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A Summer Vacation in Northern Minnesota!


Summer brings pleasant weather to borderland with moderate temperatures and rainfall. It is also the perfect time to plan your family summer vacation, and International Falls, Ranier and Rainy Lake are Minnesota’s Vacation Paradise. Whether you are looking for a summer fishing vacation, camping trip, boating vacation or simply enjoying nature, you will find it here in beautiful Voyageurs National Park.

What’s your idea of the Perfect Minnesota Summer Vacation?

Imagine a beautiful glass smooth lake shimmering in the sunrise glow as you feel a tug on your line, set the hook and pull in a beautiful walleye. Maybe your idea of the perfect summer vacation includes hiking a lush forested trail with a bald eagle circling overhead. Perhaps you see yourself paddling a kayak to a remote island to soak up some sun on a beautiful white sand beach. Your summer vacation plans can include each of those scenes.

Go Fishing Canoe and Kayaking

More Fun Summer Vacation Activities

We invite you to bike or hike the Rainy lake Recreation Trail from International Falls to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. Visit historic sites both within and outside of the Park or visit the Visitor Center or the Museum to learn all about the Voyageurs. Enjoy water sports, play a round of golf, or spend an afternoon antiquing or souvenir shopping in some of our specialty shops, art galleries, ice cream parlors, pubs or restaurants.

Go Birding Find a Golf Course

Annual Events for a Fun Family Vacation

Canada Day starts our biggest summer event on July 1st. That is followed by the “Peace Pull” a tug-of-war between US and Canadian teams using a rope stretched over the Rainy River and the International Border. Independence Day brings the usual parades, fireworks and entertainment and “Riverfest” a day-long celebration with lots of live music follows the fourth. The Ranier Summer Festival and the International Falls Bass Championship are also some great summer events. Enjoy weekly live music in Smokey Bear Park as well as other indoor and outdoor activities.

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If you any questions about a visit to Voyageurs National Park area during the summer months, contact our offices at or call (800) 325-5766 during regular business hours.




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International Falls, Rainy Lake and Ranier Convention and Visitors Bureau

301 2nd Avenue
International Falls, MN 56649

(218) 283 9400
(800) 325 5766