Life in Rainy River can be active or quiet depending on the individual’s preference. Many community members are regulars at baseball games through the summer and at hockey games in the winter. Others prefer more solitary pursuits like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing or boating and fishing.
Hunting and Fishing
Boreal forests and numerous bodies of water make Rainy River a wildlife paradise. Residents enjoy small-game, deer and moose hunting. Fishing on the river and nearby lakes is very popular and offers a variety of sport fish ranging from eating-sized trout, pickerel and bass to trophy northern pike and muskellunge.
The busy Recreation Centre offers both organized sports and a full fitness centre for individual users. The facility includes an ice rink which offers children’s programs such as figure skating, hockey practices, public skating and more. In addition, there are programs for adults like exercise classes, baseball and soccer.
Curling is a very popular pastime in Rainy River and is an activity that involves the community at large from young to old. The Curling Club becomes a popular place for families to watch or play during the winter months.
A community garden is being constructed to offer growing plots to community members who do not have access to gardens of their own. All community members are invited to join the group; new gardeners are welcome to learn and experienced growers are encouraged to teach what they know, and families wishing to teach children the basics of gardening will find it an excellent educational and entertainment resource.
Community groups and the municipality itself host a number of special events designed to entertain residents and visitors throughout the year: