International Bridge at Sault Ste Marie (bring you rpassport)

Why travel between Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury?

This stretch of the Trans-Canada follows the St Mary’s River from Lake Superior into Lake Huron, and then parallels the scenic 250 kilometer long North Channel, which separates Manitoulin Island (the largest island in a lake in the world) from the mainland. You cross several stunning northern rivers, pass through a few First Nations reserves, and see lots of great Canadian Shield geography. At Espanola you can take a detour south onto Manitoulin Island (see our Tours & Detours for details)

Here is the itinerary for the 301 km along Highway #17 from Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury:

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At the end of the last Ice Age, Lake Nippissing was larger than all of the Great Lakes, and its melt waters flowed eastward via North Bay to the Ottawa River. As the land rose, without the weight of the now receding 2 kilometer thick ice sheet, the Ottawa River route was blocked and the modern south-flowing route via the Great Lakes began to form. Sand and silts of the former lake bottom, littered with “erratic” boulders and stones dropped by the glaciers and subsequent melt waters, were quickly overgrown with spruce.

The St Mary’s River is the waterway that lets water from Lake Superior flow into the lower Great Lakes. There are great views along the waterfront, particularly at Bondar Park and at the International bridge. Travellers to/from the east, will not see St Lawrence shipping , since the freighters use the American Locks and travel south of Sugar Island, on the American side.

St Mary's River near St Josephs IslandDesbarats is the access point for the very scenic St Joseph’s Island. This 220 square mile island marks the northern terminus of the Niagara Escarpment (of which Manitoulin Island is also a part), It has a lake-moderated client, and has many trees and plants more common in southern Ontario, including maple and beech. Along the southern edge of the Island are prime lake freighter watching locations.
Loonie Memorial in Echo Bay
Between Manitoulin Island and the north shore of Lake Huron is the North Channel. This was long home to a commercial fishery, centered around Thessalon and Blind River, until the opening of the Welland Canal caused the invasion of the parasitic sea lamprey from the Atlantic Ocean, reducing catches in the 1960s. The North Channel is still a recreational boating paradise, being protected from Lake Huron storms.

Bruce Mines was a copper mine that was active from 1846 to 1876. The town also has a colony of double-crested cormorants. Between Bruce Mines and Blind River are patches of fertile but poorly-drained clay coils, that attracted farmers in the early settlement days, but are beginning to revert to forest. The Mississagi River, once used for transporting logs from the forest to Great Lakes shipping at Blind River, is now dammed for hydro-electic power.

Blind River's Timber Village MuseumBetween Blind River and Massey, the lakeshore follows the Murray Fault, an east-west fracture running pretty-well parallel to the highway. This fault was filled in by gravel and silt during the Ice Age, providing a relatively flat surface for highway and railway lines. Unfortunately, a high water table (and an acidic one at that) have made the ground more suitable for swamp than for farming. Travellers will notice black spruce and alder trees in the wetter areas, with white pine and trembling aspen in higher areas.Beaver lodge alnog the Trans-Canada

North Channel Sign at EspanolaSerpent River has a brilliant azure blue colour, and can be seen from a rest stop beside the river. Elliot Lake (25 km up highway 108 from Serpent River) is a leading producer of radioactive uranium, from a mine that dates back to the 1950s, extracting the element form a quartz pebble conglomerate that was formed about 2-1.2 billion years ago.

From Espanola, home to a large pulp mill, travelers can access Manitoulin Island, which at 4112 square kilometers (1588 sq miles) is the larges freshwater island in the world. It is even home to the world’s largest lake-on-an-island-in-a-lake in the world. Manitoulin was scoured clean by the Ice Age glaciers and has little arable land. The highway to manitoulin skips over a number of small islands. Highway 6 also connects to a ferry that connects Manitoulin Island to Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula, which can be a scenic shortcut to southern Ontario or part of a “Great Circle Tour” around Georgian Bay.

Highway Notes

Starting the summer of 2010, the Garden River Indian Band, located just east of Sault Ste Marie, will begin charging a “toll” for a short stretch of the Trans-Canada to offset Ontario’s adoption of the HST (harmonized sales tax) and the band’s loss of exemption from sales taxes. No rate has been set at this time.

Elevation Chart: Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury

Elevation Chart: Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury

Trans-Canada Highway Itinerary Map

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0Major Interchange Highway 46 (Regent St) N into Sudbury, all services & hospital, and Highway 69 S to OPP, Parry Sound, Barrie, Toronto (Sudbury266.1

 

3Long Lake Rd S to Long Lake, N to Sudbury via Paris St (7 km) all services & hospital (Sudbury281.3

 

8Southview Rd (N) access to Sudbury, Jarvis Rd (S) to Long Lake (Sudbury) 261.8

 

11Fielding Rd (N) access to Fielding Park, Kelley Lake Dam Kantola Rd (S), Highway 17 “twinned” to W (Sudbury) 254.5

 

13Major junction Highway 55, Old Highway 17 (S) to Mikkola, N to Copper Cliff (Sudbury) 256

 

15Highway 24 to Black Lake Rd (S) services along Hwy 55, Main St (N) in Lively services (Lively) 247.5

 

16Santala Rd S to Service Rd, all services267

 

18Highway 144 north junction, to Chelmsford (18 km), Dowling, Onaping, and north to Timmins268.2

 

29River crossing240.2

 

32Highway 55 (S) west access to Whitefish PP, Holiday Beach Campground, Whitefish Lake Indian Reserve 6272.2

 

32Bay St, Highway 3 N to Fairbank PP, Highway 17 to east is “twinned”241.7

 

49Lone Falls Rd (S)207.6

 

52McDonald St (Nairn Centre) 238.4

 

53Spence St (Nairn Centre) 216.7

 

56Old Nairn Rd (N)215.8

 

61River crossing, Rd to N on W side202.1

 

62Jacklin Rd (S)212.8

 

64Rest Area N side of hwy237.7

 

67Levert Rd (N)208.2

 

69Highway 6 Junction, town of Espanola 3 km, Little Current on Manitoulin Island (53 km), via Whitefish River Indian Reserve 4 (Espanola) 205.7

 

78town of Webbwood, services both sides (Webbwood) 200.9

 

79Agnew Lake Rd, town of Webbwood (Webbwood) 199.6

 

93.7Birch Lake Rd (N) (Massey) 190.8

 

94River crossing (Massey) 177.1

 

95Highway 553 junction, town of Massey, N to Chutes PP, S to Indian Reserve Rd with east access to Sagamok Indian Reserve 5, Lee Valley Rd (Massey) 191.1

 

97Gage Rd (N), Government Rd (S) (Massey) 183.5

 

107Sugar Lake Rd (N), River Rd (S) west access to Sagamok Indian Reserve 5217.6

 

112Water Falls Rd (N), access to Brookwood Brae Golf Course, all services (Spanish) 195.4

 

115Colonization Rd (S), town of Spanish, all services (Spanish) 179.8

 

116Johns St, access S to Spanish Marina (Spanish) 184.1

 

122Eastern boundary of Serpent River Indian Reserve 7204.2

 

124Village Rd (S), east access to Serpent River Indian Reserve 7 (Cutler) 183.8

 

128.4Riverview Rd (S), east access to Serpent River Indian Reserve 7210

 

129Rest & Picnic Area, S side of Hwy182.9

 

133.7Riverview Rd (S), west access to Serpent River Indian Reserve 7212.4

 

134Highway 108 (N) junction to Elliott Lake & Mississagi River Provincial Park, truck weigh station (S) (Serpent River) 209.4

 

City of Elliott Lake, 42 km N of highway.


Elliot Lake Mining Monument and Memorial Park.


Elliot Lake Nuclear and Mining Museum / Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.


The Fire Tower Lookout and Heritage Centre, Elliott Lake.


village of Serpent River, part of Township of North Shore.

135.7Sheppards Lane (N)191.4

 

136Strawberry Hill Rd (N) and Martin Rd (S), shopping to NW, Campground to S overlooking Serpent River (Spragge) 182.9

 

village of Spragge, part of Township of North Shore.

137Spragge town settlement (S), Wagoosh Lake Rd (N)192

 

140Spragge town rd, access to North Channel Yacht Club (S) (Serpent Harbour) 186.5

 

North Channel Yacht Club, south of highway

143Access to gravel pit to S199.9

 

144Access to large quarry/mine to S195.4

 

148Hwy 538 (S)189.9

 

152Lauzon Village Rd (N)187.1

 

153Boundary Rd (S), Hwy 538 (Algoma Mills) 188.4

 

Lake to north of highway is Lauzon Bay, part of 7 mile long Lauzon Lake.


Lauzon Creek drops about 40 feet (12 m) form Lauzon Lake to Lake Huron.


Village of Algoma Mills, part of Township of the North Shore.


Lake Lauzon Beach to N of highway.

155.8Highway turnoff / Rest area (no facilities) on S (eastbound) side189.9

 

159.3Highway Turnoff/Rest Area (no facilities) on N (westbound) side189.3

 

160Rue Oak (S), access to beach area183.5

 

162Leacock St(N) (Blind River) 182.9

 

Timber Village Museum, to NE of intersection, with Tourist Information.


Auberge Eldo Inn, just SW of intersection.

163junction Hwy 557/555 (N), town of Blind River, river crossing (Blind River) 177.7

 

dam in Blind River, just S of highway and railway crossing.


Blind River District Health Centre on Casusley St (Trans-Canada Highway).


Town of Blind River.


all services in town.


A Taste Of Home B&B, just W of river.


Lakeview In, about 0.2 km E of river.


Old Mill Motel, just E of river.

164Hanes Ave (S) access to marina (Blind River) 179.5

 

skateboard park with various ramps, beside Marina.
165Eastern boundary of Mississagi River Indian Reserve 8 (N)176.2

 

Huron Pines Golf Course just to S of highway.

168Eldorado Rd (S), access to golf course185

 

169Village Rd (N), services and access to Mississagi River Indian Reserve 8 (N)185.3

 

Macivor’s Falls (rapids) just to We of highway.


rest area on E side of highway, river viewpoint on W side.

171Rd with west access to Mississagi River Indian Reserve 8 (N)181.4

 

Mississagi River Indian Reserve 8, N side of highway.

173Rd to N182.3

 

180Old Mine Rd (NO181.7

 

183Dean Lake Rd (W), bridge over river182.3

 

190River crossing182

 

190Highway 546 (N) Main Street. Town of Iron Bridge, all services (Iron Bridge) 182

 

town of Iron Bridge.


highway 546, connects to #554(11 km) which connects west to Highway 129 N to Chapleau (216 km ).


Mississagi River Provincial Park, 76 km N of TCH, via #546. Canoeing, camping.

192Bright Lake Rd (S)210.9

 

Blueberry Hill Motel & Campground..


Viking Tent & Trailer Park.

195Delmar Campground (N side of hwy)220.1

 

passing Clear Lake on N side of highway (about 2.7 km long).


Clear Lake Camp,on N side of highway.


Delmar Campground, N side of highway.

198Melwel Rd (N)211.5

 

200Pass between two large lakes (Day Mills) 201.8

 

Bright Lake to the south. Lake is about 8 km end to end.


Basswood Lake to the North, about 14 km end to end.

201Dayton Rd (S)190.2

 

204Basswood Lake Rd (N)213.1

 

207.7Brownlee Rd235.6

 

Brownlee Lake Park Resort and Campground, to N of highway.
209.3Maple Ridge Rd (S), access to Thessalon Indian Reserve 12212.1

 

209.7Livingston Rd (N)205.1

 

210Livingstone Creek Golf Course to S198.4

 

211Pine Ridge Rd (Thessalon) 195.7

 

213Walker Rd (Thessalon) 195.4

 

217Highway 129 (N), River St (S) to downtown, all services (Thessalon181.7

 

Town of Thessalon, pop 1400, on both sides of highway.


Highway 129 north to Chapleau (220 km).


Belle Isle Motel.

218River Rd, S to downtown, all services (Thessalon182.9

 

crossing the Mississaugi River.


Pine Crest Tent & Trailer Park.


Windmill Campground.


The Goode Knight Bed & Breakfast.


Mountain View Bed & Breakfast.


Cedar Rail Ranch.


Carolyn Beach Motor Inn.


The Outpost Lodge.


Limberlost Lodge.


The Old Homestead Bed & Breakfast & Pet Hotel.


Thessalon Municipal Airport (CPL5), 8.5 km NE of highway.

219Lakeside Dr (S) into Thessalon (Thessalon) 184.1

 

222Trunk Rd (S)200.3

 

230Trunk Rd (N) , Perch Bay Rd (S)204.2

 

233.9Waltonen Rd (S)181.1

 

234Garden Bay Rd (S)177.7

 

235Road Junction, Mine/Quarry to N and S (watch for trucks)180.4

 

237Highway 638 (N)182.6

 

Highway 638 provides access to a number of communities, ending in Echo Bay just east of Sault Ste Marie.


Bruce Mines Campground & RV Park, off Williams St.

237.4Taylor St, shopping (Bruce Mines) 179.8

 

Access to Jack Point, in Bruce Bay. 1.7 km southeast from highway.
237.7Cunningham St (N), access to Harbour (Bruce Mines) 179.2

 

Town of Bruce Mines.


Bruce Mines Museum, just S of highway.


Bruce Mines Marina, 0.3 km S of highway.

237.8Crawford St, gas & stores (Bruce Mines) 180.1

 

Bavarian Inn Motel and Restaurant.


Bruce Bay Cottages and Lighthouse Resort.


Steiger Farm & Guesthouse.


Three Oak Resort.


Mountain View Resort.


Bruce mines has a Shell and an Esso gas station.


Bruce Mines has a general store, a grocery store, a bait shop, and several restaurants.

238Bruce Bay St (Bruce Mines) 182.3

 

Road south to French Island, McKay Island and lighthouse, 3 km S of highway.


Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse, south of highway

241Boundary Rd (N), Oak Bay Rd (S)198.4

 

243Archibald Rd (S)203.3

 

246Deplonty Rd (E), Cora Rd (W)203

 

249River crossing, Town of Desbarats (Desbarats) 193.9

 

crossing Desbarats River.


Town of Desbarats (town blog).


Desbarats has one gas station in Hwy 17 E.

249Mink Point Rd (Desbarats) 201.5

 

256Highway twinned to west of here199.9

 

257Hwy 548 to S, access to St Joseph Island, communities of Richards Landing, Hilton Beach, Island Springs Golf Resort (St Joseph Island) 204.8

 

St Joseph Island, 5 km S of highway which is Township of St Joseph.


Hilton Beach, 16 km S of highway, on St Joseph Island.


Richards Landing, 12 km S of highway, on St Joseph Island.


Island Springs Golf Resort, on St Joseph Island.


Puddingstone Place – St. Joseph Island.


Hilton Beach photos.


St Joseph’s Island photos.

260Bar Rd189.9

 

261Town Line Rd, highway curves sharply196.9

 

264Neebish Rd197.8

 

265Pumpkin Point Rd (Laird) 217.9

 

269Calabogie Rd, airport access to W (Laird) 193.9

 

270River crossing178

 

272Bar River Rd180.7

 

hamlet of Bar River, 6 km to E of highway.
274Maple Leaf Rd193.9

 

Highway 17 is twinned (4 lanes) south of here for 14.5 km..
276Watsons Rd185

 

277Hwy 638 (Church St E) Junction, Echo Bay (Echo Bay) 178.6

 

278Crossing Echo Bay, eastern boundary of Garden River Indian Reserve 14175.9

 

Garden River First Nation, member of the North Shore Tribal Council.


Mamaweswen, North Shore Tribal Council web site.


Echo Bay is par of Lake George on the St Mary River, and marks the mouth of the Echo River.


The land to the north of the bridge is actually Baschine Island.

283Echo River Rd, view to Squirrel Island (Canada) and the larger Sugar Island (USA)178

 

286Gemba Rd183.2

 

287Point Charles Rd (S), Jordan Mine Rd (N)182.3

 

287River crossing182

 

290Hiawatha Dr182.6

 

293Western boundary of Garden River Indian Reserve 14 (Sault Ste Marie) 184.4

 

Garden River First Nation, member of the North Shore Tribal Council.


Mamaweswen, North Shore Tribal Council web site.

293New Highway 17 Bypass183.8

 

When completed, will pass to the north of the communities of French Bay and Garden River.
294Trunk Rd & Fournier Rd, access S to Queen St, and S to access Rankin Location Indian Reserve 14 along St Mary River (Sault Ste Marie) 186.2

 

Pine Grove Motel, to SE of intersection on south (eastbound) side of highway).


Shady Rest Motel / Apartments, to SE of intersection on south (eastbound) side of highway).


Shady Pine Motel, 0.4 km to E of intersection on S (eastbound) side of highway.

297Trunk Rd & Boundary Rd, south to SSM Golf & Country club, N to access Rankin Location Indian Reserve 15D (Sault Ste Marie) 189.3

 

Wellington Square Mall to SW of intersection.


Rankin Location Indian Reserve 15D, member of the Batchewana First Nation, to NE of intersection.


Sault Ste. Marie Country Club, 2 km S of highway.


Trunk Rd Motel, 0.2 km to E of intersection, on S (eastbound) side of highway.


Travellers Motel, 0.5 km to E of intersection, on S (eastbound) side of highway.


East boundary of City of Sault Ste Marie.


Sault Ste Marie photos.

297.1Trunk Rd & Market St, Wellington Square Mall on S side (Sault Ste Marie) 190.2

 

298.2Trunk Rd & Black Rd, WB traffic can head N to bypass Sault Ste Marie, west to downtown, and International Bridge (Sault Ste Marie) 191.1

 

Black Rd is the Highway 17 bypass around downtown Sault Ste Marie.


Holiday Motel, 0.5 km E of intersection on south (Eastbound) side of highway).


Caswell Motor Inn, 0.7 km E of intersection on south (Eastbound) side of highway).

299.1Trunk Rd & Lake St (Sault Ste Marie) 192.9

 

Churchill Plaza to SW of intersection.


Algoma University College), 1.7 km to SE of intersection, via Queen St.


Parkville Motel and Cabins, 1.5 km SE of intersection, via Queen St E.


Bellevue Park, with Zoo and Marina, 1.5 km S of highway.

299.7Wellington St & Trunk Rd at Elizabeth St, Park on S side, Churchill Plaza on E site (Sault Ste Marie190.2

 

Queen Elizabeth Park to SE of intersection, sports fields, indoor pool..


Lincoln Motel 0.1 km to SE of intersection.

300.1Wellington St & Pine St, S to Bellevue Park (Sault Ste Marie) 189.6

 

Bellevue Park & Bellevue Marina, 0.8 km S of highway.


Sault Ste Marie Armoury to NW of intersection.


Great Lakes Forest Research Centre, 0.6 km S of highway.

301Great Northern Rd & Wellington St. west to downtown Sault Ste Marie, International Bridge, east to Highway 17,North to Wawa (Sault Ste Marie) 190.2

 

Sault Ste Marie..


Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, 6 km SW of intersection.


Downtown Sault Ste Marie (ON) has 9 hotels… see listings.


International Bridge to Sault Ste Marie, MI (3 km to W of intersection).


Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada, 3 km W of intersection.


Algonquin Hotel (Soo), 3 blocks S of intersection.


Eastgate Hotel, 3 blocks S of intersection.


St Christopher’s Inn, 3 blocks S of intersection.


Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, 0.6 km SW of intersection, via Bay St.


Sault Ste Marie Museum, 07 km W of intersection, via East St.


Sault Area Hospital, 0.5 km S of intersection on Queen St.

2369.6Lake George Rd, Sault Ste Marie Airport access to W (Laird) 181.7

 

Bar River Airport (CPF2) is a private airport operated by Springer Aerospace Ltd. 205 km W of highway.


Bar River Airport (CPF2) is a private airport operated by Springer Aerospace Ltd.


Laird International Raceway, stock car racing track, 0.8km to E of highway.

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0Great Northern Rd & Wellington St. west to downtown Sault Ste Marie, International Bridge, east to Highway 17, North to Wawa (Sault Ste Marie) 190.2

 

Sault Ste Marie.


Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, 6 km SW of intersection.


Downtown Sault Ste Marie (ON) has 9 hotels… see listings.


International Bridge to Sault Ste Marie, MI (3 km to W of intersection).


Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada, 3 km W of intersection.


Algonquin Hotel (Soo), 3 blocks S of intersection.


Eastgate Hotel, 3 blocks S of intersection.


St Christopher’s Inn, 3 blocks S of intersection

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Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, 0.6 km SW of intersection, via Bay St.


Sault Ste Marie Museum, 07 km W of intrsestion, via East St.
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Sault Area Hospital, 0.5 km S of intersection on Queen St.

0.9Wellington St & Pine St, S to Bellevue Park (Sault Ste Marie189.6

 

Bellevue Park & Bellevue Marina, 0.8 km S of highway.


Sault Ste Marie Armoury to NW of intersection.


Great Lakes Forest Research Centre, 0.6 km S of highway.

1.3Wellington St & Trunk Rd at Elizabeth St, Park on S side, Churchill Plaza on E site (Sault Ste Marie) 190.2

 

Queen Elizabeth Park to SE of intersection, sports fields, indoor pool..


Lincoln Motel 0.1 km to SE of intersection.

1.9Trunk Rd & Lake St (Sault Ste Marie192.9

 

Churchill Plaza to SW of intersection.


Algoma University College), 1.7 km to SE of intersection, via Queen St.


Parkville Motel and Cabins, 1.5 km SE of intersection, via Queen St E.


Bellevue Park, with Zoo and Marina, 1.5 km S of highway.

2.8Trunk Rd & Black Rd, WB traffic can head N to bypass Sault Ste Marie, west to downtown, and International Bridge (Sault Ste Marie) 191.1

 

Black Rd is the Highway 17 bypass around downtown Sault Ste Marie.


Holiday Motel, 0.5 km E of intersection on south (Eastbound) side of highway).


Caswell Motor Inn, 0.7 km E of intersection on south (Eastbound) side of highway).

3.9Trunk Rd & Market St, Wellington Square Mall on S side (Sault Ste Marie) 190.2

 

4Trunk Rd & Boundary Rd, south to SSM Golf & Country club, N to access Rankin Location Indian Reserve 15D (Sault Ste Marie) 189.3

 

Wellington Square Mall to SW of intersection.


Rankin Location Indian Reserve 15D, member of the Batchewana First Nation, to NE of intersection.


Sault Ste. Marie Country Club, 2 km S of highway..

Trunk Rd Motel, 0.2 km to E of intersection, on S (eastbound) side of highway.


Travellers Motel, 0.5 km to E of intersection, on S (eastbound) side of highway.


East boundary of City of Sault Ste Marie.


Sault Ste Marie photos.

7Trunk Rd & Fournier Rd, access S to Queen St, and S to access Rankin Location Indian Reserve 14 along St Mary River (Sault Ste Marie) 186.2

 

Pine Grove Motel, to SE of intersection on south (eastbound) side of highway).


Shady Rest Motel / Apartments, to SE of intersection on south (eastbound) side of highway).


Shady Pine Motel, 0.4 km to E of intersection on S (eastbound) side of highway.

8Western boundary of Garden River Indian Reserve 14 (Sault Ste Marie) 184.4

 

Garden River First Nation, member of the North Shore Tribal Council..


Mamaweswen, North Shore Tribal Council web site..

8New Highway 17 Bypass183.8

 

When completed, will pass to the north of the communities of French Bay and Garden River.
11Hiawatha Dr182.6

 

14Point Charles Rd (S), Jordan Mine Rd (N)182.3

 

14River crossing182

 

15Gemba Rd183.2

 

18Echo River Rd, view to Squirrel Island (Canada) and the larger Sugar Island (USA)178

 

23Crossing Echo Bay, eastern boundary of Garden River Indian Reserve 14175.9

 

Garden River First Nation, member of the North Shore Tribal Council.


Mamaweswen, North Shore Tribal Council web site.


Echo Bay is part of Lake George on the St Mary River, and marks the mouth of the Echo River.


The land to the north of the bridge is actually Baschine Island.

24Hwy 638 (Church St E) Junction, Echo Bay (Echo Bay) 178.6

 

25Watsons Rd185

 

27Maple Leaf Rd193.9

 

Highway 17 is twinned (4 lanes) south of here for 14.5 km.
29Bar River Rd180.7

 

hamlet of Bar River, 6 km to E of highway.
31River crossing178

 

31.4Lake George Rd, Airport access to W (Laird) 181.7

 

Bar River Airport (CPF2) is a private airport operated by Springer Aerospace Ltd. 205 km W of highway.


Bar River Airport (CPF2) is a private airport operated by Springer Aerospace Ltd.


Laird International Raceway, stock car racing track, 0.8km to E of highway.

32Calabogie Rd, airport access to W (Laird) 193.9

 

36Pumpkin Point Rd (Laird) 217.9

 

37Neebish Rd197.8

 

40Town Line Rd, highway curves sharply196.9

 

41Bar Rd189.9

 

44Hwy 548 to S, access to St Joseph Island, communities of Richards Landing, Hilton Beach, Island Springs Golf Resort (St Joseph Island) 204.8

 

St Joseph Island, 5 km S of highway which is Township of St Joseph.


Hilton Beach, 16 km S of highway, on St Joseph Island.


Richards Landing, 12 km S of highway, on St Joseph Island.


Island Springs Golf Resort, on St Joseph Island..


Puddingstone Place – St. Joseph Island.


Hilton Beach photos.


St Joseph’s Island photos.

52River crossing, Town of Desbarats (Desbarats) 193.9

 

crossing Desbarats River..


Town of Desbarats (town blog)..


Desbarats has one gas station in Hwy 17 E..

52Mink Point Rd (Desbarats) 201.5

 

55Highway twinned to west of here199.9

 

55Deplonty Rd (E), Cora Rd (W)203

 

58Archibald Rd (S)203.3

 

60Boundary Rd (N), Oak Bay Rd (S)198.4

 

63Bruce Bay St (Bruce Mines) 182.3

 

Road south to French Island, McKay Island and lighthouse, 3 km S of highway..


Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse, south of highway

63.2Crawford St, Bruce Mines gas & stores (Bruce Mines) 180.1

 

Bavarian Inn Motel and Restaurant.


Bruce Bay Cottages and Lighthouse Resort.


Steiger Farm & Guesthouse.


Three Oak Resort.


Mountain View Resort.


Bruce Mines has a Shell and an Esso gas station.


Bruce Mines has a general store, a grocery store, a bait shop, and several restaurants..

63.3Cunningham St (N), access to Harbour (Bruce Mines) 179.2

 

Town of Bruce Mines.


Bruce Mines Museum, just S of highway.


Bruce Mines Marina, 0.3 km S of highway..

63.6Taylor St, shopping (Bruce Mines) 179.8

 

Access to Jack Point, in Bruce Bay. 1.7 km southeast from highway..
64Highway 638 (N)182.6

 

Highway 638 provides access to a number of communities, ending in Echo Bay just east of Sault Ste Marie.


Bruce Mines Campground & RV Park, off Williams St.

66Road Junction, Mine/Quarry to N and S (watch for trucks)180.4

 

67Garden Bay Rd (S)177.7

 

67.1Waltonen Rd (S)181.1

 

71Trunk Rd (N) , Perch Bay Rd (S)204.2

 

79Trunk Rd (S)200.3

 

82Lakeside Dr (S) into Thessalon(Thessalon) 184.1

 

83River Rd, S to downtown, all services (Thessalon182.9

 

crossing the Mississaugi River.


Pine Crest Tent & Trailer Park.


Windmill Campground.


The Goode Knight Bed & Breakfast.


Mountain View Bed & Breakfast


Cedar Rail Ranch.


Carolyn Beach Motor Inn.


The Outpost Lodge.


Limberlost Lodge.


The Old Homestead Bed & Breakfast & Pet Hotel.


Thessalon Municipal Airport (CPL5), 8.5 km NE of highway.

84Highway 129 (N), River St (S) to downtown, all services (Thessalon) 181.7

 

Town of Thessalon, pop 1400, on both sides of highway.


Highway 129 north to Chapleau (220 km).


Belle Isle Motel..

88Walker Rd (Thessalon195.4

 

90Pine Ridge Rd (Thessalon) 195.7

 

91Livingstone Creek Golf Course to S198.4

 

91.3Livingston Rd (N)205.1

 

91.7Maple Ridge Rd (S), access to Thessalon Indian Reserve 12212.1

 

93.3Brownlee Rd235.6

 

Brownlee Lake Park Resort and Campground, to N of highway.
97Basswood Lake Rd (N)213.1

 

100Dayton Rd (S)190.2

 

101Pass between two large lakes (Day Mills) 201.8

 

Bright Lake to the south. Lake is about 8 km end to end..

Basswood Lake to the North, about 14 km end to end.

103Melwel Rd (N)211.5

 

106Delmar Campground (N side of hwy)220.1

 

passing Clear Lake on N side of highway (about 2.7 km long).


Clear Lake Camp,on N side of highway.


Delmar Campground, N side of highway.

109Bright Lake Rd (S)210.9

 

Blueberry Hill Motel & Campground.


Viking Tent & Trailer Park.

111River crossing182

 

111Highway 546 (N) Main Street. Town of Iron Bridge, all services (Iron Bridge) 182

 

town of Iron Bridge.


highway 546, connects to #554(11 km) which connects west to Highway 129 N to Chapleau (216 km ).


Mississagi River Provincial Park, 76 km N of TCH, via #546. Canoeing, camping.

118Dean Lake Rd (W), bridge over river182.3

 

121Old Mine Rd (NO181.7

 

128Rd to N182.3

 

130Rd with west access to Mississagi River Indian Reserve 8 (N)181.4

 

Mississagi River Indian Reserve 8, N side of highway.

132Village Rd (N), services and access to Mississagi River Indian Reserve 8 (N)185.3

 

Macivor’s Falls (rapids) just to We of highway.


rest area on E side of highway, river viewpoint on W side..

133Eldorado Rd (S), access to golf course185

 

136Eastern boundary of Mississagi River Indian Reserve 8 (N)176.2

 

Huron Pines Golf Course just to S of highway.

137Hanes Ave (S) access to marina (Blind River) 179.5

 

skateboard park with various ramps, beside Marina..
138junction Hwy 557/555 (N), town of Blind River, river crossing (Blind River) 177.7

 

dam in Blind River, just S of highway and railway crossing.


Blind River District Health Centre on Casusley St (Trans-Canada Highway).


Town of Blind River.


all services in town.


A Taste Of Home B&B, just W of river.


Lakeview In, about 0.2 km E of river.


Old Mill Motel, just E of river.

139Leacock St(N) (Blind River182.9

 

Timber Village Museum, to NE of intersection, with Tourist Information.


Auberge Eldo Inn, just SW of intersection.

141Rue Oak (S), access to beach area183.5

 

141.7Highway Turnoff/Rest Area (no facilities) on N (westbound) side189.3

 

145.2Highway turnoff / Rest area (no facilities) on S (eastbound) side189.9

 

148Boundary Rd (S), Hwy 538 (Algoma Mills) 188.4

 

Lake to north of highway is Lauzon Bay, part of 7 mile long Lauzon Lake.


Lauzon Creek drops about 40 feet (12 m) form Lauzon Lake to Lake Huron…


Village of Algoma Mills, part of Township of the North Shore.


Lake Lauzon Beach to N of highway.

149Lauzon Village Rd (N)187.1

 

153Hwy 538 (S)189.9

 

157Access to large quarry/mine to S195.4

 

158Access to gravel pit to S199.9

 

161Spragge town rd, access to North Channel Yacht Club (S) (Serpent Harbour) 186.5

 

North Channel Yacht Club, south of highway

164Spragge town settlement (S), Wagoosh Lake Rd (N)192

 

165Strawberry Hill Rd (N) and Martin Rd (S), shopping to NW, Campground to S overlooking Serpent River (Spragge) 182.9

 

village of Spragge, part of Township of North Shore.

165.3Sheppards Lane (N)191.4

 

167Highway 108 (N) junction to Elliott Lake & Mississagi River Provincial Park, truck weigh station (S) (Serpent River) 209.4

 

City of Elliott Lake, 42 km N of highway.


Elliot Lake Mining Monument and Memorial Park.


Elliot Lake Nuclear and Mining Museum / Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.


The Fire Tower Lookout and Heritage Centre, Elliott Lake.


village of Serpent River, part of Township of North Shore.

167.3Riverview Rd (S), west access to Serpent River Indian Reserve 7212.4

 

172Rest & Picnic Area, S side of Hwy182.9

 

172.6Riverview Rd (S), east access to Serpent River Indian Reserve 7210

 

177Village Rd (S), east access to Serpent River Indian Reserve 7 (Cutler) 183.8

 

179Eastern boundary of Serpent River Indian Reserve 7204.2

 

185Johns St, access S to Spanish Marina (Spanish) 184.1

 

186Colonization Rd (S), town of Spanish, all services (Spanish) 179.8

 

189Water Falls Rd (N), access to Brookwood Brae Golf Course, all services (Spanish) 195.4

 

194Sugar Lake Rd (N), River Rd (S) west access to Sagamok Indian Reserve 5217.6

 

204Gage Rd (N), Government Rd (S) (Massey) 183.5

 

206Highway 553 junction, town of Massey, N to Chutes PP, S to Indian Reserve Rd with east access to Sagamok Indian Reserve 5, Lee Valley Rd (Massey) 191.1

 

207River crossing (Massey) 177.1

 

207.3Birch Lake Rd (N) (Massey) 190.8

 

222Agnew Lake Rd, town of Webbwood (Webbwood) 199.6

 

223town of Webbwood, services both sides (Webbwood) 200.9

 

232Highway 6 Junction, town of Espanola 3 km, Little Current on Manitoulin Island (53 km), via Whitefish River Indian Reserve 4 (Espanola) 205.7

 

234Levert Rd (N)208.2

 

237Rest Area N side of hwy237.7

 

239Jacklin Rd (S)212.8

 

240River crossing, Rd to N on W side202.1

 

245Old Nairn Rd (N)215.8

 

248Spence St (Nairn Centre) 216.7

 

249McDonald St (Nairn Centre) 238.4

 

252Lone Falls Rd (S)207.6

 

269Highway 55 (S) west access to Whitefish PP, Holiday Beach Campground, Whitefish Lake Indian Reserve 6272.2

 

269Bay St, Highway 3 N to Fairbank PP, Highway 17 to east is “twinned”241.7

 

272River crossing240.2

 

283Highway 144 north junction, to Chelmsford (18 km), Dowling, Onaping, and north to Timmins268.2

 

285Santala Rd S to Service Rd, all services267

 

286Highway 24 to Black Lake Rd (S) services along Hwy 55, Main St (N) in Lively services (Lively) 247.5

 

288Major junction Highway 55, Old Highway 17 (S) to Mikkola, N to Copper Cliff (Sudbury) 256

 

290Fielding Rd (N) access to Fielding Park, Kelley Lake Dam Kantola Rd (S), Highway 17 “twinned” to W (Sudbury) 254.5

 

293Southview Rd (N) access to Sudbury, Jarvis Rd (S) to Long Lake (Sudbury) 261.8

 

298Long Lake Rd S to Long Lake, N to Sudbury via Paris St (7 km) all services & hospital (Sudbury) 281.3

 

301Major Interchange Highway 46 (Regent St) N into Sudbury, all services & hospital, and Highway 69 S to OPP, Parry Sound, Barrie, Toronto (Sudbury266.1

 

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