Vacation in the World's Largest Wildlife Sanctuary
Where is the largest area in the world where
birds and animals are protected from Hunting and Trapping? Okay,
here is a hint. Our resort, and Lake Wabatongushi, are inside
Yes! Believe it or not, the World's Largest
Game Preserve is not in Africa but right here in the Algoma District
of Northern Ontario Canada. The Chapleau Game Preserve's over
7,000 square kilometer (3,000 square mile) expanse was set aside
in 1925 to protect indigenous wildlife from hunting and trapping.
Tha Chapleau Crown Game Preserve straddles
the height of land between Hudson Bay and Lake Superior. It is
at the top of the Canadian or Pre Cambrian Shield. It is bounded
on the North and South by the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific
Railways. The Eastern Boundary is the Chapleau River and the 100
kilometer (60 mile) western boundary is the Algoma Central Railway.
Chapleau Game Preserve's amazing diversity of wildlife provides
habitat for approximately 119 species of birds and 49 species
of mammals. Here you have a good chance of spotting the tallest
animal in North America, the Moose, and if you watch really closely,
you may see the smallest North American mammal, the Pygmy Shrew.
The number of Moose in the Chapleau Game
Preserve is estimated at 2,500, Black Bear number around 2,000,
the number of Pygmy Shrews is unknown. Timber Wolves, mink, Pine
Marten, Lynx, Otter, Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Blue Herons and Loons
are also numerous.
Angling is allowed in the hundreds of Lakes
and Rivers encompassed by this Wildlife Sanctuary. That fishing
experience can really be enhansed by the sight Moose grazing on
lily pads, a Black Bear scavenging the shoreline, a Bald Eagle
swooping down to pluck an unwary Northern Pike from the shallows,
or the yodel of a loon as it comments on you fishing technique.
For the Nature enthusiast the Chapleau
Game Preserve provides an opportunity to observe Boreal ecosystem
wildlife, birds and plants in natural circumstances.
22057 - 44 Great Northern Road
Sault Ste Marie ON Canada P6B 6H4
May - September (705) 884-2215
October - April (705) 946-2010