The Last Link Project
The year 2018 is the 75th Anniversary of an historic event ̶ the completion of the first Trans-Canada Highway.
Prior to 1943, there was no highway traversing the Canadian Shield north of Lake Superior. Motorists had to bypass this stretch of wilderness by finding a road south of the border. In 1943, the last link in Highway 11 was completed between Geraldton and Hearst, Ontario.
The alternative highway link (Highway 17) between Nipigon and Sault Ste. Marie would not be completed until 1960. From 1943 onwards, for the first time, motorists could cross Canada from coast to coast on an all-Canadian road.
The Last Link Project Committee - Greenstone Branch is promoting the celebration of this historic event by all communities in the Highway 11 corridor between North Bay and Thunder Bay. Share this news in your community.