Nature Trails near Red Lake, Ontario

Welcome to Red Lake!

Visit Red Lake...the Gateway to Woodland Caribou Provincial Park!

Tourism is an important part of the economy of Red Lake. There are many lakes, beaches, parks and a beautiful 18 hole golf course for your summer pleasure. Cross country skiing and snow machining in the winter are easily accessible to visitors and residents.
We lay claim to being the "Norseman Capital of the World" and we celebrate this every July with the Norseman Festival. The Festival is held on Howey Street and there is a mix of activities ranging from stage entertainment, children games and rides, contests, street vendors and food booths. Many visiting Norseman aircraft join us to participate in the static and performance displays on Howey Bay.
The Red Lake area offers great fishing and hunting along with one of the best-kept ecotourism sites in the world - Woodland Caribou Provincial Park. The park has 450,000 hectares of untouched wilderness, which stretches from Red Lake to the Manitoba border. Woodland Caribou Park permits are available from the self serve kiosk at the entrance to the Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre and the Ministry of Natural Resources Office.
While at the Heritage Centre, take the time to tour the building and view the many interesting and informative exhibits and collections. There are treasures of Aboriginal history, relics of the world's last great gold rush and many displays relating to the history of Red Lake.
A short drive to Balmertown will take you to the Municipal Office where you will be able the view the Erle Crull Rock and Mineral Collection. This stunning display features 2,600 specimens of rock and minerals from around the world.

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Nature Trail – 5 km, moderate Hikers will cross a marsh, pass a beaver pond and walk through woods along this nature trail. Along the way nine interpretive stops explain the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. Link to trail map: Click to access park_map.pdf...