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Ontario #17 Highway Guide

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Manitoba /Ontario Border To Thunder Bay
West to Winnipeg, east to Kenora, Ontario; Lake of the Woods Recreation area, ON; Dryden, Ontario; Thunder Bay, Ontario Sault St.Marie, Ontario. -- NOTE: For highway travel west via The Trans Canada Highway #1 - See Highway Travel Guide Trans Canada Highway #1 Manitoba / Saskatchewan Border to the Ontario / Manitoba Border for driving directions

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Visitor Information Direction Center
Visitor Information Direction Center, south side of highway
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Photo View from Highway
While driving east on the Trans Canada Highway.
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Point of Interest
Granite Lake, Ontario.
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Clinton's,, Ash Rapids Lodge
Access to Clinton's, Ash Rapids Lodge, Ontario
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Sevices
Services, fuel
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Entering Ontario Lake of The Woods Vacation Area
East to Keewatin, Ontario, Kenora, Ontario. Lake of the Woods is over seventy miles long and wide, and contains over 14,552 islands and 65,000 miles (105,000 km) of shoreline. The lake is best known for its walleye population, one can also fish for Bass, Northern Pike, Perch and muskellunge.
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Junction of Highways
Junction of Highway #17 and #17a, Highway#17a is the Kenora Bypass to Thunder Bay, Ontario Highway #17, south access to Keewatin, Ontario & Kenora, Ontario, 12 km's east
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #641
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #596, south to Keewatin, Ontario, Kenora, Ontario. Attractions in and around Keewatin, Ontario: Keewatin Beach; This beach offers swimming on a Beach area - Vernon Interpretive Nature Trails, self-guided hiking trails, through sand flats, Canadian Shield outcrops, and bogs and marshlands - The Keewatin Pot Holes, shows evidence of glaciation. This natural phenomenon consists of four rock holes ranging in diameter from 30 inches to several feet, and go as deep as 7 feet. - Mather-Walls House, offers tours of the early life in the Keewatin Area.
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #658, north to Reditt, Ontario, south to City of Kenora, Ontario. Attractions in and around Kenora, Ontario: Lake of woods museum; The museum features the founding, settlement, and development of Kenora and the Lake of the Woods area. - The Lake of the Woods Railroad Museum. The museum offers, displays, books, artifacts, videos, safety displays, a user friendly model railroad and ex-CP Rail railroad. - Kenora's Harbourfront; offers, outdoor performances, special events, national tours, boat tours, water taxis, float plane rides - Huskie the Muskie; Huskie the Muskie standing 40 ft tall, is the City of Kenora's informal mascot. - Pictographs; ancient paintings, accessible only by boat, are located in Sabaskong Bay on Lake of the Woods - MS Kenora, Cruising on Lake of the Woods; 190 Passenger Capacity - Heritage Townscape Murals, 20 completed murals, painted by Canadian artists on the large walls of buildings in the City.
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #659, #604, north to Minaki, Ontario south to airport, Beauty Bay Golf Course
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #671, north to Grassy Narrows, Ontario, 71 km's, access to Grassy Narrows Lodge, Ontario.
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Highway Junctions #17a #17
Junction of Highways #17a, Kenora City Bypass East to Thunder Bay, west to Winnipeg. Highway #17 east to Kenora, Keewatin
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #71, south to 3 Provincial Parks, Rushing River Provincial Park, Sioux Narrows Provincial Park, Caliper Lake Provincial Park. Rushing River Ontario Provincial Park, camping facilities: Rushing River has 217campsites, 75 of which have electrical service. Washroom and shower facilities. - Sioux Narrows Provincial Park, camping facilities: Half of the 71 campsites in Sioux Narrows are situated along the shoreline of Lake of the Woods. Seventeen campsites have electrical service. Each campsite has a picnic table, fireplace and parking space - Caliper Lake Provincial Park, camping facilities: 83 campsites, more than half of which can accommodate trailers Twenty-six sites offer electrical hookups. All are near showers, toilets, firewood and water taps.
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Services At Highway
Services, fuel, diesel, restaurant,
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Point of Interest
Experimental Lake Area
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Stewart Lake Lodge, Ontario
Services, fuel, diesel
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Photo View from Highway
While driving east on the Trans Canada Highway.
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Town of Vermillion Bay, Ontario
Vermillion Bay, services. Junction of Highway#647, north to Blue Lake Provincial Park, Vermillion Bay Airport. Blue Lake Ontario, Provincial Park the lake has a long, sandy beach and water so clear you can see the bottom at six metres. Camping faclities: 198 spacious and well spaced tent and trailer sites, 104 with electricity, also, Showers, Flush Toilets, Laundromat, Play Area, Boat Launch, Canoe, kayak, Rentals.
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #105, north to Perrault Falls, Ontario, Pakwash Ontario, Provincial Park, Red Lake, Ontario. Services at Highway Junction. Pakwash Ontario, Provincial Park, has a sandy beach and shallow, warm waters ideal for swimming, fishing and canoeing. Camping faclities: 69 campsites, 16 of which have electricity. All are within walking distance of toilets and water taps. A comfort station with showers and laundry facilities.
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Ontario Eagle River.
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #594, south to Eagle River and Eagle Lake, Ontario, Eagle Lake Lodge, Ontario. Eagle Lake offers Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass fishing.
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Point of Interest
Sheep and Wool Farm, south side of highway
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Town of Oxdrift
Junction of Highway #605 north to Rugby, Oxdrift, services
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #665, north and south. South to Highway #502 The Great River Road. Access to Campground, public telephone service
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Entering the City of Dryden, Ontario
All services. Dryden, Ontario was founded in 1895. Attractions in and around Drydon, Ontario: Max the Moose, 18' (5.6 m) tall and weighs 2 tons - Dryden and District Museum, Museum features local culture and history in the Dryden area - Other attractions include - The Dryden ScareCrow Festival - Dryden Ojibway Pow Wows - Dryden Walleye Masters Tournament - Dryden Moosefest.
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Laundromat
Access to Laundromat
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Hospital
Access to Hospital
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #601, north, access to The Dryden Airport,south to The Dryden Golf & Curling Club, access to Sandy Beach
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Aaron Ontraio Provincial Park
Access to Aaron Provincial Park camping facilities: 98 campsites with access to comfort stations, showers and a laundromat. There are 24 Electric Sites. flush Toilets, play Area, boat Launch, canoes rentals.
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Town of Dinorwic, Ontario - Junction of highway #72
Dinorwic, services, Junction of Highway #72, north, to Ojibway Ontario, Provincial Park, The park is located on Little Vermilion Lake. The lake, offers good swimming, a sandy beach and muskellunge fishing. Camping facilities within Ojibway Ontario, Provincial Park: 45 campsites, 22 of which have electrical service, showers, flush toilets, laundromat, play Area, boat launch, canoes and motorboats rentals. Access to community of Sioux Lookout, Ontario:
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Roadside Highway Turnout
Highway Turnout, picnic tables, north side of highway
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #603, north to Dyment, Ontario
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #622, south to Turtle River Provincial Park, no facilities, access only by water. Backcountry canoeing and fishing are the main recreational activities within this provincial park. - South to community of Atikokan, Ontario. Atikokan, Ontario The town is known locally as the 'Canoeing Capital of Canada' and is one of the main points of entry into the canoeing destination, Quetico Ontario Provincial Park.
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Raleigh Lake, Ontario
Access to Campgrounds, boating, picnic area, south side of highway
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Ignace, Ontario Airport
Access to Airport, south side of highway
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Lodging
Lodging, south side of highway
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Town of Ignace, Ontario
Ignace, services, Campground 1 km south. Ignace is located on the shore of Agimak Lake, Ontario
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #599, north to Sandbar Lake Ontario Provincial Park, The park features, sandy beach with and excellent walleye and pike fishing. Camping faclities: The park has 74 campsites, 28 of have electricity, comfort stations and showers. Laundromat Play Area, Boat Launch, french language services Canoes and kayaks retals. - North to communities of Silver Dollar, Ontario, O'Briens Landing, Ontario, Saqvant Lake, Ontario, New Osnaburgh, Ontario, Pickle Lake Ontario, Central Patricia, Ontario, Access to Ontario Provincial Police Detachment.
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Green Pines Campground, Ontario
Green Pines Campground R V Park, north side of highway.
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Entering the community of English River, Ontario
English River, Services, crossing the English River. The English River flows through Lac Seul where it joins the Winnipeg River. The river is 615 km in length. There are several hydroelectric generating plants on this river. Tributaries of this river include the Ontario, Vermilion River and the Ontario, Wabigoon River.
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Point of Interest
Crossing Beaver Creek, Ontario
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Point of Interest
Crossing The Fire Steel River, Ontario.
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Point of Interest
Crossing The Little Fire Steel River, Ontario.
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Community of Upsala, Ontario - established in 1882,
Services Ontario Provincial Police Detachment
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Regional Visitor information Direction Center
Regional Information Center, access to Inwood Park Campground, Ontario.
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Point of Interest
Crossing The Little Savanne River, Ontario
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Savanne River Resort, Ontario
Savanne River Resort,R V Park, campground, lodging
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Services At Highway
Services, fuel, north side of highway
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Point of Interest
Historical Savanne Portage, Roadside highway turnoff
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Point of Interest Time Zone Change
Time Zone Change, east bound traffic, put watches ahead 1 hour,west bound traffic, set watches 1 hour back
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Junction of Highways
Junction of Highway #11,west to Kashabowie, Ontario, Fort Frances,Ontario, Town of Shabaqua Corners, Ontario. NOTE: For highway travel via Ontario Highway #11 'The Trans Canada Highway' - See Milebymile Road Map Highway Travel Guide - Town of Fort Frances, Ontario to the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario for driving directions

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Point of Interest
Beaver Lodges on pond
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #102, east alternate route to Thunder Bay, Ontario.
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Highway Roadside Turnout
Rest Area, south side of highway picnic tables
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #590, Access to Kakabeka Falls Ontario Provincial Park. The falls within the park is known as 'The Niagara of the North', Kakabeka Falls plunges 40 metres over sheer cliffs. Camping facilities: Two campgrounds have 169 campsites. The 90 campsites with electrical service are located in Whispering Hills Campground where there are also several pull-through sites to accommodate large trailers and recreational vehicles. The park has picnic grounds on both sides of the Kaministiquia River with views of the falls. Whispering Hills Campground has 11 showers in two buildings, flush Toilets ,laundromat, play Area
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Town of Kakabeka Falls, Ontario
Kakabeka Falls, Lodging, services. The name 'Kakabeka' comes from the Ojibwe word gakaabikaa 'waterfall over a cliff.
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Kakabeka Falls Bible Camp, Ontario
Access south side of highway
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #588, south to Stanley, Ontario, access to Ontario Provincial Police Detachment
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #130 south
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City of Thunder Bay, Ontario
Thunder Bay, Ontario was formed in 1970 by the merger of the cities of Fort William, Port Arthur. - Attractions in and around Thunder Bay, Ontario: Thunder Bay Blues Festival, one of Thunder Bay's biggest annual events on the city's waterfront. - Thunder Bay Children's Festival, an imaginative world of arts, heritage and entertainment for children - Thunder Bay Dragon Boat Race Festival - Thunder Bay Kite Festival, named 'One of Ontario's Top 50 Festivals. Founders Museum and Pioneer Village; Walk Through the Past in this unique Northern Ontario Pioneer Village. - Hymers Museum, offers displays about mining, logging, farming, one-room schools and more. - Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and Museum; View displays of artifacts, photographs and memorabilia about the history of sports in the region. - Paipoonge Museum, preserving the memory of the area's early settlers. - Thunder Bay Historical Museum; Features history of Northwestern Ontario. - Thunder Bay Military Museum, displays of weapons, uniforms.
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The City of Thunder Bay, Ontario
Junction of Highways #61 south to Duluth Minnesota, access to airport,hospital. Highways 11 #17 north is The Thunder Bay Expressway, bypassing Thunder Bay east to Sault St. Marie, Ontario, west to Kenora, Ontario, Manitoba/Ontario Border. Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide, for continuance of this highway, see Milebymile.com Section #2 - Thunder Bay To Sault Ste. Marie. -e