Wawa Ontario

On the sandy shores of Wawa Lake in Northern Ontario


Wawa, Ontario, Canada in Algoma Country is a year round recreation destination surrounded by inland lakes, connecting rivers and wilderness parks. The community is situated on the northeastern corner of Lake Superior and on the sandy shores of Wawa Lake in Northern Ontario.

The Trans Canada Highway (#17) and Highway #101 connect in Wawa. Both are main transportation routes for many travelers and nearby communities like Chapleau, Marathon, Hawk Junction, Michipicoten River Village and White River.

Wawa means "Wild Goose" in the language of the Ojibway First Nation people. And... overlooking the Trans Canada Highway in Wawa, Ontario is a large goose Monument. The goose is a popular spot for photos when visiting the "Land of the Goose".

The main economic engines in the region around Wawa are forestry, mining and adventure tourism. The industry, transportation and the fact that Wawa is a jumping off point for many wilderness adventures creates a good selection of services that are important to travelers.

Wawa, Ontario, Canada Services and Amenties

In Wawa there are accommodations (motels, hotels, resorts, cabins, chalets, fishing lodges, B&Bs, campgrounds) and gas stations, liquor store, internet, banks, tours, outfitters, guides, restaurants, attractions, laundromat, gift shops, grocery store, library, post office, marina and transportation services (floatplane charters, taxi and the Wawa Municipal Airport).

Wawa Canada Activities, Adventures and Things To Do

During the summer months activities enjoyed in the parks and backcountry near Wawa include hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, flightseeing, ATVing, golfing, canoeing, boating, sailing, hunting, picnicking, birdwatching, swimming and fishing. 

In the winter months activities enjoyed in the region include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling. The many inland lakes, waterfalls, beaches and the surrounding parks and trails provide many destinations to explore and play.

Wawa, Ontario, Canada Parks, Trails and Places of Interest

Some of the more popular destinations for activity and adventure include Chapleau Game Reserve, Driftwood Beach, Heritage Walkway, High Falls, Lion's Beach, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Michipicoten Post Provincial Park, Missinaibi Provincial Park, Obatanga Provincial Park, Pancake Provincial Park, Pukaskwa National Park, Sandy Beach, Silver Falls and Wawa Beach.

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