The beautiful, sandy Terrace Bay Beach is your launching point onto the mighty waters of Lake Superior, the caribou trodden archipelago of the Slate Islands Provincial Park and the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area!

By day, the beach is a fantastic spot to watch the waves or enjoy the grand view of the Slate Islands. At night, the beach’s dark skies make it a perfect spot for stargazing and spotting the northern lights and milky way!


  • Beach volleyball court
  • Boat launch and docks (open from May to October; 3 ft. draft at the river mouth)
  • Picnic tables
  • RV and boat friendly parking lot
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible kayak launch
  • Pavilion
  • Covered picnic area
  • Boardwalk
  • Parks Canada Red Chairs


The history of Terrace Bay Beach is closely linked to the history of Terrace Bay, which was named after the sand and gravel terraces left behind by the glaciers about 20,000 years ago. The area was originally an undeveloped wilderness that served the needs of the forestry industry. In the 1940s, a hydroelectric project was built to provide power to the Kimberly Clark pulp and paper plant and to facilitate pulpwood transfer from the north. The project also created the town of Terrace Bay and the Aguasabon Falls and Gorge, which are another attraction near the beachThe beach was home to one of the first residents of Terrace Bay, Willi Heinrich, who built a camp there and trapped moose and other animals. In 2018, the beach underwent a waterfront development project to improve its facilities and amenities.

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