Community Events


Happy 2024 Everyone, 

We are so pleased to announce that the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure (GWTA) returns to Northern Ontario in 2024…by popular demand!

In 2019, we celebrated and launched the expansion of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail/Trans Canada Trail between Sault Ste Marie and Sudbury with our popular fully supported cycle tour. Participants from around Canada, the US, and most from Southern Ontario, loved what they experienced. Ever since, there has been a call to return to Northern Ontario.

There have been some changes to the GWTA since  2019. The most striking is that most participants now select hotels over camping for their accommodations. In response, we have included some nights with two overnight locations. Doing so increases available hotel rooms.

The itinerary listing overnights follows this note. 

We want to do our best to ensure everyone gets a feel for the warm hospitality and rich heritage of all the communities along the Lake Huron North Channel. We have begun speaking with overnight hosts and will begin to arrange meetings with other communities to explore options for community-hosted rest and lunch stops in the coming weeks.

The 2024 Cycle the Tour Itinerary

Tuesday, August 13— Travel day to SSM from Little Current
Wednesday, August 14 — Ride to Chippewa (Plan your own Adventure) Other options to be made available.
Thursday, August 15 — SSM to Bruce Mines (camping and hotel) or Thessalon (hotel)
Friday, August 16 — Bruce Mines to Blind River
Saturday, August 17 — Blind River to Massey (camping and hotel) or Espanola (hotel only)
Sunday, August 18 — Massey to Little Current
Monday, August 19 —Little Current, Manitoulin Island (Choose your adventure- 2 rides and/or a cruise).
Tuesday, August 20 — Bus home.

Looking forward to showcasing the North with you!

Marlaine, David and Jo

Marlaine Koehler
Executive Director
Waterfront Regeneration Trust
Protecting, Connecting, Celebrating Canada’s Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River
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Photo of vintage cars displayed at the Bruce Mines Cruisin' Car Show

Bruce Mines Cruisin’ Car Show

The Bruce Mines Cruisin’ Car Show is held annually on the 2nd Saturday of June at the Waterfront Park in Bruce Mines, Ontario.

Participant Registration Information

To pre-register contact:

Ed Golec   

Phone:  (705)785-9111     Email:

For further information, please view the Bruce Mines Cruisin’ Car Show Facebook page.

Photo of horses a Fall Fair

Bruce Mines Fall Fair

The Central Algoma Exhibition, or the Bruce Mines Fall Fair is held annually on the first weekend following Labour Day.  The Fair is held at the Central Algoma Exhibition Grounds in Bruce Mines, Ontario.

For further information, please check out the Bruce Mines Fall Fair Facebook page.

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Sylvan Circle – An Artist & Artisan Tour

The 21st annual Sylvan Circle Artist & Artisan Tour will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This is a self-guided art tour with locations to visit from Echo Bay to Bruce Mines.

For further information, please view the Sylvan Circle Tour website:

Sylvan Circle – An Artist & Artisan Tour