Highway Point & Features
||Peninsula Rd, (W) to north access to Marathon (5 km), all services (Marathon)
||Marathon airport (Marathon)
|Marathon Municipal Airport (CYSP), just NW of highway...|
Town of Marathon, about 2.5 km SW of highway..
Marathon District Museum..
Mink Creek Falls..
Peninsula Golf Course, 9 holes designed by Stanley Thompson...
Marathon Pulp Inc, pulp mill on waterfront of town (closed indefinitely in Feb 2009, under bankruptcy protection)..
Best Western Airport Motor Inn..
Marathon Harbour Inn..
Wayfare Inn, /4 mile west of Marathon Intersection..
Pic River Guest Suite..
Penn Lake Park campground,2 km from highway, in-town..
||Neys Provincial Park (2km S of hwy)
|Neys Provincial Park, 2 km S of hwy, with camping, hiking, water sports. The park extends south from the highway over the peninsula...|
Crossing Little Pic River, to west of park..
World War II POW (Prisoner of War) Camp, on east bank of Little Pic River...
||Prairie River Mouth Nature Reserve
|Prairie River Mouth Nature Reserve, hiking trail. No other park facilities.
||Steel River Provincial Park (crossing Steel River)
|Steel River Provincial Park, with 20-metre waterfall, camping & canoeing but no visitor facilities..|
||Jackfish Road (S) to Jackfish (Jackfish)
|The Coach House Motel, and The Wilderness Cafe restaurant..|
Jackfish Lake Cottages..
||Rest Stop, on Jackfish Lake
||Lake to W of hwy
||Terrace Bay Airport, N side of highway (Terrace Bay)
|Terrace Bay Airport, now abandoned, and used for annual drag racing festival...|
||Mill Rd (N) (Terrace Bay)
|Terrace Bay Pulp Mill, 1 km N of highway (filed for creditor protection in 2009)..|
||Ridgewood Dr (S) on N: ski hill, tourist info, scenic viewpoint (Terrace Bay)
|Access to Pump House Beach, on Lake Superior, 1 km S of town..|
||Simcoe Plaza (N), central business district, accommodation (Terrace Bay)
|Township of Terrace Bay, pop. 1,700..|
Imperial Motel, N of highway..
Norwood Motel, N of highway..
Red Dog Inn, just N of highway..
Aguasabon Beach, on Lake Superior, about 1 km S of town..
Golf course, about 1 km S of highway..
||Lakeview Dr (S), access to hospital (Terrace Bay)
|McCausland Hospital, 2 blocks SW of highway..|
Tourism Information on N side of highway..
||Cross Aguasabon River (Terrace Bay)
|Aguasabon Campground, on W side of river..|
Aguasabon Falls and Gorge, accessible via Aguasabon Gorge Rd on west side of river...
Trestle Ridge Ski Hill on NE side of river...
||Hydro Rd (Terrace Bay)
|Power station to S on Lake Superior, headstocks on Hays Lake above highway, with total drop of 300 ft (100 m)..|
||Drummond St, W to Schreiber (Schreiber)
||Walker Lake Rd, S to Schreiber (Schreiber)
|Birch Grove Housekeeping Motel
Filane's Cosiana Inn, N of highway..
Norwest Motel, N side of highway..
Travel Rest Trailer Park, N side of highway..
Villa Bianca, N side of highway..
McCausland Hospital, 6 blocks S of highway..
||Winnipeg St, S to Schreiber, all services & accommodation, OPP (Schreiber)
|Township of Shreiber, pop. 1,200..|
Circle Route Motel..
Filane's Fallen Rock Motel..
town has a beach on Lake Superior...
||Walker Lake to N of hwy (Schreiber)
|Fallen Rock Motel, just west of lake, on N side of highway...|
||Access to Schreiber Channel Nature Preserve (Schreiber)
||Whitesand/Winston Rd (N), Roadside turnout on S side of hwy
|Schreiber Channel Nature Preserve, with micro-fossils in the Precambrian rock. No visitor facilities..|
||Rainbow Falls PP, camping, picnic area
|Rainbow Falls Provincial Park, just N of highway, with waterfalls. camping, watersports, hiking, wildlife, open year-round..|
||East Exit to Rossport, all services & Accommodation (Rossport)
|Islands Shores B&B..|
The Willows B&B..
Beach just off east town entrance..
||West exit to Rossport (Rossport)
Rossport Recreation Hall, by west exit from highway...
||Roadside Turnout, picnic area (W side)
||Pays Plat Indian Reserve
|Pays Plat Indian Reserve, both sides of highway..|
Pays Plat River crossing, with settlement on East bank..
||Roadside Turnout, Picnic Area, south side of highway
|Fire tower on road to south, up hill...|
Wabasta Lake to E of highway...
||Gravel River Nature Preserve, services
|crossing Gravel River (meandering a lot at this point, vlose to the Lake)..|
Gravel River Nature Preserve, with rivers mouth with several tributaries..
||Wabasta Lake to N of hwy
||Roadside turnout, picnic area with scenic view
|View Southeast to Kama Point, with Copper Point about 4 km across Kama Bay...|
Kama Rock Cut is 1600 ft/500m long to a depth of 70 ft/21 m, excavating 180,000 cu yards of rock & earth. Scene of 1965 postcard.
||Road access to Kama Hill Nature Reserve
|Kama Hill Nature Reserve, 1 hectare park, just southeast of highway..|
Kama Hill Nature Reserve, has unusual red-purple rock called mudstone..
||Crossing the Jackpine River
||Junction Hwy 11, North route of Trans-Canada. To Geraldon, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Cobalt & North Bay, Lake Helen Indian Reserve 1 km N of highway. (Nipigon)
|Town of Geraldton, pop. 2400, mining town, 159 km NE of highway...|
Nipigon Provincial Park, rugged wilderness park on Lake Nipigon, no facilities. 60km N of highway..
Helen Indian Reserve, 1 km N of highway, of the Red Rock First Nation..
Highway 11, arches east towards North Bay, and continuing southward to Toronto (where it becomes Yonge Street)..
Dogtooth Mountain, rises to about 1200 ft (about 500 ft above surrounding land), about 2 km SE of town, with Ruby Lake to its immediate east...
||Cross Nipigon River (Nipigon)
|Nipigon River Bridge, 2 lane highway beside single-track railway bridge. River is 51km long and has flow of 155 cu m (5500 cu. feet) per second..|
Lake Nipigon, 50 km N of highway, is largest Canadian body of water entirely within one province, covering 4,848 sq. km...
||Railway St (east access to Nipigon) (Nipigon)
|Township of Nipigon, pop. 1750..|
several hotels, motels and campgrounds. All services...
||West access to Nipigon, all services, OPP (Nipigon)
Red Rock Inn..
Skandia House Bed and Breakfast..
Grey Rocks Inn & Bistro
River's Bend Bed & Breakfast..
Stillwater Trailer Park..
Town & Country Motel..
Logan's Vacationland Motel..
||Junction Hwy 585
|Lake Nipigon, 40km to N..|
Stillwater Tent & Trailer Pak, W of highway junction..
||Golf Course Rd
|North Shore Golf Club, 18 holes...|
||Hwy 628 to Red Rock (7 km)
|Township of Red Rock, pop. 1050, 7 km S of highway, with Inn and marina..|
||Black Sturgeon River crossing
||Hwy 528 (S) to Hurkett (3 km) (Hurkett)
||Hwy 582 (E) to Hurkett, Black Sturgeon Rd (N) (Hurkett)
|Hurkett, pop 300, 3 km E of highway..|
||Fish Hatchery Rd (W)
||Wolf River crossing
||Dorian Loop Rd N to Dorian (1km)
|Cavern Lake Provincial Pak, to NW of highway..|
||Ouimet Canyon Rd (W) Access to Ouimet Provincial Park, no campgrounds, day use, picnic tables, hiking (Ouimet)
|Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park, deep canyon with rare arctic and sub-arctic plants. hiking, boardwalk, say-sue...|
||Welch Creek river crossing
||Road No 5 N (Pearl)
||Silver Lake Rd
||East Loon Rd, Loon Lake to N of hwy
|Amethyst Mine Panorama, 8 NW of highway. North America's largest amethyst deposit. Amethyst is Ontario's official gem..|
||Junction Hwy 587 (S) to Pass Lake (6 km), Sibley Peninsula and Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
|Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. 123 km S of highway..|
Pass Lake, 6 km S of highway, services..
||Eldorado Beach Rd
|Eldorado Beach on Lake Superior Bed and Breakfast, 1.5 km SE of highway..|
||Amethyst Harbour Rd (S) (Amethyst)
||Mackenzie Heights Rd
||Mackenzie River crossing (rapids & waterfalls both sides of hwy), Mackenzie Beach Rd
|Mackenzie River, with rapids & waterfalls both sides of highway...|
||Mackenzie Station Rd
||Junction Hwy 527, N to Armstrong (126 km), Spruce River Rd (S) to KOA Thunder Bay
|KOA Thunder Bay, south of highway..|
||Terry Fox Memorial, N side of Hwy, rest area, picnic area, washrooms,
|Terry Fox Memorial, N side of highway, marked end-point of cancer-striken Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope. (see photos)..|
||Hodder Ave (S) (also Hwy 178 ) to downtown Port Arthur, N to Trowbridge Falls city park (Thunder Bay)
|Strathcona Motel, 1.2 km S of highway..|
Strathcona Golf Course, 18 holes, just to S of highway..
Current River Industrial Area along waterfront, 3 km S of highway. With Abitibi Thunder Bay Mill...
Hodder Rd (S) into city, connects to Cumberland St and Port Arthur's waterfront, downtown & attractions. Towbridge Rd (N) access to camping...
Trowbridge Falls Campground (Municipal), just to N of highway, alongside scenic Current River..
||Roadside Turnout, north side of highway
|hiking trail to Shuniah Lake, and some views to Lake Superior & Sleeping Giant...|
||Current River crossing,. Blvd Park to E (Thunder Bay)
|Centennial Park with Boulevard Lake to SE of highway, access via Balsam to W or Hodder to E. See photos..|
The Bluffs Scenic Lookout, in Centennial Park, view to The Sleeping Giant to east (see photos)..
Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital to W of Centennial Park, to SE of highway..
||Junction Balsam Ave (Thunder Bay)
||EB Exit for Huron Ave (Thunder Bay)
||Crossing McVicar Creek, Shuniah Park to W of hwy (Thunder Bay)
||Junction Hwy 102, Dawson Rd (W), Red River Rd (E) (Thunder Bay)
|Highway 102 (Dawson Rd), west access to Highway 17 West
Red River Rd, access to downtown North Ward (Port Arthur), 3.3 km to E of highway..
Gas stations to NW of junction: Petro-Canada, Canadian Tire, Sunys. Gas Stations to SE of junction: 7-Eleven...
Landmark Inn, 0.2 km NW of junction..
Prince Arthur Hotel, in downtown, 3.3 km from highway..
Ramada Hotel Thunder Bay, just NW of highway junction..
Kaylee's Bed & Breakfast, downtown, 3.3 km E of highway..
Shoreline Motor Hotel, downtown, 3.4 km E of highway..
Old Country Motel, downtown, 3.4 km E of highway..
Thunder Bay Inn, 2.5 km NW of highway, via Dawson Rd..
More Thunder bay attractions and hotels on next westbound itinerary..
Thunder Bay Marina (Port Arthur) see photos..
various Port Arthur (North Ward) photos..
Prince Arthur's Landing at Marina Park Skateboard/BMX Plaza, at waterfront..
Silver Falls Provincial park, Holocene-era features, with many post-glacial features. 35 km NW of highway..
Highway Point & Features