"The natural scenery -- more than 12 square miles of it -- is varied and always exciting. Around some curves, skiers will find a cold creek. Other areas are known for hills or lakes that seem like they're in the middle of nowhere."
- Ron Bergin, publisher of Cross Country Skier magazine

Christmas and New Years Holiday at Stokely with Bonfire and Fireworks

There is nothing quite like celebrating a white Christmas and New Year's winter break surrounded by the natural beauty of Stokely Creek Lodge. Stokely is the perfect getaway from the busy holiday season. Enjoy skiing and showshoeing in the refreshing outdoors while indulging in healthy home cooked food. This is a vacation that our family always looks forward to. The Stokely winter wonderland is a peaceful place to unwind before the New Year begins.

During your stay your kids go sledding skiing and snowshoeing. Ping-pong is a favourite indoor activity while enjoying the endless supply of hot chocolate. All children are encouraged to sign up for a kid's time with ski instructor Jonathan for a nominal charge.

Adults can enjoy Stokely's world-class ski and snowshoe trails, take a sauna, enjoy a hot stone massage, relax by one of the many fireplaces and savor the gourmet meals.

On Dec 31st Enjoy watching a roaring bonfire out the window while eating a home cooked meal all to celebrate the New Year. The after dinner, special, New Years fireworks, are up-close and entertaining.

If you come with a group of 10 or more and have one bill we will give 5% off. These rates are for double occupancy. Stokely does have several rooms for single occupancy.

Ski or Snowshoe Tuesday

All Winter Season

Ski Tuesday Special
Skiers or snowshoers are invited to a special discount day at Stokely. Come for the day, every Tuesday, and your day-pass and lunch is discounted to $32. If you are a daily season pass holder your lunch is discounted about 15%. Come with a group of friends and enjoy your day.

The Chocolate Express

January 15th, 2017

Starts at 1:00 with and early bird start at 11:00

The Chocolate Express presented by Northside Volkswagen

You won’t want to miss our second annual Chocolate Express presented by Northside Volkswagen on January 15 at Stokely Creek Lodge. Skiers and snowshoers of all ages and skill levels are invited to enjoy an unforgettable chocolate experience!

Enjoy the first of winter on our 2.5km snowshoe trail, or 2.5km, 5km, and 10km ski trails. This perfect winter event for friends and family features homemade chocolate treats throughout the ski and snowshoe trails. Last year we had over 300 participants so this year we’ve doubled the chocolate treats and added stations on the snowshoe trail! Also new this year, Northside Volkswagen will be providing a shuttle service to and from Stokely for anyone that has pre-purchased tickets. To register for this shuttle, please contact Katherine at ARCH Hospice 705-942-11556 ext. 223 or ..

Passes are $25 or raise a minimum of $50 in pledges. Top three pledgers receive ARCH Hospice gift bag! Registration begins at noon. Passes available at Madonna Optical in the Station Mall (cash or cheque only please), ARCH Hospice, and online here. To fundraise or learn more, please visit http://www.archhospice.ca/chocolate or join our Facebook event. Limited tickets available day-of, so get your soon. Makes a perfect stocking stuffer!

Lee Rendell | Manager of Fund Development

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2017 Hut to Hut

February 4th, 2017

The Hut to Hut this year will feature our most remote route, the gem of our snowshoe system, the Peregrine Pass. Bob our snowshoe trail developer is taking us on his favorite route, which includes walking up and down through the forest, past and under ice cliffs, with panoramic views of the Algoma Highlands and Stokely’s massive frozen water falls. The only way to get to these places is with Bob so join the trip. Ski to Stokely Lake hut, snowshoe the Peregrine Pass to the Hakon Lein Hut for lunch and then ski back to the lodge.

Bring a ski bag and a small back pack with dry and proper clothing (gloves, boots dry socks, hats, water bottles, etc) for each portion of the trip. The return ski to the lodge is mostly downhill through the forest. This will be a rewarding day of scenery, exercise, food and friends.

$15 for overnight guests, a $25 fee for season pass holders. Day skiers will pay $40 which includes a discounted day pass. Make your reservations for the Hut to Hut when you book your stay, or as soon as possible. This event fills quickly. This includes transportation of your skis and snowshoes, snacks and lunch and guided tour

Time schedule: 9:00 am to 9:30 - Prepare to leave and load sled. 9:30 to 10:30 - Ski to Stokely Lake Cabin 10:30 to 11:00 -
11:00 to 1:30 - Snowshoe. 1:30 to 2:30 - Lunch at Hakon Lein Cabin 2:30 - Ski back to lodge. 3:30 -4:00 - Arrive at lodge

Midsummer’s Wine Event

Friday July 21 and Saturday July 22, 2017

Stokely and Stratus – A Midsummer’s Tasting, Dinner and Brunch

Join Charles Baker of Stratus Vineyards, located in Niagara-On-the-Lake and Vin Greco a well-known wine columnist from Sault Ste Marie, for a special Midsummer’s Tasting Experience at Stokely Creek Lodge, just north of Sault Ste. Marie at Goulais River. During the winter, Stokely is one of the top 5 destinations in North America for cross-county skiing. This summer, though, it will host Charles Baker, Director of Sales for Stratus Vineyards - and Riesling specialist in his own right. Stratus is an iconic winery whose wines are recognized as some of the best in Canada. On Friday, July 21, you will enjoy tasting 5 wines from Stratus, with hors d’oeuvres, followed by a 4 course dinner with four additional matching wines. Then, you will over-night at Stokely in either their lodge or chalets, and conclude the experience by partaking in a “Champagne” and wine Brunch on Saturday morning.

Cost for the event is $225 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
This will be a very satisfying experience, and we hope you can join us. To reserve, call Stokely Creek Lodge at 705-649-3421. If need be, just leave a message and you will get a return call in short order. International calls 866-stokely Another option is to email Stokely at . If you have any questions, please contact me, Vin Greco, at 705-949-7403, or .

Timeline and Menu: (1). Arrive between 4:00 and 6:00 on Friday 21st....... (2). 6:30 Wine tasting with appetizers..... (3). 8:00 four course dinner with wine parings.... (4). Dinner = salad, salmon and beef tenderloin ending with dessert.... (5). Saturday 8:00 to 9:30 coffee and biscotties...... (6). 11:00 brunch with parings.... (7). Eggs benedict and lox and bagels, ......

Women’s Get Away

Every day is a Women's Get Away at Stokely

Come for 2 or more days

Location is everything; chosen for its unparalleled variety in terrain and natural beauty, Stokely Creek Lodge was built beneath the slope of King Mountain, surrounded by an untouched forest. A river runs between the Lodge and the mountain, with a sonorous waterfall just yards away, always beckoning.

What a perfect place for a Women's Getaway. Everything about it says come, bring friends and family to unwind, share laughs and enjoy friendship. You can book your getaway with a minimum of 2 nights on the weekend.

Stokely offers so much: * A room with a view, in fact every room has a view * A number of fireplaces where you can read or share an intimate conversation * Complementary hor d'oeuvres during happy hour * The smells of delicious meals being prepared in the kitchen * The exclusive privilege of dining as our guest, no waiting. There is always a place for you. * Endless snowshoeing and cross country skiing for the sports enthusiast * Short trails for those who need only a peaceful ski or snowshoe along the creek * Ski rentals available and ski instructor by appointment * Free saunas at your leisure, or a hot stone massage by appointment * There are a variety of room arrangements for your group needs

This secluded ski lodge is nestled in Algoma Highlands Country, and boasts 110 kms of groomed ski trails and over 20 kms of snowshoe trails. It is located just 20 miles outside of the Sault in Northern Ontario, and 90 minutes from the Mackinac Bridge. Call and reserve your getaway now.

Snowshoe Festival

January 28th, 2017

10:00am to 4:00pm

Join nature enthusiast, artist and Stokely Creek snowshoe trail designers Lucie Gagnon and Bob Yankus for a Snowshoe Adventure. On Saturday the 28th, Lucie and Bob will host a day of snowshoeing along the 20 km of trails they have developed. The snowshoe trails highlight the scenic beauty of the Algoma Highlands.

You will crisscross Stokely Creek as it flows into Lake Superior, ascend along natural waterfalls frozen in time, or stand just a little back from the Summit's edge as you survey the Lake Superior shoreline. There is so much to fill your senses.

If you are a Stokely guest the cost is $15 (HST Included) to register. $20 at the door for adults (HST Included). Children under 12 are free. The event includes Stokely's famous Chili served at the King Mountain summit and the Day Skiers Log Hut.

Call Stokely Creek at 705-649-3421 for tickets.

Super Bowl Weekend Hut to Hut

February 4th, 2017

The route is still a surprise. Will post soon.

A hearty lunch and skis will be waiting for you

Bring a ski bag and a small back pack with dry and proper clothing (gloves, boots dry socks, hats, water bottles, etc) for each portion of the trip. The return ski to the lodge is mostly downhill through the forest. This will be a rewarding day of scenery, exercise, food and friends.

$10 for overnight guests, a $20 fee for season pass holders. Day skiers will pay $40 which includes a discounted day pass. Make your reservations for the Hut to Hut when you book your stay, or as soon as possible. This event fills quickly.

Time schedule: 9:00 am to 9:30 - Prepare to leave and load sled. 9:30 to 10:30 - Ski to
10:30 to 11:00 -
11:00 to 1:30 - Snowshoe. 1:30 to 2:30 - Lunch 2:30 - Ski back to lodge. 3:30 -4:00 - Arrive at lodge

Wine Tasting With Vin Greco

February 18, 2017

Wine tasting begins at 5:00

Wine Tasting, appetizers and dinner. Stokely is for lovers, nature lovers great cuisine lovers, exercise lovers and wine lovers.   Vin Greco is well known in the Sault for his interest in and knowledge of wine.  For many years he wrote a monthly column in the Sault Star, and prior to that, he had a weekly on CBC Radio North. Currently, Vin writes a column for sootoday.com which appears every two weeks.  And now he’s coming to Stokely to introduce us to some of his favorite white and red wines.

  At Stokely, I make a point of trying to earn my evening indulgences with a day of outdoor activities. And what better way to spend your exercise dividend than with a wonderful meal and wines to enhance them?  Stokely neighbors from Goulais and Sault Ste Marie are invited to join us for the pre-dinner wine tasting for a charge of $45.00 plus tax. Better yet, stay for a home cooked dinner and the whole evening, dinner and wine tasting included, will be $65 plus tax. Stokely overnight guests are invited to join the party for $30 plus tax. Check the web-site for details on the wines we will be tasting. Call Stokely at 866-786-5359 and locally 705-649-3421 to make reservations. Limited space available. 

The Annual Wabos Loppet

Saturday March 4, 2017

Buses Leave the Stokely Parking Lot at 9:00 am * DaySkiers Cabin open at 7:30 for a Continental Breakfast*

Chuck Peterson, Hakon Lein and several other Stokely Creek and Sault area skiing enthusiasts started the Wabos Loppet in1980. So, for 36 years Loppetiers have been skiing the 27 km Loppet from the sleepy town of Wabos to Stokely. Gaylen and Susan Byker thank Gary Oak for being the guide who leads the eager group of skiers to the beginning of the trail in Wabos and sends us on our way.

The annual Wabos Loppet will be a little bit different in it's 37th year. The train is not running and we have decided to use buses to bring everyone from Stokely to the lumbering village of Wabos, The route promises to be just as scenic.

The two refreshment stops along the way are strategically planned, with one at Sheppard Lake and the other at Norm’s new cabin. The celebration lunch and party happen at the end at Stokely’s Day Skier Cabin. Skiing through the wilderness, the camaraderie of friends and the groomed trails going up and down and around are there own reward. The Loppet is about the silence of the forest, the sound of the creek, the tranquility you experience and the satisfaction of meeting the challenges of the Stokely trails. .


  1. Buses will leave the Stokely parking lot at 9:00 for a scenic drive to Wabos.

  2. From 7:30 to 9:00 a free welcome continental breakfast of Stokely’s homemade muffins, and robust coffee will be served in the Day Skiers Cabin before getting on the buses .

  3. If you stay at Stokely Lodge it is much more convenient to have breakfast here and walk down to the buses in the parking lot, since the bus leaves from Stokely. Staying at the Lodge would be a perfect option.

4.The use of buses was a major success last year. Guests loved catching the bus at Stokely and being able to drive home rather than being bused back into town at the end of the day. Last year was a trial year and our loppetiers encouraged us to continue.

Cost: $85 CDN/person (including tax) *Remember American friends that your dollar is very strong right now, has been up to 35% more. Best time in recent history to take a Canadian vacation.

Call Stokely at 705-649-3421 (local) or 1-866-786-5359 to make your reservations.