Our Wilderness Island Resort is 206 miles/337 km north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, in the north end of Lake Wabatongushi, and in the southwest corner of the Chapleau Game Preserve, the world’s largest wildlife sanctuary.
Follow the scenic Lake Superior Coast on the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy 17 North) from Sault Ste. Marie (142 miles/229 km) north to Wawa, one of the most spectacular drives in Canada. From Wawa travel (12 miles/19 km) east on Chapleau Highway 101, then 4 miles/6.5 km north on Highway 547 to Hawk Junction. Board the train about mid-afternoon and arrive at Lake Wabatongushi an hour and a half later. You can also take a 20-minute float plane from Hawk Junction right to our main dock. Float planes charters give much more flexibility for timing your vacation as well as the extra adventure of viewing at our boreal forest and occasional wildlife from the air. If you would like to take the train one way and float plane the other either for the experience, or to make the most of your vacation time, that is easily arranged as well.
Board the train at Sault Ste. Marie in the morning and take a delightful seven-hour journey into the Canadian Shield through majestic Agawa Canyon, past Hawk Junction to the Lake Wabatongushi flag stop. The train from Sault Ste. Marie can also be combined with a stop at Agawa Canyon with Agawa Canyon Combo Train Tickets.
|Distance||To Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario||To Hawk Junction by Wawa, Ontario|
|Mackinaw City, Michigan||58 mi / 93 km||216 mi / 360 km|
|Saginaw, Michigan||246 mi / 394 km||404 mi / 673 km|
|Green Bay, Wisconsin||272 mi / 435 km||430 mi / 717 km|
|Grand Rapids, Michigan||278 mi / 445 km||436 mi / 727 km|
|Detroit, Michigan||340 mi / 544 km||498 mi / 830 km|
|Milwaukee, Wisconsin||406 mi / 649 km||564 mi / 940 km|
|Toronto, Ontario||420 mi / 700 km||578 mi / 963 km|
|Ottawa, Ontario||480 mi / 795 km||638 mi / 1,063 km|
|Chicago, Illinois||490 mi / 784 km||648 mi / 1,080 km|
|Cleveland, Ohio||509 mi / 848 km||667 mi / 1,112 km|
|Indianapolis, Indiana||521 mi / 868 km||679 mi / 1,132 km|
|Columbus, Ohio||539 mi / 898 km||697 mi / 1,162 km|