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Junction of Highways #17b #550 #565
City of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario all services. West to City of Thunder Bay, Ontario. South to Canada / United States Border via International Bridge, State of Michigan. East to City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario. Attractions in and around the City of Sault Ste Marie: Attractions in and around Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: - Agawa Canyon Tour Train, a one day wilderness excursion will take you 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie. - 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) - 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.
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Airdale Road
Access to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Airport, south side of highway
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Bell's Point Beach and Campground, Ontario
Access from highway. Campground Facilities: 150 serviced and non-serviced sites. Pull-Thru Sites, Hot Showers, Horseshoes, Beach, Bicycling, Camp Store, RV Dump Station, Fishing, Volleyball, Playground, Canoeing, Waterfront, Hiking
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Ojibway Campground Tent & Trailer Park
Laughing Water Beach. West side of highway. Ojibway Campground Tent & Trailer Park camping facilities: 118 Full Serviced Campsites; Sandy Beach; Free, Picnic Area; Hot Showers; Playground; Security Patrol; Firewood; Septic Service; Group Camping Area.
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Point of Interest
Bridge crossing Lake George, Ontario.
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Community of Echo Bay, Ontario
Access from highway. Attractions in Echo Bay, Ontario. The Canadian Loon Dollar Monument. The Canadian Loon Dollar is called in Canada, the ('Loonie')
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Junction of Highway #638
East to community of Leeburn, Ontario.
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Junction of Highway #548
South to St. Joseph Island, Ontario. Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site of Canada. Fort St. Joseph features, the commercial and military alliance that existed between the British and the First Nations peoples of the western Great Lakes region in the aftermath of the American Revolutionary War through the War of 1812. In addition to the Fort itself, the site contains archaeological features which in their undeveloped state reveal part of the complex pattern of military, domestic and commercial life - Aboriginal and European - in this frontier outpost.
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Kensington Road
Access to boat launch site, south side of highway
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Community of Desbarats, Ontario
Access from highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout
Snow plough turnabout, paved, north side of highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout Rest Area
Picnic tables, toilets, north side of highway
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Community of Bruce Mines, Ontario
Services. The town of Bruce Mines, Ontario, is located on the north shore of Lake Huron in the Ontario, Algoma District. Copper was discovered by settlers in 1846. Attractions in and around Bruce Mines, Ontario: Bruce Mines Museum, The museum started in 1894 as a Presbyterian Church, called the 'Church on the Rock' services were held in the church until 1917. The museum features; Artifacts of the area, Archives Genealogical, census, birth, death, marriage, and baptismal area records, photos of pioneer families and the town mining documents. Other attractions: Bruce Mines, Fall Fair The Fall Fair has been held every second September weekend since 1880 - Simpson Copper Mine Shaft, Open during the summer months, tours are avaiable, visitors can get a glimpse of a day in the life of a Cornish miner in the early 1800's.
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Junction of Highway #638
North to Bruce Sta.
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Junction of Highway #17b
South to Community of Thessalon, Ontario; services. Thessalon, Ontario is located on the north shore of Lake Huron.
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Junction of Highway #129
North side of highway. North to the communities of Wharncliffe, Ontario, Devon, Ontario, Chapleau, Ontario. North 200kms,to the Chapleau, Ontario Game Preserve. This Preserve is one of the world's largest wildlife preserve.
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Livingstone, Ontario Golf Course
South side of highway
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Snow Plough Turnabout
Large paved turnout, south side of highway
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Community of Sowerby, Ontario
North side of highway
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Belmar, Ontario Campground
West side of highway
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Giking Tent & Trailer Park, Ontario
West side of highway
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Community of Iron Bridge, Ontario
Access from highway.
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Point of Interest
Bridge crossing the Ontario, Mississagi River. The Mississagi River originates in Ontario, Mississagi Lake and flows 270 km to empty into Ontario's, Lake Huron. The North West Fur Company built a fur trading post in 1799, at the mouth of the river. There are hydroelectric plants in use along this river.
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Junction of Highway #546
North to Rawhide Lake, Ontario 79 km's
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Roadside Highway Turnout
Picnic area and Information Centre with Museum,
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Photo - View from highway
While driving east on The Trans Canada Highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout,
Picnic area, south side of highway
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Huron Pines Golf Course, Ontario
South side of highway
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Community of Blind River, Ontario
Junction of Highway #555, #557, all services. Blind River, Ontario is situated on the North Channel of Lake Huron. Attractions in and around Bind River, Ontario: Blind River Canada Day Beach Bash; This event is held at Sand Beach on Lake Huron. Activities include; Tim Hortons Kite Festival, sand castle building , Kids Karaoke, and watermelon eating contests. - Pow-Wow Days This Native event celebrates the Ojibway culture - Blind River's Annual Home Trade Show - Blind River's Annual Winter Carnival, a four day celebration of winter fun.
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Picnic Area - Access to Museum
Picnic tables, Museum. North side of highway. Access to Timber Village Museum. The museum features exhibits and artifacts relating to the history of Blind River and area with information on the local logging and lumbering industry. - Annual events; Voyageur Days, living History Re-enactment.
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Junction of Highway #538
Community of Algoma Mills, Ontario, services, boat launch, south side of highway
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Photo - View from highway
While driving east on The Trans Canada Highway
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Access to Boat launch

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Junction of Highway #538

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Community of Spragge, Ontario
Koa Campground, south side of highway
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Junction of Highway #108 - access to the city of Elliot Lake Ontario
Community of Serpent River, Ontario. . Truck inspection weigh station at highway. North to the community of Elliot Lake, Ontario. Attractions in and around Elliot Lake, Ontario: - Elliot Lake Nuclear and Mining Museum & Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, The museum features First Nation history, logging, History of Uranium mining. - Elliot Lake Mining Monument and Memorial Park, dedicated to miners who risked their lives each day. - Sheriff Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, opportunities for birding and wildlife viewing. - The Fire Tower Lookout and Heritage Centre, a replica of a fire ranger's lookout and provides panoramic view of the North Channel of Lake Huron and Manitoulin Island. There is also a restored Ranger's cabin. North to Mississagi Provincial Park, camping 90 campsites, 62 pullthroughs
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Roadside Highway Turnout Rest Area
Picnic tables toilets, south side of highway
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Point of Interest
Bridge crossing the Serpent River, Ontario.
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Community of Cutler, Ontario
Services. Attractions in Cutler, Ontario: Giant Teepee Poles.
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Community of Spanish, Ontario
Services. Large gravel turnout, south side of highway. The Town of Spanish, Ontario is located at the mouth of the Ontario, Spanish River at the North Channel of Lake Huron.
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Point of Interest
Entering Rainbow County, Ontario Tourist Area, west boundry.
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Roadside Highway Turnout
Paved turnout, both sides of highway
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Photo - View from highway
While driving east on The Trans Canada Highway.
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Junction of Highway #553
Community of Massey, Ontario; services. North to Chutes Ontario, Provincial Park, camping 130 campsites, 56 elec. sites, flush toilets, showers. The only provincial park between Sudbury, Ontario and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Chutes, Ontario, Provincial Park is an excellent stopover for travellers, driving the Trans-Canada Highway. Located next to the shallow, swimmable Aux Sables Ontario River, the park gets its name from a chute that once diverted logs around the waterfall. attractions: Follow riverside nature trails to see upstream rapids.
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Point of Interest
Crossing Birch Creek, Ontario.
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Community of Webbwood, Ontario
Services. Webbwood, Ontario citizens elected Canada's first female mayor, Barbara Hanley, in 1936.
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Junction of Highway #6
Community of Espanola, Ontario. South side of highway, Visitor Information. South to Community of Whitefish Falls, Ontario Whitefish Falls is located at the mouth of the Whitefish River. Attractions at Whitefish Falls - The annual La Cloche Art Show., McGregor Bay, Ontario, Birch Island, Ontario, Little Current, Ontario, Sheguiandah, Ontario.
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Community of McKerrow, Ontario
Services
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Roadside Highway Turnout (Sandy Bay Road)
Picnic area, north side of highway
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Point of Interest
Crossing The Ontario Spanish River. The Spanish River flows 338 km from its headwaters in Ontario, Lake Biscotasi and Ontario, Duke Lake passing through Ontario, Agnew Lake emptying into Georgian Bay, Ontario. There are four hydroelectric dams on this river:
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Community of Nairn Centre, Ontario
Services. North to Fairbank Ontario Provincial Park, camping, 160 camp sites, 40 elec sites, showers flush toilets. Camp at the edge of a crater created by a meteorite that hit the earth millions of years ago, spring-fed Ontario, Fairbank Lake is so clear it attracts snorkellers and scuba divers. View the crater and Fairbank fault from trail lookouts and visit an old blast hole, a relic of a still-thriving mining industry.
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Point of Interest
West Boundry Of of Greater Sudbury
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Services at Highway
Picnic tables, visitor information, south side of highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout
Picnic tables, visitor information, south side of highway
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Fairbank Ontario Provincial Park
Park, 22 km's north, camping, 160 camp sites, 40 elec. sites, flush toilets, showers. Camp at the edge of a crater at this park created by a meteorite that hit the earth millions of years ago, spring-fed, Ontario, Fairbank Lake is so clear it attracts snorkellers and scuba divers. One can view the crater and the Fairbank fault from trail lookouts. There is a old blast hole, a relic of a still-thriving mining industry of the area. - Hiking: Wa-shai-ga-mog Trail: The trail is 1/2 km long with twelve interpretive stops explaing the copper and nickel mining history of the area.
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Roadside Highway Turnout
Large paved turnout, south side of highway
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Photo - View from highway
While driving east on The Trans Canada Highway
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Junction of Highway #144
Access to Halfway Ontario, Provincial Park, Camoing Facilities: 215 campsites 120 elec sites, flush toilets, showers. One can view heron rookeries, moose, nesting osprey and beaver ponds as you paddle and camp among the 20 lakes in this wilderness northwest of Sudbury, Ontario. Abundant fish, game and berries fed Ojibway here before loggers came and built chutes like the one between Halfway and Ontario, Bailey lakes.
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Junction of Highway #144
North to Communities of Balfour, Ontario, Rayside, Ontario, Onaping Falls, Ontario, Cartier, Ontario, City of Timmons, Ontario. Attraction in and around Timmons, Ontario: The Timmins Museum history & National Exhibition Centre, offers the arts and culture of Timmins and Northeastern Ontario and Canada. - The Timmons, Shania Twain Centre, features the famous country singer in her hometown also memorabilia and souvenirs, musical and personal accomplishments. - Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour, experience the workings of a mine, pan for gold and learn about Timmons, mining history.
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Junction of Highway #55
North to Community of Lively, Ontario
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Junction of Highway #80
North access to City of Sudbury, Ontario down town centre, all services. The City of Sudbury, Ontario is the largest city in Northern Ontario. Attractions in and around Sudbury: Greater Sudbury Annual Blueberry Festival, a celebration with blueberry eating contests, pancake breakfasts and more, held in mid July.- Northern Lights Festival Boral, Canada's oldest outdoor festival - Science North IMAX Festival, wide variety of giant screen films during this annual film festival. - Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival. Held in July, on Ramsey Lake with more than 100 teams competing annually. - Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, Held in September - Canadian Garlic Festival. This annual festival pays tribute to the humble garlic bulb, features entertainment. - Chelmsford Western Days, a 10-day festival held in in June - Sudbury's Greek Festival; Greek, heritage with traditional food, dancing and entertainment, held in the summer - Italian Festival Sudbury's Italian heritage, features regional food fair, pageants, entertainment, held in July - La fte de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Annual Francophone cultural festival, held in June. - The Cortina Cruise Boat, a 70-passenger cruise boat. - Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre. The Museum features history of early settlers in the Ontario,Sudbury area - The Anderson Farm Museum; Depicts dairy farming history. - Sudbury's Centre franco-ontarien de folklore, features the world's largest collection of works on Franco-Ontarien heritage and folklore - Art Gallery of Sudbury, presents on going art exhibitions.
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Junction of Highway #69 (Trans Canada Highway)
North to City of Sudbury, Ontario. South to Town of Parry Sound, Ontario. West to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
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Junction of Highway #69 (Trans Canada Highway)
NOTE: For highway travel south via The Trans Canada Highway, Ontario Highway #69 - See Road Map Highway Travel Guide - Trans Canada , Highway,#69 'The Georgian Bay Route'. Sudbury,Ontario to Parry Sound, Ontario and Highway #400, For driving directions. Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide. -e