Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Visit to Silver Islet, Thunder Bay, Ontario

General Store

When it's a really hot day like today, 31 C with high humidity, and a heat warning in effect, there is only one way to cool off, and that is to head to a Lake.  One of the best places to visit is Silver Islet. To quote "Wikipedia, " Silver islet refers to both a small rocky island and a small community located at the tip of the Sibley Peninsula in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. A rich vein of pure silver was discovered on this small island in 1868 by the Montreal Mining Company. " Wikipedia.

 You head along Highway 11/17, head towards Pass Lake and Lake Marie Louise. When our kids were little, there were many Family outings to the Lake, where we sometimes went canoeing. The road ( once you leave the main Highway) is long and winding, but mostly paved. This is the original General Store, which you could buy products and have High Tea. The entire area is delightful, with one-lane roads once you draw closer to where the Cottages line the shore. Don't you just love that bright blue on the General Store? 

Thunder Bay

If you would like to know more about Silver Island, click on this link for more information: As I'm writing this, (just having viewed this video), I had no idea that Silver Islet started as a silver mining operation. It's hard to visualize where an area started so long ago. 

Summer in Thunder Bay

You are never very far from Lake Superior and many have their boats docked here, ready to head out for an afternoon sail. Its a beauty of a day today, with a nice breeze coming off the lake.

Thunder Bay

Silver Islet

There are many Artists and Artisans living on  Silver Island, and many have little Studios which are open seasonally, where you can buy their wares, Look at this handcrafted Driftwood railing! 

Silver Island

If are in the Thunder Bay area, be sure to visit Silver Islet, pack your swimsuit, there is a Beach area
and Campgrounds, hiking trails, and Cottages to rent in the area ( most of them are booked up early in the Summer). 

Visit The Camellia for Hand-made in Thunder bay goods, we are 3.6 km. past the Thunder Bay Airport, turn left on Hacquoil Rd. We are 1.6km. on the left, #30/32. 
We have stunning Pottery from Mussels 'n More, Linens, Tablecloths, hand-made Wreaths, Canadian made soaps, and so much more. Get your copy of the Handmade in Thunder Bay, at Thunder Bay Airport, any of the local hotels, or Shopping centres. 

Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay

1 comment:

  1. Silver Islet is a wonderful place to visit. Next year we will be celebrating 150 years since the silver mine started in 1868. The beaches and camping areas are located at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park just before you enter the lovely community of Silver Islet.