Frequently Asked Questions About Savant Lake, Ontario

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Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Savant Lake, 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 FAQ page. If you have further questions about traveling in Savant Lake 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 us your questions.

Where is Sunset Country?

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 Savant Lake?

Savant Lake is a small community located along Highway 599 in between Ignace and Pickle Lake. It is just west of Wabakimi Provincial Park. If you are driving from the U.S., you can either take the International Falls/Fort Frances border crossing or cross at Pigeon River. If you go through the International Falls/Fort Frances border, go east from Fort Frances on Highway 11 for approximately 30 km (18 miles), then head north on Highway 502. When you reach Highway 17, turn right onto Highway 17 and go east to Ignace. From Ignace, go north on Highway 599 for about 150 km (90 miles) to Savant Lake. An alternative route is to go to Dinorwic and turn north on Highway 72 to Sioux Lookout, then east on Highway 516 until you hit 599. Savant Lake will be just south of this intersection.

If you are crossing at Pigeon River, go north to Thunder Bay, then take Highway 17 west to Ignace. From Ignace, go north on Highway 599 for about 150 km (90 miles) to Savant Lake.

How do I get to Sunset Country?

Sunset Country is less than a day's drive from many US Midwest cities. There are three border crossings from Minnesota: Baudette, International Falls, and Pigeon River. All main highways and roads in Sunset Country are paved. If you are flying, you can fly into Winnipeg, MB, Thunder Bay, ON or International Falls, MN. From the airport, you can fly Bearskin Airlines into Sioux Lookout or you can rent a car or van or use a shuttle service. Savant Lake can also be accessed by Via Rail. Your tourist outfitter should be able to give you suggestions on the easiest way to Savant Lake from your home city.

Can I fly into Savant Lake?

There is no airport in Savant Lake. The closest airport is in Sioux Lookout. Bearskin Airlines has scheduled air services to the Sioux Lookout Airport with convenient connections to Air Canada, Porter, and WestJet.

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 Savant Lake?

Here's the average temperature in the Savant Lake area.

What's the current weather in Savant Lake?

Here's the current weather in Savant Lake.