The North of Superior region is best known for its world-class outdoor experiences, with cottage rentals nestled along the shores of Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake.
Located in northwestern Ontario, North of Superior abounds with outdoors recreations and wildlife watching. Lake Superior is a preferred destination for water sport enthusiasts, who take to the waterways on sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and yachts. Anglers can fish for northern pike, trout, and walleye and hunters can trap and shoot black bear and moose.
In the summer, hikers and bikers can head to the Ouimet and Eagle Canyons or scale the famed Sleeping Giant, a formation of mesas and sills that was voted number one by the public for a list of Seven Wonders of Canada (beating the Bay of Fundy and Niagara Falls!). Also in the region are the Kakabeka Falls, a 40 meter waterfall that plunges into a gorge that has some of the oldest fossils in the world! Come winter, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and dog sledding are favourites and the nearby Loch Lomond provides opportunities for alpine skiing and snowboarding.
The waterfront city of Thunder Bay was declared a Culture Capital of Canada and is within easy driving distance of most cottage rentals. Known for its Finnish heritage, there are several saunas in the city which is the perfect way to end a day of outdoor activity. The city is also known for its amethysts and some mines allow visitors to come search for their own gems. Glean further insight into First Nation culture and heritage by visiting an Anishinaabe encampment and sampling traditional fare.
At over seven hours from Toronto by car or 1.5 hours by air, North of Superior is one of the most popular places to rent a cottage in Northern Ontario.+ More