CNN Travel: "Stokely Creek Is One Of Five Great Places To Cross Country Ski In North America"

The perfect mix of snow and terrian turned a dream into a reality...

Just a few km North of Sault Ste Marie, amid the Algoma Highlands, you will find Stokely Creek Lodge. Stokely is the result of a dream. Its founder scoured the Highlands region over forty years ago in search of the perfect mix of snow and terrain to pursue the sport he loved, cross-country skiing. He developed the trails and build a ski resort. A few years ago, long time guests of Stokely bought the resort so it would continue for their grandchildren and the next generations of cross country enthusiasts. Their dedication to making Stokely a great place to ski paid off; CNN travel says Stokely is one of five great places to cross country ski in North America. Guests return year after year for its extensive trail system, comfortable Scandinavian ambiance, the great homemade food and the camaraderie among the guests. You may leave Stokely tired from you great time on the trails, but you will never leave hungry. The staff is welcoming and friendly and are invested in making your stay enjoyable.

Stokely Creek

In the last couple years, Stokely has kept up with the trend of the fastest growing winter sport, snowshoeing. Trail developers, Bob and Lucie, say they developed the snowshoe trails to follow the natural flow of the land. The trails are situated to catch the highlights so snowshoers can discover frozen waterfalls, giant trees, spectacular rocks cliffs or long vistas from mountaintops. The most talked about trail is the one that goes to the top of King Mountain.

Stokely Creek

The 100km of Stokely's extensive ski trails system is dotted with six remote, undeveloped lakes. There are five warming huts along the way. Stokely's trails are well marked and frequently groomed for classic and skate skiing.

Stokley Creek Lodge

Stokely has several events that attract guest from the Sault Ste Marie area. Every January we host a Snowshoe Fest, and in February a hut-to-hut ski and snowshoe event. In March we run our well attended Wabo Loppet where skiers take the train from the Sault and get off at Wabos and ski back to Stokely. We have many local guest who come just for a ski and special occasion dinner, with some even staying for an weekend get-away.

Stokely Creek Room

Stokely is also the place for your destination weddings. Its natural beauty, including the Stokely Creek and waterfalls makes this unique setting a perfect place for your special day.

Wedding at Stokely Creek

Stokely Creek Lodge

194 Pickard Rd Goulais River,
Ontario, Canada P0S 1E0
local landline: 705-649-3421

Getting To Stokley Creek Lodge from the Mackinaw Bridge

  • First map quest your way to the Mackinaw Bridge.
  • After the bridge continue on 75N to Sault Ste Marie, Canada.
  • After going through customs (remember your passport) turn right on Huron Street and very soon turn right at the first set of lights onto Queen Street
  • Turn right onto Carmen's Way
  • Carmen's Way will end then turn right onto Second Line East.
  • Turn left onto Great Northern Rd. Continue on Great Northern Rd (Hwy 17 N) for about 20 minutes until you pass a barn with a big sign that reads "Joseph's Homestead".
  • Make the next right turn onto Old Hwy 17 N. You will also see a Highway sign that says "Stokely Creek Lodge 3" just before the turn. *After 2 kms bear right at the fork in the road onto Pickard Rd. On the right in a half a mile or 1km you will come to a big STOKELY CREEK sign and parking lot at 194 Pickard Rd.

Phone number and arrival information:

Call 866-stokely (786-5359) from the Sault Ste Marie Canada so we will know when you are arriving and we will meet you in the parking lot. We will transport your luggage to the lodge by snowmobile. You can ski, walk or hop on the snowmobile with the luggage transporter.

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About Susan Byker

I am Susan Byker (author of article). My husband and I own Stokely Creek Lodge along with our oldest daughter's family. We had been coming to Stokely for 28 years before we bought it.  When I retired from 20 years of teaching it allowed me to pursue photography. I have applied my love for photography, and passion for marketing, to building increase the business at Stokely Creek Lodge. Gaylen and I have two married daughters, Tanya and Gayle, and four grandchildren, Bastian, Eva, Coralina and Johannes. Each of our grandchildren have a trail named after them at Stokely.

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