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Noden Causeway

Fort Frances Museum

The Noden Causeway offers breathtaking views of Rainy Lake and its many islands and inlets.

This three and a half mile causeway connects Fort Frances to the east, as part of Highway 11 once considered part of Yonge Street, the longest street in the world! The Causeway named in honour of former member of provincial parliament, W. G. Noden, M. P. P. first opened in July 1965 provideing direct access to Fort Frances from Atikokan and Thunder Bay.

The Ontario Government completed a major rehabilitation of the 5.5 kilometre, three-structure bridge in 2013 maintaining the structure as a critical link in the Northwestern Ontario highway system connecting Fort Frances to Dryden and Thunder Bay.

Highlights and Key Points Along the Route

Great views of Rainy Lake as you cross the series of bridges linking you into Couchiching First Nation and the Town of Fort Frances. There is a pull off boat launch half across the causeway where you can stop and get some great pictures of the lake,.

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Length of Scenic Drive

3.5 Miles

Driving Directions

East of Fort Frances on Hwy 11/17