Winter at Wabatongushi #5

A Blog Series by Elorah

Here I am, four months into…winter? I’m not sure if it actually is winter anymore. The weather has been absolutely abnormal this year. Just a few weeks ago, I was seeing -40 overnight. In the past few days, I’ve seen rain, sleet, snow, and everything in between…along with some moose!


Lochalsh Local History: Tourism 100 Years Ago (Part 2)

Last week, we looked at the early days of tourism in the Algoma region. With all of the trips and sights being advertised, did tourists’ experiences meet the advertisements from the Canadian Pacific Railway? What was it actually like to take one of these train and canoe expeditions?


Lochalsh Local History: Tourism 100 Years Ago (Part 1)

For many of us, thinking of the “old days” of northern Ontario tourism evokes images of roaring two-stroke outboards, crackling radiotelephones, and campfires with grandparents and friends who have long passed on. At this point in time, one can rarely hear a camp story from the earlier part of the twentieth century. Many of the lodges and cabins in this region were only built in the 1950s and 1960s. However, the trails and waterways around Lochalsh were travelled by tourists long before then. So what was tourism like over one hundred years ago?


Winter at Wabatongushi #4

A Blog Series By Elorah

In these socially distanced days, regardless of where we live, it seems that we all share one pastime: eating lots of snacks.

Last week, I wrote about having a constant sense of psychological overstimulation out here. One of the activities that really slows time down for me and keeps me grounded is cooking– and gathering some wild treats! While the first foods that come to mind are the delicious fish from Wabatongushi and surrounding lakes, and partridge and moose from the autumn hunt, there are plenty of other foods out here. This week, I want to share with you the wealth of the boreal forest, and some of the traditional foods in the area.