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Ontario Travel: Hiking, Camping, Waterfalls, things to do and see on the Lake Superior Circle Route

Aguasaban Falls Terrace Bay Ontario
Aguasaban Falls & Gorge Terrace Bay Ontario

Worried about high gas prices?
The entire circle tour trip thru Canada is only about 500 miles; most get by with only one fill-up in Canada. So yes, gas is expensive yet in real dollars out of your pocket it isn't really much extra to see this beautiful part of Lake Superior.

Gas Saving Tips - Enjoy a unique vacation along the shores of Lake Superior for less money than you'd imagine


Ontario North Shore Directory

Thunder Bay Page:
Kakabeka Falls
Thunder Bay

Nipigon Page:
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Quimet Canyon
Nipigon-Red Rock Hiking Trail

Rossport - Neys:
Kama Cliffs and Kama Bay
Rainbow Falls
Terrace Bay
Aguasaban Falls
Neys Provincial Park

Pukaskwa National Park

Marathon - Sault Ste. Marie
Magpie High Falls
Silver Falls
Lake Superior Provincial Park
Sand River Falls
Pancake Bay
Chippewa Falls

Sault Ste. Marie
Crystal Falls
Historic Locks
St. Mary's Island

Campgrounds Western Route

Campgrounds Eastern Route

Circle Tour Campground Directory

Circle Tour Travel Planner

Ontario Canoeing - Wabakimi Park

Note to US Residents. Favorable exchange rates make this a good time to do the Ontario portion of the Lake Superior Circle Tour.

The West to East Lake Superior Circle Tour route leaves Minnesota to enter Canada at Grand Portage.

Through the summers of 2003 through August 2009, the border crossing routine seemed no more complex than prior to 9/11. Have never encountered long wait lines here. Since 2009, with the new passport regulations in effect, the wait is only a little longer. (We have, however, encountered long lines at the eastern Ontario crossing - Soo bridge border crossing - during weekends and holidays).

I recommend a stop at the Ontario Visitor Center. Very helpful staff, loads of maps and brochures and clean washrooms! There is also a currency exchange there but it is not open all the hours of the visitor center, so don't put all your eggs in that basket. Actually most places in Canada take credit cards, so you'll not need a lot of actual Canadian money to get by. If you missed the hike to High Falls on the American side, there is a hiking trail leading from the Visitor Center to view it from the other side.

After leaving the Visitor Center, the highway climbs into the hills and away from Lake Superior. Eventually the terrain levels out and looks quite a lot like central Wisconsin - with glacial drumlins punctuating the otherwise flat landscape. bluff by Thunder BayDairy and beef farms, Amish buggies and cheese factories complete the parallel. Quite a change from the rugged shorelines and heavily wooded landscape of Minnesota's North Shore.

But once past Thunder Bay, the rocky outcroppings and mountain-like hills return. A side trip to visit the Sibley Peninsula and Sleeping Giant Provincial Park can easily occupy a few days due to its numerous hiking trails as well as canoeing and fishing on secluded inland lakes.

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A trail behind the Ontario Pigeon River Visitor
Center leads to a view of Lake Superior's
Pigeon Bay

red triangleGet Acquainted with current Passport Regulations - There are new requirements for motor travel between the United States and Canada.

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There's a new website devoted to Motorcycle Touring around Lake Superior that you should check out - - Reinhold Development - 2017

Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

gooseberry falls park Winter - Minnesota
Winter - Michigan UP
Winter - Wisconsin
Winter - Sault Ste Marie.

See the amazing Wisconsin Bayfield Ice Caves and
Lake Superior Ice Caves.Bayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves

Regional Weather from the Weather Channel
Weather Reports

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Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.

Fall colors from the top of Moose Mountain
North Shore Fall Colors from the top of Moose Mountain.

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Get *free* North of Superior
Travel guides

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Hotel, Motel Lodging
Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario North Shore

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Canoe Trails:
Wabakimi Canoe Trips
Canoe Trip Storie

Golf Courses Around Lake Superior

Reviews and guides to Ontario Golf Courses around Lake Superior

Weather Reports
Regional Weather from the Weather Channel