Auberge Inn Gîte International Hostel, Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island hostelAuberge Inn Gîte International Hostel
(Open all Year!)

Auberge Inn Gîte International Hostel

71 McNevin Street, Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada, P0P 1T0

Toll-free: 1-877-977-4392, Telephone: 705 377-4392
Skype: Skype Me™!
Host(s): Serge and Heidi

Cost: dorm: $40.00 + HST (includes breakfast); private room (with double bed, double occupancy): $95.00 + HST (includes breakfast)
We also take group reservations for up to 12 people

Email: info@aubergeinn.ca

Bicycle Friendly accommodation /

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Auberge Inn 2013, 771x832 low-res, Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island hostel

What we have to offer:

Where nature, culture and active people meet!
We are a small international hostel situated in the heart of the village of Providence Bay. Our house is situated 400 steps (we actually counted) from the longest, most beautiful sandy beach and boardwalk on Manitoulin Island. The beach alone is worth the trip!

Auberge Inn is an eco-friendly hostel where you can enjoy comfortable and affordable accommodations while exploring the largest fresh water island in the world. We can accommodate up to 8 guests. We have one spacious bunk room that has three bunk beds and one private room with a double bed. There are two shared bathrooms; each has a shower.

You will quickly discover that Auberge Inn is more than just a great place to sleep, its also a place to meet people and share your experiences!

Included in your stay at Auberge Inn:
  • bedding and pillows
  • self-serve breakfast in a shared kitchen
  • free wi-fi internet
  • a secure locker and bicycle storage
  • common living room and sun deck
  • kitchen access for cooking
  • Kayak and bicycle rentals available on site by the hour or the day

As your hosts, we welcome you into our home. We can suggest ways to make the most out of your vacation. We have explored the island thoroughly and can provide you with information and our recommendations on what to see and do on the Island: local festivals, pow-wows, restaurants, cycling, hiking, kayaking, photography, bird watching opportunities just to name a few of the many different activities to enjoy on the Island.

Popular Activities:

1. Hiking / Biking (more details)Auberge Inn, Hiking.jpgModerate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity
2. Water Sports (more details)Auberge Inn, Canoeing.jpgModerate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity (more details)
3. Snowsports (more details)Auberge Inn, Snowshoeing.jpgModerate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivityWinter Activity

How to get here:

Driving Directions by car or bicycle:

Please note, there is only partial cell phone service on the Island. Therefore it is important to print off or get the driving directions for the Island prior to your arrival on the Island.

Driving directions from Southern Ontario from early May to late October

  • Take highway 6 up the scenic Bruce Peninsula to Tobermory.
  • From there, you will board the Chi-Cheemaun ferry, which will take you across the Georgian Bay to South Baymouth. Consult their website for a detailed schedule and fees.
  • Driving time is approximately 30 minutes from South Baymouth.
  • As you get off of the ferry, drive 4.3 km on highway 6 north.
  • Turn left at 10th Sideroad for 2.3 km.
  • Turn left onto Concession Rd 6 for 1.9 km.
  • Turn right onto 15th sideroad for 2.4 km.
  • Turn left onto Government Rd.  Drive for 18 km.
  • Turn right onto highway 551 for  along the beach.
  • Turn left to stay on highway 551;
  • Turn right on the first street the corner where you see the Lake Huron Fish and Chips. This is McNevin Street and the hostel is at 71 (the 2nd house  from the Fish and Chips restaurant.

After the Canadian Thanksgiving in late October, the ferry stops its activities.  You then have to drive up to Sudbury, taking 400 north until it becomes Highway 69. From there, get on the Trans-Canada Highway 17 east and follow these instructions…

Driving directions from the east or west via the Trans-Canada Highway 17(Montréal, Ottawa, North Bay, Sudbury, Sault-Ste-Marie, Thunder Bay)

  • From Highway 17 get to highway 6 intersection towards Espanola, that is 65 km west of Sudbury and 237 east of Sault-Ste-Marie.
  • Drive through Espanola and 51.2 km on highway 6 to the legendary swinging bridge. You are now on the Island in Little Current.
  • From Little Current to Providence Bay the approximate drive time is 40 minutes.
  • From the Swing Drive continue on highway 6 down the hill and you will see a large stop sign. Turn left onto highway 540 and drive  for 30 kms to town ofM’Chigeeng.
  • At M`Chigeeng (past Lillian’s Crafts & gift shop) you turn left  when you see the gas station onto hwy 551 and drive 11.2 km to Mindemoya (Note: this is the last place to buy groceries before you get to Providence Bay).
  • Once in Mindemoya at the Stop sign (in front you will see the Foodland grocery) turn right on Hwy542 for 10.1 km.
  • We will come to a Stop Sign (you will see the Hawberry House) turn  left onto Hwy 551 for 5 Km into Providence Bay.
  • Turn left onto the Street called Eliza Jane (you will see the Huron sands motel), the the stop is on McNevin (in front of the School House restaurant).
  • Turn right and the Auberge Inn is located at 71 McNevin.

Aproximate drive time from Sudbury is 2-2.5 hours and from Sault. Ste. Marie is approximately 4 hours.

By Greyhound Bus: From Toronto to Owen Sound there is a Greyhound. From Owen Sound you must take another bus company called First Student Canada. This only runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Holiday Monday (runs seasonally). See their website. By Greyhound Bus: From Sault Ste. Marie or Sudbury take the Greyhound to Espanola. See Greyhound website for schedules. From Espanola, we can try and help you arrange a ride via taxi or carpool (there is a taxi service called Jeff's taxi that can bring you to the hostel from Espanola).

From the Ferry: There is also a tax service from South Baymouth that can bring you to the hostel 1-877-223-2269

Sleeping Giant Guesthouse, Thunder Bay hostelSleeping Giant Guesthouse
(Open all Year!)

A Sleeping Giant Guesthouse Dorm RoomSleeping Giant Guesthouse Living Room
A Sleeping Giant Guesthouse Dorm Room

Sleeping Giant Guesthouse

139 Machar Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, P7B 2Y7

Telephone: (807) 683-3995

Host(s): Gail Jones

Cost: $25.00 (tax included); Private single: $50.00; Private double (double occupancy): $60.00

Email: beautifulemma2012@gmail.com

Bicycle Friendly accommodation /

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Gail Jones Sleeping Giant Guesthouse, Thunder Bay hostel

Popular Activities:
1. Sailing (more details)Light Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity (more details)

How to get here:

To/From the airport (direct): We are one hour by city bus, 15 minutes by car.
Greyhound station is 2.8km. Easy access by city bus to the hostel.

Thunder Bay International Hostel, Thunder Bay hostelThunder Bay International Hostel
(Open all Year!)

We are named after the Iban Longhouses in Borneo.

At the HostelAt the McKenzie RiverBirthday in the KitchenGeared Up CyclistHappy CyclistLloyd and Willa at the MarinaMore WildlifeOn Top of Mt. MckayThe Sleeping GiantTravellers at Lake SuperiorWildlife
At the Hostel

Thunder Bay International Hostel

1594 Lakeshore Dr., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, P7A 0S9

Toll-free: (888) 920-0044, Telephone: (807) 983-2042

Host(s): Lloyd Jones

Cost: $25.00 room, $20 tenting.

Email: longhouse@tbaytel.net

Enjoy the Wilds of Lake Superior !

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Thunder Bay International Hostel, Thunder Bay hostel

What we have to offer:

Thunder Bay International Hostel is on a large section of rural forested (red pine, birch, poplar) property along Lakeshore Drive about 18 km east from the city limits. It is located about 1.5.km east from the junction of Mackenzie Station Road and the four-laned expressway 11-17. There are three buildings on the site plus two furnished school buses. Camping is possible. Open year round. The hostel is probably the oldest private hostel in Canada with space for about forty people. Communal kitchen. Only one km from Lake Superior and the Mackenzie River. Friendly and positive, the hostel contains artifacts from around the world scattered throughout and two pianos. Owner is Lloyd Jones.

Popular Activities:

1. Swimming / Cliffdiving (more details)
Thunder Bay International Hostel, Swimming at MacKenzie River.jpgModerate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity (more details)
2. Bear Watching (more details)Thunder Bay International Hostel, Bear Watching.jpgNature AppreciationSummer Activity
3. Campires / Bonfires (more details)Thunder Bay International Hostel, Bonfires.jpgSocial FunSummer Activity

How to get here:

We are located along Lakeshore Drive about 18 km east from the city limits. It is also about 1.5.km east from the junction of Mackenzie Station Road and the four-laned expressway 11-17.

Lakehead University Residence Summer Guest Accommodations, Thunder Bay hostelLakehead University Residence Summer Guest Accommodations
(Open: May to mid-August)

Lakehead University Residence Summer Guest Accommodations

955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, P7B 5E1

Telephone: Reserve: May to Aug (807) 343-8485

Host(s): Conference Services

Cost: Dorms - Basic single $35.00 per night; Single $40.00 per night; Double $55.00 per night
Townhouse/Apartment - 4 bedroom units: $140.00 per night
$600.00 per week
$2000.00 per month

Email: guest.services@lakeheadu.ca

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Lakehead University Residence Summer Guest Accommodations 2014, 771x832 low-res, Thunder Bay hostel

What we have to offer:

This picturesque campus is centrally located within the city and maintains the integrity of its naturally wooded surroundings.
Minutes away from the Trans-Canada 11-17 highway. In addition, the Trans-Canada Hiking Trail passes through the campus. Thunder Bay International Airport is about a 10 minute drive from campus, approximately 20 minutes by city bus and four km from the Greyhound Bus Terminal.

Popular Activities:

1. Bonfires (more details)Lakehead University Residence, Bonfires.jpgSocial Fun
2. Hiking / Biking (more details)Lakehead University Residence, Hiking - Biking.jpgModerate to Vigourous Outdoor Activity
3. Hockey (more details)Lakehead University Residence, Hockey.jpgModerate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivityWinter Activity

Trowbridge Falls Campground, Thunder Bay hostelTrowbridge Falls Campground
(Open: First Friday in June to September long weekend)

Trowbridge Falls Campground

125 Copenhagen Road off Highway 11/17, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, P7B 6B3

Telephone: (807) 683-6661 (Trowbridge), Winter Tel: (807) 625-2941

Host(s): Park staff

Cost: Tent/RV (electrical and water service) daily rate $45.20 includes taxes
Tent/RV (electrical service) daily rate $38.99 includes taxes
Tent/RV (no electrical) daily rate $32.49 includes taxes

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Trowbridge Falls Campground 2013, 771x882 low-res, Thunder Bay hostel

What we have to offer:

Trowbridge Falls Park contains over 600 hectares (1500 acres) of boreal forest along the cascading Current River. This beautiful park features a full-service campground with RV and tent sites that is only a short distance from Boulevard Lake and Centennial Parks. Along with hiking, skiing and moutain biking trails, the campground and adjacent Kinsmen Park provide access to popular wading spots on the river. There is a store, washrooms, showers, laundry facilities, firewood sales, water and electrical services at the campground. City shopping and services are close by.

How to get here:

1.5 km north off Highway 11/17 on Copenhagen Road