After last year’s epic adventure to Australia, this year’s summer holiday needed to be a bit more subdued. My husband suggested a road trip across Canada — from Ottawa to Vancouver. Um, how is that scaling back exactly? He then countered with a camping road trip in Northern Ontario. I was not excited: is there anything but mosquitoes in Northern Ontario?
I was wrong. So very, very wrong. For our 10-day trip, here is the route we took:
1. Ottawa to Killbear Park Provincial
2. Killbear Provincial Park to Manitoulin Island
3. Manitoulin Island to Lake Superior Provincial Park (Agawa Bay)
4. Agawa Bay to Sudbury
5. Sudbury back home to Ottawa
For a bird’s eye view, it looks like this on the map. It was a fair bit of driving, but then we’d stay somewhere for at least two nights and that made it quite relaxing.
It’s a bit ambitious of me (especially since I still haven’t managed to write much about our trip from last summer, oh, and did I mention I start a new job on Monday?), but I hope to share some highlights from each of the above locales with tips and tricks we picked up along the way in case you decide to go one day.
All in all, it was a really beautiful trip. The kids and the adults all enjoyed each locale so much. There were special highlights (and lots of laughs!) everywhere we stopped. And did I mention that the beaches are spectacular?
If you’ve been to Northern Ontario, what was your biggest highlight? If you’ve never been, do you have any specific questions from our trip that I can help with?