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11 Striking Northern Ontario Landscapes That'll Inspire You To Pick Up A Paintbrush

Looking for some visual inspiration or just a beautiful backdrop? Northern Ontario is rich with vibrant natural landscapes. Explore the possibilities.

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1. The North Shore of Lake Superior

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Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes with two picturesque parks. You might recognize these incredible landscapes from the iconic paintings of the Group of Seven.

2. Devil's Rock, Lake Timiskaming

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The stunning view from Devil's Rock is every artist's dreamscape. The 100-metre-high cliffs overlooking Lake Tamiskaming make for the perfect place to perch during sunset with a paintbrush and canvas.

3. Black Beaver Falls, Agawa Canyon Park

One of three waterfalls in Agawa Canyon Park, Black Beaver Falls is perhaps the most breathtaking. Take a scenic ride to get there with Algoma Central Railway or, for the more adventurous types, make a hiking trip out of it.

4. Bridal Veil Falls, Manitoulin Island

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Bridal Veil Falls is a stunning sight located on Manitoulin Island. The falls get their name from the flowing white water, reminiscent of a bride's veil and incredibly photogenic.

5. Manitoulin Island, Lake Huron


This incredible island off Lake Huron is the largest freshwater island in the world! Its remote scenery makes it the perfect destination for fishing or just relaxing by the lake.

6. French River Provincial Park

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French River Provincial Park is a core part of Canadian heritage; Aboriginal people paddled along the river and used it as a meeting place for thousands of years. Today, it's a wonderful site for those seeking outdoor adventure. Visit the Royal Ontario Museum to see prominent Canadian artist Paul Kane's French River Rapids.

8. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is a top destination for outdoor adventures. The park hails its name from the mountain pictured, which resembles a sleeping giant.

9. Algonquin Provincial Park

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This stunning park is filled with lakes, rocky cliffs, breathtaking lookouts, and wildlife. The ideal destination for a summer canoe trip.

10. Agawa Canyon, Algoma Country

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This incredible region inspired many Group of Seven paintings. You can hike to the canyon along a trail or, if you feel like relaxing, take the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. A very scenic ride, especially in the fall!

11. Temagami, Northeastern Ontario

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Renowned artist David Milne beautifully captured this serene region in his artwork. The tranquil wilderness is perhaps the ideal backdrop for an artist.

Feeling inspired yet? Discover the stunning Northern Ontario landscapes that inspired some of the most iconic Canadian art. Don't forget your paintbrush!

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