, of Midwest Outdoors, give a good overview of everything there is to do and see in Canada’s heartland, the Patricia Region from the time he spent here on his trip.

The Last Resort (Part II)

“The Last Resort” is a book written by Irene Williams and outlines her life story as she travels from England to the great Canadian North. She recants the tales of coming to Canada and working at Wine Lake Camp – a primitive, remote tourist lodge in Northwestern Ontario. Her writing captures the many adventures and thrills she and her family experience over several decades at the camp and how she comes to love the lifestyle.

The Last Resort (Part I)

“The Last Resort” is a book written by Irene Williams and outlines her life story as she travels from England to the great Canadian North. She recants the tales of coming to Canada and working at Wine Lake Camp – a primitive, remote tourist lodge in Northwestern Ontario. Her writing captures the many adventures and thrills she and her family experience over several decades at the camp and how she comes to love the lifestyle.

Snowmobiling

One of the greatest joys of snowmobiling is the exhilaration experienced deep into the wilderness. Few places offer the quick and ready access to winter wilderness like the Patricia Region of Northwestern Ontario, does.

Ontario Campgrounds

Camping in Ontario is a great way to spend time with your family during the summer, or just as a way to get away from it all and enjoy the beauty of Ontario’s nature. There are many campgrounds in Northwestern Ontario. Each camp will offer different experiences, and options. Knowing how you would like to spend your vacation will be beneficial when planning your trip! Northwestern Ontario offers campgrounds with spots for both RVs and tents. Campgrounds have many different activities that can provide fun for the whole family. Ontario campgrounds also offer different amenities to suite your needs. If you are looking for a more rugged experience, you can also try backwoods camping. When camping in Ontario, the possibilities are endless.

Northwest Ontario Canoe Tour

A man describes, with photos, his first canoe trip through Northwestern Ontario. Great adventures can be had canoeing across the Canadian wilderness in Canada’s Heartland. The following is a documented account of one of these adventures. In the summer of 1998 Nicole Lyotier of Vancouver, B.C. and Olaf Stroeble of Germany took one week and paddled through Woodland Caribou Provincial Park, north-west of Red Lake in Canada’s Heartland. All photos have been taken by our two travellers. “

How to Avoid Attracting Bears While Camping

Camping is a large part of the Canadian experience. Camping is a great opportunity to get some fresh air, enjoy nature, and make lasting memories. However, with nature, comes wildlife. While wildlife is fantastic to view from a distance, precautions must be taken to insure you have a safe camping experience. Bears are fairly common in Northwestern Ontario. They are typically timid and keep to themselves. Most bears fear humans and will do their best to avoid them. However, food may lure bears to your campsite. The bears can do damage to your property, eat your food, and potentially be dangerous. There are steps that can be taken to assure your campsite stays bear free.

Family Activities

There are many activities for families to participate in during their vacation in Northwestern Ontario! With activities suitable for all ages, you’re bound to have some fun making lifetime memories during your stay. There are campgrounds with great beaches, festivals with music and games, and many more fun places to visit. Spend the day getting some exercise by hiking or swimming! At night, cozy up next to a warm bonfire for some great bonding time. Family vacations in the Patricia Region are like no other.

Culture of Northwestern Ontario

Canadian culture is rich and colorful. Rooted in our history with Aboriginals and the fur trade, many historical Canadian traditions have been carried on throughout the years and are still being enjoyed by Canadians today. Canada is a multicultural country, known for it’s freedom and cultural mosaic. However, some things never change. Pow wows, shore lunches, and ice fishing are classic Canadian activities that never grow old. What could be better than eating freshly caught Canadian walleye on the shore of a fresh water lake? Or spending the day on the ice, catching trophy fish for supper? Canada offers a unique cultural experience for everyone.

Canadian Winter Activities

Winter In Canada provides the opportunity for many fun, & enjoyable activities. Some can be relaxing, while others provide the opportunity for getting your daily exercise. Whether you decide to hit up the lake in the middle of winter for some fresh fish, grab your snowshoes for a nice walk, go cross country skiing to view the country, or snowmobile, you are bound to have a memorable time.

Canada Wilderness Canoe Trip

Have you ever wanted to just pack up, hit the road to and not look back? To go somewhere so beautiful, so peaceful and so secluded the busy world around you would fade away? If you have, a Canada Wilderness Canoe Trip may be for you. Canada wilderness offers many rivers, lakes and ponds to portage through and enjoy. A wilderness canoeing and kayaking trip can be whatever you make it.

Berry Picking in the Patricia Region

Berry picking in Northwestern Ontario is a fun way to enjoy nature, venture away from the lodge and pick some fresh berries that can be used for many different recipes. Blueberry pie, raspberry jam, strawberry shortcake! The opportunities are endless. Northwestern Ontario is abundant with wild blueberries, as well as raspberries. While picking, it is important to stay bear safe. Learn how to can/jar your fresh berries, and enjoy them year round!