Algoma District, Ontario


Algoma District, Ontario

Algoma District is a district and census division in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created in 1858 comprising territory as far west as Minnesota. Since then, it has shrunk, as other districts were created by the provincial government:
*Thunder Bay District in 1871
*Manitoulin District in 1888
*Sudbury District in 1894
*Timiskaming District in 1912The district seat is Sault Ste. Marie.

The rugged scenery of this region has inspired works by Canadian artists, particularly the Group of Seven, who rented a boxcar from the Algoma Central Railway during excursions through this region.

ubdivisions

Communities within these subdivisions are added in parentheses.

Cities

* Elliot Lake
* Sault Ste. Marie

Towns

* Blind River
* Bruce Mines
* Spanish
* Thessalon

Townships

* Dubreuilville
* Hilton
* Hornepayne
* Huron Shores (Iron Bridge, Sowerby, Little Rapids)
* Jocelyn (Kentvale)
* Johnson (Desbarats)
* Laird
* Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional (Echo Bay, Bar River, Sylvan Valley)
* Michipicoten (Wawa, Michipicoten River)
* North Shore (Spragge, Serpent River, Algoma Mills)
* Plummer Additional
* Prince
* St. Joseph (Richard's Landing)
* Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional
* White River

Villages

* Hilton Beach

Reserves

* Garden River
* Goulais Bay
* Gros Cap
* Missanabie
* Mississagi River
* Rankin Location
* Sagamok
* Serpent River
* Thessalon

Unorganized areas

* North
* South East

Highways

King's Highways

* #17
* #101
* #108
* #129

econdary highways

* #519
* #532
* #538
* #546
* #547
* #548
* #550
* #552
* #553
* #554
* #556
* #557
* #563
* #565
* #631
* #638
* #639
* #651
* #670

Tertiary highways

* #810

Protected areas

* Algoma Headwaters Provincial Park
* Aubinadong River Provincial Park
* Aubrey Falls PRovincial Park
* Batchawana Bay Provincial Park
* Batchawana River Provincial Park
* Chapleau Crown Game Preserve
* Chapleau-Nemegosenda River Provincial Park
* Delta Provincial Nature Reserve
* Fort Creek Conservation Area
* Goulais River Provincial Park
* Hiawatha Highlands Conservation Area
* La Cloche Provincial Park
* Lake Superior Provincial Park
* Little White River Provincial Park
* Marks Bay Conservation Area
* Matintenda Provincial Park
* Michipicoten Post Provincial Park
* Missinaibi Provincial Park
* Mississagi Provincial Park
* Mississagi River Provincial Park
* Montreal River Provincial Park
* Nagagami Lake Provincial Park
* Nagagamisis Provincial Park
* Nemegosenda River Wetlands Provincial Park
* North Channel Silands-La Cloche Provincial Park
* North Shore Waterwat Provincial Park
* Obatanga Provincial Park
* Pancake Bay Provincial Park
* Pichogen River Provincial Nature Reserve
* Pokei Lake-White River Wetlands Provivncial Nature Reserve
* Potholes Provincial Nature Reserve
* Pukaskwa River National Park
* River aux Sables Provincial Park
* Sandy Islands Provincial Nature Reserve
* Sayme-Aubinadong-Gong Provincial Park
* St. Joseph's Island National Marine Bird Sanctuary
* Wenebegon River Provincial Park

Attractions

* Algoma Central Railway - Agawa Canyon (Algoma, Unorganized, North Part)
* Algoma University College (Sault Ste. Marie)
* Fire Tower Lookout (Elliot Lake)
* Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site (St. Joseph)
* High Falls (Michipicoten River)
* Mount Dufour Ski Resort (Elliot Lake)
* Sault Ste. Marie Airport (Sault Ste. Marie)
* Sault Ste. Marie Canal (Sault Ste. Marie)
* Sault College (Sault Ste. Marie)
* Searchmont Ski Area
* Stone Ridge Golf Resort (Elliot Lake)

Demographics

(Statistics Canada, 2006)

* Population: 117,461
* Population change (2001-2006): -0.9
* Dwellings: 58,472
* Area (km²): 48,734.66
* Density (per km².): 2.4
* National rank in terms of population: 50
* Provincial rank in terms of population: 21

urrounding districts

* Thunder Bay District, Ontario
* Cochrane District, Ontario
* Timiskaming District, Ontario
* Sudbury District, Ontario
* Manitoulin District, Ontario
* Chippewa County, Michigan

External links

* [http://www.historicbridges.org/b_c_on_algoma.htm Algoma District's Historic Bridges]


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