Join Ontario Travel’s marketing team over the next four weeks as they travel across the province visiting hidden gems and iconic Ontario landmarks from Thunder Bay to Tobermorey to the 1000 Islands. Follow the #OntarioRoadTrip tag on Twitter for behind-the-scenes photos, insider travel tips and videos, then share your own road trip favourites. Each time you tweet with the tag #OntarioRoadTrip you are entered in our random draw for a Ontario tote designed just for Ontario travel fans by local artist Nicole Tarasick. Enter between August 19, 2013 to September 14th, 2013 for your chance to win.
Thunder Bay is on shore of the world’s largest fresh water lake (Lake Superior) and is adjacent to the iconic Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. The road trip team spent the day filming at Fort William Historical Park, once a major part of Canada’s fur trade. They met local interpreters at the Fort and learned about food that would have been eaten at the fort.
— Destination Ontario (@OntarioTravel) August 20, 2013
From Fort William, the team headed east on the Trans-Canada Highway towards Sault Ste. Marie, but broke the drive up with a stop at the beautiful Ouimet Canyon – not a bad place to stretch your legs! Did you know? Ouimet Canyon is home to rare arctic-alpine plants sheltered by the sheer walled canyon.
Sault Ste. Marie is one of the oldest settlements in North America, and over the past 2,000 years has been home to Jesuit Missionaries, explorers, voyageurs, artists, soldiers, and traders. Some of this rich history can be uncovered at the Bushplane Heritage Museum, which is home to more than 62,000 square feet of planes, exhibits and more.
A local lunch find? How about shakes at Dish to get refueled for more Ontario adventure!
Here’s a look at the #OntarioRoadTrip route so far. What stops would you recommend on this drive?