Rainy River is ideally located close to both the United States
and Lake of the Woods in Northwestern Ontario. The population is 1,000 and
still growing, with an increasing number of younger families and retirees
moving into the area every year.
Rainy River is a popular
choice among families and retirees because it is has the characteristics of a
vibrant rural town. It has safe and nurturing neighbourhoodswhere a sense of pride and community spirit
prevails and where co-operation amongst residents, cultural groups, community
organizations, and council naturally fosters a small town feeling.
Services and amenities
Bank Institutions – Local branches of the
Northern Lights Credit Union & CIBC Bank provide full banking services to
Rainy River residents.
Telecommunications – TBayTel and Bell provide telecommunications
services, offering the municipality both cellular service and high-speed
Post Office – A full-service post office
serves the municipality from downtown Rainy River.
Policing - An OPP facility within the
municipality provides patrol and emergency policing services.
Health – The
Riverside Health Care Hospital provides basic healthcare and 24-hour emergency
medical services. A medical clinic houses general practitioners and other
family health and wellness services.
Emergency Services - An
ambulance base provides emergency first-response medical services. A full Fire
Department with volunteer firefighters serves the community.
Child Care - Services are provided by Learn, Laugh and Play. It is an excellent
facility in Rainy River for preschool children that allows them to develop
essential life skills.
Service Ontario – Residents have direct access to a Service Ontario officein
downtown Rainy River and can access documents and information for all
Curling Club – Rainy River has a very active curling community. The weekly men’s and
women’s league stays strong, a junior program keeps children active and many
bonspiels keep residents busy in the colder months.
Recreation Centre - The local Recreation Centre offers both organized sports and a full
fitness centre for residents living in the area.
Public Library – A full public library is offered to residents and can be found in the
Service Ontario building.