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5 Stops Not to Miss in Temiskaming Shores

This winter, a trip north may be just what you need! Put Temiskaming Shores on your list and we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you find (and eat, of course).

We’ve got a round-up of five awesome spots not to miss in Temiskaming Shores if you’re a food lover BUT if you just can’t get enough (we don’t blame you), be sure to download the Great Taste of Ontario Temiskaming Shores passport and you’ll have even more stops to explore! Then once you’ve checked into five of them, you’re on your way to a $25 Feast On gift voucher.

Stop 1: Whiskeyjack Beer Company

Where: 485 Ferguson Ave, Haileybury, ON. (View Map)

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Its namesake is Canada’s national bird, a winged friend with the ability to nest in -40 degree temps without migrating south AND found throughout the entire country, Whiskeyjack Beer Company shows that same hardy enthusiasm for Canada, the great outdoors, and great beer.

Pop into the brewery for a pint, like their Atibiti Amber Ale or their crisp and dry Cold Front brew for something refreshing. Next, pair it up with something sure to keep you warm and fuelled like beer-battered cheese curds (hello, old friend), a halloumi burger or a brisket sammy.

Stop 2: L’Autochtone – Taverne Américaine

Where: 484 Ferguson Ave, Haileybury, ON. (View Map)


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Crafting modern Indigenous cuisine and North American classics, this cozy tavern is a must-stop when visiting Temiskaming Shores. Their menu leaves nothing to be desired with inventive dishes and comforting classics alike. What are we dying to try? Well, everything!

We can’t stop thinking about diving straight into the mashkode-bizhiki meatball made with toasted oak cheese, cured pancetta, sage, a sweet n’ sour wild blueberry bbq sauce and of course bison from nearby bison farm, Bison du Nord. We’re also eyeing their tasty heirloom popcorn cooked in bacon fat, tossed with fresh sage, bacon bits, and cheddar cheese. I mean, common.

Stop 3: Thornloe Cheese Company

Where: 999697 ON-11, Thornloe, ON. (View Map)

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Grabbing milk from 25km away or less, Thornloe Cheese Company has been crafting high-quality cheese since 1940! It’s no wonder they have those wheels pretty well perfected.

Grab your cooler (trust us, you’ll need one) and pick up some gorgeous chunks of fromage ranging from an eventural brie with an ash centre to devil’s rock creamy brie and a crusty Romano. The Eurythmics were right- sweet dreams really are made of cheese.

Stop 4: Yves’ Prime Cut Meats

Where: 883317 Hwy 65, New Liskeard, ON. (View Map)

As we said, you’re going to want that cooler.

Yves from Yves prime cuts

This butcher shop run by Yves himself sells top-choice cuts of meat including local grass-fed beef, organic beef, bison, lamb and poultry. Additionally, they also stock a number of other local goods including cheese, eggs, pastries, preserves, frozen meals, honey, maple syrup, smoked meats, organic flour, wild rice and more! It’s essentially its own mini grocery store.

Stop in and stock up on loads of tastes right from Tesmiskaming Shores so when you get home, you can create meals that will bring you right back to this road trip.

Stop 5: Pete’s Dam

Where: New Liskeard, ON. (View Map)

What would winter in Northern Ontario be without at least a little outdoor fun? Don those snowshoes, cross-country skis or hiking boots and hit the trail to Pete’s Dam.

Just 1.8km in length, this trail leads around South Wabi Creek, with a series of rapids and is quite scenic. We recommend grabbing a coffee in a reusable thermos and hitting the trail! Then enjoy and come back for a great dinner.

Don’t forget your passport

Don’t forget- these are all stops on the Great Taste of Ontario Passport for Temiskaming Shores. When you check into all five stops, you’ll receive a $25 Feast On® Voucher!

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