Into the Wild!
Fort Frances and the surrounding area offers limitless opportunities to explore the outdoors. You can wrestle with a muskie on one of the 70,000 fishable lakes or paddle along the countless km of waterway, surrounded by giant red and white-pine scented miles of nature at its finest. These activities and more offer a chance to disconnect from the daily grind and immerse yourself in the beauty of the wilderness.
Whether you’re looking for a getaway with friends, a business meeting, a family vacation, or a romantic honeymoon, one of several wilderness lodges offer the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surrounding wilderness and take the time to reconnect with yourself, loved ones, and the world around you. With comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and a wealth of outdoor activities to choose from, Fort Frances is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Kitchen Creek Golf Course
Kitchen Creek Golf Course is rated one of the best 18-hole golf courses in Northwestern Ontario. The par 72 course rse features 6,424 yards from the blue tees. The namesake of the course, Kitchen Creek, comes into play on 12 of the 18 holes. The front 9, resembles a prairie course, with flat, wide-open forgiving fairways, while the back 9, carved out of a heavily wooded area provides a variety of features and tactical challenges.
After you’ve enjoyed a round of golf, relax on the club deck, taking in the panoramic view of the 18th green and dine on a varied menu.
Heron Landing Golf Course
Watch Eagles swoop down and Herons swim by as you golf 18 well tended holes on the shores on Rainy Lake. Built and owned by Couchiching First Nation be sure to check in on the Facebook page to join into one of the many fun tournaments open to the public.
Swimming and Sunsets
All summer long the sandy beach at Point Park is the best place for a family day get away. The beaches gradual slope from shore to deep water makes it the perfect place to learn to swim or wade into the waves. Expect to see lots of space to spread out, nearby playgrounds and picnic tables.
The final dock along the Parkway is designated from swimming. Take one big jump and find yourself submerged in the clear and cool waters at the mouth of the Rainy Lake.
Don’t miss the Rainy Lake Sunsets, from the beach, deck, dock or a stop along the Causeway, these specular year-round expansive sunrises and sunsets are memorable. As the temperatures dip from January to March the Northern Lights are an additional treat.
All winter long the Memorial Sportsplex provides open indoor skating hours available to the public. Fort Frances also has multiple outdoor rinks through out the community available for use anytime.
The Lakers Junior Hockey
From September to March check out the schedule and see if you can grab a seat at Fort Frances Junior A hockey team game. Fast, fun and young, every game is an experience.
Head out to Reef Point Road just a few minutes east of Fort Frances to take advantage of 8.5 km loop of groomed walking trails through the boreal forest, see eagles, deer and a wide variety of birds. This hike considered an easy route and takes an average of 1 h 42 min to complete.
Fort Frances is a great place to stage your hiking vacation. Inside the community the 8th Street trail system that provides you with options for your tour from 1 to 7 km.
Fort Frances newest pizza place. Take note of their selection and order into your hotel any night.
Sand Bay Lounge
This lounge is all about great Canadian drinks with spectacular views of Rainy Lake. Enjoy local beer, beef and fresh fish from the indoor lounge or expansive decks. All summer long, Thursday nights are all about the wings at the Rendezvous, arrive early and ready to feast.
La Place Rendezvous Restaurant
Visit the restaurant at the Rendezvous to experience the best in fine dinning to celebrate a special occasion or for a casual dinner on the go. Enjoy expansive views of the Rainy Lake and if the weather is nice grab a spot on the lakeshore patio.
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