HOKHfggSSK for your Canadian Vacation Dl in .;'.-./ LORNE PIERCE COLLEC HON ' CANADIANA r niversit\ m Kingston V " Aid , T^ Deov «££ tar io are Pj^d tie ri tafe e Hi til ^ ?U* a as^ iud . t*ei r t&o i^-^^^r W r« tY\an Bt *ea U* 3it\A forest ^ is ttagA lie ^af&e g,o £>a fci£ ^aV" rov etvt des a da one tft© I lor inv ig° ra .tiite t\ t\es^ ar eas i» <S*5EVU daV in& a.t\d rec rve re aU r^ 1 cu tdc-o Hi Ott us .nd atio* to H vOM ^. ' ^ ^ + *ri° ^Vo W°* trvi^ :.d to + har^ • .. rs^ ^t vjU 1 ,nd. « rS K»'S*T„W »*•*; a^ 1 .es H> oe as be ?rov a« if &d its P' rs trve V3r\x^ 11 e* ad crvan ace ess at our )f v isi tors oo tv*e sU re , V>e rde en tYve be t^° force U. co al^tasure on beVia .1* of ; ^; , • I pri» e ONTARIO Stretching half way across the continent, and with an area of more than 412,000 square miles, the Province of Ontario offers a diversity of year-round attractions which have won for it the title "Canada's Vacation Province." Within its boundaries are to be found so many features of entertainment, sport and pure relaxation that it is difficult to enumerate them without the details being lost in the tremendous over-all picture. For this reason we have prepared five regional booklets, each describing the out- standing characteristics of one geographic district within the Province. This booklet deals with Northwestern Ontario, roughly that area between Lake Superior on the south and Hudson Bay on the north,- and the eastern shores of Lake Superior and the Manitoba boundary on the west. The other units in Ontario's vacation picture are South- eastern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Central Ontario, and Northern Ontario. Copies of these publications are also yours for the asking. DEPARTMENT OF TRAVEL AND PUBLICITY Parliament Buildings, Toronto 2, Ontario HON. ARTHUR WELSH, D.S.O., Minister TOM C McCALL, Deputy Minister s M. "V -z. L a OULUTH fe4 ST. PAUL • MINNEAPOLIS nS L Ho NORTH WESTERN i "^ \ a v J2^ J? MONT&eAt \ &y> BUFFALO ROCHESTER PHILADELPHIA NEW YORK S. NEW YOf THE NIPIGON AND LAKE SUPERIOR Abandoned Hud»on't Boy Company po»t 4 Old-timer Scene at Cavers Hill, Highway 17 Step over the rim of civiliza- tion into an unspoiled paradise created just for sportsmen. From Lake Superior's rocky shores, far into the north stretches the mighty Nipigon country, with scenery to take your breath away . . . game and fish in in- credible abundance . . . moose, geese, ducks . . . speckled trout, lake trout, whitefish, pickerel, pike and sturgeon that dare the angler to battle. Lake Nipigon itself, 70 miles long by 35 miles wide, is dotted with more than two thousand islands. Magnificent promontories rise 1,000 feet straight out of deep clear water ... a profusion of other waters, rushing streams, clearwater lakes ... all these challenge and captivate the dauntless fisher- man and have earned a world- wide reputation for the lovely Nipigon. Camps and resorts accessible from east or west via trans-continental railway,- or King's Highway Number 17 from Port Arthur and Fort William. Fishing at Sand Riv<w ~m ^^ « V > conv#notion Kakabeka Falls ► Mount McKay Haven for hay- fever sufferers . . . air-conditioned by the sparkling blue waters of Lake Superior to an average • r temperature of 60 degrees! Since the days of the "Company of Adventurers Trading into Hudson's Bay" and of the North //est Trading Com- pany, this has been the doorway to the west. Today on the sites of the old forts, the twin cities of Port Arthur and Fort William on Thunder Bay, serve as key points of entry to a vacationland of many and varied delights. Every- Scenic Highwgy 1 7 where hints of the thrilling history of the northwest add to the rugged beauty of forest and stream. On every side are such natural wonders as Kakabeka Falls, The Sleeping Giant, towering Mount McKay, The Sea Lion, Silver Islet and Sibley Park. Especially de- ar~2^ lightful is the scenery that opens up in endless variety along King's Highway Number 17, from the Lakehead cities to Schreiber, and northward to the Nipigon, a land where deer and moose and all kinds of wild life abound, and game fish lurk in every stream. THE NORTH- WESTERN DOOR TO AD VENTURE ■B em *<.«*°" uiion m - 4 \ @ of « n " lute taken by early c . Today p route .. -Quest for *e ^ avyare they d@ for t^ canoed • f ions , and nom ,„ , he :£ S -ea^ r -ia« g a- bear, partridge, a ^ Near Fort Fram r the port* Here, it's a "sure thing" AND THE NEW NORTH When you hit the 50th parallel, you're really in the north- and this is e outdoorsmans newest stamp- ing ground, with sporting thrills to last a life-time. Accessible by rail, or via the new trans-continental highway, the country around Dryden and Sioux Lookout is undeniably "tops" in the angler's book. 60-pound muskies, 25- pound northerns and huge lake trout are common, and bass fishing is ex- cellent during July and August . . . and in these cold northern waters every fish is a real battler that will fight to the last gasp. 10 Log booms neor Sioux Lookout Wildlife everywhere Numerous wilderness camps, nestled on the shores of isolated lakes, offer the best of accommodation for vacationists, and the vast water area makes it possible to travel throughout the district by canoe with very short portages. Directly north lies the famous Red Lake mining district, while to the south, innumerable water routes lead to seldom visited lakes and secluded wilderness retreats. The whole district teems with wild life and seldom is the sportsman disappointed when he sets out with camera, rod or gun, in search of moose, deer, bear, partridge, ducks or game fish. 11 „,„„.0. O «"««'« '~ rt 12 Kenora and the Lake of the Woods On the northwestern border of On- tario, the Lake of the Woods — Minaki District is a 2,000 square mile lake and island playground of unsurpassed beauty for nature-lovers and vacation-seekers. Kenora, lovely Queen City of the North- west, is its natural capital, where, summer and winter alike, a holiday atmosphere prevails. Hundreds of lakes teem with small-mouth bass, lake trout, muskies and wall-eyes, providing many a winner in international fishing derbies. Lake of the Woods itself is probably one of the most beautiful bodies of water of its size in the world, with verdant banks dropping steeply to the brilliant blue water along 60,000 miles of shore line, where a thousand intriguing inlets tempt the canoeist and cruiser to ex- plore. Daily motor boat excursions are conducted through scenes of breath- taking beauty among 14,000 islets,- pleasant resorts and houseboats tucked away in the solitude of uncounted bays, offer excellent accommodation. Re- nowned for its crystal-clear atmosphere and sunny days, this is an ideal spot for those who would escape hay fever or other asthmatic troubles. And remote though the area is, it is readily reached by train, car or air, from east, west and south ... an ideal vacation land for those who love the true north. 13 THIS IS CANOE AND Lake and forest on every tide The evening is still "<*** ? Someone wrote a "jingle " about Ontario — "How soon you'll doff your daily cares, on the water trails of the voyageurs" — and whether you want a cruise along fairly well-settled shores, or a idventure in the deep wilderness, you'll find it in Northwestern Ontario. Hen ancient routes of fur-traders are still the main routes of travel, and e reveals new scenes of beauty, new evidence of the plentiful wildlife in the forests, every lake and stream yields its sporty game fish. Seasoned guides will 14 CAMP COUNTRY And camp will soon be madfs introduce you to the thrill of white water, lead you over portages worn by the moccasins of generations of Indians. And the evening meal of trout and bacon, around the cheery gleam of the camp-fire is the time for re-telling of age-old tales of the pioneers, deeds of daring from Paul Bunyan to Indian legend . . . stories to dream about on a bed of fragrant boughs. By train or highway to the Northwest — there drop your canoe into the river — and you're off to the vacation of a lifetime. ##I9 15 You'll be Interested to Know — Canxuiuut CuAta+tvL Kexftdatia+vi ate cZuttfUe Be Sore to Bring With You Your State License Card Tourists entering Canada do not require passports. It is suggested; however, that the possession of identification papers will facilitate entry into Canada and also assist in establishing the visitor's right to re-enter his own country on his return there. Automobiles imported by non-residents for touring purposes only are admitted for a period of up to six months. These permits ore obtainable from I Officers at port of ■ les comprising a tourists outfit may be brought h I . ithout duty or deposit. 2/ cut Mcuj, Sltofi i+t OntasUa United States Customs Regulations Residents of the United States, returning from Ontario, are entitled to exemp- tion from duty on articles up to the value of $100.00, acquired in Canada, if Such resident has remained outside the territorial limits of the United States for at least 48 hours on the trip on which merchandise was acquired and have not applied for a similar exemption within the previous thirty days. Each member of the family in the party is entitled to the exemption of $100.00 and when a husband and wife and minor or dependent children are travelling together, the articles included within such exemption may be grouped and allowance made without regard to which member of the party they belong. Ontario Offers Excellent Fishing A non-residenf fishing license in Ontario costs $5.50 per person,- or a family license covering parents and children under 21, $8.00. For complete fishing information, wnte for copy of THE FISHERMAN'S ONTARIO. The Canadian Gallon is Equal to Five U.S. Quarts Hudson's Bay Foleyet Hornepayne Mobert (Montizambert) Long Lac Rrt Tbdl Dine Hudson Ombobitco Nak.na Steep Rock Lake Red Lake Cochenour W Company Posts in Ontario McKen.- • Pagwa River Moosonee Moose Factory Albany Ghost River Weenusk Atiaw;: Severn Nipigon House Osnaburgh Lansdowne House Ogok. Grassy Narrows Trout Lake Big Beaver House Bearskin Lake Cat Lake Windigo Lake Pekangekum Sandy Lake Gogama Mattice Deer Lake Hudson's Bay Company Stores — Ontario ■ Falli I Falfi Icouf ^on 16 Other publications of this Department, available on request: ONTARIO, YOUR BEST VACATION BET THE FISHERMAN'S ONTARIO WATERWAYS TO EXPLORE— BOOK I, THE TRENT WATERWAYS TO EXPLORE— BOOK II, THE RIDEAU LAKES WATERWAYS TO EXPLORE— BOOK III, LAKE OF THE WOODS 1948 ONTARIO ROAD MAP FLYING FACTS ABOUT ONTARIO 1948— WHERE TO STAY IN ONTARIO AND WITH ROD AND GUN (COMBINED) For your convenience, the Government of the Province of Ontario operates Tourist Reception Centres at main border-crossing points. You will find uniformed receptionists on hand to answer any last minute queries you may have, and to help you map your route through Ontario. These centres are located at: Kenora-Keewatin Near Cameron Bay Bridge Fort Frances Church Street Pigeon River Near Fort William-Port Arthur Saul t Ste. Marie Ferry Dock Point Edward near Sarnia Blue Water Bridge Windsor Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Windsor Ambassador Bridge Fort Erie Peace Bridge Exit Niagara Falls 534 Bender Hill, near Rainbow Bridge Niagara Falls Princess Elizabeth Building St. Catharines Junction Queen Elizabeth Way and Highway Number 8 Lansdowne 1000-lslands Bridge Exit Prescott Ferry Dock The Province of Ontario is a participant in THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES AREA COUNCIL, together with the States of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Included in the Council's objectives are the improvement of tourist facilities generally throughout this entire vast area and the dissemination of accurate and timely information for the traveller. In planning your visit to Ontario, why not arrange your route so as to pass through one or all of these states. Complete information and litera- ture may be secured by writing: The Michigan State Tourist Council, Minnesota Tourist Bureau, State Capitol, State Capitol, LANSING, Mich. ST. PAUL, Minn. Wisconsin Conservation Department, State Capitol, MADISON, Wis. DEPARTMENT OF TRAVEL AND PUBLICITY Parliament Buildings, Toronto 2, Ontario Honourable Arthur Welsh, D.S.O., Minister Tom C. McCall, Deputy Minister PRINTED IN CANADA %.