Learn about accommodation options here.

Hotels/Motels/cottages and other non-camping accommodations are not included in the price of the GWTA.

Book directly

Refer to the provided lists below for suggestions. Please try to stay within 5 km of overnight locations when selecting your accommodations that are not on our lists. You will have to book rooms directly in the towns of Bruce Mines or Thessalon for August 15th and in Massey for August 16th.

Booking through CAA

Use the CAA accommodations booking form (see the tab below) to conveniently reserve rooms at larger establishments where our travel partner, CAA, has secured blocks of rooms.

Please note that CAA is unable to assist with booking  any accommodations for August 15th in the towns of Bruce Mines or Thessalon or on August 16th in Massey. You must book independently using the list of GWTA-supported accommodations under the GWTA Independently Booked Hotels tab.

Sault Ste. Marie Accommodation

There is no camping in Sault Ste. Marie. You will need to book a hotel for our stay in Sault Ste Marie. Camping is available in Bruce Mines, Blind River, Massey and Little Current.

Coach from Little Current to GWTA start in Sault Ste. Marie.

Book a seat for the Coach from Little Current (Manitoulin Island) to the GWTA start in Sault Ste Marie must done using the CAA booking form. This service includes bike transfer.

Book accommodations independently

 GWTA supported independently booked hotels/motels and Air B&Bs 

You may book your hotels directly. For the GWTA 2024, we will provide luggage support to most independently booked small local motels, Air B&Bs, cottages, college dorm rooms and Bed and Breakfasts. Check the list below for suggestions. You may go beyond the list, however please try to stay within 5 km of our overnight locations. Given the increased popularity of hotels with GWTA participants as well as as the lack of large hotels at some of our overnight locations we recommend that you book your accommodations early to avoid disappointment.

Sault Ste. Marie – 13 & 14 August

Sault College: SOLD OUT

Holiday Inn Express – 320 Bay Street – phone: 705 759 8200

Days Inn – 332 Bay Street – phone: 705- 910 -0212

Bruce Mines or Thessalon – 15 August

Bavarian Inn – 9141 HW 17, Bruce Mines – phone: 705-785-3447

Bobbers Motel – 47 Taylor Street, Bruce Mines – phone: 705-785-3485

Carolyn Beach Motel, Thessalon – 1, Lakeside Drive, Thessalon – phone: 705-842-3330 – please call to book since the website is not yet ready to accept reservations for summer 2024 

Bruce Bay Cottages and Lighthouse Resort  – 82 French Island Road, Bruce Mines – Limited availability –  phone: 705-785-3473 SOLD OUT

Copper Bean Cafe Air BnB – 9196 HW17, Bruce Mines – Phone (705) 908-3032

Staying by the Lakeside- 2 bedroom cottages on Gordon Lake – 2197 Centre Line Rd, Bruce Mines -phone: 705-888-8974

Cozy Quincy AirBnB – 13 Quincy Street, Bruce Mines – 3 bedroom house – book online through Airbnb or booking.com

Bruce Mines Water view apartment  AirBnB – book online through Airbnb

Blind River – 16 August

A Taste of Home Bed and Breakfast -29 Fullerton Street, Blind River- Phone: 705-356-7165

Any AirBnB within 5km of the town of Blind River

Massey or Espanola – 17 August

Massey-Motel 335 Sable Street Massey – phone: 705-865-2500

Any AirBnB within 5km of the town of Massey or the town of Espanola

Little Current – 18 & 19 August

Hawberry Motel – 36 Meredith Street, Little Current – phone:705 368 3388

Manitoulin Motel Ltd.- 51 Walcot Street, Little Current – phone: 705-368-3388

Any Bed and Breakfast in Little Current

Any AirBnb in Little Current

NOTE: You will have access to your car in Little Current so if you are prepared to drive your car to and from the Celebration dinner and the Manitoulin Island activities then you can, within reason stay anywhere on the island.

Book accommodations through CAA

CAA hotel and coach Booking Instructions

To arrange your stay in any of our supported hotels for one or any of the nights please complete the CAA form and press submit.

Questions should be directed to our CAA contact Amanda Pereira at groups@caasco.ca.

Once submitted you will receive an email to advise your registration has been received. Requests are handled in the order that they are received.

A CAA representative will reach out to you by phone in mid-March 2024 to secure payment details. Once payment information is received, the order will be processed and you will receive an email confirmation and invoice reflecting your selections.

Cancellation and Insurance for Accommodations and Coach Travel

The CAA cancellation policy is published on its booking form. Hotel and coach cancellation is separate from the Race Roster Enhanced Protection Policy (which protects your registration cost). CAA Travel recommends the purchase of cancellation insurance for your accommodation’s charges should you need to cancel for medical reasons. Please contact the CAA Travel Call Center for a quote and more information at 1-866-286-9323.  CAA members save 10% on travel insurance products.

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Camping

Camping is available at no charge in Bruce Mines, Blind River, Massey and Little Current. Showers, washrooms and electric charging stations will be available to campers. Please note that there is no camping available in Sault Ste. Marie on 13 & 14 August. If you are interested in budget-friendly accommodation, then we recommend that you check out Sault College, which is offering a limited number of rooms for the nights of 13 & 14 August. The rooms will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Sault College – 443 Northern Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie

  • Budget accommodation/camping alternative in Sault Ste Marie for August 13 & 14 -first come; first serve
  • Dates to book: Tues., August 13 – Thurs., August 15
  • DOUBLE ROOM WITH LINENS – $84.62 (2 people max) (includes HST)
  • SINGLE ROOM WITH LINENS – $56.41(includes HST)
  • PARKING – $6.78 (includes HST)
  • Call 705-759-2554 ext. 2684 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday) to book rooms. Please leave a message if your call is missed; it will be returned asap.
  • Payment by Credit Card only and taken upon booking. Payment processed 48 hours prior to arrival day.
  • 48 hour cancellation policy.
  • limited availability; first come; first serve.

Amenities:

• Wireless internet in each room
• No elevators or air conditioning
• Full cable with flat screen TV’s (located in common areas)
• Unlimited use of laundry facilities
• Shared kitchen facilities on every floor which include a stove, oven, microwave
and fridge (provide your own cooking utensils)

Coach transportation 
CAA is booking coach transportation between Long Term Parking in Little Current and the ride start in Sault Ste Marie. Please visit the Accommodations page of our website and download the CAA booking form to book and pay for your spot on the coach.

Charter Coach - August 13 - Little Current to Sault Ste Marie

The charter coach between Little Current and Sault St.Marie MUST be booked through CAA. See CAA form above.