Rainbow Falls Provincial Park – Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard

Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park, it is one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and will continue in 2022.
If you’re smart, grab the permit before any visit, even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance, which guarantees you access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass, you should still book your permit online, but there’s no extra charge.

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Contact & Other Information

Phone: (807) 824- 2298
Main entrance co-ordinates: Rainbow Falls Whitesand Gatehouse 48.8401716, -87.3972518 Rainbow Falls Rossport Gatehouse 48.8394080, -87.4438656
Address: P.O. Box 280, 1004 Hwy 17, Terrace Bay, P0T 2W0
Opening seasons: All year round with some limitations for certain activities. Check out the official website for up-to-date information.

If you’re looking for information about camping or hiking at this park, we have more information on our partner website – Rainbow Falls

Canoe & Kayak

The calm waters of Whitesand Lake make this a wonderful location for canoeing. An annual canoe regatta is held in July (check with the park to make sure this is happening). Visitors to the Rossport Campground might try sea kayaking along the shoreline of Lake Superior. When it comes to sea kayaking I think it’s best to take a course rather than just head out without any training.

Kayak anglers have plenty of options. For Brook Trout try Whitesand River. Lake Trout and bass are more likely in Whitesand Lake. For Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, salmon and whitefish, head for Lake Superior (caution – be very aware of weather forecasts and lake conditions}.

Canoe & Kayak Rental

Canoes, paddle boats, and water bikes are all available for rent. Ask at the main gatehouse. Canoes and kayaks can also be rented from outfitters in Rossport.

Where to Launch

There is a range of maps on the official Rainbow Falls website, the park overview map is probably most useful for locating places to launch.

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