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Canada North South Challenge

Version No. 1.0
Date last revised: December 17, 2016

© 2016, Iron Butt Association, Sheridan, Wyoming
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Created by Canadian Bob Munden, the Canada North South Challenge is a motorcycle ride between Canada's northernmost and southernmost locations accessible by public roads. Inuvik, Northwest Territories, is the northern location, about 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The southern location is Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, which is about 40 miles southeast of Detroit, Michigan.

There is a time limit for completion of the ride, and the ride may be taken in either direction.

The iconic SaddleSore 1000, is described on the Iron Butt Association website. The rules for that ride are similar, and valuable relevant information is provided there.

Documentation:  See here

Remittance Fee:  $50

DBR - Dated Business Receipt

A DBR is a machine generated receipt with the date, time and LOCATION on it.  Check it - do not assume it is correct.  A receipt with an incorrect time/date/location is worthless.  Check and re-check.


You must complete the Canada North South Challenge ride in less than 8 days.

You must obtain a Dated Business Receipt (DBR)  at the beginning and ending locations, as well as along the route every 350 miles (600 kilometers) or less.

Your route must be entirely within Canada. If you leave Canada for any reason during the ride, you must re-enter Canada at the same location as your exit, and you must document your exit and re-entry.

Your official ride duration is determined from the starting and ending DBRs.  PLEASE check these documents and make sure the time and date are correct! is strongly recommended but not required.

If you cannot get a DBR, you must take a picture, including your motorcycle, to PROVE you were in each location.  Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove your starting point, route, and ending point.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.


There is no additional mechandise for this ride.