There are an abundant amount of opportunities for the entrepreneur in Wawa’s rugged unspoiled wilderness. Wawa is located 225 kilometers north of Sault Ste. Marie along one of the top-ten drives in Canada that follow the breath-taking Lake Superior shoreline. No road trip along the Trans-Canada Highway is complete without a picture of the Famous Wawa Goose – it’s the largest of its kind in the world and one of the most photographed landmarks in North America.

Wawa is surrounded by boreal forest, crystal clear lakes and views for the eyes to behold. With all this natural beauty come opportunities for business, such as outposts, guiding for fishing and hunting, camping, snowmobiling, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, ATV-ing, kayaking and everything that pristine wilderness has to offer. The possibilities are endless!

There are many opportunities due to Wawa’s amazing location, close to Lake Superior, and only two and half hours from an international border crossing. Tourism booms and the locals enjoy restaurants, a bowling alley, the community centre and so much more! Not only are there great businesses involving the outdoors, but there are many retail and restaurant niches as well.

Contact Information
David MacLachlan
Executive Director
Tourism Northern Ontario (formerly RTO 13)
111 Elgin Street, Suite 202
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 6L6
Telephone: (705) 575-9779

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Statistics on tourism in this region are available through our Regional Tourism Profiles.