What are the sights to be seen in our neck of the woods?
Northern Ontario Sportfishing Centre (NOSFC)
This eye-catching new facility, located on Highway 71 in the heart of Sioux Narrows, houses the world's only dedicated history of sportfishing in Northern Ontario, a sport held dear to locals, summer residents and tourists.
With great views of Lake of the Woods, learn more about local history, the fish species of the area or peruse the boat and fishing antiques and local art. The centre is dually used as our Tourist Information Centre. Visit the NOSFC website at www.sportfishingcentre.com for information on upcoming exhibits, seminars, the Master Angler Awards Programs, the My First Fish Angler Program and more!
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.
Hundreds of examples of Aboriginal art are scattered along the shore cliffs and slopes of Lake of the Woods. These sites, dating as far back as 1000 A.D., were created by Cree and Ojibway tribes and feature both paintings, "pictographs" and carvings, "petroglyphs".
These historical markings depict abstract figures as well as human and animal images. The tradition of leaving offerings, such as tobacco, for spirits at these sites is still prevalent today. Only accessible by boat.