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Canadian Fishing Lodge
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Canadian Fishing Lodge
Canadian Fishing Lodge
Canadian Fishing Lodge
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Directions to Garden Island Lodge from the Central & Mid-Western States

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    Pickup at Mowatt Landing is now 10:00am Only

    There are several routes you can follow.

    #1 Cross into Canada at The Peace Bridge at Buffalo/Fort Erie. Drive north on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) through Hamilton and Burlington. Take #407 east (the cut off is about 2 miles past the Burlington Skyway Bridge. Get into the center lane while on the bridge). Follow # 407 east to #400 north ( the signs will read #400 N - Barrie). NOTE: IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING IN A VEHICLE OVER 10,000 POUNDS GVWR DO NOT TAKE #407!!! Stay on the QEW to highway #403 north at the Ford Motor Plant. Go north to highway #401 east. Continue on #401 east to #400 north ( the signs will read #400 N - Barrie).

    #2 Cross into Canada at Detroit. Pick up #401 east to #407 east near Milton. Follow # 407 east to #400 north ( the signs will read #400 N - Barrie). NOTE: IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING IN A VEHICLE OVER 10,000 POUNDS GVWR DO NOT TAKE #407!!! Stay highway on #401 east. Continue on #401 east to #400 north ( the signs will read #400 N - Barrie).

    #3 Cross into Canada at I-69 at Port Huron (this is my preferred route). I-69 becomes #402 at the border. Follow #402 east to #401 east at London. Follow # 401 east to #407 east at Milton Follow #407 east to #400 north ( the signs will read #400 N - Barrie). NOTE: IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING IN A VEHICLE OVER 10,000 POUNDS GVWR DO NOT TAKE #407!!! Stay on highway #401 east. Continue on #401 east to #400 north ( the signs will read #400 N - Barrie).

    Follow #400 north just past Barrie. Follow the signs for #11 north to North Bay. At North Bay #11 joins #17 through the out-skirts of the city. Follow #11north. (Watch for the signs reading #11 to TIMMINS, if you see the STAPLES Store on your right you just missed the turn). Take #11 north for about 90 miles. You will see The Cobalt Truck Stop on your right. This is the last place for coffee if you are coming directly to the landing. 6 miles after the truck stop, you will see the sign 'Garden Island Lodge 20 km. You make the left turn onto #558 for about 12 miles.

    #4 Cross into Canada at Sault Ste. Marie. Pick up # 17 east through Sudbury to a little town called VERNER (a UPI gas station will be on your left). Turn left onto #575 to Field. At Field pick up #64 north to #11 north. Stay on #11 north. You will see The Cobalt Truck Stop on your right. This is the last place for coffee if you are coming directly to the landing. 6 miles after the truck stop, you will see the sign 'Garden Island Lodge 20 km. You make the left turn onto #558 for about 12 miles. Put your gear on the dock, and drive back up the little rise, take the driveway int Mowatt Landing Cottages, drive behind the silver shed and park in there.

  • Toronto - 300 miles
  • Pittsburgh - 650 miles
  • Buffalo - 400 miles
  • Detroit - 525 miles
  • Cleveland - 600 miles
  • Philadelphia - 780 miles
  • Harrisburg - 750 miles
  • Chicago - 825 miles
  • Cincinnati - 800 miles
  • Indianapolis - 800 miles
  • St. Louis - 1050 miles
  • Roanoke - 1000 miles

    Flights are available via Air Canada or Air Ontario from many airports in the U.S. to either Toronto or North Bay.

    Car rentals, taxis, or limousine service is available from Toronto or North Bay to the landing (please feel free to call us for further information and approximate prices for these other forms of transportation).

    We meet our guests at both 8:30 A.M. or 1:00 P.M. each Saturday and transport them by pontoon boat 1 mile down river and to the other side of the Montreal River to another dock at the base of the Mattawapika Dam. All the gear is then transported by truck, 1/4 mile to the top of the dam. From that point we travel, in one of two 22 foot power boats, 17 miles to Garden Island. It takes about 1 1/4 relaxing hours to get from Mowatt Landing to the lodge.

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