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Casque Isles Section
(Rossport/Terrace Bay/Schreiber)

View of Casque Isles


Matt Borutski mattborutski@gmail.com 807-229-6454

We maintain a club website for Casque Isles where you can find a grewat deal of informatin.

And here's our Facebook page. Like it to get regular Casque Isles Club updates. More Club information below.


The name "Casque Isles" comes from John Bigsby's 1823 appraisal of Superior's north shore from the top of Pic Island, "As I turned towards the land, tall casque-shaped [helmet-shaped] islands were seen here and there, full of sinuosities and overlooked by pleasingly grouped hills of conical or waved outline from 600 to 800 feet high. I was well repaid for the trouble of the ascent."

On this 53 kilometre rugged, but spectacular section of Voyageur Trail, you will follow Lake Superior's shoreline, passing by old gold mines, fossil deposits, trappers' cabins, and caves adorned with pictographs painted by ancient First Nations peoples.

Check out our Casque Isles Hiking Trails Pamphlet (pdf)

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Trail Conditions:

At the A8 Access at Hydro Bay West, please park at the Hydro transmission line, not blocking the road. South of the transmission line is private property, and the roads are gated. Please respect the landowners wishes, no vehicular access is allowed on their private roads. Park at the wye at the transmission line and hike for 1.25 km to the Casque Isles Trail.


Local Information

Photo: View of Casque Iles
Contact: Matt Borutski mattborutski@gmail.com 807-229-6454
Local Place(s) to
Purchase Guidebook:
Aguasabon Gorge Campground
Voyageur Circle Route Motel (see ad below)
Schreiber Tourism (Railway Coach)
Serendipity Gardens in Rossport
Terrace Bay Tourist Information Centre (see ad below)
Township of Terrace Bay
Also available from our online store.
Online Section Map: Terrace Bay Section Map
Local Links of Interest:

Coach House Motel, Jackfish Lake
North of Superior tourism site with links to many towns in Northwestern Ontario
Rainbow Falls Provincial Park, the Voyageur Trail runs through this park
Terrace Bay
Superior Hiking (Hiking Trails Around Lake Superior)

Local Club Info:
President - Matt Borutski mattborutski@gmail.com 807-229-6454
Vice President - Dustin Miller
Sec. Tres. - Sue Borutski 
Trail Master - Dan McGrath
IT - Paul McGrath
Board of Directors - Doug Stefurak, Warren Pearon, Rod MacKenzie, George Danio, Brian Kennedy, Pat Maenpaa, Chris Dube
Related Materials: Assumption of Risk (Hiking) (Paddling)
Trail User's Guide
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