Rainy River District Nature Trails

Welcome to Rainy River District!

The Rainy River District is the part of Sunset Country that is directly adjacent to the American border and is where we welcome our many visitors from the United States. Within the District are three communities where you can spend a few days doing a whole bunch of exciting things. Fort Frances, Ontario is the sister city to International Falls, Minnesota and is the main border entry point into Sunset Country. Emo, situated between the Fort and the Town of Rainy River is a service community that offers access to great fishing on the Rainy River. The Town of Rainy River is at the very southwest part of Ontario, across the border from Baudette, Minnesota and another significant entry point for American visitors traveling to the region.

You will find some of the best hiking and nature trails in Ontario right here in Rainy River District.


CALIPER LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK TRAIL Beaver Pond Trail – 2– 3km, moderate The Beaver Pond Trail is accessed off the main entrance road between the Park Office and the beach. Two loops offer hikers a choice between a 2 km and 3 km hike. We would also direct you to...


The Cranberry Peatlands Interpretive Trail is located at the west end of Whitmore Road in Alberton, about 12 km west of Fort Frances. While the boardwalk is currently only partly complete, this little gem of a trail provides a unique natural experience and educational...


QUETICO PROVINCIAL PARK TRAILS Campers at the Dawson Trail Campground can explore 35 km of hiking trails, ranging from barrier-free to moderate difficulty. The Teaching Trail 3.2 km, 2 hours, strenuous
 Rough topography and steep slopes are features of this trail as...