Stewiacke and Mastodon Ridge are noted as being located halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. Calculations to determine this were done in 1937 by Geostat Canada.

Controversy in the past over this claim stems from the fact that the Earth is not a perfect sphere, and therefore the halfway mark lies approximately 16 km North of the 45th parallel.

A short distance from Mastodon Ridge is a marker indicating the true halfway point between the Equator and North Pole. You might think halfway point would be at the 45th N Latitude, but because the earth is spherical, it actually lies a little further north and very near Mastodon Ridge. Ask our staff for directions.

4985 km

Halfway to the Equator
and the North Pole

3097 miles

It’s true-we are halfway to the Equator and the North Pole! Take advantage of our photo opportunities to prove you were here.