Ontario – Thunder Bay – Yours To Discover
This week the Travel Show visits Thunder Bay and Ontario's northern region. Enjoy the incredible lakeshore scenery of Lake Superior. Last year on location I discovered the harmony of wide open green spaces, parks and wilderness, yet a major urban centre with all the amenities of a metropolitan city.
Thunder Bay's spectacular setting, nestled on the shores of Lake Superior has Sleeping Giant and Kakabeka Falls Provincial Parks right on the doorstep. Discover history at Fort William Historical Park plus excellent dining, delightful galleries and museums. A city with deeply rooted European and Aboriginal cultures presents visitors with an exciting and educational adventure.
Northern Ontario, encompassing Thunder Bay and its surrounding region delivers incredible fishing and hunting getaways plus outstanding Canadian First Nations Cultural experiences.
From Hudson Bay's polar bears to Pt. Pelee's butterflies, Ontario's incredible diversity makes it the Canadian province to explore and re-explore. Try paddling, kayaking, camping, hiking or snow-shoeing in Ontario's 280 provincial parks. Eat, drink and be merry in Toronto's restaurants and nightclubs. Sample vintages at Niagara's nearby wineries. Get wowed with Ottawa's pomp and ceremony, and throughout Ontario experience world renowned theatre, literary, music and film festivals that wow North America's cultural scene all year round.
This year arts and architecture dominate the urban scene. Sample haut urban hotels and fine country inns, First Nations retreats and first class spas. Savour Ontario's culinary tours. Tune into North America's best range of performing arts festivals. Join in Summer celebrations, Fall fairs and Winter festivities celebrating wine & food, the arts, Ontarians' cultures, plus outdoor adventures featuring some of the most spectacular wilderness in the world. Visit www/ontariotravel.net or call 1 800-ONTARIO for a customized Ontario trip itinerary. Come to Ontario: It's yours to discover.
On the show this Saturday, we will be giving away a fabulous trip for two to Thunder Bay and surrounding area. This once in a lifetime trip for two includes 3 days and 2 nights at "Spruce Shores Lodge" (www.spruceshores.com) on the Winisk River, courtesy of Spruce Shores Lodge and Moccasin Trail Tours. Find out more about exciting tours and trips, specializing in authentic Aboriginal cultural and eco-tourism in Northern Ontario, at (807) 623-0497
The winner will fly north from Thunder Bay with NAC Air (www.nacair.ca ), one of Northwestern Ontario's leading airlines with flights from Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, Thompson and 22 northern communities.
Spruce Shores Lodge - which offers cabin accommodations with all the amenities. Webequie is nestled in the boreal forest on Winisk River and offers a glimpse of the northern forest ecosystem and the Precambrian shield.
The trip is a cultural experience with the chance to dine on exceptional native cuisine prepared by the local elders from the community of Webequie First Nation. The Webequie have retained their aboriginal language and you will hear it spoken many times during your visit. Your tour also includes a knowledgeable native guide who will introduce you to the area and show you all the local attractions. Enjoy sitting around the campfire, listening to the elders speaking about the past and sharing stories and local legends.
You will also have a chance to fish the mighty waters of Winisk River. The fishing is second to none with excellent Walleye, Northern Pike and the opportunity to catch the much sought after Brook Trout.
For your chance to win, phone into the show at 416-872-1010, 1-800-561-CFRB or *TALK on your cell, or send you question any time this week by entering the contest here online.