Situated along the Rainy River, International Falls serves as an entry point between the United States and Canada. Fort Francis is the town s Canadian counterpart, located just across the International Bridge. International Falls is also a popular spot for travelers who are looking for a bit of tranquility due to its abundance of opportunities for outdoor activities.
When you fly to International Falls, you will have access to walking trails, boat tours, canoeing and fishing at Voyagers National Park. Rainy Lake, Kabetogama Lake, Namakan Lake and Black Bay are all connected to the park. For a round of golf, you can book a tee time at the Falls Country Club, which is open to the public and sits along the Rainy River. Those who enjoy hunting can take advantage of the opportunity to hunt a variety of wildlife on the private hunting preserve of Sportsman s Paradise. Smokey Bear Park is a popular picnic area that is easily reached from downtown. A statue of Smokey, standing 26 feet high, guards the park s entrance.
Hints and tips
From Falls International Airport (INL), you can rent a car or utilize the services of City Cab for your ground transportation needs. The area experiences wintertime low temperatures of minus ten degrees Fahrenheit with average highs in the summer reaching the upper 70s. To celebrate the colder winters, the city hosts the Freeze Yer Gizzard Run annually. With warmer temperatures come the area s well-known bass tournaments.