Fort Frances, Ontario and International Falls, Minnesota.
Adventure lovers will find plenty to be excited about in the off-the-beaten-path border town of Fort Frances, Ontario. Founded in 1731 as the first European settlement west of Lake Superior, this destination is located where the Rainy River meets the waters of Rainy Lake. It is connected to International Falls, Minnesota by the aptly (if not succinctly) named Fort Frances–International Falls International Bridge.
The region is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. The waters of Rainy Lake – and literally thousands of other nearby bodies of water – make this area a top spot for fishing, boating and swimming.
In the winter months, Northwestern Ontario offers an abundance of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobile trails, as well as ice-fishing opportunities on frozen lakes.
The region is also renowned for its spectacular sunsets, star-filled night skies and views of the Northern Lights. Enjoy the best of the great outdoors and, for a quaint visit to small town America, head across the river. International Falls was the inspiration for the fictional small Minnesota town of Frostbite Falls, the hometown of cartoon moose and squirrel of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends and is the gateway to Voyageurs National Park.
Fort Frances invites you to explore the Great Canadian Experience.