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Sioux Narrows on Lake of the Woods
Located in the heart of Lake of the Woods, Sioux Narrows is a resort community offering some of northwestern Ontario's finest resorts and lodges. Getting to Sioux Narrows is half the fun - the drive up or down Highway 71 along the eastern shoreline of the Lake of the Woods is beautiful.
Action at the Narrows
In the mid-18th century, an Ojibwa-Cree alliance is said to have defeated an invading party of Sioux at a narrows here on the lake. Sioux Narrows is named in recognition of that event. You can overlook the site of the battle when you cross this community's most unique feature, the longest single-span wooden bridge in North America. The bridge was built in the mid-1930s and spans 210 feet across the narrows.
Sioux Narrows Provincial Park is located just outside of town on one of the thousands of islands on Lake of the Woods. The forest in the area supports abundant wildlife and birds in stands of aspen, maple, white pine, birch and balsam. The forest also supports a variety of edible plants including hazlenuts, blueberries, raspberries, starwberries and sand cherries.
On occassion you will see white-tail deer, moose and black bear. Bald eagles, ospreys and comorants breed on nearby islands and the beach and shoreline are great places to spot great blue herons, loon, white pelicans and sapsuckers. Nature abounds!
The Sioux Narrows area has a long history of aboriginal peoples whose red ochre rock paintings depict spirits, animals, and other unidentifiable shapes.
Sioux Narrows is a true resort community with its many resorts, campgrounds, houseboat operators and hotels and motels located in and around the area. To link to our members in the area and for more detailed information on the community, visit Sunset Country's website dedicated to Sioux Narrows.
For more information on the local events and many things to see and do in Sioux Narrows you can call the Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls Tourism Association at 1-800-501-4430 or the Township of Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls at 807-226-5241 .
Use the links showing here to locate all members of our association with operations in or around Sioux Narrows. Go ahead and start clicking your way to a wilderness adventures, vacations, and outdoor experiences that have few rivals in North America! Here's a map of Sioux Narrows.
If you want additional information on Northwestern Ontario, the Sunset Country Travel Association produces a
Free Travel Guide that includes a poster-sized map of the area showing the locations of Ontario accommodations. You can order your free copy here or call us toll free at 1-800-665-7567. Enjoy!