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Fort Frances, in northwestern Ontario opposite International Falls, Minn., is a busy border-crossing town. On the shores of Rainy Lake and Rainy River, it was originally established as Fort St. Pierre by Pierre de La Verendrye in 1731. The town is named after Lady Frances Simpson, who traveled with her husband Sir George Simpson, governor of the Hudson's Bay Co., on a trip to the settlement in 1830.
La Verendrye Parkway, on the waterfront along Rainy River, features a walkway, a bicycle path and pavilions for picnicking. Another scenic option is Noden Causeway, 7 kilometres (4 mi.) east of Fort Frances on Hwy. 11. The 5.6-kilometre (3.5-mi.) causeway over Rainy Lake consists of three bridges that skip over several islands. Moose, deer, bears and fish are plentiful in this area.

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Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce Suite 102, 240 First St. E. FORT FRANCES, ON P9A 1K5. Phone:(807)274-5773 or (800)820-3678
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Super 8
810 Kings Hwy. Fort Frances, ON P9A 2X4
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1201 Idylwild Dr, B2-RR 2. Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
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