The Towns and Cities of Northern Ontario
Fort Frances in Sunset Country
Fort Frances , located in Northwestern Ontario, is the hub of the Rainy River District. Sharing a common border with Minnesota the Rainy River District gets the better of two nations and bears the distinction of being the oldest settled community west of Lake Superior. The warm, friendly people live in a relaxed and satisfying lifestyle with superb natural treasures and exciting outdoor activities, coupled with great entertainment.
Just east of the city, take a drive on the Noden Causeway, linking many islands together. Bring your camera because the views are breathtaking.
Fort Frances also hosts one of the highest paying bass tournament on the last weekend in July. Registrations are limited to 120 teams. For those who are more into history, spend the day at Old Fort St. Pierre which is open during the summer months.
For the outdoor enthusiast, Rainy Lake hosts fantastic fishing on your own or with well qualified local guides. The Eighth Street Hiking and Ski Trails give nature lovers a chance to walk into and observe rich bog habitat and in the winter, the trails double as cross country trails.
For paddlers, canoeing and kayaking is available and sailors enjoy a variety of lake conditions that will their skills.
Winter months in the Fort Frances area bring a different twist. With an average snow fall of 5 feet, the winter months offer the whole gamut of winter activities.