A Living History
The rich, extensive history of the Rainy Lake and Rainy River Region is evidenced by the numerous archaeological and natural history sites which dot the landscape.
For more than ten thousand years, people have traveled up and down these waterways, in pursuit of the elusive. Native Americans, the first residents of the area followed these waters for many reasonsfrom spiritual purposes to following food sources. The Voyageur, who pursued furs, and most specifically the beaver, was here for economic reasons. Prospectors searched for gold. Farmers searched out the rich fertile landscape of the river valley. Loggers and the large paper companies enjoyed the dense vast and seemingly endless forests. Whatever the reason for them being here, these peoples of our past formed the region as we see it today.
HERITAGE Visitor Sites
Koochiching Museums And Bronko Nagurski Annex
214 6th Ave., International Falls,
Voyageurs National Park, (Rainy Lake Visitor Center)
11 miles east of International Falls on Hwy 11
Fort Frances Museum
259 Scott St., Fort Frances, Ontario