What is the Great Lakes Outdoor Show?

The Great Lakes Outdoor Show is an exciting weekend event to bring together outdoor enthusiasts within the Great Lakes Algoma area. For two days we bring together local businesses that are directly involved with the outdoor community. The show is intended to promote activities such as fishing, camping, paddling, power sports, and outdoor experiences!

A Family Event

We encourage families to come and enjoy the experience and see what we have to offer! We have a dedicated Kids Fun Zone that is sure to bring lots of excitement!

Something Fun For Everyone!

The outdoor show is jammed packed with different vendors and guest speakers! Make your way around the beautiful Bushplane Museum and discover the different products and services that each vendor has to offer!

Please note

The Bushplane Museum’s general admissions will be postponed for this special event. Admittance for this weekend pass is ticket-only (16 and older, $10 CAD ea.; 15 and younger are FREE), which can be purchased at the door or ahead of time in person at Great Lakes Outfitters. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please check our public notices, or call ahead to plan your visit, thank you.

We’re closed Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, for private programming with our local public and separate school boards.

There will be an evening gala event on March 8, doors open at 7 PM; close at 9:30 PM. This event is ticketed and for visitors aged 19 and up. Check out Boundaries, Barriers and Balance for more.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


— The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

Registration Time: 12:00 PM

Start Time: 2:00 PM – jump time!

Where: Bushplane Heritage Centre + Northern Superior Brewing Co. Tap Room (Zone 3)

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023

Jump in and don’t miss out on this Bon Soo Classic Event – the Polar Bear Dip! As always, costumes are appreciated! A Bon Soo Button is required for this event.

Enjoy LIVE music and refreshments, including some Northern Superior brews, as well as warming stations provided by yours truly. You must be 16 years of age or older to participate in the Polar Bear Dip.

To learn more, visit Bon Soo’s Program page.

Poster promoting Algoma University's 2023 Hunger Freeze canned food drive

Barriers, Boundaries and Balance: A Celebration of Women in STEM

Celebrate International Women’s Day by exploring STEM activities in a fun adults-only atmosphere. Grab your favourite beverage and celebrate the power of women with the co-launch of Ingenium Canada’s Iron Willed: Women in STEM travelling exhibit and the Bushplane Museum’s own Women in Aviation exhibit. You’ll be inspired, entertained and challenged with a live panel discussion with women who’ve made great accomplishments in their careers and lives. Be entertained with live music and interactive activity stations where you can get hands-on with STEM – learn the science of chocolate with Sweet Change, code with Science North, get microscopic with invasive species and pathogens with the Natural Resources Canada- The Great Lakes Forestry Centre, race a cockroach with Entomica, make art together with the Venturi Principle and much more.

Tickets include:

Cash bar available. All ticket proceeds go to support STEM-based educational programming with Science North and the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. This is a 19+ only event.

Panel Speakers

Christine Rosche

Christine Rosche – MNR

Best known as the “Bird-dog” in CBHC’s
Wildfires movie, Christine is an accomplished Fire Ranger, Air Attack Officer and Video Editing Technician”, .

Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson – Videographer

Senior Editor and Producer for Science North’s Multimedia Team, Amy has worked on planetarium shows, objective theatre shows and most recently with Jane Goodall for a new video presentation coming to Science North in Spring 2023.

Brenda Swystun

Brenda Swystun – Business Owner

An entrepreneur at heart, Brenda started as an Admin Clerk at Lafarge Concrete and in 2010 took over full ownership of Huckson’s Water Depot. Brenda says she hasn’t experienced any “boundaries or barriers, only character-building moments”.


A big thank you to our generous sponsors!

Algoma Steel - Women in STEM.         OLG Women in STEM sponsor          Water Tower Inn logo - sponsor Women in STEM

.       Rotary Logo - Sponsor Women in STEM.       Zonta - supporter of Women in STEM        Sault Community Career Centre - Women in STEM