Terrace Bay, Ontario, Canada

OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE

The Townships of Schreiber and Terrace Bay have a wide selection of outdoor activities for a variety of seasons.
 
ATVing and Riding the Trails
There are numerous trails suitable to All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) throughout Terrace Bay and Schreiber.  Each community has therirown specific rules and regulations for travelling the trails. The ATV Bylaw for the Township of Terrace Bay can be found here and the Township of Schreiber can be found here. For more information on the local trail system, please contact Tourism staff or visit the Tourism Information Centre.
 
ATV Owners now available on the Ontario website’s ATV safety page at ontario.ca/atv is an online knowledge assessment tool that has been a long time in the making. At the bottom of the page you’ll see a link entitled “Test Your ATV Safety Knowledge”, which will take you to the assessment tool to check out.
 
Camping
The Terrace Bay and Schreiber area is well suited for camping due to its vast wilderness and rugged natural beauty. Whether you are tenting or staying in an RV, there is something for everyone. Campers can enjoy the splendor of the forest and maintain close proximity to local services and amenities. In addition, there is a myriad of activities for visitors to enjoy, from boating and canoeing to hiking and fishing. Interested persons can check out three excellent locations for camping:  Rainbow Falls Provincial Park, Neys Provincial Park and Slate Islands Provincial Park. Come out and see what makes North Shore camping “Superior.”
 
Camping and Fishing
Camping in the Local Parks and Fishing on Lake Superior
 
Fishing and Hunting
Fishing is a popular sport around Terrace Bay and Schreiber. The warm water lakes contain pickerel, northern pike, whitefish, perch and suckers. The cold water lakes have lake trout, speckled trout, whitefish, ling and suckers. Rainbow trout spawn in virtually all the streams flowing into Lake Superior, as do many of the salmon species.
 
Animals found in this area include moose, deer, timber wolves, fox, lynx, black bear, mink, marten, muskrat, beaver, snowshoe hare, and red squirrels.Various species of inland game birds are found in moderate numbers as well as small mammals such as shrews, mice and moles.
Contact your local Ministry of Natural Resources for regulations and information on licenses. You need a valid license to fish or hunt in our area. You can contact the Terrace Bay MNR office at (807) 825-3205.  Check out Mighty Mitch and Jungle Joe's Jig Flies.
 
 
Golfing
Golfing is a popular activity among residents and visitors alike. Terrace Bay features the Aguasabon Golf Course, a picturesque 9-hole course located on one of the lower terraces in town. The course offers multi-grade layouts with elevated tees, elevated greens and sloped fairways in all directions. Services provided by the club house include a driving range, putting green, pro shop, club storage, power cart rentals, pull cart rentals, golf club rentals, a certified golf instructor, a fully licensed restaurant and bar and a serviced patio deck.  The club house can be rented out for special occasions and catering services are available. For more information, phone 825–3844 or visit the golf course website
 
Aguasabon Golf Course and Hiking in Terrace Bay
Aguasabon Golf Course Clubhouse and Hiking the Casques Isles Trail
 
Hiking
The Terrace Bay/Schreiber area is the ideal locale for hikers, with various trails accessible. The Casque Isles Hiking Trail is part of the larger Voyageur Trail network and begins at Aguasabon Falls. Here, hikers can follow the shoreline until they reach Rossport, which is 52 km away. For those who do not wish to hike the entire route, the trail is divided into five units, each with its own unique features. Highlights of the Casque Isles trail include Indian pictographs, glacial floats and the Mount Gwynne lookout, situated 260 km above Lake Superior.

The Casque Isles Hiking Trail is a worthwhile adventure for both the amateur and the advanced hiker. Download the Casques Isles Hiking Trail Maps or visit the Ontario Trail Maps GPS System.
 

Kayaking/Canoeing
Kayaking and Canoeing enthusiasts will love this area for what nature has to offer in the way of inland paddling and trips on Lake Superior.

Winding through beaver meadows and granite bluffs, the Steel River waterway is home to a wide variety of Northern Ontario plant and animal communities. There are several versions of this canoe route ranging from 3 - 10 days in length. The Steel River Circle Route takes 7-10 days and there are some very challenging portages on this route. Scenery and fishing are excellent along the Steel River. The fast water is classified as 1.5 (with 1 being easiest and 3 being most difficult).

If kayaking is your interest, Lake Superior’s vast shores provide the perfect setting for a journey. Several companies including Wilderness Inquiry, Caribou Expeditions and Naturally Superior Adventures offer kayaking tours which allow for sightseeing and adventure. The Slate Islands are a favorite destination and here, visitors can gaze upon rugged bays and inlets, unusual geologic features, and of course, caribou.

Kayaking at Rossport
Kayaking at Rossport

For more information about the Steel River Canoe Routes contact the Ministry of Natural Resources at (807) 825-3205.

For information about a pick up/ drop off service, call the Tourist Information Centre or contact:
 
Superior Outfitters - David Tamblyn
Box 88, Rossport, Ontario,Canada, P0T 2R0
Phone (807) 824-3314, E-mail: dtamblyn@nwconx.net
Duncan MacKay (807) 825-3338
 
 
 

Sightseeing
There is much to see in the Terrace Bay/Schreiber area to delight visitors. Schreiber Beach is one of the more picturesque spots in the area. It features a beautiful pavilion perfect for hosting family events as well as a distinct pebbly shoreline. People of all ages will enjoy a fabulous view of Lake Superior.

Aguasabon Gorge and Falls is another not-to-be missed attraction, and here, visitors can gaze upon a 100-foot waterfall as it cascades into the gorge. With a viewing platform and picnic tables available, Aguasabon provides an excellent and scenic place to stop and rest.

13 km outside of Terrace Bay on Lake Superior lies the Slate Islands. The Slates are composed of 17 islands and are accessible only by boat or by plane. However, with such features as a lighthouse, a shattercone and an abundance of woodland caribou, the trip is well worthwhile. Wherever your interests may lie, there is something in Terrace Bay and Schreiber to capture your imagination.
 
Dueling Caribou at the Slate Islands
Caribou Dueling at the Slate Islands
 
Skiing
The Superior Cross Country Ski Club is a not for profit organization run by local volunteers, and they maintain a cross country ski trail at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park.
 
Rainbow Falls Trails Information
  • Between Schreiber & Rossport
  • 19km west of Terrace Bay
  • 6km of groomed trails
  • Classical & skate style skiing
Membership fees are $50.00/family, $35.00/single.  Fees pay for the gas, oil and maintenance of grooming equipment.  Please contact Club President Peter Reeves at 824-3477 for more information and how to pay for your membership fees.

Trestle Ridge Ski Hill:
Is downhill skiing one of your specialties? Why not spend some time on our slopes? Trestle Ridge offers 5 ski runs ranging from beginner to intermediate-advanced, along with a terrain park. They offer a fully equipped rental shop including skis, boots and snowboards. Private ski lessons are available upon request.  Light snacks are available at the ski chalet. Why not start planning your winter vacation today? Call (807) 825-4512 for further information or visit the Trestle Ridge Ski Hill webpage.
 
Ski Hill Hours of Operation
Fridays & Saturdays: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
 
Snowmobiling and Skiing in Terrace Bay
Snowmobiling in Terrace Bay and Skiing at Trestle Ridge
 
Snowmobiling
If snowmobiling (snowmachining or sledding to us Northerners) is one of your interests, do we have a place for you! The Lake Superior Family Snow Goers maintain trails from Gravel River (60 km west of Schreiber) to Dead Horse road (50 km east of Terrace Bay). They also have trails going as far north as Chorus Landing (70 kms north).  You MUST purchase a trail permit to use the trails. Each permit bought in our area supports our local club and these trail permits are good for all OFSC trails.
 
We have a beautiful area for snowmobiling.  If you enjoy breakthtaking scenery and like the challenge of a good ride, then we invite you to come and experience what our region has to offer.  You will not be sorry that you did!  For information on our area and on planning your winter getaway, call the Tourist Information Centre or email us!
  
 
Swimming
Enjoy swimming at one of the many beaches that Terrace Bay and Schreiber has to offer.  Popular summertime spots are the Terrace Bay Beach and Pumphouse Beach, Schreiber Beach and Whitesand Lake.  There is an outdoor heated swimming pool located in each township and both are available for public use.  Schreiber’s pool is located on the site of the Travel Rest Trailer Park, off Highway 17. For more information and hours of swimming, phone 824-2485.  Terrace Bay’s pool is located next to the Recreation Complex and features a diving board and slide. The pool can also be rented for parties. For more information and hours of swimming, phone 825-3315 ext.225
 
Outdoor Swimming Pool and Great Grey Owl in a Tree
Swimming at the Outdoor Pool in Terrace Bay and a Great Grey Owl on the Local Trails
 
 
Wildlife Viewing
For visitors interested in viewing the animal population of Northern Ontario, the Terrace Bay and Schreiber area is the place to be!
 
Wildlife commonly found in the region include moose, deer, owls, wolves, skunks and the largest unpredated herd of woodland caribou known. Caribou are found on the Slate Islands and thrive there due to the lack of predators around them. They can often be seen swimming across the bay or walking along the shore.
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