St. Joseph Island ~ A Hidden Gem In Ontario’s Algoma Country


We discovered a new way to travel this summer. Located just 2 hours from our home is an island rich in history. St. Joseph Island is just 40 minutes from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Home to Hilton Beach and Richard’s Landing, this is one place that you won’t find anything “new.” Instead you’ll find something much richer. There are stories here, history and people with a passion for tradition.

The Children’s Library was an incredible spot, one that I will be covering more in depth soon and the care and upkeep that is put into this building is something that is admirable. It was built by a woman who had a passion for children’s literacy. When she died she left a trust fund to the library and that’s what keeps it going to this day.

From beaches to gardens, a historic fort and children’s library, St. Joseph Island is a spot that is ideal for families and children of all ages. Northern Ontario Tourism asked me to cover this destination and so I have shared my thoughts on their site. You can view additional photos and read about the epiphany I had in regards to family travel while visiting the island, by visiting Northern Ontario Tourism.

Disclosure: Thank you to Algoma Country Tourism for hosting us and sponsoring our stay! All thoughts and opinions are my own as always.

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