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Northern Ontario

 

  Ontario is a province of extremes, with most of its population huddled together in the south.  The "golden horseshoe" area around the western end of Lake Ontario is home to 6.5 million people.  Population density there is 1,665 per square mile.  The area north of North Bay constitutes 87 % of the area of the province, but has a population of only 745,000.  Population density there is 2.3 per square mile.

The southern portions of Northern Ontario are forested and the mix of lakes and rivers makes these areas attractive to wilderness adventurers.  Further north the vegetation thins out, the geological history of the region becomes more evident, and the proportion of native people increases.

The photos here are from two rail adventures, an autumn day trip from North Bay to Temagami, and an excursion to Moosonee and Moose Factory on the shore of James Bay.  Moose Factory was the first English-speaking settlement in Ontario, established in 1673 to trade with the native people for furs to take back to Europe.

The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images.  A Map and a Table of Contents are provided below that, both in on-screen and in printable forms.

Quick Start: Northern-Ontario.pdf

 

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Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture file.  You can click on these to see larger versions.

 

North of North Bay, Ontario   Temagami, Ontario   Lake Temagami   Cochrane, Ontario

North of North Bay

 

Temagami

 

Lake Temagami

 

Cochrane

Moose River, Ontario   Railway Museum, Moosonee   Moose Lodge, Moosonee   Cree Interpretive Centre, Moose Factory

Moose River

 

Railway Museum, Moosonee

 

Moose Lodge, Moosonee

 

Cree Centre, Moose Factory

 

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Link to Pictures File

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74 pages

11.8 MB

 

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Map

First a short "Dreamcatcher" day trip by rail from North Bay to Temagami, and then a six-day "Polar Bear Express" rail journey from Toronto to Moosonee on James Bay and back.

A package of printable Ontario Maps is available if you wish paper copies to follow along.

 

 

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Tables of Contents

The Contents table for this PDF is reproduced below.  The combined Contents tables for all Ontario pictures files are shown on the main Ontario page, and are included in the printable PDF available here.

Northern Ontario

 

 

 

 

Contents

2

 

Cochrane

34

Introduction

3

 

Polar Bear Express

38

Map

4

 

Moosonee

41

Dreamcatcher Express

5

 

Fossil Island

48

Temagami

11

 

Quarry

53

North Bay

24

 

James Bay

56

Lake Nipissing

26

 

Moose Factory

60

Polar Bear Express Map

30

 

Cree Centre

65

Northlander

31

 

 

 

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