Before hitting the road today, check out the famous Big Goose monument overlooking the entrance to Wawa. Follow the “Signs of History” that explain the town’s early beginnings.
You’ll leave the coast behind as the Trans Canada winds inland, passing through small towns before rejoining it an hour east of Nipigon. Stop at White River, famous for its Winnie-The-Pooh statue built to commemorate the black bear cub that became the mascot for the Canadian troops serving overseas in World War II. The museum here is worth a visit.
Take a short side trip off the highway into Marathon and wander along Pebble Beach, known for its polished stones. Nearby is Pukaskwa National Park, popular for hiking, paddling, sandy beaches and camping.
At Terrace Bay, follow the Casque Isles hiking trail for 2km to the beach where you can walk knee-deep through rye grass. From May to October, climb to the top of the Terrace Bay Lighthouse for breathtaking views of Lake Superior, Slate Islands and surrounding areas.
Stop at Aguasabon Falls and Gorge, located a half mile off Hwy 17. Follow the boardwalk to view a magnificent 100-foot waterfall tumbling over a 2.6 billion year old rock face into a deep gorge.
A little further west, Rainbow Falls Provincial Park offers hiking opportunities leading to panoramic views of Lake Superior and Whitesand Lake.
See and Do:
- Big Goose Monument
- Winnie-the-Pooh statue
- Pebble Beach
- Pukaskwa National Park
- Terrace Bay
- Aguasabon Falls
- Rainbow Falls Provincial Park
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