Many communities are becoming defined by their food scene, and Fort Frances is no exception. With an up and coming slate of offerings sure to meet all of your needs, there’s something for everyone – no matter your taste or your budget.



When you cross the border, you’ll be greeted by signage for the Great Canadian Main Street. With great currency conversion rates, you’ll get great deals at local businesses that meet all of your needs. Downtown Fort Frances is full of special places – whether it’s clothing stores, pharmacies, gift shops, beauty shops, and unique restaurants, not to mention pop up markets and sidewalk sales – there’s something for everyone.


The Flint House combines old-school looks with today’s chic; it’s quintessentially Fort Frances! photo courtesy Flint House

After a long day of shopping, nothing beats cold drinks surrounded by good people. Luckily, we’ve got it covered. Here are four places we want to highlight, where the beer is cold and on tap, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere lets you unwind and enjoy a fun evening out.


The Copper Taphouse bar just screams northern Ontario! photo courtesy Copper River Inn

  1. Flint House brings the big city taphouse feel to the great North. As they say, “You may find it hard the believe that Flint House lives in Fort Frances, but there is no doubt that Fort Frances lives in Flint House.” Its rustic charm and modern amenities, combined with a five-star menu, are sure to be the talk of your trip!
  2. Boston Pizza is a well-known chain all over Canada, but is probably foreign to our southern neighbours. When one thinks Boston, they think chowder or seafood, pizza has its attachments to Chicago, New York and Detroit. The Boston Pizza chain got its unique name because the owner thought Boston sounded cool – that’s it! Since then, they’ve grown to become one of the country’s most popular hangout spots and bars, and the Fort Frances location is no exception!
  3. La Place Rendevous has a unique history, and its waterfront views of Rainy Lake are unparalled. Nestled on the scenic shores of beautiful Rainy Lake, the views are amazing, the food is delicious, the drinks are plentiful, and the atmosphere is relaxed and social. La Place Rendez-Vous is the perfect lakeside retreat for both out-of-towners and Fort Frances & Rainy River District residents to enjoy!
  4. Last and certainly not least is the Copper River Inn, featuring the Copper Taphouse + Grill, with the largest draft line up in northwestern Ontario. With 25 beer on tap, including regional favourites and seasonal brews, they’re available on tap and in test flights. A wide-ranging food menu combines the traditional with a northern Ontario twist, with huge portions and reasonable prices.

Outdoor seating and patios throughout the Town make dining a safe, enjoyable, intimate experience like no other! photo courtesy Flint House

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TWR Adventurer

Editorial Team