Tourist Information Centre - Closed for the Season
The first thing we saw when we exited the Trans-Canada Highway at Wawa was the famous Goose Monument and an attractive red roofed Tourist Information Centre beside it. Wawa advertises itself as a year-round tourist destination, with many special events and activities to lure visitors year round. That being the case, we were surprised to see a "Closed for the Season" sign on the front door of the visitor center. It was May 10, and the weather was beautiful, although still a bit cool.
Not to complain, we realize that Wawa is a very small town and maybe they just don't have the funds to keep the centre open except during the highest visitor time. We were disappointed to find several other places in the area also closed for the season, including Young's General Store in Wawa, and Provincial Park sites we passed as we drove up from Sault Ste. Marie.
There's still plenty of places open and much to do. Just be forewarned that some attractions and businesses are only open June through September.
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Moose on the Loose!
All along the Trans-Canada Highway in Northern Ontario you will see signs warning of moose crossing the road. Caution should be used, especially at night when the moose are more active and visibility is limited. Shortly after we left Wawa, driving northwest, A HUGE moose suddenly emerged from the brush and crossed the highway directly in front of us, causing us to make a quick unexpected stop. After standing and looking at us for a few brief seconds, the enormous regal beast lumbered off into the trees on the other side of the road.
Unfortunately we did not have our camera handy for a picture of the moose - but we did get one of this warning sign.
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