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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
Branch's Seine River Lodge Outfitters [Website | Summary]
Box 546 Atikokan Ontario P0T 1C0
807-947-2391 or 866-443-4414

Rusty Myers Flying Service [Website | Summary]
Box 668 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M9
807-274-5335 or 866-707-7637
Rainy Lake Outfitters [Website | Summary]
1028 Frenette Avenue Fort Frances Ontario P9A 3V5
807-275-7096

Little Turtle Lodge [Website | Summary]
Box 128 Mine Centre Ontario, Canada P0W 1H0

Campbell's Cabins (1987) Ltd. [Website | Summary]
7540 Gold Coast Road Crane Lake Minnesota 55725
807-485-2441 or 800-238-4224

Lake Despair Lodge [Website | Summary]
PO Box 130 Devlin Ontario, Canada P0W 1C0
807-486-0532
LaBelle's Birch Point Camp [Website | Summary]
RR1 Devlin Ontario, Canada P0W 1C0
807-486-3345

NWOSTA [Website | Summary]
Site 220 Box 10 RR2 Dryden Ontario, Canada
807-937-2137
Border Country Outfitters Inc. [Website | Summary]
Box 208 Emo Ontario, Canada P0W 1E0
807-482-2568

Borderland Snowmobile Club [Website | Summary]
Emo Ontario
807-482-2580
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church [Summary]
206 Victoria Ave Fort Fracnes Ontario
807-274-5233

Cascades Camps Ltd. [Summary]
Box 657 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M9
807-274-9030
Coppen's Resort [Website | Summary]
Site 300-1 RR 3 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 0A1
807-481-2564

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

Fort Frances Times Limited [Website | Summary]
116 First St. E. Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1K2
807-274-5373 or 800-465-8508
Rainy River Future Development Corp. [Website | Summary]
601 Mowat Ave. Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1Z2
807-274-3276

Barker Bay Resort & Outposts [Website | Summary]
Box 157 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M6
218-206-2440
Gillons' Insurance Brokers Ltd. [Website | Summary]
326 Church Street Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1E1
807- 274 -7716 or 800 -465 -7797

Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce [Website | Summary]
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 [Summary]
302 Scott Street, Fort Frances ON


Town of Fort Frances [Website | Summary]
Box 38 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M5
807-274-5323
J.N. Webb & Sons [Website | Summary]
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 | Summary]
375 Scott Street Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1H1
807-274-9848
Pharmasave [Website | Summary]
140 Scott Street Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1G6
807-274-5383

Super 8 Motel - Fort Frances [Website | Summary]
810 King's Highway Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 2X4
807-274-4945 or 800-800-8000
The Great Bear (Shell) [Website | Summary]
RR#2, RMB 2012, Highway 11 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M3
807-274-2221

Timber Wolf Lodge [Website | Summary]
Box 97 Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 3M5
416-548-6208
Fort Frances Museum [Website | Summary]
259 Scott Street Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1G8
807-274-7891

Howarth's Home Centre ( Leon's Franchise) [Website | Summary]
288 Scott St. Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1G7
807-274-2944
Causeway General Insurance Brokers Ltd. [Website | Summary]
229 Scott St. Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1G8
807-274-6688 or 800-289-9917

Boston Pizza - Fort Frances [Website | Summary]
840 Kings Highway Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 2X4
807-274-2727
8th Street Walking and Ski Trail [Summary]
8th Street Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5773 or 800-820-3678

Edward Wellington Backus Mural [Summary]
203 Scott Street Fort Frances ON

Rainy Lake Mermaid [Summary]
Rainy Lake Fort Frances


Zion Lutheran Church [Summary]
1105 Scott St Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5415
Noden Causeway [Website | Summary]
Highway 11 Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5773

Pither's Point Park [Website | Summary]
Highway 11 Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-9893
Tugboat Hallet [Website | Summary]
Front St Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5773

Legion Park [Summary]
Lillie Ave Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5773
St. John's Anglican Church [Summary]
360 Church St Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-7692

Church of the Lutheran Hour [Summary]
508 Victoria Ave Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5935
Fort Frances Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints [Summary]
815 Keating Ave Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-7223

Evangelical Fellowship Church [Summary]
560 Webster Ave Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-2328
Fort Frances Knox United Church [Summary]
340 Church St Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-4543

Church of the Holy Spirit [Summary]
824 Victoria Ave Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-2616
Fort Frances United Pentecostal Church [Summary]
1345 Emo Rd Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-9170

La Verendrye General Hospital and Health Centre [Website | Summary]
110 Victoria Ave Fort Frances Ontario

McIrvine Park [Summary]
Colonization Rd Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5773

The Sorting Gap & Waterfront [Summary]
Front St Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5773
Kiwanis Skate Park [Summary]
2nd St East Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5773

Bethel Baptist Church [Summary]
720 Morrison Cres Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5569
Evangelical Covenant Church - Fort Frances [Summary]
1027 King's Hwy Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-1873

St. George's Ukrainian Orthodox Church [Summary]
704 McKenzie Ave Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-7307
Fort Frances Salvation Army [Summary]
316 Victoria Ave Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-3871

New Beginnings Fellowship Church [Summary]
1301 Mill Rd Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-3638
La Verendrye Parkway [Website | Summary]
Front St Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5773

Memorial Sports Centre [Website | Summary]
740 Scott St Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-4561
Nor-West Animal Clinic [Website | Summary]
400 Portage Ave Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-7393

Fort Frances LCBO [Summary]
210 Third St E Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-3851
ServiceOntario - Fort Frances [Website | Summary]
922 Scott St Fort Frances ON P9A 1J4
800-267-8097

Fort Frances Municipal Airport (YAG) [Summary]
1300 Frog Creek Rd Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-3930
Fort Frances Beer Store [Summary]
343 Fifth St E Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-9664

Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre [Website | Summary]
601 Reid Avenue Fort Frances Ontario P9A 0A2
807-274-9879
Kitchen Creek Golf Club [Website | Summary]
Hwy 11 West of Fort Frances Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-4653

Heron Landing Golf Course [Website | Summary]
Couchiching First Nation, Frog Creek Rd Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-5678
Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club [Website | Summary]
Rocky Inlet Rd Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-9716

Fort Frances Curling Club [Website | Summary]
200 8th St. E Fort Frances Ontario
807-274-6667
Townshend Theatre [Summary]
440 McIrvine Road Fort Frances ON
807-274-4561

Cranberry Peat Land Interpretive Trail [Summary]
End of Whitmore Road in Alberton Fort Frances Ontartio
807-274-5773 or 800-820-3678
Fort Frances Tourism Centre [Summary]
400 Central Avenue Fort Frances Ontario, Canada P9A 1Y8
807-274-7303

Superior Propane Inc. [Website | Summary]
1303 Railway Street Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3W8
807-468-9163 or 877-873-7467
89.5 The Lake Radio [Website | Summary]
301 1st Ave. S. Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 1W2
807-468-3181

Northwestern Ontario Tourism Association [Website | Summary]
Box 59 Morson Ontario, Canada P0W 1J0
807-488-5514
Slippery Winds Wilderness Resort [Website | Summary]
PO Box 61065 Grant Park RPO Winnipeg Manitoba R3M 3X8
204-982-9680 or 888-244-7453

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