From Minnesota's scenic Hwy 61 along the Northwest shore of lake Superior, you will come to the Grand
Portage/Pigeon River border crossing. After clearing customs,the
Pigeon River Visitor Center is a good
place to get your fishing licenses in case you forgot.
Continue on Hwy 61 to Thunder Bay, as you enter the
city, Hwy 61 turns into Thunder Bay
Expy(East). Thunder Bay Expy turns into Trans-Canada Hwy 17 East.
As you pass Hodder
Ave watch for signs for Armstrong and Hwy 527. There also will be a Forrest Lodge
sign on the right. Turn left and North on Hwy 527 for 150 miles until you come to the town of
Armstrong. Take the first road to the left called 1st Street, it turns into Caribou Lake Road,
which is a dirt
road, follow to end. Aprx 6.5 miles.
 Road Map to Lodge(click to open)

From Michigan's Sault Ste. Marie International Toll Bridge on I-75N, follow across into Ontario. The Ministry
of Tourism maintains an Ontario Travel Information Centre at 261 Queen St. W., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario,
adjacent to the International Bridge Plaza. After clearing customs, take a right onto Huron St, take the first
right onto Queen St West, turn right onto Carmen's Way. Turn right onto Second Line E/ON-550 E. Watch
for 17 N signs. Turn left onto Great Northern Rd/ ON 17-N, slight left, stay on ON-17 N to Thunder Bay.Aprx
137 miles, watch for Hwy 527/Armstrong and Forrest Lodge highway signs. Turn right, head North for 150
miles until you come to the town of Armstrong. Take the first road to the left called 1
st St, it turns into Caribou
Lake Road, a dirt road, follow to end, aprx 6.5 miles.

Make sure to gas up and get any last minute supplies in Thunder Bay. There are
no other gas stations or grocery stores along Hwy 527 until you reach Armstrong.
Trip route planning(Armstrong Station) (click to open)

Green Bay WI - 13-14 hrs, aprx 670 miles
Milwaukee WI - 15-16 hrs, aprx 740 miles
Chicago IL    - 17-18 hrs, aprx 810 miles
Minneapolis MN  -11- 12 hrs , aprx 500 miles
Sault Ste Marie MI  - 14-15 hrs, aprx 575 miles

Border Crossing and Passport Information

You will need a valid US passport or passcard to get back into the United States. You will be asked as you
enter Ontario for your passport or id to prove your citizenship. Children traveling with only one parent,
should carry a consent letter from the other parent and have it notarized. It's a good idea to call ahead prior
to crossing to see what items are not allowed in Canada. Do not always rely on websites, always call to stay
up to date. Show respect, be honest, cordial and only answer to the questions asked. For more border
crossing information,
click here.


It's a small community that offers the staples you need if you happen to run low on supplies. A general store
offers everything from a gallon of milk to a gallon of paint and a small selection of liquor and beer. The Mini-
Mart Gas station is located next to Chateau North Restaurant & Motel. The mini-mart has a small laundromat 
in the back of the store. A small post office, health clinic, Ontario Police Department and a medic helicopter are
also part of the community. A restaurant is located on King St just as you enter town. An unmanned, 4200ft
blacktop airstrip is located on Memorial Ave (aka Jackfish Rd) aprx 7.5 miles from Armstrong. Fly-in or drive-in,
we'll be there to greet you. More information on Armstrong, click here.

Wabakimi Park

" Gateway To The Wabakimi´┐┐". Ontario's 2nd largest park is a Boreal Forest reserve and a wilderness canoeing
area. The park is almost 2.3 million acres in size and home to wolves,bears,caribou and moose. Canoeing, photo-
graphy, hiking , Eco-adventures are just some of the outdoor activities you can come enjoy and experience. We
are located right at the end of Caribou Lake Road, by the public boat landing. Just across the lake on the West
shorleline is the Wabakimi Park. We are a great starting point for the adventurist wanting to explore the un-
touched Canadian wilderness in all it's glory. We have parking available and our deep water, private boat launch.
For more information on Wabakimi Provincial Park, click here

Camping information

More To Do

Besides fishing and hunting, why not bring your ATV's, mountain bikes, canoes or kayaks to add more fun
to your outdoor adventure at Forrest Lodge. There are numerous rivers and many miles of logging roads for
you to explore. Make sure to bring helmets and proof of insurance, it's the law.



CONTACT US : Scott and MaryJo Robinson, your hosts
Summer May - Oct - Po Box 128, Armstrong Station, ONT P0T 1A0 Canada
Winter Oct - May - 3780 Trout Lake Road, Woodruff, WI 54568 USA
1-888-RODNGUN (763-6486)
Email :

Take advantage of 15% OFF on lodging when pre-paid
 in full immediately with U.S. funds only. Must pay in full
prior to Dec 31st.

This will no longer be offered in 2017. New Policies and Rates
will be changing as of Jan 1st,2017. See Rates page for policy
and rate changes.

Kids 15 and under are 1/2 price off regular rates.

  No discounts applied when paid with Canadian funds.


We recommend, Trip Cancellation Ins. for any unforseen events.

Below are some Thunder Bay hotels our guests get discounts at
with a special code, call
or email us prior to making a reservation with them.

NorWester Best Western Plus- Thunder Bay
Valhalla Inn- Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay area info:
City of Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay Airport
Gateway to the Wabakimi"´┐Ż is a registered trademark in Ontario