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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 11, arranged by location from Fort Frances westerly to Rainy River. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 36: Present Day King's Highway 11 Photographs (Fort Frances to Rainy River)


HWY 11 #503 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #504 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Ground-mounted guide signs for Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 at the exit from the International Bridge in Fort Frances. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Great River Road tourism sign on Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 near the Fort Frances International Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #505 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #506 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Overhead guide signs for Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 at the exit from the International Bridge in Fort Frances. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Overhead guide sign on Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 at the Fort Frances International Bridge Entrance. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #507 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #508 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction signs for Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 in Downtown Fort Frances. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 King's Highway route markers in Fort Frances. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #445 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #510 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A portion of Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 in Fort Frances is appropriately named "King's Highway". See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 in Fort Frances. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #509 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #512 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 in Fort Frances. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west towards Emo along Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 in Fort Frances. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #515 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #514 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 11 & Hwy 71, about 1 km west of Fort Frances. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Tree-lined section of Hwy 11 & Hwy 71, about 2 km west of Fort Frances. This wonderful stretch of highway extends for about 4 km west of Downtown Fort Frances. It is very rare to see trees lining a King's Highway today. Most roadside trees were cut down in the 1950s and 1960s, as part of highway "improvement" projects. While the trees are a potential collision hazard, they greatly enhance the aesthetics of the road environment. The placement of a steel beam guide rail along the road would prevent the possibility of tree collisions, while still preserving the pleasant atmosphere of this stretch of highway. It is very unfortunate that this strategy was not employed decades earlier on other Ontario highways, before millions of roadside trees were stripped and extirpated from the landscape in a hasty approach to improving highway safety. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #513 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #511 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 11 & Hwy 71, about 3 km west of Fort Frances. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 at the Western Town Limits of Fort Frances, facing east. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #450 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #446 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east towards Fort Frances at the La Vallee River Bridge on Hwy 11 & Hwy 71. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west towards Emo at the La Vallee River Bridge on Hwy 11 & Hwy 71. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #447 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #448 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Southern side of the La Vallee River Bridge on Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 east of Emo. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Date stamp on the La Vallee River Bridge on Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 - "THE KING'S HIGHWAY 1938". See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #449 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #516 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the La Vallee River Bridge. This single span concrete rigid frame structure was completed in 1938. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 at the Hwy 611 South Junction at Crozier. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #517 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #518 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction signs at the Hwy 611 and Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 Junction at Crozier. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 from the Hwy 611 South Junction at Crozier. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #520 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #522 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 from the Hwy 611 South Junction at Crozier. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 613 towards the Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 Junction at Devlin. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #519 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #521 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A very rare instance: Three Ontario highways following the same route (Hwy 11, Hwy 71 & Hwy 611). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction signs at Hwy 613 and Hwy 11 & Hwy 71 at Devlin. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #526 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #524 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Blue municipality sign for Emo on Hwy 11 & Hwy 71. Emo is the only sizeable town between Fort Frances and Rainy River. See an Enlarged Photo here.

Right - Facing west along Hwy 11 towards Rainy River near Barwick. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #523 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #525 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east towards Emo along Hwy 11 near Barwick. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Straight section of Hwy 11 near Stratton, facing east towards Emo. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #1101 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #1102 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the southern terminus of Hwy 621 at the Hwy 11 Junction in Sleeman, east of Rainy River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 621 towards Bergland from the Hwy 11 Junction in Sleeman. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #527 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #528 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Canadian Prairies actually begin in the western portion of the Rainy River District. The last 20 km of Hwy 11 runs straight across a flat plain into the town of Rainy River. The scenery found here is unlike anywhere else in Ontario. With each passing mile, the scenery along Hwy 11 increasingly resembles the vast plains of Manitoba. It is quite a different scene from the sprawling urban centres of the Greater Toronto Area, located almost 1,900 km to the east down Hwy 11. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Town of Rainy River is actually located about 1 km east of the International Bridge to Baudette, Minnesota. This photo shows Hwy 11 between the Hwy 600 Junction and the Town of Rainy River. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #460 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Western terminus of Hwy 11 at the Hwy 600 Junction in Rainy River, facing west towards International Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #461 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Hwy 11 Ends sign at the Hwy 600 Junction just east of the Rainy River International Bridge. Considering that Hwy 11 is the second-longest provincial highway in Ontario, the highway's end is surprisingly modest. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken in August, 2001  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #529 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #532 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 11 towards Rainy River from the Hwy 600 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Fingerboard directional signs at the Hwy 11 & Hwy 600 Junction near Rainy River. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #531 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #530 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western terminus of Hwy 11 at the Hwy 600 Junction, as seen from the Rainy River International Bridge Entrance. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 11 & Hwy 600 Junction guide sign at the Rainy River International Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #533 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #534 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction assembly at the Hwy 11 & Hwy 600 Junction near Rainy River. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - On September 3, 2006, I finally completed my quest to drive every provincial highway in Ontario. For the past few years, I have slowly chipped away at Ontario's vast highway network. By 2006, I only had a few scattered sections of highway in Northwestern Ontario left to complete. The last section of highway that I completed was Hwy 600, leading into Rainy River. This was a major personal milestone for me that took many years to accomplish. While there are many people to whom I owe thanks for their assistance in this accomplishment, I am particularly indebted to author Ron Brown, whose wonderful books about Ontario encouraged me to explore this intriguing province from end-to-end. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #535 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Ontario is a very big place - It is a 1,900 km (1,200 mile) journey back to my hometown of Waterloo from here! See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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