There are numerous facilities and activity centres available in Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls for your enjoyment, health and wellness:
Type & Number of Facilities
Daycare & Preschool Facilities
Ice Skating Rinks
Adventure and Eco-Tourism
Glacial activities thousands of years ago created rock cliffs and pristine lakes for the outdoor enthusiast. You are sure to see nature at its finest, often times in complete solitude. The area is remote with over 14,000 islands and 60,000 miles of shoreline, many of them uninhabited - by humans anyway! Along the trails and islands in the Lake of the Woods area you can find a variety of wild flowers and berries. Glimpse bear, deer, moose and timber wolves. Bald eagles, falcons, owls, herons, loons, pelicans and pileated woodpeckers are just a few of the 280 species of birds that live in the Lake of the Woods area. Mink, otter and beaver can be seen swimming, playing and dining along the shoreline. Be sure to bring your camera!
Climbing, Mountain Biking, Hiking & Wilderness Camping
The Lake of the Woods area lies in the heart of the Canadian Shield which lends itself to thrilling climbs with magnificent scenery. The terrain in the Lake of the Woods area is challenging and can be enjoyed by both the recreational biker and seasoned pro. Enjoy unparalleled hiking through the boreal forest or along our municipal wilderness trails. There are many opportunities to view a multitude of wildlife and stunning scenery. Enjoy camping at one of our provincial park locations or off the beaten track in the unspoiled wilderness. There are great opportunities to camp on the mainland or on one of the numerous islands.
There are a variety of photography opportunities in the Lake of the Woods and surrounding areas. Hire a guide for the day to help you find the best destinations on the lake for bird and animal viewing.
Water Activities, Canoeing & Kayaking
From spending a lazy day at one of the area's many beaches, boating on the endless miles of water in the beautiful Lake of the Woods area, diving beneath its waves or capping an eventful day with a relaxing dinner in one of our many restaurants, we've got it all. Canoeing the lakes and rivers of the Lake of the Woods region is exciting and picturesque with a multitude of nature and wildlife viewing opportunities. Kayaking in the Lake of the Woods area is challenging. For the seasoned pro it offers adventurous, fast-moving rapids. For everyone it offers endless routes and gorgeous scenery.
Winters in Sioux Narrows - Nestor Falls, Skiing, Snowmobiling & More
Whether you are ice diving or cozying up to a fireplace after a long day of snowmobiling, you will never be at a lack of things to do when the weather gets a little cooler! The area's x-country skiing opportunities are limitless! Ski a frozen lake, rugged forest landscape or groomed nature trails. Snowmobile one of the many land and lake trails in the Lake of the Woods area! The wilderness and frozen lakes in the Lake of the Woods area offers limitless opportunities for Winter Adventure Campers.
Come out and try our unique, wilderness 9 hole municipal golf course. Contact White Moose Golf Course at 1 807 226-5319.
Public Boat Launches
Sioux Narrows Government Dock & Nestor Falls Government Dock
User pay facilities with access to Lake of the Woods (Regina Bay, Sioux Narrows & Sabaskong Bay, Nestor Falls).
Arts & Culture
Annual Sioux Narrows Arts Festival
Every August, Sioux Narrows hosts an Arts Festival. Local artisans, as well as artists from all over Canada and the United States, come to Sioux Narrows to display fine art, pottery, woodworking and other arts and crafts.
Performance Arts & Concerts
Throughout the summer there are numerous free, outdoor musical and arts performance concerts.
The Lake of the Woods Area is rich in aboriginal culture and history. There are four vibrant First Nation communities that closely neighbor Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls. Native pictographs can be seen at numerous locations on Lake of the Woods. These ancient paintings, accessible only by boat, are located at both Whitefish and Sabaskong Bays on Lake of the Woods – faces, an upside-down human, various animals, a thunderbird, and hand prints can be seen.
Historical Sites & Natural Attractions
Sioux Narrows - Nestor Falls contains a rich and diverse history which includes old Gold Mining Sites, Hudson Bay Trading Posts, German POW Camps and Early Logging Operations.
Sioux Narrows Bridge
The ‘Narrows’ where the historical Sioux Narrows Bridge was once located (longest, single span, wooden bridge in the World) is also where an ancient battle between the Sioux and Ojibwa Nations occurred. Excavation has unearthed ancient artifacts, including numerous arrow heads. The site is now the home of a replacement, replica bridge (of the historic structure). Bridge Park is adjacent
to the bridge. The waterfront (Regina Bay, Lake of the Woods) park is a beautiful wilderness park suitable for exploring and picnics, and contains observation decks overlooking the lake.
The ‘Falls’ located in Nestor Falls is a natural landmark where thousands of logs were once flowed through from the upper lakes down into Lake of the Woods on their journey toward timber processing companies. The Falls lookout is adjacent to Highway 71' at Sabaskong Bay and offers visitors a beautiful, photo friendly rest stop and picnic area overlooking the waterfalls and beautiful Lake of the Woods.
The lookout adjacent to Highway 71' at Muskie Bay offers visitors a beautiful, photo friendly rest stop and picnic area overlooking the beautiful Crow Lake.
There are two provincial parks located in the Sioux Narrows - Nestor Falls area, as well as numerous municipal and private parks, campgrounds and unspoiled wilderness.
Bass Lake Park
Bass Lake Park is a public access wilderness and recreational park available to residents and visitors alike. The park contains numerous opportunities for a variety of activities, including a baseball field, beach volleyball sand court and playground equipment. The park is located on the shores of Bass Lake and has a beautiful sand beach shoreline, complete with diving platform. There is a large
picnic shelter and barbeque pit. There are outhouse bathrooms. The park is also adjacent to our Red Pine Trail Hiking trail system.
Sioux Narrows Provincial Park
Sioux Narrows Provincial Park is located on Regina Bay on Lake of the Woods. Swim, sail or boat on the sparkling waters, or dip your paddle where the continent’s earliest explorers traveled. Bring your own boat or rent a canoe at the park. There is a beautiful, centrally located, large sand beach. The park is linked to the municipal hiking trail system, Aspen Trails. About half of the 56 campsites
are near the lake and 17 have electrical service. All have fire pits, picnic tables and parking. The comfort station is centrally located. There is also a picnic shelter for group outings. Firewood, ice and other amenities are available for purchase onsite.
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