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Temagami Northern Ontario
Located 32 km north of Marten River on Hwy 11,
Temagami is world-renowned for its sparkling lakes, majestic forests and
unspoiled wilderness. At the south end of Temagami is the Welcome Centre,
standing at the foot of the bay. The Welcome Centre houses a number of tourist
facilities, municipal offices, a 90 seat theatre, a public library, art gallery
and display area. The Temagami region encompassing Lake Temagami, includes some
of Ontario's finest canoe country. Temagami (Ojibway for "Deep Water By The
Shore") typifies the lakes of the region. This vast water playground has
hundreds of kilometres of shoreline with over 1200 islands. Irregular shapes
and numerous bays make it ideal for a wide range of activities: canoeing,
boating, cruising in rental houseboats, windsurfing, sailing and water skiing.
Public boat launches are located in the Town of Temagami, on Temagami Marine
Road and at the end of the Lake Temagami Access Road.
The Temagami region provides canoeing
opportunities, with interconnecting canoe routes , hundreds of rock and pine
clad lakes, adjoining wetlands, wild rivers, breathtaking scenery and a diverse
wildlife. The unique and varied features of this area have been recognized in
the establishment of several waterway and wilderness provincial parks.
Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Wilderness
Park contains scenic lookouts at Maple Mountain, and Ontario's rooftop, the
Ishpatina Ridge. At 693 metres, it is Ontario's Highest point. Other popular
points are the blue waters of Smoothwater and Sunnywater Lakes, numerous hiking
trails and scenic waterfalls. Obabika River Waterway Park extends southwest
along Lady Evelyn Lake, Diamond Lake and Obabika River.
Known as "Big Pine Country", this area boasts
pristine lakes lined with old pine. The Obabika River contains wetland
communities famous among nature photographers for moose observation, while the
Wakimika Triangle is noted for old growth pine stands and hiking trails.
Running to the northwest is the Sturgeon River Waterway Park, with over 60 sets
of rapids, providing early season canoeists with plenty of whitewater fun!
Completing the loop back to Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Park is the Solace Waterway
Park, with its classic flatwater paddling through pristine lakes.
Fishing on "the big lake" and in the myriad
of smaller lakes rewards the angler with lake trout, pickerel (walleye),
smallmouth bass, pike and whitefish. Other lakes and streams provide speckled,
brook and rainbow trout. Volunteers operate the Temagami Area Fish Involvement
Program to ensure the population of these species is protected in our waters
for many future generations. The program was started in 1985. Visit the
hatchery on Lakeshore Dr., west of the Municipal Building.
Interpretive hiking trails wind through the
ancient pine stands on Temagami Island. The Ferguson Trails in Ferguson Bay
area and the White Bear Forest hiking trail system in the Caribou Mountain area
provide varying degrees of challenge as well. The White Bear Forest is an uncut
forest containing stands of old growth red and white pine, with its attendant
ecosystem features. A series of looped trails provides educational as well as
inspirational hike, ranging from 2 to 6 hours, or overnight if desired.
Finlayson Point Provincial Park is
located 1 km south of the town of Temagami, situated on Lake Temagami. A small
museum features displays of historic logging artifacts, old tools, and locally
found fossils and minerals.
Caribou Mountain has a lookout with a
breathtaking view of the of the village and northeast arm of Lake Temagami. The
100' Temagami Fire Tower stands on the summit of the mountain 400' above the
town and 1300' above sea level. It is the highest point on Yonge St. (Hwy 11).
The cupola at the top commands an amazing 360° view in excess of 40 km.
Temagami is a four-season paradise, with
excellent ice-fishing for whitefish, walleye, and northern pike. Groomed and
signed snowmobile trails cover over 400 km and connect with trails leading to
other areas. Accommodation and fuel are readily available. Dog sled touring is
available from area lodges and outfitters as either day trip or as an overnight
excursion. Excellent groomed cross country ski trail loops are maintained at
several lodges, with rentals available.
Marten River Provincial Park The
majestic white pines and sparkling waters of Marten River combine to create a
perfect haven in which to camp, fish, hike and explore while capturing the
spirit of the logging past. See replicas of what the lumberjacks left behind as
you explore beautiful rustic surroundings of the park. Information (705)
Marten River Vacation What Marten
River has to offer the vacationing family or sportsperson in northern
Dream Catcher Express.
Enjoy northern scenery and hospitality on the
Dream Catcher Express
The inaugural voyage of the Dream Catcher
Express, a train excursion between North Bay and Temagami, is fast approaching.
Operated by Ontario Northland as a special 100th anniversary of rail
initiative, the Dream Catcher Express will enjoy a limited run of just 9 days -
September 22 to 25 and September 28 to October 2, 2005. In partnership with
local hospitality operators, the Dream Catcher Express will offer passengers a
variety of unique experiences including the romance of rail travel, vibrant
fall colours and a sampling of aboriginal culture.
September 22 - 25 & September 28 -
The Dream Catcher Express The Dream
Catcher Express will allow passengers a unique opportunity to experience the
wonders of fall, as they travel between North Bay and Temagami. The train will
leave Ontario Northland's North Bay Station for a captivating 100 km journey
northward to Temagami. Passengers will have an opportunity to delight in the
explosion of red, orange and yellow covering the forest from the large viewing
windows and in the comfort of spacious passenger cars. Once in Temagami,
passengers will have an opportunity to enjoy a variety of lunch options, and
either tour on their own or take advantage of the water by paddling a canoe,
walking or hiking through the old growth red and white pines, touring the
historic Temagami Station, enjoying a scenic flight over the region or visiting
Caribou Mountain and the Fire Tower. On the return trip the train will also
feature professional entertainment and a licensed snack coach. Passengers may
book one-day tours aboard the train, or multi-day packages, offering them the
occasion to take advantage not only of Temagami's hospitality but as well, the
many activities offered within the city of North Bay. Overnight accommodations
and meals, as well as activities including scenic cruises of Lake Nipissing,
guided tours of the Dionne Quints Museum and opportunities for shopping are
among the offerings of North Bay. Day Trip - Train Only is $65.00 + GST for
adult fare and Packages start at $102.00 + GST for adult fare. For Multi-Day
Package, please inquire. Group packages are also available. Please contact
Dream Catcher Express Reservations at 866-848-2143 or e-mail
email@example.com for more information or to make reservations.