If you’ve been making the rounds to outdoor stores of late, you may have noticed complimentary calendars promoting Ontario’s outdoor adventures. In addition to stunning photographs, QR codes that link to videos and information on monthly blogs, the calendar has details on the Superior Adventure Contest—a $27,000 seven day adventure of a lifetime on Lake Superior’s north shore.

Michelle and Darren McChristie, publishers of The Walleye and Superior Outdoors, helped identify the experiences for the contest and will host four lucky winners on their northern experience of a lifetime. “Selecting the activities and locations to showcase in the contest was a real challenge,” says Michelle, “there are so many beautiful places along the north shore and so many ways to experience them.”

The trip includes return airfare for four via Porter Airlines, the use of a Subaru Outback for one week, sailing with Sail Superior in the proposed Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, an excursion to Slate Islands Provincial Park, a guided hike along the iconic Coastal Hiking Trail in Pukaskwa National Park, a lesson in kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding at Rock Island Lodge, a scenic train ride through the Agawa Canyon on Algoma Central Railway and more. “It’s going to be a busy, but amazing week, I hope the winners arrive well-rested!” says Darren.

The McChristie’s are proud to showcase Superior’s north shore. Since they started publishing Superior Outdoors in 2007, the magazine has become renowned for it’s engaging stories and award winning photographs. For the past three years, Superior Outdoors’ cover photos have won Ontario Tourism’s best travel photography award, most recently in 2011 for the summer 2010 photo taken by Thunder Bay’s Julian Holenstein.

You can pick up a copy of the Ontario Outdoor Adventures calendar at outdoor retailers in Thunder Bay, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival (January 23 at the TBCA) or request a copy online at www.ontariotravel.net/outdoor. You’ll find the details of the contest, which opens on January 6, there too.