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Located just 225 km north of Sault Ste. Marie lies the geographical centre of the province of Ontario. Wawa — a northern community of a mere 3,000 residents — sits along the edge of Lake Superior. French explorers established a trading post in the area in the early 1700s, with its close proximity to such prominent bodies of water. A visit to this region would not be complete without stopping by the Wawa Goose Monument, one of the most photographed landmarks in North America. This statue of a goose taking flight is one of the largest statues of its kind in the country, standing an impressive 28 feet tall. The name Wawa originates from the Ojibwa word meaning “wild goose”, hence this giant goose statue that greets you as you enter the city. The city includes both the Magpie and Michipicoten Rivers which are, unsurprisingly, resting spots for migrating Canadian geese. A trip to Wawa is a must for anyone that wants to experience the true beauty that Northern Ontario has to offer. The drive between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa is considered one of the top-ten drives in Canada, winding along the stunning Lake Superior shoreline.


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Municipality of Wawa PO Box 500 40 Broadway Avenue Wawa, ON P0S 1K0 Phone: (705) 856-2244

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