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Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada - The Gateway to Sunset Country

Fort Frances LaVerendrye Parkway Fort Frances is the largest town in the Rainy River District with a population of 8000. The town is the gateway to Sunset Country and offers much to stop for. Fort Frances is located on the shores of Rainy River, and along the Canada-US border. The town is linked by a bridge to International Falls, Minnesota. Fort Frances has a fully-developed waterfront along Rainy Lake. Rainy Lake extends north and east from Fort Frances and is home to many hunting and fishing resorts. Rainy Lake is famous for its smallmouth bass fishing. The community is home to the Fort Frances International Bass Classic fishing tournament. While Rainy Lake is known for it's bass fishing, the walleye on Rainy have really thrived and are now huge and numerous. The community is a full-service town, with plenty of shopping and services. Accommodation choices range from hotels and motels to lodges and resorts to outpost cabins to campgrounds.

Fort Frances is the oldest community west of Lake Superior. A view of the early pioneer life, aboriginal life, and displays of local arts and crafts can be found at the Fort Frances Attractions such as the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre, located in the heart of the Downtown shopping district. The Fort Frances Museum includes information on attractions and history of all of Northwestern Ontario. Get some exercise by walking along the waterfront out to the rapids where Rainy Lake flows into Rainy River. The next half-mile takes you through Pither's Point Park and onto the shores of sparkling Rainy Lake. Stop and check out the logging boat Hallett. The 60-foot, 57-ton boat was built in 1941 and once was the largest and most powerful boat on Rainy Lake.

Winter Vacations in Fort Frances
The Winter months in the Fort Frances are not a time to hide inside. Dressed properly, winter can be enjoyable doing one of the many activities. Snowmobiling the groomed trails, ice fishing, curling, cross-country skiing, broomball and hockey are just a few of the activities enjoyed by residents and visitors in the area.

For a list of accommodations, gift shops, restaurants and more in Fort Frances, scroll down to the bottom of this page to link to the business' websites.

Main Industries:
Due the abundance of wooded areas, the main industry is the local Resolute Forest Products mill.

Population: 7,565

Distance to nearest towns from Fort Frances to:Fort Frances Sorting Gap Marina
Emo - 30 km or 19 miles (23 minutes)
Rainy River - 90 km or 56 miles (67 minutes)
Nestor Falls - 95 km or 59 miles (70 minutes)
Sioux Lookout - 135 km or 84 miles (100 minutes)
Kenora - 210 km or 130 miles (157 minutes)
Atikokan - 150 km or 93 miles - 112 minutes)
Dryden - 180 km or 112 miles (175 minutes)
Thunder Bay - 335 km or 208 miles (251 minutes)
Winnipeg, MB - 392 km or 245 miles (299 minutes)
Minneapolis, MN - 474 km or 284 miles (365 minutes)

Visitor Information Centre
You'll find travel information and maps at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is located at 601 Mowat Avenue and is open 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday year-round.

For more information please call the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-820-FORT.

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Camp Narrows Lodge [Website | Summary]
Box 807 Fort Frances Ontario P9A 3N1
807-274-2121 or 866-294-5067
Little Turtle Lodge [Website | Summary]
Box 128 Mine Centre Ontario, Canada P0W 1H0

Rainy Lake Outfitters [Website | Summary]
1028 Frenette Avenue Fort Frances Ontario P9A 3V5
Rusty Myers Flying Service [Website | Summary]
Box 668 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M9
807-274-5335 or 866-707-7637

Branch's Seine River Lodge Outfitters [Website | Summary]
Box 546 Atikokan Ontario P0T 1C0
807-947-2391 or 866-443-4414
Campbell's Cabins (1987) Ltd. [Website]
7540 Gold Coast Road Crane Lake Minnesota 55725
807-485-2441 or 800-238-4224

Cascades Camps Ltd.
Box 657 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M9
Coppen's Resort [Website]
Site 300-1 RR 3 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 0A1

Green Island Lodge [Website]
Box 668 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M9
780-643-7291 or 866-707-7637
La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel [Website]
1201 Idylwild Dr. B2-RR2 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M3
807-274-9811 or 800-544-9435

Lake Despair Lodge [Website]
PO Box 130 Devlin Ontario, Canada P0W 1C0
NWOSTA [Website]
Site 220 Box 10 RR2 Dryden Ontario, Canada

Fort Frances Times Limited [Website]
116 First St. E. Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1K2
807-274-5373 or 800-465-8508
Badiuk Equipment New Home of Pinewood Sports [Website]
Hwy 11-71 West, Box 755 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3N1
807-274-6311 or 800-716-4316

Rainy River Future Development Corp. [Website]
601 Mowat Ave. Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1Z2
Barker Bay Resort & Outposts [Website]
Box 157 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M6

Gillons' Insurance Brokers Ltd. [Website]
326 Church Street Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1E1
807- 274 -7716 or 800 -465 -7797
Northwestern Ontario Tourism Association [Website]
Box 59 Morson Ontario, Canada P0W 1J0

Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce [Website]
474 Scott St. Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1H2
807-274-5773 or 800-820-FORT
Fort Frances at the Turn of the Century Mural
302 Scott Street, Fort Frances ON

Slippery Winds Wilderness Resort [Website]
PO Box 61065 Grant Park RPO Winnipeg Manitoba R3M 3X8
204-982-9680 or 888-244-7453
Rainy Lake Sports & Tackle [Website]
715 Colinization Road East Fort Frances ON P9A 2S2

J.N. Webb & Sons [Website]
930 5th St. West Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3C7
807-274-5613 or 800-465-5089
BDO Canada, LLP, C.A.s - Fort Frances [Website]
375 Scott Street Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1H1

Pharmasave [Website]
140 Scott Street Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1G6
Super 8 Motel - Fort Frances [Website]
810 King's Highway Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 2X4
807-274-4945 or 800-800-8000

Fort Floral & Gifts [Website]
310 Scott Street Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1G9
807-274-6782 or 800-599-7796
The Great Bear (Shell) [Website]
RR#2, RMB 2012, Highway 11 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M3

LaBelle's Birch Point Camp [Website]
RR1 Devlin Ontario, Canada P0W 1C0
89.5 The Lake Radio [Website]
301 1st Ave. S. Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 1W2

Timber Wolf Lodge [Website]
Box 97 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M5
Fort Frances Museum [Website]
259 Scott Street Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1G8

Border Country Outfitters Inc. [Website]
Box 208 Emo Ontario, Canada P0W 1E0
Howarth's Home Centre ( Leon's Franchise) [Website]
288 Scott St. Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1G7

Causeway General Insurance Brokers Ltd. [Website]
229 Scott St. Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1G8
807-274-6688 or 800-289-9917
Boston Pizza - Fort Frances [Website]
840 Kings Highway Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 2X4

Rainy Lake Sports & Tackle-Bushnell Dealer [Website]
715 Colonization Rd. E. Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 2S2
8th Street Walking and Ski Trail
8th Street Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5773 or 800-820-3678

Edward Wellington Backus Mural
203 Scott Street Fort Frances ON

Rainy Lake Mermaid
Rainy Lake Fort Frances

Zion Lutheran Church
1105 Scott St Fort Frances Ontario
Bluewave Energy [Website]
1030 Railway St. Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3X8

Borderland Snowmobile Club [Website]
Emo Ontario
Noden Causeway [Website]
Highway 11 Fort Frances Ontario

Pither's Point Park [Website]
Highway 11 Fort Frances Ontario
Tugboat Hallet [Website]
Front St Fort Frances Ontario

Legion Park
Lillie Ave Fort Frances Ontario
St. John's Anglican Church
360 Church St Fort Frances Ontario

Church of the Lutheran Hour
508 Victoria Ave Fort Frances Ontario
Fort Frances Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints
815 Keating Ave Fort Frances Ontario

Evangelical Fellowship Church
560 Webster Ave Fort Frances Ontario
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
206 Victoria Ave Fort Fracnes Ontario

Fort Frances Knox United Church
340 Church St Fort Frances Ontario
Church of the Holy Spirit
824 Victoria Ave Fort Frances Ontario

Fort Frances United Pentecostal Church
1345 Emo Rd Fort Frances Ontario
La Verendrye General Hospital and Health Centre [Website]
110 Victoria Ave Fort Frances Ontario

McIrvine Park
Colonization Rd Fort Frances Ontario
The Sorting Gap & Waterfront
Front St Fort Frances Ontario

Kiwanis Skate Park
2nd St East Fort Frances Ontario
Bethel Baptist Church
720 Morrison Cres Fort Frances Ontario

Evangelical Covenant Church - Fort Frances
1027 King's Hwy Fort Frances Ontario
St. George's Ukrainian Orthodox Church
704 McKenzie Ave Fort Frances Ontario

Fort Frances Salvation Army
316 Victoria Ave Fort Frances Ontario
New Beginnings Fellowship Church
1301 Mill Rd Fort Frances Ontario

La Verendrye Parkway [Website]
Front St Fort Frances Ontario
Memorial Sports Centre [Website]
740 Scott St Fort Frances Ontario

Nor-West Animal Clinic [Website]
400 Portage Ave Fort Frances Ontario
Fort Frances LCBO
210 Third St E Fort Frances Ontario

ServiceOntario - Fort Frances [Website]
922 Scott St Fort Frances ON P9A 1J4
Fort Frances Municipal Airport (YAG)
1300 Frog Creek Rd Fort Frances Ontario

Fort Frances Beer Store
343 Fifth St E Fort Frances Ontario
Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre [Website]
601 Reid Avenue Fort Frances Ontario P9A 0A2

Kitchen Creek Golf Club [Website]
Hwy 11 West of Fort Frances Fort Frances Ontario
Heron Landing Golf Course [Website]
Couchiching First Nation, Frog Creek Rd Fort Frances Ontario

Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club [Website]
Rocky Inlet Rd Fort Frances Ontario
Fort Frances Curling Club [Website]
200 8th St. E Fort Frances Ontario

Townshend Theatre
440 McIrvine Road Fort Frances ON
Cranberry Peat Land Interpretive Trail
End of Whitmore Road in Alberton Fort Frances Ontartio
807-274-5773 or 800-820-3678

Shear Serenity [Website]
306 Scott St Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1G9
Tonic Tattoos [Website]
271 Scott St Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3A7

Fort Frances Tourism Centre
400 Central Avenue Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1Y8
Superior Propane Inc. [Website]
1303 Railway Street Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3W8
807-468-9163 or 877-873-7467

Town of Fort Frances [Website]
Box 38 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M5

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