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Old 03-21-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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What's the furthest north in Ontario?

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......
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:17 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-21-2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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I went to Orangeville once. It was, like, fifteen kms north of Belfountain!

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Old 03-21-2011, 03:39 PM   #4
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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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Old 03-21-2011, 04:35 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:16 PM   #6
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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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Old 03-22-2011, 02:47 AM   #7
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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
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:45 AM   #8
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Here is Ron's RR. I love the schoolhouse.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394825
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:54 AM   #9
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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
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.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:03 PM   #10
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Windigo Lake is furthest North. You will want to carry extra fuel...
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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?
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:19 AM   #12
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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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Old 03-23-2011, 04:20 AM   #13
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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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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.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:17 AM   #15
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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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