FAQs - Sioux Lookout, Ontario

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Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Sioux Lookout, 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 Sioux Lookout 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 Sioux Lookout?

Sioux Lookout is centrally located in the Sunset Country Region. The town is located at the end of Highway 72, just northeast of Dryden, Ontario. 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 Dinorwic and turn north on Highway 72 to Sioux Lookout.

If you are crossing at Pigeon River, go north to Thunder Bay, then take Highway 17 west to Dinorwic. At Dinorwic, go north (right) on Highway 72 to Sioux Lookout.

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. 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 Sioux Lookout?

If you arrange flights into either Thunder Bay, Ontario or Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bearskin Airlines has scheduled air services to the Sioux Lookout Airport with convenient connections to Air Canada, Northwest Airlines, WestJet and Jetsgo. For those who wish to charter or fly their own aircraft, the Sioux Lookout Airport features a 5000 ft. airstrip and customs clearance is available upon notice. Visit the CANPASS website for information on Canadian customs and immigration or call 1-888-226-7277.

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 = 61 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 www.canadamapsales.com. 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 Sioux Lookout?

Here's the average temperature in the Sioux Lookout area.

What's the current weather in Sioux Lookout?

Here's the current weather in Sioux Lookout.

Sioux Lookout, Ontario