Enjoy & Experience Life with nature

Terrace Bay is a township in northern Ontario, Canada, that offers a variety of natural attractions for visitors to explore. One of the most popular destinations is the Aguasabon Falls and Gorge, where you can admire the spectacular waterfall and the ancient rock formations that date back to the ice ageYou can also enjoy a scenic hike along the Casque Isles Trail, which follows the shoreline of Lake Superior and passes through forests, wetlands, and cliffsIf you are looking for a relaxing day at the beach, you can visit the Terrace Bay Beach, which has a sandy crescent, a river mouth, and a view of the lake. Terrace Bay is a great place to experience the beauty and diversity of nature in Ontario.

Our history

Terrace Bay is a township in northern Ontario, Canada, located on the north shore of Lake Superior. The name of the town comes from the series of lake terraces formed by the receding glaciers about 20,000 years ago. The town was founded in the 1940s as a company town for the pulp and paper industry. The Longlac Pulp & Paper Company, later renamed Kimberly-Clark Forest Products, established a mill in the area, which required a large amount of water. To supply the mill, the Ontario Hydro water division created the Aguasabon Generating Station, which redirected the northward flowing Long Lake south through the Aguasabon River system to Lake Superior.

The town was planned from the beginning, with a modern and attractive design. The streets were laid out in a pattern of crescents, circles, parks and plazas, and the town had various amenities such as a school, a hospital, a post office, a bank, a liquor store, a theatre, a clothing store and a railway station. In 1947, Terrace Bay was granted status as an Improvement District, and in 1959, it was incorporated as a municipal township. The town grew in population and prosperity in the 1950s and 1970s, as the mill expanded and upgraded its operations. In 1958, the mill converted to chlorine dioxide bleaching, and sold some of the houses to employees.

In 2021, the population of Terrace Bay was 1,528, and the main industries were pulp and paper, tourism and hydroelectric power. The town is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, who enjoy the scenic views of Lake Superior, the Aguasabon Falls and Gorge, and the nearby provincial parks. The town also hosts several cultural and recreational events throughout the year, such as the annual Dragfest, the Terrace Bay Lighthouse Festival, and the Schreiber-Terrace Bay Nordic Ski Club.


Where Is
Terrace Bay?

Terrace Bay is a township in Thunder Bay District in northern Ontario, Canada, located on the north shore of Lake Superior east of Thunder Bay along Highway 17.


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