The Towns and Cities
of Northern Ontario
Sturgeon Falls - in Ontario's Near
Located where the Sturgeon River runs
into Lake Nipissing, Sturgeon Falls is a pleasant little bilingual
community on Hwy. 17, between Sudbury and North Bay. Like so many
northern Ontario communities, this one also had its start with the
The site that The Musée Sturgeon River
House Museum was built on was originally an actual Hudson ’s Bay post
and the museum features a rebuilt fur trading post and pioneer village.
The museum is also preserving the area’s history dating back to the mid
With the Sturgeon River , Lake Nipissing
and the French River at its doorstep, this little community offers the
outdoorsman a fishing holiday to remember. While walleye is the main
attraction, pike, muskie, whitefish, perch and different varieties of
bass are all becoming popular catches. Once at dangerously low numbers,
a conservation plan was put into effect to help increase the walleye
population. Obviously, this strategy has been and continues to be
successful as the Ministry of Natural Resources released the findings of
a survey that revealed a 75% increase in walleye catch.
The Sturgeon Falls area is a great place
to stay. It has all the amenities an angler might need, from
accommodations to shopping malls, to tackle, bait, and beer stores.
At the museum site, the visitor can enjoy
a low impact, walking nature trail. The 1.6 km path highlights a beaver
lodge, a bird watching platform, wildflowers and wetlands.
For a “reel” good time, attendance at the
Sturgeon Falls Annual Step Dance and Fiddle Festival is a must. This
August event attracts participants and music lovers from all over the