Tom Thomson at Bruce Mines Waterfront

Tom Thomson at Bruce Mines Waterfront

A new Moments of Algoma interpretive installation at the waterfront in Bruce Mines was set in place earlier this month. This is 1 of 4 additional installations, promoting the legacy of the famous Group of Seven paintings inspired by the landscape of Algoma.

Tom Thomson at Bruce Mines Waterfront

The Bruce Mines installation tells the interesting story of Thomson’s adventures during a visit to the area in 1912 and includes a replica of Thomson’s painting “View Over a Lake with Houses” which is believed to have been painted from the spot where the interpretive easel is located.

Moments of Algoma Group of Seven stops previously installed can be found at Aubrey Falls, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Falls, and locations along Lake Superior.

The Group of Seven installations provide tourist opportunities in the Algoma region. A new website is now live http://www.momentsofalgoma.com and tour packages are in the process of being developed.

In the spring, Algoma Country's Group of Seven Road Map will be ready along with a new app. Pat Peterson of Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse has been working with Algoma Country on these projects and says, “Guests will download the app before leaving (so internet will not be required on site) and the app will tell you a little story about the artist, painting, plus additional information that’s not found on the internet.”

Plans are in the works for Highway 17 between Blind River and Nipigon to be designated a Group of Seven Driving Tour. Look for new signage along this route in the spring.