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Sunday, August 16, 2009

James Bay Road - This looks like a challenge I may take...

The James Bay (Baie James) region of northern Quebec is located in northeastern Canada along the eastern side of James Bay. It is a vast wilderness area of taiga/boreal forest, reached by a single road - the very remote James Bay Road (Route de la Baie-James) - 620 km of forest and taiga and not a single town along the way! If you're interested in a long road trip into a very remote part of northeastern Canada, then this is the road - and website - for you! This website is the most comprehensive and detailed source of information about this area and its roads anywhere on the Internet.

A REMOTE WILD LAND OF EXTREME DISTANCES

THE LONGEST SERVICE-FREE STRETCH OF ROAD IN CANADA
The 381 km (236 mile) stretch of the James Bay Road that is without services is the longest service-free stretch of road in Canada, and the second longest service-free stretch of road in North America! This is second only by a hair to the Dalton Hwy in Alaska, which has a 394 km (244 mile) stretch without services. The Dempster Hwy running from the Yukon to NWT in Canada has a stretch of 363 km (225 miles) without services.
THE FARTHEST FROM A TOWN ON A ROAD IN NORTH AMERICA
The end of the Trans-Taiga Road is 745 km (462 miles) from the nearest town, which is the farthest you can get by road from a town anywhere in North America
THE FARTHEST NORTH YOU CAN DRIVE IN EASTERN NORTH AMERICA
The end of the Trans-Taiga Road is the farthest north you can drive on a road in eastern North America.
THE LARGEST MUNICIPALITY IN THE WORLD
The Municipality of James Bay covers an area of 350,000 square kilometres (135,136 square miles), making it by far the largest municipality in the world!

the website...

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