Dorion’s rural lifestyle provides time for many recreational activities. A volunteer Recreation Committee organizes regular events for both adults and children. From mushroom workshops to stargazing, from children’s movie nights to bake sales to the regular Christmas Tree Lighting Evening.
Children can also participate in a number of sport activities such as soccer, softball and basketball. Outdoor skating is provided in the nearby community of Hurkett, two kilometers down the highway. Curling, hockey and figure skating are offered in nearby Nipigon or Red Rock.
The Black Bay Friendship Club, some 45 members strong, offers weekly activities for the 55+ crowd. Whether you want to relax and visit with your neighbour over a cup of coffee or participate in a more organized day trip, such as canoeing or hiking, the club offers both.
Many residents are avid bird-watchers and in 2009, Dorion hosted the first Dorion Birding Festival which brought visitors to observe and photograph native birds in their natural habitat.
Dorion is surrounded by natural beauty at its doorstep! The community is home to the world famous Ouimet Canyon which draws visitors from around the globe. Just minutes away, Eagle Canyon features the longest suspension bridge in Canada plus a recently added “zip “ line for the adventurous visitor. During the summer months, locals participate in numerous recreational activities; boating on Lake Superior or one of the many inland lakes, hiking, fishing, photography. Kayaking and windsurfing on the waters of Black Bay appeal to many. In the winter months, snowmobiling, ice-fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing entertain both local residents as well as visitors.
Those wishing for fine dining and live entertainment have the option of travelling to Thunder Bay, where various nightclubs, hotels, Magnus Theatre and the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium host international acts and live theatre.