Top of Lake Superior (Highway 17)
The true north shore of Lake Superior combines wild beauty with outstanding fishing for trout and salmon from Rossport, Schreiber and Terrace Bay. In spring, anglers seek steelhead from streams entering Lake Superior. The region also offers many inland lakes for walleyes and Northerns at drive-in resorts near Manitouwadge and Hillsport. From White River, you can take a train or floatplane to first class lodges on wilderness lakes.
|Diamond Willow Amethyst Mines|
|Diamond Willow Amethyst Mine was founded by Gunnard Noyes in the early 70's . It is known for some of the worlds best amethyst and is still producing beautiful samples. The mine was run by Gunnard Noyes until being passed down to his children and still remains in the family being operated now by grand-daughter Carol (Noyes) Fayle and my husband Brandon Leroux.|
We have been closed for a few years but are happy to announce that we have everything up and running once again.We managed to open for a short season last fall and we are looking forward to our first full season this year. We are planning to open May 15th daily from 9:30 -5:30 daily until mid October.
We will be celebrating our official Grand Re-Opening on May 29th,2016 and will be having special discount and deals all day along with a door prize. Free hot dogs, cake and pop from 12:00 - 2:00. Everyone is welcome!
You can collect you own amethyst from several picking areas on site some as close as 50 ft from parking lot or if you like to venture a little farther we offer collecting along side our lower pits as well.We are expanding our pits as well working the existing ones so we hope to offer something for everyone!
We have a rock shop with samples for sale from small buttons to larger garden rock which have all been mined from our site for those who like a souvenir without doing all the work.We offer free admission and welcome everyone to view the pits ,take some pictures and checkout the beautiful amethyst right at the source.
|Jackfish Lake Motel Efficiency Cottages|
|Located 20 km (12 mi.) east of Terrace Bay, Ontario, we offer superior accommodations, 1 & 2 Bedroom Units, 3 Piece Private Baths, Satelite T.V. Free Wifi. A haven for naturalist, photographers, and hikers. Daily or Weekly Rates. Visa, MasterCard, Cash and Interac accepted.|
|Township of Nipigon|
|Nipigon sits on the edge of the Nipigon River and is brimming with natural beauty. We are an inspiring community; a place where nature goes hand in hand with a rich culture and storied heritage.|
If you love outdoor adventures, Nipigon is surrounded by dramatic shorelines, freshwater lakes, and rugged landscapes. It is also a stepping stone to many of the undiscovered places that make this area truly special both Lake Nipigon and Lake Superior are accessed from here.
|Amethyst Mine Panorama|
|Amethyst Mine Panorama is the largest deposit in North America. It was discovered in 1955 as a result of a road being built to the forest fire lookout tower (McTavish Tower) visible from the mine sight. Amethyst production started in 1960 and the mine has produced continuously since then.|
The mine produces 40% usable amethyst by volume. A large digging area, open to the public, contains 20% usable amethyst and is the main source of pick your own amethysts. Open from May to October.
|Township of Terrace Bay|
|Terrace Bay (known as the Gem of the North) is a picturesque community situated on the Trans-Canada Highway 17. Originally named after the sand and gravel terraces that cascade from Lake Superior, the area is surrounded by the rugged beauty and freedom of the North of Superior wilderness while serving as the Eastern gateway to the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. It is this wilderness that encourages sportsmen and vacationers to stay and enjoy fishing, hunting, boating, golfing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, and snowmobiling. The main tourism attractions include the majestic Slate Islands with its friendly caribou population, unique meteorite history, and the tallest lighthouse on the Great Lakes, as well as the 100 foot Aguasabon Falls, the Aguasabon Golf Course, the 52 km Casque Isles Hiking Trail, Trestle Ridge Ski Hill, access to 100's of kms of snowmobile trails, the annual Green Tradeshow and the annual car racing festival Drag Fest. You will be amazed by the beauty of the area and overwhelmed by the number of potential activities. |
|Township of Red Rock|
|Our enthusiastic community believes that a high quality of life is fully achieved in Red Rock. The community members participate in many activities that vary by season. Red Rock offers exceptional opportunities for recreation and leisure all within walking distance. The multi-purpose Recreation Centre overlooks Lake Superior and offers a multitude of recreational amenities including a four-lane bowling alley, a full gymnasium, fitness room, hockey arena and curling ice. The full-sized arena hosts Red Rock's dynamic male and female hockey teams and has five days a week designated for public skating and shinny during the winter months. A host of programs are held at the Recreation Centre that will appeal to all different interests. Tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields are part of the complex.|
|The actual townsite of Wawa is approx. 6 kilometers (4 miles) north of the marina via the Trans Canada Hwy. (#17). Wawa is accessible via taxi. Contact can be made through Buck's Marina.|
|Township of Dorion|
|The Township of Dorion might be small, but it's outdoor fun and attractions are huge! Dorion is home to some of Canada's most beautiful wonders: Ouimet Canyon, beautiful outdoor scenery and waterfalls, wildlife and fishing, and so much more! Dorion has a long history, dating back to 1893! Dorion used to be home to the biggest wildlife mural's, but unfortunately, was torn down! Come visit us soon! |