What's the furthest north in Ontario?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by willys, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. willys

    willys Long timer

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    OK...this means roads, gravel or dirt, not goat tracks, train tracks etc....proper roads of some description.
    I would like to say, that I have been as far north as humanly possible in all provinces, if at all possible.
    I've done Inuvik, James Bay Radisson, and this summer will be Trans-Lab.
    So the question is.....what is the furthest one can ride in each province?
    I have googled Pickle Lake in Ontario and has found it continues a bit further. Is this the furthest?

    How far have you made it?

    It is a sort of bucket list I have made for myself.

    Can you help suggest places to get to ......?
    Thanks...I'm all ears......:ear
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  2. goswiftly

    goswiftly Got tubes?

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    My wife and I are riding to Kenora and than Pickel lake this summer. I think the 230ish km above Pickle Lake is as far as you can go. I flew north out of Nakina years ago to do some fishing but that is not as far north as Pickle Lake and neither is Red Lake.
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  3. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I went to Orangeville once. It was, like, fifteen kms north of Belfountain! :huh

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  4. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    From all accounts I understand Windigo is the furthest point north on an all season road.

    It's easy to find, go north at Ignace and when you have gone as far as you can go...you are there. "That's how it was explained to me".

    It's not on my short list of places to go, though if you are looking for some feed back on the trip, contact ZZR_Ron as I recall he made the run.
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  5. willys

    willys Long timer

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    I'm not a serious fisherman but I would imagine that the fish would be a tad bit larger than in our fished out Lake Simcoe....lol
    Just another reason to make the journey.:huh
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  6. WEE4ME

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    I took a dog team to Moosonee a few of years ago. There was an ice road up to Attawapiskat at that time.
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  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Quebec......I don't believe Radisson is as far north as you can go by roads...good news is it will give you an excuse for another trip :1drink
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  9. willys

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    No it's Long Point or something isn't it...been there too......We did all of the roads in the area except the Trans Taigar...or whatever it's called....not enough time on that trip but will go back one day for sure to do it.:deal
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  10. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Windigo Lake is furthest North. You will want to carry extra fuel...
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  11. willys

    willys Long timer

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    Thanks Ron......I figured you would know. Was it a good ride? Things to see? Places to avoid....yes we all know about the helecopter sized flies.....but nothing us Ontarians can't handle.....right?....lol
    Do you fish? Is it worth taking the rod?
    Again...thanks.:freaky
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  12. klondike1

    klondike1 Nobody in particular

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    I used to work up that way. Did a bunch or mapping for MNR for the road they built into mine near Pipestone river. This was in early 80's. You could catch fish on a bare hook then there were so many. Not sure what it is like now but would imagine still better than down here.
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  13. ZZR_Ron

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    I work at that mine. They have boats and kayaks so we can go fishing in the evening, (catch and release). It's not uncommon to catch a fish every cast....depending which lake you're on, mostly walleye, trout, and huge jackfish. (slang for Northern pike)

    Fold up rod and any kind of artificial lure is all you need.

    The black lines are winter roads.

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  14. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Mostly lakes and trees. and trees and lakes. The blackflies can be bad, bring one of those head net things. Worse in the spring, because blackflies breed in cold moving water. Mosquitos, surprisingly enough, not that bad.

    Without going into details, do not stop at New Osnaburgh (Mishkeegogamang) for any reason.
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  15. klondike1

    klondike1 Nobody in particular

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    Red devils worked great any size and jig looking like a black leach worked well also. I don't remember the name of lake mine was on but caught the biggest pike i ever caught in that lake
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  16. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    You are probably thinking about Mattabi Mine. (if you are refering to the 1980's.)
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  17. CGH

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    You can't just leave it like that. :lol3
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  18. LacRouge

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    hes not kidding about oz, don't stop, dont even slow down

    its like the compton of northwestern ontario
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  19. willys

    willys Long timer

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    Exactly where are we talking about???
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  20. CGH

    CGH Polluting the ether

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    Gift Lake in northern Alberta is kind of like that. Little bastards would throw rocks everytime driving through there, so I would fishtail and throw 'em back. :lol3
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