"White River, Ontario, Canada" White River by Stephen-KarenConn
White River Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 9 photos
White River, Ontario, is a community of 1,000 people, located along the Trans-Canada Highway, 3.5 hours north of Sault Ste. Marie and 4 hours east of Thunder Bay. It was established in 1885, as a railroad stop, half way between Winnipeg and Toronto. Set amidst the rugged and picturesque boreal forest of the Canadian Shield, it is also a center for lumbering.
For such a remote small town, White River has two claims to fame. It is one of the coldest spots in North America, with winter temperatures sometimes dipping to less than -60 F (-50 C). More importantly, to us, White River is the birthplace of one of childhood's most endearing characters, Winnie-the-Pooh.
- In a nutshell:A cold little town with a big warm welcome
On the day we stopped in White River, May 11, we were told by the lady at the Visitor Information Centre that she had... more travel advice
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