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The two RV Gypsies in Wawa, Ontario, Canada
June 23, 2013

Canadian Flagmap showing location of Wawa in Ontario, CanadaWawa sign
Wawa to the Sault
sign about Ontario
sign about the Top Scenic Highway in Canada
Wawa Subway sign

The two RV Gypsies went to see the famous Wawa Goose Monument at the Information Center.

History book clipartThe Trans Canada Highway's famous roadside attraction, the Wawa Goose Monument is the largest of its kind in Canada. The original goose was erected in 1960 to commemorate the completion of the last link of the Trans Canada Highway more than 50 years ago. Prior to the arrival of the highway, Wawa was only accessible by rail, boat or bush plane. Disappointed that the highway would by-pass the downtown businesses of Wawa, local entrepreneurs decided to erect a monument of a Canada Goose where the Trans Canada Highway met Highway 101 entering Wawa. The idea of a Canada Goose came from the Ojibway interpretation of the name Wawa which means "wild goose".

Lee Duquette and the Wawa Goose
Lee Duquette and the Wawa Goose
the Wawa Goose

the Wawa Goose

Gitchee Goomee poles in purple, green, and red , plus a scary face tree at the Information Centre

Gitchee Goomee pole
Gitchee Goomee pole  and a scary tree
water trough

history bookWawa is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within the Algoma District and associated with Wawa Lake. Formerly known as the township of Michipicoten, after a nearby river of that name, the township was officially renamed in 2007 for its largest and best-known community of Wawa.

This area was first developed for fur trading. In the late 19th century, both gold and iron ore were found and mined, leading to the region's rise as the steel industry developed in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. From 1900-1918 the Helen Mine had the highest production of iron ore of any mine in Canada.

The township includes the smaller communities of Michipicoten and Michipicoten River, which are small port settlements on the shore of Lake Superior. These names are derived from the Ojibwe term for the river.

Welcome to Downtown Wawa sign

The sign by the door of a convenience store in Wawa "Caution - keep back, snow and ice may fall from roof" - Well, how would anyone be able to open the door to the store if they kept back? The roof overhangs the doorway.

a funny sign by the door of a storelaughing clipart dude

And another Wawa Goose

And?another Wawa Goose Wawa Goose on a rooftop

Another Wawa Pole

And a third Wawa Goose

Another Wawa Pole
a third Wawa Goose
sign for Wawa's Lion's Beachfront Heritage Walk area
an old drilling rig

The front of this rig looked like it had two eyes, a nose and a mouth

The front of this rig looks like it has two eyes, a nose and a mouth

The beautiful Wawa Lake on a dreary day!

The beautiful Wawa Lake

An Inukshuk - a human-like figure made of stacked stones, used as a marker to find the way when travelling. The two RV Gypsies often see Inukshuk's on hiking trails.

An Inukshuk
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in Wawa, Ontario, Canada
June 23, 2013

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Alona Bay

Wawa RV Resort

Wawa, the Wawa Goose, Gitchee Goomee poles, and more

Magpie Scenic High Falls

Silver Falls

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go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have seen all five (5) sections above, please continue on to see a gorge, waterfalls, a dam, beaches and more in Ontario, Canada