Northern Ontario rests on the rocky plateau known as the Canadian Shield. It contains the longest river in all of Ontario - Albany River. Its other famous bodies of water include Lake Huron, the French River, and Lake Nipissing.
Most interesting about this region of Ontario is the discrepancy between its land mass and population: Northern Ontario has a mass of over 800,000 square kilometers, which is 87% of all of Ontario's land, but its population is a mere 700,000 (in 2006) -- which is less than 7% of Ontario's population!
Some of the more densely populated cities in Northern Ontario include Greater Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Timmins, Kenora, Elliot Lake, Temiskaming Shores and Dryden. Some of the smaller communities include Mattawa, Chapleau, Sables Spanish Rivers, Atikokan, and Greenstone.
What's Great Northern Ontario?
Northern Ontario is well known for being a great location for film and TV. Some of the movies filmed in Northern Ontario include Men with Brooms(2002), Highway 61 (1991), and Phil the Alien (2003). Television series filmed there include The Forest Rangers, Adventures in Rainbow County, and The Red Green Show.
Science Centres of Northern Ontario
Northern Ontario is also home to such popular tourist attractions as Science North and Dynamic Earth. These interactive science museums are great at making science fun! Check them out!