The sweet smell of fresh strawberries. The vibrant colours of artisan's imagination. The tickle from the melodic sounds of musicians. The beat in your chest when the roars of applause begin. Thursdays - the Rainy Lake Square.
Open air markets Thursdays and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm, May to September. Concerts, outdoor movie nights and more.
The Emo Walleye Classic is a two-day catch and release fishing tournament held annually in Emo, during the final week of May each year. It takes place on the Rainy River, which marks the border between Minnesota and Ontario.
Upwards of sixty Canadian and American teams of two participate each year, each paying a participation fee. An organizing committee and many local volunteers assist at the event, and many local businesses and individuals sponsor the event.
The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is a catch and release smallmouth bass fishing tournament held on Rainy Lake and hosted in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. The annual tournament was first held in 1995 and takes place each July.
Responsible for the coordination and maintenance of a seasonal Ojibway Heritage park.
Provides the following programs that focus on the lifestyles and cultural heritage of the Anishinabe people:
- Bannock bakes
- Demonstration powwows
- Guided hikes
- Native craft workshops
- Rock painting
- Tours of the traditional village
- Traditional games
Park amenities include:
Inspired by our Voyageur & Aboriginal heritage, we offer cultural, educational and nature based tourism from exclusive Voyageur Island. Located on Nym Lake, we border Quetico Park and Canada’s historical Canoe Water Routes in Northwestern Ontario.
Explore pristine lakes & rivers, Discover wildlife, Enjoy “portage” trails, Paddle the Voyageur Routes as a wilderness eco-traveler of today with modern day outfitting – eco-travel made simple! You’ll find plenty of wilderness, culture, history and nature’s song at Voyageur Island and in Quetico Park that it’s sure to excite and engage you to embrace each awesome moment!
Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung, the Place of the Long Rapids, is a place of outstanding beauty and spirituality. Designated as a site of national historic significance in 1970, it’s importance has been acknowledged for generations by both the native peoples of the region, and non-natives alike, who have lived, traveled and admired the majestic Rainy River.
For thousands of years, aboriginal people have lived and gathered on the banks of the Rainy River at Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung. Here, traces of Ojibway villages are found among the burial mounds and village sites of more ancient aboriginal peoples.