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Trail Blazing

Many sections of the Voyageur Trail use the Bruce Trail blazing system where White blazes indicate the main trail, blue blazes indicate a lookout trail, or access trail and yellow blazes indicate a loop trail. At points where the trail turns there will be two blazes, one above and offset from the other. The top blaze indicates the direction of change.

In many areas the trail uses different methods to indicate the trail due to terrain such as on rocky outcrops where there are few trees to blaze, where cairns of rock are built to mark the route or in towns that have their own trail marking systems like Elliot Lake.

Samples of various blazes you may see at an access points.

Trial Signs- Voyageur Trails Northern Ontario

White blue and yellow blazes:

Trail Markers Voyageur Trails in Algoma

The Casque Isles Section and Nor’Wester use the following trail markers:

The Coureurs de Bois Section uses these trail markers: