Armstrong - Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQs - Armstrong, Ontario, Canada

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Armstrong, Ontario. If you have further questions about visiting Sunset Country such as crossing the US/Canada border, items you can or can't bring into Canada, fishing & hunting licenses and types of accommodations, please visit the Sunset Country FAQs page. If you have further questions about traveling in Armstrong and Northwestern Ontario, please contact us at the Ontario's Sunset Country Travel Association. We can be reached toll-free at 1-800-665-7567 or locally at 807-468-5853 or you can email your questions to

  • Where is Sunset Country?
  • Where is Armstrong?
  • How do I get to Sunset Country?
  • Can I fly into Armstrong?
  • What are the speed limits in Ontario?
  • Where can I get maps of the area?
  • What's the average temperature in Armstrong?
  • What's the current weather in Armstrong?

Where is Sunset Country?Visit the Sunset Country Tourism area

Sunset Country is located in the Northwest corner of Ontario, Canada. We are bordered to the south by Minnesota and to the west by Manitoba. Our eastern border is just west of Thunder Bay.

Where is Armstrong?

Armstrong is located at the end of Highway 527, 150 miles (249 km) north of Thunder Bay. From Thunder Bay, follow Highway 11-17 north about 20 miles and take the Armstrong turnoff, Highway 527 to Armstrong. If you are coming from the US Midwest, the easiest way to get to Armstrong is to enter Canada through Pigeon River and head into Thunder Bay on Highway 61. From Thunder Bay go north on Highway 527 for a great wilderness drive to Armstrong. 

How do I get to Sunset Country?

Sunset Country is less than a day's drive from many US Midwest cities. All main highways and roads in Sunset Country are paved. If you are flying, you can fly into Thunder Bay, ON. From there you can rent a car or van or use a shuttle service to get to Armstrong. Your tourist outfitter should be able to give you suggestions on the easiest way to Armstrong from your home city.

Can I fly into Armstrong?

Charter and personal flights can land at the Armstrong Airport. Armstrong has a paved 4000' runway but no regularly scheduled passenger service. Visit the CANPASS website for information on Canadian customs and immigration. For those using commercial passenger service, Northwest Airlines provides service to Thunder Bay International several times daily. The Thunder Bay airport is home to several rental car companies. From Thunder Bay to Armstrong, it is a very scenic 3-hour drive north.

What are the speed limits in Ontario?

Speed limits are posted in kilometers. Speed limits on the main highways in the area usually 90 km/hour or 55 mph. Please follow the posted speed limits and watch for wildlife.

  • 25 mph = 40 km/hr
  • 35 mph = 57 km/hr
  • 50 mph = 80 km/hr
  • 55 mph = 90 km/hr
  • 62 mph = 100 km/hr

Where can I get maps of the area?

You can order a Free Travel Guide & Map of Sunset Country, which has a large pull-out map that shows all of Northwest Ontario (Accommodations & Lodging are dotted on the area map.) You can purchase maps of the area at Hydrographic Charts, Angling Maps and Topographical Maps are available. You can also phone Canada Map Sales 1-877-627-7226 to find out which maps are available for the lakes you will be visiting.

What is the average temperature in Armstrong?

Here's the average temperature in Armstrong.

What's the current weather in Armstrong?

Here's the current weather in Armstrong.

FAQs- Armstrong, Ontario