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North Shore Loop

Are you looking to ride where no one you know has ridden before? Looking to lay fresh tracks on a perfectly groomed ribbon of bliss? Looking to have one up on your buddies by visiting a snowmobile destination that none of them will have even heard of yet? Algoma’s all new North Shore Loop is the perfect place for the weekend warrior.

Day One

Ride clockwise heading south on the F Trail (64kms) to the D trail. Head west on the D trail to either Bruce Mines (117kms) or St Joseph Island for an additional (60km)
Total Distance (181km or 241km)

Day Two

Ride from St. Joseph Island (D107) back to the D Trail then right on the D106 to the F Trail back into Elliot Lake (237km).
Total Approximate Distance (500km)

Staging from Sudbury

If starting from Sudbury simply follow the D Trail to Elliot Lake or Blind River (BR4/BR3 trail). This will add 2 days to the trip. It’s recommended to stay in the Blind River area the first night then Elliot Lake upon the return to Sudbury.
Total Approximate Distance (1049 kms)

Ontario Rider Staging from the

WEST

Day One

Using the Sault Ste. Marie City Connector, head north to the D trail and follow east to the D106 & F Trail right to Elliot Lake. (290 kms)

Day Two

On day two ride from Elliot Lake back to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on the D Trail (336 kms)

For Extra Mileage

St. Joseph Island Loop – Add approximately 140 km to the North Shore Loop by taking a spin around St. Jo. Like all islands, time stand still and you will be lucky to see another sled on this route. Lots of wildlife and 2 ice crossings keep things interesting.

Ride the International

ICE BRIDGE

The International Ice Bridge to Drummond Island is commonly referred to as the Christmas Tree Trail. This 18 km (11 mile) ride usually opens mid January and closes late March (depending on ice conditions) and spans between St. Joseph Island and the Drummond Island Yacht Haven Dock.

Old Christmas trees line the entire route, placed every 1/8th mile, with reflectivity added for safe night crossings.

Riders in both directions must check in with Canadian and US customs and carry the appropriate identification for international border crossings.

For more information, click here.

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STAY

Bruce Mines

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Bavarian Inn & Restaurant9181 Hwy 17Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3447Email UsVisit Website
Bass Lake ResortBass Lake RoadBruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-256-0383Visit Website
Bobbers Motel & Restaurant9161 Hwy 17Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3485

Hilton Beach

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite

Richards Landing

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Clansmen Motel1430 Richards StreetRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2581Email UsVisit Website
Stonefield House Bed & Breakfast2826 I LineRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-1616Visit Website

Thessalon / Mississagi Valley

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Carolyn Beach Inn & Restaurant1 Lakeside DriveThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3330Email UsVisit Website
Aubrey Falls Trading Post & ResortON-129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2575Visit Website
Beadles Bed & Breakfast276 Water StreetThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2023
Black Creek Outfitters9538F Hwy 129Mississagi Valley ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2555Visit Website

Iron Bridge

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Clear Lake Camp21272 Hwy 17Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-842-5090Visit Website
Village Inn Motel & Restaurant22337 Hwy 17 EastIron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-0967Visit Website

Blind River

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite

Elliot Lake

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Dunlop Lake Lodge74 Dunlop Lake RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-8090Email UsVisit Website
Hampton Inn279 Hwy 108 NorthElliot Lake ON, P5A 2S9705-848-4004Visit Website

Spanish

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Almenara En El Rio Marina & Campground57 Spanish StreetSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2442Visit Website
Le Bel Abri Bed and Breakfast3 Garnier RoadSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2545
Spanish River Inn127 Front StreetSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705 844-2000Visit Website

FUEL

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Aubrey Falls Trading Post & ResortON-129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2575Visit Website
Black Creek Outfitters9538F Hwy 129Mississagi Valley ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2555Visit Website
Bob’s Service Centre – Esso151 Front StreetSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2332
Broken Canoe Trading Post7 West StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1927
Canadian Tire Gas50 Hillside Drive SouthElliot Lake ON, P5A 1M7705-848-4941Visit Website
Country Store & Esso15 Crawford StreetBruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3115Visit Website
Esso – Elliot Lake225 Hwy 108 NorthElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-4932
Esso – Thessalon10 Lakeside DriveThessalon ON, P0R 1K0705-842-3333Visit Website
Esso Gas Station498 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-2718
Kentvale Merchants712 K Line RoadRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2002Visit Website
Little Rapids General Store59 Little Rapids RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3717Visit Website
The Nugget Food StoreHwy 17Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3713
Village General Store – Esso1100 Hwy 17 WestIron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-1100Visit Website

EAT

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Bavarian Inn & Restaurant9181 Hwy 17Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3447Email UsVisit Website
Carolyn Beach Inn & Restaurant1 Lakeside DriveThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3330Email UsVisit Website
Dunlop Lake Lodge74 Dunlop Lake RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-8090Email UsVisit Website
A Touch of Home10 Woodward AvenueBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-4663Visit Website
Ambeault’s Confectionary1268 Richards StreetRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2614
Black Bear at the Dock1140 Richards StreetRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-0222Visit Website
Black Bear Café2389D Line RoadRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-7820Visit Website
Bobbers Motel & Restaurant9161 Hwy 17Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3485
Camille’s Island Cafe1202 Gore StreetRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-7377
Dry Dock Restaurant3112 Marks StreetHilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-246-0850
Elliot Lake Blossoms261 Hillside Drive SouthElliot Lake ON, P5A 1N7705-461-1515Visit Website
Fireside Classic Grill14 Oakland BoulevardElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-461-3711Visit Website
Foster’s Freshmart4 Robinson Drive, PO Box 98Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3728
Gem Variety & Restaurant80 Hergott AvenueElliot Lake ON, P5A 3A8705-848-0394
Jones Valu-mart215 Main StreetThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2132Visit Website
Lakeview Inn143 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-0800
Maple Restaurant180 Ontario AvenueElliot Lake ON, P5A 1Y4705-848-3371
McDonald’s RestaurantHwy 108Elliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-8118Visit Website
Mum’s Place8 George WalkElliot Lake ON, P5A 2A4705-461-3816Visit Website
North Shore Wayside Inn181 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-2249
Pier Seventeen1 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1717Visit Website
Rob’s Variety & Diner27-C Maple Ridge RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2225
Roosters Diner147 Front Street, Hwy 17 WestSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2150Visit Website
Rustys JFB Café181 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-576-2223Visit Website
Spanish River Inn127 Front StreetSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705 844-2000Visit Website
St. Jo’s Diner1581 Bridge RoadRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-3703
Subway275 Hillside Drive (Hillside Plaza)Elliot Lake ON, P5A 1N7705-848-8030
Swiss Chalet290 Hillside Drive SouthElliot Lake ON, P5A 1N8705-461-8888
The Copper Bean Café9196 Hwy 17Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-908-3032Visit Website
Tilt’n Hilton Steakhouse & Beverage Co3120 Marks StreetHilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-246-2204
Tim Hortons43 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1579Visit Website
Tim Hortons261 Ontario 108 NorthElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-5220Visit Website
Tim Hortons498 Causley Street (Esso Gas Station)Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-3549Visit Website
Tim Hortons10 Lakeside Drive (Esso Gas Station)Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-943-9989Visit Website
Topper’s Pizza259 Hillside Drive SouthElliot Lake ON, P5A 1N7705-310-7171Visit Website
Village Inn Motel & Restaurant22337 Hwy 17 EastIron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-0967Visit Website

SERVICES

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Almenara En El Rio Marina & Campground57 Spanish StreetSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2442Visit Website
Elliot Equipment Rentals Sales & Service10 Kilborn WayElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-3001Visit Website
NAPA Auto Parts – Tulloch Automotive15 White Road, Hwy 17 EastBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1466Visit Website
NAPA Auto Parts – Tulloch Automotive155 Hwy 108 NorthElliot Lake ON, P5A 2S9705-848-5666Visit Website
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MUST KNOW

Riding in Canada

  • You will need a passport to enter and leave Canada.
  • Your sled must be licensed and insured.
  • You must have an OFSC Trail Permit on your sled to ride in Ontario.
  • Get a copy of the Algoma Snowmobile Map before you ride.

CONTACT

Algoma Country Travel Association
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
[email protected]
1-800-263-2546

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