Article By: Martin Lortz
When it comes to traveling in comfort, nothing beats having all your belongings with you. That's where an RV is perfect - it's like a home away from home, giving you the ultimate in both comfort and freedom.
Planning an RV trip in Ontario can be overwhelming due to the vast size of the province. You might not realize it, but Ontario is huge! So, let's break it down and discuss five reasons why Ontario's Algoma District should be your next RV vacation destination.
Access - Sometimes Less is More
Algoma's land mass is truly impressive as it stretches from the edge of Lake Huron's North Chanel, to the shore of Lake Superior, and then north to the small town of Hearst. Surprisingly, this immense landscape boasts relatively few paved roads. So how is that good for RVing?
For one, getting there is easy. Follow the Trans-Canada Highway from east or west. If coming from the south, it's just a hop and a skip over the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie.
As often is the case, less is more, so while the paved road options in Algoma might be limited, the ones that are available deliver an unmatched experience. With many pre-planned routes to select from, planning your Algoma RV adventure is as easy as picking your course, packing your things, and hitting the road.
So Much to See from Your RV
Algoma boasts picturesque roads that wind along breathtaking coastlines, rushing rivers, prehistoric rock formations, and dense Boreal forest. Whether you're looking to relax by the lakes, bask on the beaches, marvel at the waterfalls, or hit the town, Algoma has it all.
Explore the Beauty of Secluded Provincial Parks
The best way to relax and unwind is by enjoying the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of a provincial park in Northern Ontario. While the famous Pancake Bay and Lake Superior Provincial Park offer unrivaled views of the landscape of Lake Superior, Algoma's northern parks also offer unforgettable solitude. Park your RV among the trees at Nagagamisis or Fushimi Lake Provincial Park and experience the silence of a star-filled night and a loon's signature call.
Welcoming RV Parks
If you are looking for a more comfort-focused experience, Algoma's RV Parks are happy to oblige. Hop in the pool, enjoy a game of horseshoes, or shop at an on-site store. The Wawa RV Resort and Campground is a perfect base to explore nearby beaches, waterfalls, and, of course, visit the Wawa Goose. You will find the Lake Huron North Channel at your doorstep while staying at the Serpent River Campground. In the northern reaches of the district, Veilleux Camping & Marina provides full services, lake views, and an opportunity to explore the nearby town of Hearst. Glenview Cottage and Campground is located on the outskirts of Sault Ste. Marie and offers a chance to partake in some urban adventures - be it culinary or cultural.
Easy Access Points of Interest
If you know where to look, Algoma offers breathtaking vistas, waterfalls, and beaches that can be easily accessed from your RV doorstep.
In link textElliot Lake, drive up to the Fire Tower Lookout or hike around Horne Lake starting at Miner's Memorial Park. If you’re traveling along the Lake Huron North Chanel, climb the stairs at Spanish Municipal Marina for a fantastic view, stroll the quaint main street in Blind River, or stop by the Group of Seven panel in Bruce Mines. You can even step out of your RV onto the beach at Batchawana Bay Provincial Park or the Wawa waterfront. If you’d like something for posterity, grab a selfie with the Wawa goose, Winnie the Poo in White River, the three bears in Hornepayne, or the Wolf statues in Hearst.
So much to do, so little time!
Algoma offers a variety of breathtaking landscapes, including beaches, waterfalls, provincial parks, and RV parks. It's the perfect choice for your next RV road trip destination.