The Towns and Cities
of Northern Ontario
Rainy River in Sunset Country
Rainy River, the southern gate to the
Lake of the Woods , is a beautiful little community that is
surrounded by lakes, rivers, woodlands and wildlife. Located on the
Ontario-Minnesota border, the area attracts travelers from both
sides of the border.
It is said that Toronto’s Yonge Street is
the world’s longest street: and that Rainy River is where it ends.
The area is a mixture of agricultural
land with woodland forest. Throw in the nearby Lake of the Woods and you
get something for everybody. The hunter and the angler are never
disappointed. The river itself was the primary means of transportation
for many many years.
Sable Island, just 18 Km northwest of
town is a recognized Bird Sanctuary. This bird haven is home to the
endangered piping plovers. Due to geographical differences in the area,
the region of Rainy River offers natural habitats to breeding and
Every September, the Chamber of Commerce
hosts the annual Live Release Walleye Tournament, attracting American as
well as Canadian anglers.
You can even rent a houseboat from one of
the many outfitters in the area and discover the beauty of Lake of the
Rainy River – the end of Yonge Street.