Rainbow Falls Provincial Park is located on the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Ontario.
The Park is located five minutes east of Rossport and 12 minutes west of Schreiber.
With some of the most beautiful shoreline along Lake Superior, Rainbow Falls is a must see for everyone.
Rainbow Falls Provincial Park Campground
The campground is broken into two different areas. With over 125 campsites combined, there is a camping area for everyone.
The Rossport campground, is located on the rocky shores of Lake Superior. With 36 sites total, 23 having electricity, this is a breathtaking area. Sites are very open in the Rossport campground but offer a memory that not many Northern Ontario Provincial Parks can match.
The Whitesand Lake campground is located on the north side of Highway 17. With nearly 100 sites while roughly of them feature electricity, this campground offers a great family atmosphere. The campground is broken up into four different loops; Selim, Maggie, Whitesand, and Lakeside.
Both Maggie and Selim offer electrical sites while Whitesand and Lakeside do not.
What to do at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park
Hiking at Rainbow Falls offers some of the most difficult terrain of any Provincial Park. The rocky shores of Superior provide difficulties for even the most experienced hikers.
The Trans-Canada Trail runs through the Park. The Casque-Isles section is 52 kilometres long and runs through the towns of Terrace Bay, Schrieber, and Rossport.
While offering unbelievable views, this trail is not to be taken lightly.
Always let someone know when you are hiking the Trans-Canada trail.
Hiking Trails in Rainbow Falls Provincial Park
- Back Forty Trail
This five and a half kilometre trail travels to a vast outlook over Lake Superior. While rated difficult due to its continued climb, the view at the end is well worth it
- Lake Superior and Whitesand Lake
Just under five kilometres, even though this trail is rated the easiest of the 4, it is anything but. Rated moderately difficult, just like the Back Forty Trail, this trail offers some stunning views of the Lake they call Gitche Gumee.
- Rainbow Falls Trail
The shortest of the three trails around three kilometres long, this trail offers it all. From descending down the falls to a bridge overlooking the water, to ascending to a great lookout of Superior. This trail has one memorable view after another.
Swimming at Rainbow Falls
The tale of two parks.
Whitesand Lake offers two sandy beaches that are great for the family. Whether you are playing Frisbee or swimming in the buoyed area, this is a perfect little getaway.
Rossport offers the frigid waters of Lake Superior. As your body penetrates the surface, the lake surrounds you, removing all stress through Lake Superior Therapy.
Both swimming areas are a must try while you are camping at Rainbow Falls.
Lake Superior has breathtaking views all around but few Provincial Parks compare to Rainbow Falls. From the lookouts, to the waterfalls, to the sandy beaches, this campground has something for everyone.