- Places to See -
What are the sights to be seen in our neck of the woods?
Northern Ontario Sportfishing Centre (NOSFC)
The past and the present comes alive in the Northern Ontario Sportfishing Centre (NOSFC). Our displays highlight ecological and cultural aspects of fishing on Lake of the Woods. And, we are happy to partner with Science North to bring the “Northern Nature Exchange” program to the NOSFC. We invite you to visit the Northern Ontario Sportfishing Centre and enjoy the stories we tell and the spaces we create!
The Northern Ontario Sportfishing Centre is open from the middle of May to the Thanksgiving weekend. Hours may vary. Visit: northernontariosportfishingcentre.com for more information.
The Sioux Narrows Bridge, along Highway 71, has become a symbol of this charming town. The original bridge, built in the 1930s and constructed of wooden trusses, was once the longest single span bridge in the world.
The bridge became vital as it made the community more accessible and led to an influx of tourism. A new bridge was completed in 2007; But the new design, complete with timbers from the old bridge and the signature wooden truss appearance, preserves the look and historical significance of the original.
Whether you’re driving north or south on Highway 71, the drive to Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls is a must-see, no matter the season.
Summer, when the days are warm and long, is a great time for day trips to enjoy the lake views, surrounding trees, rock cuts and perhaps even a wild animal or two. The vibrant reds, yellows and greens of Fall are spectacular when you see the leaves reflecting on the waters. Winter truly makes the region a wonderland: fallen snow on the pine trees, frost on the ground, and lakes that have frozen over. Take the drive and experience for yourself.
The Falls, the natural beauty which gave Nestor Falls its name, is located right on Highway 71. The Falls can range from a forty-foot falling mass of water to a mere trickle, depending on precipitation and season.
In either case, it is a must-see in the area with numerous photo opportunities and easy access. The site, once actively used for transporting logs in the early 1900s, plays a vital role in Nestor Falls’ rich history. Pack yourself a lunch and enjoy the rushing water crash over the rocks below.