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Temagami (pronounced Te-MAWG-a-mee) touts itself as "adventure capital of Northern Ontario." Its 10,000 square kilometers (6,200 square miles) of wilderness encompasses old-growth pine forests and an abundance of rivers and lakes, fish and wildlife. Lake Temagami alone features hundreds of miles of shoreline and more than 1,200 islands. The name, in Anishnabai, means “deep water by the shore,” and generations of First Nation peoples enjoyed all that Temagami had to offer – followed by fur traders, trappers and naturalists. Tourists began to discover the region in the early 20th century. Considered by some to have the finest canoeing in North ...

Temagami (pronounced Te-MAWG-a-mee) touts itself as "adventure capital of Northern Ontario." Its 10,000 square kilometers (6,200 square miles) of wilderness encompasses old-growth pine forests and an abundance of rivers and lakes, fish and wildlife. Lake Temagami alone features hundreds of miles of shoreline and more than 1,200 islands. The name, in Anishnabai, means “deep water by the shore,” and generations of First Nation peoples enjoyed all that Temagami had to offer – followed by fur traders, trappers and naturalists. Tourists began to discover the region in the early 20th century. Considered by some to have the finest canoeing in North America, its waters range from smooth and clear to challenging whitewater. Other activities include every type of water sport, hiking and mountain biking. The municipality of Temagami offers all basic services, and an assortment of resorts, camps, outfitters and rental cottages meets most budgets.

Joanna Ebbutt
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Joanna Ebbutt is the author or editor of three Insight Guides to Toronto and Canada, and coauthor of Off the Beaten Track: Western Canada. She has been writing about travel for three decades, including chasing the aurora borealis in Northern Ontario.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: Temagami is a region and a municipality in northeastern Ontario, Canada.
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Research: Wikitravel | Wikipedia
  • Weather: Daylight | Rainfall
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  • Best Time to Visit:

    Late spring, summer, early fall