The town has invested in a new community theatre facility, a museum, a new sports complex with two ice surfaces, fitness centre and swimming pool. Programs include multi-level swimming lessons, including competitive swimming; fitness programs, including yoga and aqua-therapy; and girls, boys and adult hockey. The arena is also home to figure skating lessons.
Dance lessons, yoga and fitness instruction are also available at private clubs in town. The Fort Frances Curling Club is active through the winter months with regular league competition and bonspiels.
In the spring of 2010 a new library and technology centre is scheduled to open.
The town features a waterfront walkway, marina, beaches, soccer and baseball fields. Two golf courses are located within minutes of Fort Frances.
Rainy Lake and the Canadian Shield offer residents numerous outdoor sports and leisure activity choices. Boating and fishing are two of the community’s most popular activities in the summer. Cottages are still affordable to purchase and many residents enjoy canoeing and camping. Information on outdoor activities can be found at ontariossunsetcountry.ca.
The winter season brings Tour de Fort and events in Fort Frances of musical entertainment, our semi professional hockey team’s league games and activities at any number of town facilities or clubs.
Within minutes of downtown residents can enjoy great skiing trails and a short drive takes you to Reef Point, where you can spend an afternoon practicing your skills on exciting courses. Giants Ridge, Minnesota is less than 2 hours away with fun ski slopes and downhill trails for all levels.
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