Sophie Anne Edwards
The journeys taken along waterway passages form a well-established narrative relating to Northern Ontario, Canada. In this essay, physical journeying is explored alongside journeys of a more spiritual and non-literal kind. While these nonlinear passages are associated with a particular area of land, entrance into these symbolic, culturally resonant places indicate threshold, or liminalspaces, in the analysis of Victor Turner. The area of La Cloche in northeastern Ontario is constructed as a distinct space through the secular and aboriginal, specifically Anishnaabeg, stories and experience, the parameters and borders associated with it.