A Dozen Places to Stop on Your Next Northern Ontario RV Adventure

By: Martin Lortz

Embarking on an RV adventure through Northern Ontario promises breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and unique attractions. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking a memorable road trip, this list of twelve must-visit destinations will make your journey an unforgettable one.


Temagami Fire Tower:

Just off Highway 11 in Temagami, enjoy a bird's-eye view of the mesmerizing Temagami region from the historic fire tower. The panoramic vistas of pristine lakes and dense forests are sure to set the tone for an adventurous RV journey.


The Big Nickel, Sudbury:

In Sudbury, marvel at the iconic Big Nickel – a testament to the city's rich mining history. Explore the Dynamic Earth Science Center for an immersive underground experience and learn about the fascinating world beneath your feet.


The Wawa Goose:

A visit to Wawa wouldn't be complete without stopping by the famous Wawa Goose. This towering roadside attraction commemorates the town's heritage and makes for a perfect photo opportunity.


Old Woman Bay, Lake Superior Provincial Park:

Be mesmerized by the stunning setting that is Old Woman Bay in Lake Superior Provincial Park. The sand beach, rugged cliffs and crystal-clear waters of Lake Superior provide a serene setting for a relaxing break.


Fire Tower Lookout - Elliot Lake

Drive your RV right up to the lookout tower. From the observation deck, visitors can enjoy a 180-degree panoramic view of scenic wilderness and the town of Elliot Lake. On clear days, you can see as far as Manitoulin Island on the North Channel of Lake Huron.


Voyageurs’ Lodge & Cookhouse:

Recharge your energy at Voyageurs' Lodge & Cookhouse. The cookhouse offers delicious cuisine, including its famous and huge apple fritters, picnic tables and a beach across the road, making it an ideal pitstop for RV travellers.


Dream Acres Alpacas:

Unwind at Dream Acres Alpacas, a unique farm where you can interact with these charming creatures. It's an excellent place to stretch your legs and enjoy the company of these gentle animals.


The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Center:

Immerse yourself in Timmins' cultural history at the Timmins Museum. With exhibits spanning from mining heritage to Indigenous culture, this museum provides a fascinating insight into the region's past.


Sandy Beach, Wawa:

Enjoy some R&R at Sandy Beach near Wawa. Perhaps the most spectacular beach along the north shore of Lake Superior. Take a stroll along the boardwalk, go for a swim, sunbathe; you will definitely want to stay awhile. The setting is impressive enough that Group of Seven painter A.Y. Jackson found it worthy of his canvas when he painted Shoreline, Wawa, Lake Superior.


Sault Ste. Marie’s Waterfront:

Explore the vibrant waterfront of Sault Ste. Marie. Stroll along the boardwalk, then make your way to the Canal District, where you can watch boats navigate the Soo Locks, hike to the edge of the St Marys River and enjoy a delicious dinner at Mill Steakhouse.


Bridal Veil Falls, Manitoulin Island:

Venture to Manitoulin Island to witness the captivating Bridal Veil Falls. The 11-meter-high cascade and lush surroundings create a picturesque spot for a tranquil break. You can walk behind the curtain of rushing water and swim in the natural pool at the bottom of the falls.


French River Provincial Park Visitors Center:

Dive into the rich natural and cultural heritage of the French River at the Provincial Park Visitors Center. Discover the park's history and wildlife, explore the scenic trails and walk along the bridge spanning the gorge.

As you traverse Northern Ontario in your RV, these twelve destinations promise a perfect blend of nature, history, and local charm. Each stop offers a unique experience, contributing to the rich tapestry of your Northern Ontario adventure. Happy travels!

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