If you love the beauty of the Canadian Shield and you want to visit the largest lake in Ontario's Sunset Country then you should consider Sioux Narrows. Located in the heart of Lake of the Woods, Sioux Narrows is a resort community offering some of northwestern Ontario's finest resorts and lodges. Getting to Sioux Narrows is half the fun - the drive up or down Highway 71 along the eastern shoreline of the Lake of the Woods is beautiful. The Sioux Narrows area has a long history of aboriginal peoples whose red ochre rock paintings depict spirits, animals, and other unidentifiable shapes. Sioux Narrows is a true resort community with its many resorts, campgrounds, houseboat operators and hotels and motels located in and around the area. The forest in the area supports abundant wildlife and birds in stands of aspen, maple, white pine, birch and balsam. The forest also supports a variety of edible plants including hazlenuts, blueberries, raspberries, starwberries and sand cherries. On occassion you will see white-tail deer, moose and black bear. Bald eagles, ospreys and comorants breed on nearby islands and the beach and shoreline are great places to spot great blue herons, loon, white pelicans and sapsuckers. Nature abounds!
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Sioux Narrows provides the traveler with a superb, affordable, selection of accommodations and recreation opportunities. Relax in the comfort of a first class resort with a panoramic view and state of the art facilities. Experience exhilarating beauty and elegance at one of our local campgrounds. Either option captures the natural splendor of the forest, wildlife and lakes unique to Sioux Narrows. Take home a souvenir of you Canadian vacation at one of the many gift shops in the area.
Lake of the Woods is a fisherman's paradise with abundant populations of Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie and Lake Trout. One of the largest Muskie populations in the World exists in Lake of the Woods. The woods surrounding the lake also provide superb hunting. A large moose, deer and bear population, as well as small game, inhabit Northwestern Ontario.
From sailing to kayaking, Sioux Narrows is a water lovers' dream. The woods surrounding the lake provide for nature walks, hiking and mountain biking. Amid the fresh, crisp, cool air of a Northern Winter, Sioux Narrows residents and visitors warm to the idea of snowmobiling, nordic skiing and ice-fishing.
Tourism, recreation and forestry play a vital role to our local economy. Lake of the Woods is one of the World's largest inland freshwater lakes, with over 14,000 islands and 65,000 miles of shoreline. The Lake of the Woods region provides World-class fishing, hunting, water and winter sport activities.
Distances to Nearest Towns and Cities
50 km to Nestor Falls
80 km to Kenora
130 km to Fort Frances
Visitor Information Centre
The Visitor Information Centre is located on Hwy 71, Lake of the Woods (Government Dock). We have a variety of pamphlets and brochures for the traveler.
Summer hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sioux Narrows Provincial Park has a beach - day permits required.
Public Boat Launch
A user pay boat launch is located at Sioux Narrows Government Dock (Highway 71).
Winter Activities In the winter months, locals and visitors alike can be seen cross country skiing, snowmobiling or ice fishing.
For more information on the many things to see and do in Sioux Narrows you can call the Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls Tourism Association at 1-800-501-4430 or the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls at (807) 226-5241.