This immense landscape speaks of our Canadian history. Starting with the Indigenous people and the fur trade that led to settlement with the exploration of canoe routes, railroads and eventually highways that connected resource towns to the outside world. Northern Ontario has a unique character in its people and communities that has seen its share of the boom and bust of mines and mills.
DAY 1 Toronto to Parry Sound
DAY 2 Parry Sound to Sudbury
DAY 3 Sudbury to Spragge
DAY 4 Spragge to Sault Ste. Marie
DAY 5 Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa
DAY 6 Wawa to Nipigon
DAY 7 Nipigon to Thunder Bay
DAY 8 Thunder Bay to Fort Frances
DAY 9 Fort Frances to Kenora
*a, b, c are alternate routes
Toronto to Parry Sound
2 h 30 min / 200 km
Parry Sound to Sudbury:
2 h / 170 km
Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie
3 h 40 min / 320 km
Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa
2 h 40 min / 230 km
Wawa to Nipigon
4 h / 360 km
Nipigon to Thunder Bay
1 h 20 min / 120 km
Thunder Bay to Fort Frances
3 h 50 min / 330 km
Fort Frances to Kenora
2 h 30 min / 220 km
Island Queen Cruise
Island Queen Cruises operates two and three hour cruises from the pier in Parry Sound for a close-up look at Georgian Bay's
Dynamic Earth (OSE)
Dynamic Earth is an immersive, hands-on science centre that features earth science and mining experiences.
Agawa Canyon Tour Train (CSE)
The Agawa Canyon Tour Train is one of the most popular train excursions in North America.
Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site
The Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site features two of the oldest stone buildings in Northern Ontario.
Naturally Superior Adventures (OSE)
Half day, one or multi day guided adventures.
Fort William Historical Park (CSE)
A Canadian Signature Experience. The Fort William Historical Park is one of the largest living history attractions in North America
There are more than 30 provincial parks along the fur trade route. Most of these parks open in late May and close in September. A park pass is required and must be displayed on the dash of a vehicle at all times. Electrical, fresh water and sani-dumps are available in all provincial parks that accommodate RV camping.
Ontario Private Campgrounds
Participating campgrounds in Ontario's private campground association are listed by number in the Camping in Ontario Directory.