Our historian and storyteller.
As a life-time resident Johanna is passionate about Wawa's vibrant, rich and diverse history. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals and provides authentic experiences, reporting and consulting second to none.
Years of Experience
Discover Wawa Ontario.
From local artists and artisans to some of the North's best outdoor experiences, Wawa Ontario holds a special place in the hearts of those who visit.
Building a future for our past.
Working with communities and developers we identify and deliver information about heritage values through reliable and accurate references and resources to power projects grounded in cultural planning.
A powerful community engagement tool which ultimately creates a comprehensive list of cultural resources and assets to assist in positive community growth and development. This forward thinking activity often uncovers forgotten and unknown tangible and intangible assets which help citizens and business leaders connect the cultural dots when exploring their authentic community vision.
Thirty plus years of comprehensive research and writing has resulted in a unique collection of local history resources, reports and publications focused on Wawa’s multi-layered story. From signage and identification to full scale reports, planning, and promotion Soul of Superior Experiences is dedicated to providing guidance, documentation and oversight for all your project needs.
A journey that lasts a lifetime.
Whether you are looking for information on specific events, people, and timelines, or you want to immerse yourself in tales and yarns about the good old days, our local history books and publications have something for everyone.
A soul lives on through the stories we share.
Arts, Culture & Heritage in Wawa, Ontario.
Experiences that go beyond.
Enjoy customized guided tours, walks, and talks throughout Wawa’s fascinating landscape with our local historian and storyteller. Whether it is a beach stroll to multiple painting sites used by a founding member of the Group of Seven, or short hikes between traditional campsites used by our Indigenous ancestors, European explorers and early pioneers, you will be provided with an authentic Wawa experience like no other.
Finding the Group of Seven.
Wawa was one of A.Y. Jackson's favourite locations to capture spectacular shorelines and natural beauty. This tour explores where 10 of his creations were inspired along with Wawa's local historian Johanna Rowe.
Stuff you should know.
This 1.5km hike is along Lake Superior's coast and is approximately 90 minutes in length. This tour requires good footwear, and appropriate clothing for cool lake side temperatures.
Sonya, Elliot Lake, Canada
We had such a great experience! Johanna is very knowledgeable and so much fun. I highly recommend doing the tour in the evening, the sunsets are breathtaking.
Discover the depth of history first hand.
The northern shores of Lake Superior have been drawing people to its beauty, bounty, and richness for centuries.
Sharing the stories that build culture, celebrate arts, and cultivate heritage in Wawa is exactly what we do at Soul of Superior Experiences.
Professionally guided tours in Wawa, Ontario with a local historian and storyteller.
- Customizable per booking
- Outdoor eco-friendly
- Authentic experiences