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Highway Junctions, Thunder Bay
Junction of Highways #61 and Highways #17/#11 east to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontraio, west to Kenora, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba. NOTE; for highway travel west via 'The Trans Canada Highway' See Highway #11 travel guide, Town of Fort Frances to the City of Thunder Bay for driving directions -- For highway travel west via 'The Trans Canada Highway' Highway #17 see Highway #17 Travel Guide, Manitoba /Ontario Border to Thunder Bay for driving directions.

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Junction of Highways #61 and The Trans Canada Highways #17/#11
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. - Hymers Museum, offers displays about mining, logging, farming, one-room schools and more. - Founders Museum and Pioneer Village; Walk Through the Past in this unique Northern Ontario Pioneer Village. - 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 Military Museum, displays of weapons, uniforms. - Thunder Bay Historical Museum; Features history of Northwestern Ontario.
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #102
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Highway Roadside Turnout
Roadside Turnout, north side of highway
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Junction of Highways #118,#178,
South to City of Thunder Bay. Junction of The Trans Canada Highway, also called Highway #17/#11 (The Terry Fox Courage Highway)West City bypass #11/ #17 The Thunder Bay Expressway, west to Kenora, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba; East to Nipigon, Ontario, Sault St. Marie, Ontario.
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #527, north to Armstrong, Ontario. Attraction in and around Armstrong, Ontario: Fishing, and hunting in the Ontario, Wabikimi Park, Ontario, Albany River, Ontario and Ontario, Ogoki Reservoir areas.
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #587, south to The Sleeping Giant Ontario, Provincial Park, 42km's south. Camping facilities at The Sleeping Giant Park: Marie Louise Lake Campground has 200 sites in the main campground. Eighty-five have electrical service. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire pit. Other facilities: flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities Picnic and Day Use areas, play area, boat Launch, Canoes, kayaks, rentals.
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View from highway
Looking west
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Quimet Provincial Park
Access to Quimet Ontario, Provincial Park,no campgrounds, day use, picnic tables, hiking,
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highways #582, south to Hurkett, Ontario
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #582 south to Red Rock, Ontario.
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #585
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Township of Nipigon, Ontario
All services. Nipigon, Ontario, is located on the most northern point of Lake Superior and situated along the west side of the Ontario Nipigon River. Attractions in and around Nipigon, Ontario. - St. Sylvester Roman Catholic Church. This is the oldest church in the Nipigon area. Built in 1877, services are still celebrated at this historic site. - Nipigon Hiking Trail. One can walk along the hiking trail that links the communities of Nipigon and Red Rock. - The World Famous Ontario Nipigon River. This river is famous for having very large Brook Trout. The world's largest brook trout was caught in the Nipigon River just below Rabbit Rapids weighing in at 14 lbs. 8 oz. Brook trout from 5 lbs. to 8 lbs. are caught each year. The River has other fish including walleye, rainbow trout, lake trout, coho, chinook, pink salmon, whitefish and perch. - Nipigon's, Historical Walking Tour 2.6 kilometres. All Sites are accessible by road. You can pick up your map the the Museum or at the Town Office.
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #11, North to, Geraldson, Hearst, Kapuskasing. NOTE: For highway travel via The Trans Canada Highway #11 - See Road Map Highway Travel Guide Highway #11 Kapuskasing, Ontario to Nipigon, Ontario, for driving directions

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Point of Interest
Crossing the Jackfish River, Ontario.
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Roadside Highway Turnout
Highway Turnout, View Point, Rest area,picnic tables. View looking out at St. Ignace Island, Ontario.
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Services At Highway
Services, fuel, lodging, north side of highway
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Gravel River, Ontario.
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Highway Roadside Turnout
Roadside Turnout,Picnic Area, south side of highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout
Roadside Turnout, picnic area
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Community of Rossport, Ontario
Access to Rossport, services. Rossport is a picturesque community, located on the north shore of Lake Superior Access to Rainbow Falls Ontario Provincial Park. Rainbow Falls Park has Cascading water falls that plunge over the rock on their way to Lake Superior. Camping Faclities: There are two campgrounds at Rainbow Falls - Whitesand Lake Campground offers 97 tent and trailer sites, 49 of which have electrical service, showers and a laundromat are centrally located, flush and vault toilets and drinking water taps. Firewood is available. - Rossport Campground, five kilometres to the west, has 36 sites, 23 of which have electrical service. Several offer spectacular views of Lake Superior.
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Rainbow Falls Provincial Park
Access to Rainbow Falls Ontario Provincial Park, Rainbow Falls Park has Cascading water falls that plunge over the rock on their way to Lake Superior. Camping Faclities: There are two campgrounds at Rainbow Falls - Whitesand Lake Campground offers 97 tent and trailer sites, 49 of which have electrical service, showers and a laundromat are centrally located, flush and vault toilets and drinking water taps. Firewood is available. - Rossport Campground, five kilometres to the west, has 36 sites, 23 of which have electrical service. Several offer spectacular views of Lake Superior.
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Roadside Highway Turnout
Roadside Turnout
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Services At Highway
Services, Fuel
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Town of Schreiber, Ontario
Schreiber, services fuel, Ontario Provincial Police Detachment. Attractions in and around Schriber, Ontario: The Peel Off WinterCarnival held in Schreiber every February. - Schreiber Heritage Days, every July, celebrating Schreiber's unique history. Events include town-wide yard sales, bocce tournaments, ball games, lunches, dinners, and a spectacular parade. - The Pays Plat Annual Pow Wow, held in July - The Schreiber Medieval Festival, medieval dancing and classical guitar instrumentals, held in November.
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Community of Terrace, Bay, Ontario - Photo Terrace Bay Information Center
Terrace, Bay, Ontario is located on the north shore of Lake Superior. The town's motto is 'The Gem of the North Shore'.
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Visitor Information Direction Center
Large Visitor Information Center, picnic tables
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Town of Terrace Bay, Ontario
Terrace Bay, services. Attractions in and around Terrace Bay, Ontario - Annual Terrace Bay Drag Fest. This event is the biggest motor sports event in Northwestern Ontario and is held every August - Canada Day celebrations in Terrace Bay; Highlights include fireworks, annual shore lunch, a family beach party and a Canada Day ceremony - The annual Terrace Bay Fall Fair, held in September this fair is the largest fall fair on the northshore. - The Terrace Bay Old Fashioned Skating Party, old fashioned skating, held each December.
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Terrace Bay, Ontario Airport
North side of Highway
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Entering the Town of Marathon, Ontario
Marathon, all services. Attractions in and around Marathon, Ontario: The Annual Neys Nostalgia Days are held each August in Neys Ontario, Provincial Park. features, games, a voyageur snack, a scavenger hunt. - The Marathon, Ontario, Music Festival occurs in June and features entertaining events and activities all weekend long. Pebble Beach, colourful rocks that line Pebble Beach for over 2 kms. - Marathon District Museum, features the history of Marathon and area.
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Marathon, Ontario Airport
Access to Marathon Airport
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Services At Highway
Services, fuel, access to Ontario Provincial Police Detachment
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Highway Roadside Turnout
Rest Area, Senic Lookout, picnic tables
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #627, south to Heron Bay, Ontario, Pic River, Ontario.
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Ontario, Pic River. The Pic River flows from its headwaters east of Longlac. Ontario and empties into Lake Superior. The Hudson's Bay Company constructed a trading post at the mouth of the Pic River during the 19th century.
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #614, north to Manitouwadge, Ontario 58 km's. Manitouwadge in Ojibwe translates into Cave of the Great Spirit.
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Services
Services, Lodging, Fuel
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White Lake Ontario Provincial Park
Access to White Lake Provincial Park,south side of highway, telephone at highway. White Lake is a sheltered basin with sandy beaches, warm-water swimming and exceptional fishing. Camping facilities: White Lake has three campgrounds -- Woodlily, Sundew and Moccasin Flower - with 187 campsites, 60 of which have electrical service, picnic tables, fire grates, drinking water taps, toilets and garbage bins. A comfort station with flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities, two RV dump stations.
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Point of Interest
Forest Fire Area
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Ontario, White River. White River is known for the birthplace of A.A. Milne's famous 'Winnie the Pooh'. White River advertises itself as 'The Coldest Spot in Canada'
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Point of Interest
Entering The District of Algoma, Ontario
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Town of White River, Ontario
White River, services, Ontario Provincial Police Detachment. Junction Of Highway #631,north east to Hornepayne, Nagagamisis Onttraio, Provincial Park. White River, Ontario, is known for the birthplace of A.A. Milne's famous 'Winnie the Pooh'. White River advertises itself as 'The Coldest Spot in Canada'. Nagagamisis Ontario, Provincial Park camping facilities: Nagagamisis has 107 non-electrical, campsites in two campgrounds. Campsites are close to vault toilets and drinking water taps. Bedwash Campground has a comfort station with showers, electricity and flush toilets. There is a day use picnic area, boat Launch, paddle boats, motorboats, bike, row boat rentals, laundromat.
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Highway Roadside Turnout
Roadside Turnout, picnic area west side of highway
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Services
Lodging
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Obatanga Provincial Park
Access to Obatanga Ontario Provincial Park. Camping faciliies: There are two campgrounds,Obatanga has two campgrounds, Windy Pines and Berry Trails, with 130 campsites. Twenty sites have electrical service with 15- and 30-amp receptacles. Campsites haave a picnic table,fire grate., drinking water taps, toilets and garbage containers. There is Picnic and day use areas. Other facilities include, play area, boat launching area, french language services, bicycles tents, canoe, rentals, RV sanitation station.
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Services At Highway
Services, fuel, west side of highway
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Services
Access to services west side of highway, lodging, fuel,restaurant
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Services
Lodging, west side of highway
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Photo View of Highway
Driving east on highway #17 The Trans Canada Highway.
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Photo - Entering WaWa at Information Center
Community of WaWa, Ontario. WaWa, is known for its 28-foot-tall metal statue of a Canada goose, named after the Ojibwe word for 'wild goose.
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #101, east to Town of WaWa 4 km's, WaWa, Ontario Airport, access to Potholes Ontario, Provincial Park, Day use picnic area, no campsites. Potholes Ontario, Provincial Park, nature reserve derives its name from glacial potholes and troughs scooped out of bedrock forming the riverbed of the Ontario, Kiniwabi River. The Shoals Ontario, Provincial Park. This park is located on Little Wawa Lake. Shoals Ontario, Provincial Park has a Day Use picnic area. Camping facilities include: 44 campsites. Each campsite has a fireplace, picnic table and is close to vault toilets and drinking water taps. There is a RV sanitation station.
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Point of Interest
Historical Marker of Michipicoten, west side of highway
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Ontario, Michipicoten River. The Michipicoten River flows from the Ontario, Lake Wabatongushi and joins with the Ontario, Magpie River to empty into Ontario's; Michipicoten Bay on Lake Superior. This river is called : 'The Michipicoten Canoe Route' It was a important fur trade route from James Bay to Lake Superior. The Hudson's Bay company began establishing posts along this river route in the 1770's.
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Point of Interest
Entering the north boundry of Lake Superior Ontario, Provincial Park. The park has three campgrounds. - Agawa Bay Campground; Facilities: 38 electrical campsites , a 3-km beach, Visitor Centre and outdoor theatre. Flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities are located in the two comfort stations. - Crescent Lake Campground, basic camping facilities on 36 sites. Located near the southern boundary of the park. - Rabbit Blanket Lake Campground. 20 electrical sites, flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities. - Backcountry Campsites: The park's 175 interior campsites are accessible only by hiking or paddling. There are two R V Dump stations, located at Agawa Bay and Rabbit Blanket Lake campgrounds.
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Highway Roadside Turnout
Old Women Bay. Senic View Point, rest area, picnic tables, toilets. Crossing the Ontario, Old Woman River. The Old Woman River empties into Old Woman Bay on Lake Superior. The river's name comes from a rock formation near the river's mouth, which looks like the face of an old woman.
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Rabbit Blanket Lake, Ontario
Telephone, Campground, Cross Country Sking,Canoeing, south side of highway
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Lake Superior Provincial Park Office
Park Office, information, east side of highway
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Campground
Access to campground
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Campground
Access to Campground
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Highway Roadside Turnout
Roadside Turnout, Cross country ski area, east side of highway
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Orson Lake, Ontario
Hiking, Toilets
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Catherine Cove, Ontario
Hiking, Toilets, south side of highway. The hilly part of this trail consist of dunes, peppered with rock outcrops
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Ontario, Sand River, picnic area,toilets, hiking. The Sand River flows from Sand Lake and empties into Lake Superior. The river name comes from a sand bar that formed across its river mouth.
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Agawa Rock, Ontario
Information Center, picnic area, camping, west side of highway
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Highway Roadside Turnout
Roadside Turnout, Senic Viewpoint, east side of highway
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Awausee Highway Roadside Turnout
Camping, toilets, hiking, east side of highway
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Point of Interest - Photo looking at the Ontario Agawa River
Crossing the Ontario Agawa River.
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Brather Road
Access to Hiking Trails, east side of highway
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Agawa Bay
Information, direction, camping, showers, west side of highway
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Services At Highway
Services, fuel, east side of highway
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Crescent Lake
Services, camping. South Boundry Lake Superior Provincial Park
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Community of Montreal River, Ontario
Services
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Alona Bay Roadside Turnout
Senic Viewpoint, west side of highway
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Pancake Bay Ontario Provincial Park
Access to Pancake Bay Provincial Park, west side of highway. Camping Facilites: 325 campsites, including 160 with electricity, fireplace, picnic table, drinking water taps, vault toilets and garbage disposal are located throughout the campgrounds. There are two comfort stations with flush toilets and showers, a RV, sanitation station and a firewood yard.
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Batchawana Provincial Park ,Junction of Highway #563
Access to Batchawana Provincial Park, Information Direction Center, no camping picnic area toilets
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Photo - Looking at Lake Superior
View of Lake Superior from Batchawana Provincial Park, picnic area.
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Provincial Information Direction Center
Rest Area, picnic tables, toilets, west side of highway
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Services At Highway
Services
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Roadside Highway Turnout
Roadside Turnout, rest area, picnic tables
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #552, east & west to Goulais River, Ontario.
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Services At Highway
Services, fuel
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Highway Junction
Junction of Highway #556, north to Ranger Lake, Ontario, Searchmont, Ontario entering Town of Heyden, Ontario. services, skiing
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Entering City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Limits
Sault Ste. Marie, all services. Sault Ste. Marie located on the Ontario, St. Marys River. Sault Ste. Marie is the third largest city in Northern Ontario, with a population of around 80,000, - Attractions in and around Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: The Sault Ste. Marie, Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, the center is dedicated to preserving the history of Forest Protection and Bush Flying in Ontario and Canada. - ErmatingerClergue National Historic Site; features the history of the Sault Ste. Marie, area. - The Sault Ste. Marie Museum, offers, exhibit artifacts and archival materials which illustrate the history of Sault Ste. Marie the District of Algoma. - Sault Ste. Marie Lock Tours: Boat Passage through the Historic Canadian Sault Canal and World Famous Soo Locks -The Parks Canada Sault Canal National Historic Site; The lock is 77 meters long (250 feet) by 15.4 meters wide (50 feet) - Agawa Canyon Tour Train, a one day wilderness excursion will take you 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie.
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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario City Center
All services, east to Sudbury, Ontario, North Bay, Ontario west to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Kenora, Ontario. For continuance of this highway east, via 'The Trans Canada Highway' #17 - See Milebymile.com Section #3 - Road Map Highway Travel Guide - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Sudbury, Ontario for driving directions. Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide -e