The great outdoors in fort frances ontario

The Great Outdoors

Rainy Lake

Fort Frances' pristine lakes and rivers, specifically Rainy Lake, make you feel that you have stepped ashore as a first explorer. Rainy Lake's waters provide a safe and fun place to swim, fish, boat, engage in water sports, and enjoy a little slice of Northwestern Ontario Heaven.


Rainy Lake is a premier fishing destination for residents and tourists alike. Whether you're looking to land bass, walleye, or a monster muskie, you've come to the right place.

Point Park

Swimming anyone? Visit the park and  enjoy a stroll under the oak trees or take a dip in the clean, clear waters of Rainy Lake. Camping and picnicking are welcome.

Sorting Gap Marina

The marina is located on the Rainy River waterfront (LaVerendrye Parkway and Minne Avenue) and features a boat launch and fuel station. Stop here for an ice cream cone after a lovely walk on the waterfront.

Ski, Snowshoe, Snowmobile Trails

Experience a true North winter in Northwestern Ontario with a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis on the area trails. Try ice fishing on Rainy Lake or go snowmobiling on the abundant snowmobile trails across the district.

Photo credit: Photography by Rylee