Lac Des Mille Lacs / Upsala Highway
If you are into world class fishing, hunting, wilderness camping and hiking its well worth driving the 90 miles west of Thunder Bay along Hwy 17 to the small community of Upsala. With all the small town services you will require, this community is located in the heart of walleye and northern fishing and moose hunting country and is situated just north of the famous Lac Des Mille Lacs Lake region – the “Lake of 1000 Lakes.”
A short drive northwest of Lac Des Mille Lacs on the Trans Canada Highway 17 brings you to the Graham Road. This road takes you north to the community of Graham and into great walleye and northern fishing lakes such as Wawang and Pakashkan.
The entire area--one and a half hours west of Thunder Bay--provides endless opportunities for outdoor recreation including wilderness canoeing, white water kayaking, fishing, hunting and outdoor adventure…. and that’s only the start. The region’s first-class tourist resorts and full service campgrounds will provide you with a “well worth it” experience that will keep you coming back for years.
Just a short drive west of Lac Des Mille Lacs and the English River area you can stay overnight in the community of Ignace, conveniently located at the junction of Highways 17 and Hwy 599 north to Savant Lake, Sturgeon Lake and Pickle Lake.
The Hwy 599 corridor to Pickle Lake is a true wilderness area that boasts many lakes and rivers that support excellent moose, bear and bird hunting and outstanding fishing and eco-adventure tourism led by experienced fly in outpost operators and the local operators of many popular drive-in and boat in lodge resorts.