Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

Biking

Bicycles are a great way to explore the campground and are encouraged as a mode of transportation within the park. They are permitted on park roads but not on the trail system. Bicycles (with helmets) are available for rent at Rainbow Falls.

Boating

Recreational boating is popular on Whitesand Lake. Boaters are requested to avoid the water above the falls and around designated swimming areas. As a safety feature, buoy lines mark these areas. If you plan to boat on Lake Superior, where larger craft are advised, please take appropriate safety precautions, for example provide someone with a trip plan.

Canoeing

The calm waters of Whitesand Lake are ideal for canoeing. An annual canoe regatta is held in July. Canoes can be rented at Whitesand Lake. Canoes and kayaks can also be rented from outfitters in Rossport.  Visitors to the Rossport Campground might try sea kayaking along the shoreline of Lake Superior.

Discovery Program

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature. Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button! For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.

Fishing

For Brook Trout, cast your line in Whitesand River. Lake Trout and bass are more likely catches in Whitesand Lake. For Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, salmon and whitefish, head for Lake Superior.

Hiking

Back Forty/Back 40 Lookout Trail
Length: 3.5km return
Difficulty: Moderate with difficult sections
Time: 1.5 hours
This old road climbs steeply to a view of Whitesand Lake and the surrounding hills. Sturdy footwear is recommended.

Rainbow Falls Trail
Length: 1.1km/2.2km return
Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 1 hour
A series of stairs and platforms follow Rainbow Falls down to a sturdy bridge over the cascades. The trail then leaves the river and climbs to a lookout overlooking The trail ends on the second scenic lookout, after which point it continues onward as the Schreiber Channel Segment of the Casqule Isle Hiking Trail.

Superior Trail
Length: 1.1km/2.2km return
Difficulty: Moderate with difficult sections
Time: 1 hour
This trail winds along the top of a granite ridge to a beautiful view of Lake Superior.

Schreiber Channel Segment – Voyager Hiking Trail
Length: 13km
Time: 5 – 6 Hours
Difficulty: Very Difficult
The Schreiber Channel Segment of the Casque Isle hiking trail can be accessed from Rainbow Falls Provincial Park. This segment’s highlights include several great lookouts including Twin Harbours,  Flint Island, Winston Point Lookout and Selim Lookout.

Casque Isles Hiking Trail – Voyageur Hiking Trail
Length: 52KM
Time: 5 days
Difficulty: Very Difficult
This spectacular, rugged trail links Terrace Bay, Schreiber and Rossport and passes through Rainbow Falls Provincial Park. Many park visitors join the trail at the end of the Rainbow Falls Trail and make the journey to the village of Rossport.

Swimming

The warm, inland waters of Whitesand Lake are ideal for family swimming. The lake has two sandy beaches with designated swimming areas. Only the hardy brave the cold waters of Lake Superior; rocky outcrops and cobblestone beaches are the standard at Rossport Campground.

Winter Activities

Although the park is closed in winter, campground roads are accessible for cross-country skiing.