The Best New Weekend Getaways From Toronto: Temagami

For the intrepid traveller, the community of Temagami offers bountiful alfresco adventures, with opportunities for everything from canoeing to hiking and fishing. Ojibway for “deep water by the shore” the hub of the region is Lake Temagami, boasting 500 kilometres of shoreline and over 1,200 islands to explore.

Located five hours north of Toronto in the Nipissing District, one of the area’s biggest attractions includes the Temagami Fire Tower atop Caribou Mountain — one of the highest points in Ontario — situated 400 feet above the town offering spectacular, unobscured views of its protected old-growth red and white pine forest.

A Chic Shore water villa

Attracting thousands of visitors each year, the municipality is also known for a number of charming small towns surrounding Temagami.

For an opulent camping experience, Chic Shore offers the opportunity to experience glamping in a green and luxurious way. Situated on the waters of Lake Temagami, the resort offers solar-powered domes complete with a kitchenette, woodstove, gourmet pizza oven and movie projection screen for rainy days. No time to grocery shop? No problem. For an extra charge, the resort offers a “stock the fridge” option, or if you’re too languorous to cook, a private chef is available by reservation.

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