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Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada - Church of St. Mary 209 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, ONTARIO Originally established in 1893 Source: Google maps

Fort Frances, Ontario, incorporated as a town in 1903... The Town of Fort Frances is located in northwestern Ontario at the west end of RAINY LAKE, where it drains into Rainy River. The river forms the boundary with the US, and Fort Frances is linked by a bridge to International Falls, Minnesota. Located along the traditional canoe route to the western fur country, it was the site of Fort Saint-Pierre, which was constructed in 1731 by La Jemerais, LA VÉRENDRYE's nephew.

The date of the establishment of Fort Lac La Pluie has not been determined, but it was used by the NORTH WEST CO after its establishment in 1776. Subsequently the HUDSON'S BAY CO also established a post, which was named Fort Frances after the wife of the HBC governor, Sir George SIMPSON.

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Church of St. Mary
209 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, ONTARIO
Originally established in 1893
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Church of St. Mary
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Originally established in 1893
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International Bridge showing Customs House, Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
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International Bridge showing Customs House, Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada

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Rainy Lake Hotel, Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
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1893 - Church of St. Mary established at Fort Frances

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Fort Frances, Ontario, incorporated as a town in 1903

1965 - June 28 - Ontario Premier John Robarts opens Trans-Canada Highway from Fort Frances east to Atikokan, Ontario.

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Fort Frances:
Voyageurs National Park:

Explore the pristine wilderness of Voyageurs National Park, which offers stunning lakes, forests, and opportunities for hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing.

Take a boat tour to explore the park's islands and waterways, which are dotted with historic sites and abundant wildlife.

Rainy Lake:

Enjoy water sports and fishing on Rainy Lake, which is famous for its walleye, bass, and northern pike fishing.

Rent a kayak or canoe to paddle along its tranquil shores and take in the beautiful scenery.

The Point Park:

Visit The Point Park, a lovely spot for picnics and scenic views of Rainy Lake. It's an excellent place for birdwatching and relaxation.

St. Mary's Church:

Explore the historical and architectural beauty of St. Mary's Church, which dates back to the early 20th century. It's an iconic landmark in Fort Frances.

Museum of Northern History:

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