Ignace, Ontario Area Activities
Blueberry picking is a favorite outdoor activity for many folks. People come from all over to pick the patches in Canada because of the consistent abundance of the berries and abundant areas from which to glean. You can find all the berries you need just a short distance from Agimac River Outfitters on the 325 Road north of Ignace, Ontario.
Ignace Golf and Country Club
The Golf & Country Club has an attractive nine-hole golf course, driving range, resting area and clubhouse open during the summertime for everyone's enjoyment. Call (807) 934-2296 for more information.
Ignace Winter Carnival
Each year during the middle of February, Ignace hosts winter festivities such as the Snowmobile Club's Poker Derby and dance, Polar Bear 5K Cross Country Ski Race, Health Fair, skating, a soup and chowder cook-off, predator hunt competition, and various other winter events.
Agimac River Falls
Agimac River Falls is located only one half mile from our camp, an easy and enjoyable hike. Water rushes through this picturesque spot year round offering excellent photo opportunities and demonstrates the inherent beauty found in this rugged landscape. Part of the trail to the falls is a portage into Barrel Lake where there is excellent walleye fishing.
John Ricci Memorial Music Festival
The last weekend in July is always an excellent way to conclude White Otter Days. Families and children will enjoy performers, face painting, clowns, talent shows, themed-activities, and much more! During that Saturday night the Recreation Complex parking lot is transformed to an outdoor stage where big-name performers come to entertain hundreds of spectators.
White Otter Castle
White Otter Castle is a magnificent three-storey castle that was hand built in 1903 by Jimmy McOuat, a lonely prospector who had lost all his fortunes in the gold rush and gambling. Built on the shores of White Otter Lake, it was single-handedly constructed the log castle from red pine logs that McOuat cut, hauled and interlocked. White Otter Lake, part of Turtle River Provincial Park south of Ignace, has an area of approximately 80 square kilometers.
Each year visitors marvel at the enormity of the feat of one man, alone, hoisting three tonne logs of green timber four stories in the air to erect such a building. A 1.1 million dollar conservation project was completed the "Friends of White Otter Castle" will ensure that the castle remains for future generations to visit. Just north of the Castle are the ruins of a logging camp/Prisoner of War Camp that has its own story. You can walk to it from White Otter Castle.
White Otter Lake also has various pictograph sites and numerous native habitation archaeological sites.
White Otter Days
Each year, during the month of July, Ignace hosts its White Otter Days celebrations. The White Otter Days Committee and the Township Recreation Department, in partnership with numerous community groups, put on a variety of activities. These include the White Otter Days Men's Hockey Tournament, the John Ricci Memorial Music Festival (see above), Show & Shine Car Show, and more.
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