Author Topic: Saskatoon to Thunderbay  (Read 4640 times)

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Offline biker_james

Saskatoon to Thunderbay
« on: October 16, 2003, 06:13:43 am »
My wife are currently working our way across Canada- 3 weeks at a time. Having just completed the second leg to Saskatoon, we are looking for info on what we will find further east of there. I know, lots of flat stuff on the prairies, but we are wondering about the route after leaving Manitoba and entering Ontario. Any feedback is appreciated. We will be ( have been) primarily camping, with the odd motel/b&b/truckstop thrown in.


Offline biker_james

Saskatoon to Thunderbay
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2003, 07:04:38 am »
There must be someone from Winnipeg out there, or Thunder Bay, or somewhere around there who knows the routes.


Offline jeffWPG

Saskatoon to Thunderbay
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2004, 08:19:23 pm »
Pretty much from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay there are two options:
1)Take the transcanada highway via Kenora and Dryden
2) Take highway 11 via Fort frances

I have not cycled either and have only driven the transcan, but have seen many people cycling that route.

If my memory serves me correctly the transcan has parts with paved shoulders and stretches without. The area west of Dryden is also touted as having an extremely high accident ratio for cars, how that translates to cycling safety I don't know.
I wish I could be of more help.


Offline Blue

Saskatoon to Thunderbay
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2004, 02:47:50 am »
Cycling Across Canada book written by major cycling clubs across Canada strongly recommends not taking Trans Canada east of Thunder Bay to Sault Ste Marie.  Alternates suggested is to Fort Frances and US route, fly, bus or take a ferry.  I plan to use the US route.


Offline AdamK

Saskatoon to Thunderbay
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2004, 03:56:46 pm »
There is a trip report of my ride in that area a couple of years ago.

Check out my Cross Canada trip on the touring pages of my website.

http://www.adamk.ca


Adam K.
Sidney, BC Canada
Website: http://www.adamk.ca
Adam K.
Sidney, BC Canada
Website: http://www.adamk.ca