Camping accommodation is included in your registration fee, and in 2019 we’ll be spending two nights in non-camping accommodation in Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury (this accommodation is included in your registration fee). You are also welcome to make arrangements to stay in one of our supported hotels for one or all of the nights.

Camping: If you want to make camping more comfortable and convenient check out the Comfy Camper Service. They will outfit you with a roomy tent, air mattress, camping chair and clean towel every morning. Their team of locally hired youth set up and take down your tent daily.  Check out this video of what the GWTA experience is like.

Hotels: There are a variety of accommodations in our host communities, however, the establishments in this selection are supported by the GWTA, located close to base camp and are cycling friendly. Luggage will be dropped off at the hotel in the evening and picked up in the morning. Luggage will NOT be dropped off at unsupported accommodations. Where distances or circumstances warrant it, there may be shuttles to supported hotels.

July 27 - Optional Pre-Tour Accommodations in Barrie (Not Included)

We highly recommend joining us on Saturday 27th July in Barrie; staying overnight in accommodations close to our Long Term Parking at Georgian College. You are free to stay wherever you choose in Barrie but we will be based at Georgian College, who are offering a preferential overnight rate to GWTA participants. Please quote Great Waterfront Trail Adventure code 16990 to receive the group discount rate of $69.00 + HST per suite (each suite has two guest bedrooms). 

RCC Georgian College, Barrie

Address: 101 Georgian Drive, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 6Z5


July 28 - Sault Ste. Marie (Included in GWTA registration)

Delta Inn and Suites

Address: 208 St Mary’s River Dr, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5V4

Phone: 705-949-6319

For our first night together the entire group will stay at the Delta Hotel by Marriott located on Sault Ste. Marie’s stunning waterfront. There is no need to book this separately. Enjoy all the facilities, including swimming pool, fitness centre and waterfront bar  before joining us for our opening night dinner.

July 29 - Bruce Mines

Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse

Address: P.O. Box 58, Bruce Mines, ON, Canada, P0R 1C0

Phone: (705) 785-3473

Mobile: (705) 254-9454

Bruce Bay Cottages are stunningly located and we highly recommend that you book ASAP as the number of cottages is strictly limited. For a larger group (up to six) we recommend booking the Lighthouse for a one of a kind overnight stay!

Bavarian Inn–Under new management

Address: 9181 Hwy 17 West, Bruce Mines ON P0R 1C0


The Bavarian Inn is a two-star basic motel, located close to the centre of Bruce Mines. Again, the number of rooms is limited and we recommend booking ASAP. As of May 21st there are only a few rooms available.

July 30 - Blind River

Lakeview Inn–Sold out
Address: 143 Causley St, Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
Phone: (705) 356 0800

The Lakeview Inn is a spotlessly clean basic two star motel – limited rooms so book ASAP

Pier Seventeen
Address: 1 Causley St, Blind River, ON, P0R 1B0
Phone: (705) 356-1717

Pier Seventeen is a newer motel with bar/patio and restaurant. The motel is located on the outskirts of town. Light sleepers may be disturbed by Highway 17 traffic noise overnight. One king room available as of June 11.

Auberge Eldo Inn
Address: 3 White Drive, Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
(705) 356-2255

July 31 - Espanola

Pinewood Motor Inn

Address: 378 Centre Street, Espanola, ON P5E 1G3
Phone: (705) 869-3460

The Pinewood Motor Inn is situated in the heart of Espanola. Rooms are limited so please book ASAP.

Aug. 1 - Sudbury - Accommodation Included in GWTA registration

The Travelodge,

1401 Paris St, Sudbury, ON P3E 3B6

Phone: +1-705-522-1100
The Travelodge is conveniently located close to the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and Science North. Bed linens and towels are included. The cost of this accommodation is included in your registration, no need to book this separately.