Ever since my boyfriend started flying for Thunder Airlines I have been traveling regularly to and from northern Ontario. As a hyperative traveler, I like to stay busy regardless of when traveling within Canada or abroad. Each time I visit northern Ontario I find new places to visit and creative fun things to do. With an area so large it is easy to stay busy, while finding new things I want to try on my next trip. Although not a metropolitan area of Ontario, the northern region offers unlimited options.
Northern Ontario is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, an area rich in culture unique to each quaint village, town, and city, while also offering historical landmarks which will make any history buff go crazy (canoe vouyegers for example). My most recent trip traveling within northern Ontario had me out doing something different everyday (which is probably no surprise to you). It was no surprise that my experience blew me away from meeting friendly locals, sampling the best food in the area, getting up close and personal with nature, exploring the great outdoors, attending local festivals, learning about the region at various educational centers, and being spoiled by the many companies who specialize in tourism and hospitality. Ironically, with each item I check off my northern Ontario bucket list I learned about another “must-do” experience. As I complete those items, my list continues to grow and grow. I love how I somehow find a way to be a busy-bee in each region I visit, especially in a northern Canadian region believed to be made up of mostly forests. No surprise to me, it’s not, northern Ontario has so much to offer.
Some unique experiences in northern Ontario:
Most recently, I traveled from Timmins to Moosonee and a few James Bay communities including Fort Albany, Kashechewan, and Attawapiskat with Thunder Airlines. Flying around northern Ontario and seeing the area by air and land gave me an entirely different perspective of the region. While looking out the window on my King Air 100 flight to Moosonee I realized just how flat the region is. Although flat, it’s full of lush green forests, lakes, rivers, and streams (a few of which I have been able to get out and see via watercraft).
Now that my northern Ontario trip has come to an end, I’m ready for another adventure: one month in EUROPE!