Enjoy & Experience Life with nature

Terrace Bay, Ontario is a small town on the north shore of Lake Superior, where you can enjoy and experience life with nature in various ways. You can admire the view of a spectacular waterfall that plunges into a deep gorge, creating a misty rainbow. You can hike along a 53-km trail that connects five communities along the lake shore, through diverse landscapes and wildlife. You can kayak or boat to a group of islands that are home to the largest concentration of woodland caribou in the world, and see a historic lighthouse. You can relax on a sandy beach that offers a playground, a volleyball court, and a pavilion. You can play a challenging and scenic game of golf among trees and hills. Terrace Bay has something for everyone who loves nature, whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, or culture. Come and visit Terrace Bay today and discover its beauty and history!

Our history

Terrace Bay is a town with a rich and fascinating history that dates back to the Ice Age. About 20,000 years ago, the area was covered by glaciers that left behind sand and gravel terraces when they receded. These terraces gave the town its name and are still visible today. Terrace Bay was founded in the 1940s as a model one-industry community for the forestry sectorThe town was built around the Kimberly-Clark pulp and paper mill, which was established to exploit the abundant timber resources in the region. Terrace Bay became a thriving and prosperous town, attracting workers and families from different backgrounds and cultures. Terrace Bay also has a strong connection to the railway, as it was once a flagstop on the C.P.R. line called Black. Today, Terrace Bay is a vibrant and diverse town that has adapted to the changing times and challenges. The town has transformed its economy, culture, and environment to meet the needs of its residents and visitors.

Terrace Bay is proud of its history and heritage, and invites you to discover its stories and attractions.


Where Is
Terrace Bay?

Terrace Bay is a Municipality in Ontario’s Superior Country along Highway 17 and the Lake Superior Circle Tour route.


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