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North Central Ontario invites you to experience a breathtaking natural paradise where outdoor activities are combined with fine accommodations, superb dining, exciting nightlife and fascinating attractions.

There are so many outdoor adventures to choose from that you won't know where to begin. Paddle, hike or camp in the pristine wilderness, amid the ancient Boreal forests. There are countless routes with difficulty levels to suit everyone from the beginner to expert, with guided options available Catch trophy-size fish in one of our many lakes and streams. Reel in a big one at a fly-in fishing lodge. Take an epic motorcycle tour. In the winter, cross country ski and snowmobile along hundreds of kilometres of trails. And all with ease and no hassles - Northern Ontario is connected by a network of well-maintained highways that provide safe and scenic passage.

Nestled in the heart of the Great Lakes, the City of Sault Ste. Marie borders some of the most incredible wilderness on the planet and is the perfect place to stay as you explore this unique part of the world. With a "just-right" sized population of 75,000, you can experience the best of big city amenities combined with that feeling of small town charm. Sault Ste. Marie offers outdoor activities in its pristine surroundings, with fantastic dining, shopping and historical sites in the heart of its urban centre.

Sault Ste Marie is also the base for the famous Agawa Canyon Tour Train, a one-day rail excursion into the heart of beautiful Algoma Country. This trip will whisk you to an outdoor paradise accessible only by rail. See the breathtaking landscapes that inspired Canada's Group of Seven painters.

The Chapleau Game Preserve is the world's largest preserve, covering 700,000 ha (1 million acres). This protected area, in which hunting and trapping fur-bearing animals is prohibited, is located on an expanse of Northern Boreal forest that is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

North Central Ontario is a pristine outdoor playground for those seeking adventure, or just a little peace and quiet.