One of Canada’s most spectacular drives along the North Shore of Lake Superior brings you to the picturesque village of Rossport, two hours east of Thunder Bay or six hours west of Sault Ste. Marie. Peacefully nestled on one of the most protected harbours on Lake Superior, the village overlooks the pristine Rossport Islands, part of a huge archipelago designated as Canada’s newest Marine Conservation Area. Described as “a Cathedral without Pillars” and, sometimes, “the Peggy Cove of the North”, the Rossport area is a nature lover’s paradise.
Rossport is a destination from which to enjoy many land and water activities. The protected waters have become a dream location for kayakers, canoers, and boaters. The wreck of the Gunilda lies just offshore and is a popular site for technical dives. The Casque Isle Hiking Trail begins in Rossport. Other favourite pastimes are hunting, fishing, beachcombing, rock collecting, birdwatching, photography, golfing, and even sand castle building. For wildlife lovers, there are frequent sightings of deer, moose, bear, eagles and blue heron; occasionally one can also observe otter, owls, pileated woodpeckers, fox, and wolves. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing, while snowmobilers can enjoy the miles of groomed trails linking the communities of the North Shore and offering the most scenic views and wilderness adventures in Ontario