Nipigon is nestled in the breathtaking landscape of cliffs and red sibley rock surrounding the mighty Nipigon River.
Located at the headwaters of Lake Superior. Nipigon has a wealth of activities to offer all ages.
If you are looking to experience the true Canadian wilderness in all seasons, Nipigon’s alpine landscapes and trails create a winter wonderland for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. In summer, festivals and fishing derbies offer fun family entertainment, and hiking trails wait to be explored. Nipigon’s sheltered rivers, bays and islands are a paradise for boating, fishing and kayaking. Experienced local outfitters provide guided outdoor adventures to visitors all year round.
Nipigon’s newest attraction brings a classic Canadian story to life for kids. Starting at the Lake Superior waterfall in the heart of downtown Nipigon, twelve playground stations lead families on a journey of fun through the Great Lakes. Canadian canoeist Bill Mason’s Oscarnominated film is a famous retelling of the story of Paddle-to-the-Sea, originally written by Holling C. Holling in 1942.
Home of the World-Record Brook Trout
Some of Canada’s most impressive freshwater fishing action starts on the Nipigon lakes and rivers every spring. The worldrecord brook trout was caught in the Nipigon River by Dr. J.W. Cook in 1915, weighing an amazing 14.5 pounds.
It’s easy for both new and seasoned anglers to get hooked on the quantity and size of the Nipigon catch. This is where you’ll still find some of the biggest brook trout in the world as well as walleye, salmon, sturgeon, and lake trout. It’s a truly unique fishing experience that lures anglers back to Nipigon time and again.
Professional local guides are skilled and knowledgeable on the local rivers and lakes, providing you with a safe and exciting fishing adventure that will leave you wanting more!
Nipigon River Recreational Trail
Nipigon’s most famous hike connects the towns of Nipigon and Red Rock over 8.2 km of varied terrain including diabase cliffs and a rare coastal wetland. Take time to enjoy the breathtaking, panoramic views of Nipigon Bay and its islands including the spectacular Eagle's Ridge lookout. Stairs have been installed at Eagle's Ridge to ease the climb up and down the Nipigon side. Hiking the whole trail one way can take three hours at a moderate pace. Hikers generally start at the Red Rock entrance, and will need to arrange for a ride back to their starting point. They may also wish to take water and a light meal. Hwy. 11-17 l NIPIGON - A Natural Edge
Located above the 49th parallel, Nipigon Marina is the most northerly freshwater port of the Great Lakes. Nipigon is the local service and retail centre, with everything you need for your adventures on the water. Nipigon’s location right on the Trans-Canada Highway makes for an easily accessible launching point to explore the proposed Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, and world class fishing on the Nipigon River. The Marina offers diesel fill-up and showers, pump out services and overnight docking.
Discover what boating is meant to be on the pristine waters of Nipigon Bay. Secret coves, freshwater beaches, monumental islands, and ancient rock paintings wait to be discovered. The Nipigon waterways are a haven for international boating, sailing and kayak enthusiasts alike. Visitors are invited to collect a certificate from the Mayor of Nipigon to recognize that they have crossed the 49th Parallel after travelling up the river.
The Nipigon Blueberry Blast, held during the long weekend of August, is a favourite for families and seniors. The bus goes picking every morning and visitors return smiling with buckets full of blueberries. The festival features live entertainment, an exhibition, and food and craft vendors. Don’t forget clowns for the kids and a fish fry that everyone will enjoy. Email: email@example.com
For information about events such as the Epic Adventures Mountain Bike Festival, the Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival and the annual Hike for Health, visit www.nipigon.net
or speak to a Nipigon Tourism representative, call 1-877-596-1359 or (807) 887-3135 during the winter months, and we will be happy to assist.
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Nipigon sits on the edge of the Nipigon River and is brimming with natural beauty. We are an inspiring community; a place where nature goes hand in hand with a rich culture and storied heritage.
If you love outdoor adventures, Nipigon is surrounded by dramatic shorelines, freshwater lakes, and rugged landscapes. It is also a stepping stone to many of the undiscovered places that make this area truly special – both Lake Nipigon and Lake Superior are accessed from here.
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Nipigon River Adventures is located 60 miles east of Thunder Bay with its international airport, 5km off of the Trans Canada highway, on the doorstep of Red Rock, overlooking Lake Superior.
We are located in the middle of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. The Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area is the largest freshwater protected area in the world spanning over 10,000 square kilometres in size. It is home to over 50 shipwrecks, 70 species of fish and countless islands and bays. National Marine Conservation Areas are managed by Parks Canada and they are part of a nation-wide family of protected areas.