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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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) 892-2200

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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 - October 2

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 dreamcatcherexpress@on.aibn.com for more information or to make reservations.


     

Ravenscroft Lodge

19 Jumping Caribou Rd
Temagami,  Ontario P0H 2H0 Canada

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