As you head up the well marked deep water channel toward Nipigon, examine the cliffs on the eastern shore across from Sawmill Point and you will discover a series of pictographs. Painted between 400 and 2000 years ago, the origin and meaning of the symbols remains a mystery.
As the most Northerly freshwater port in North America, and the only fresh water port North of the 49th Parallel, Nipigon Marina is a "must-stop" for all boats cruising the North Shore of Lake Superior. Visit us and get your official certificate to commemorate the occasion.
A well marked deep water channel leads to a beautiful harbour with a marina that accommodates vessels of all sizes. There is in excess of 14’ depth at the new 350’ main wharf and fuel dock and up to 20’depth at the an additional 32 slips. A complete range of services are offered at the waterfront, including diesel, gasoline (may be arranged), water, pumpouts, washrooms, showers, overnight camping and gift shop. Other services available include taxi and shuttle service, Laundromat, supermarket, pharmacy, bank, ATM’s, Post Office, convenience stores, beer and liquor outlets, hardware and clothing stores, accommodations, restaurants and medical facilities all within minutes of the marina. For those trailering their boats free services are available at the double wide boat launch
Nipigon is set against the rugged backdrop of the Canadian Shield, and nestled peacefully on the north shore of Lake Superior and the Nipigon River. Spend a few leisurely hours exploring our charming downtown district – discover Nipigon’s colourful past at the Nipigon museum, explore the historical walking tour, and check out the famous Nipigon Murals. Relax and refresh at our beautiful marina, featuring the Paddle-to-the-Sea Park.
Paddle to the Sea is a story of the adventures of ‘Paddle’, a small wooden canoe carved by an Aboriginal boy who dreams of visiting the Atlantic Ocean. Begin your adventure at the feature waterfall in downtown Nipigon and follow the play stations representing the adventures of Paddle on his journey through the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. Nipigon’s Paddle to the Sea Park is based on the 1941 children’s book by Sir Holling Clancy Holling, and is sure to delight people of all ages.
Nipigon’s sheltered marina is located at the most Northerly Point on Lake Superior. Right in the heart of the world’s largest freshwater marine conservation area, Nipigon’s marina has all the amenities that both cruisers and trailer boaters are looking for.
A Historical Walking Tour through Nipigon; take a walk through time and savour the tales old buildings have to tell. This self-guided tour through downtown Nipigon identifies historical buildings and the stories on large plaques that include photos from the past century. Enjoy Nipigon’s series of historical murals throughout the tour.
Nipigon hosts a number of festivals, making a visit all the more enticing:
- The 3rd weekend in July is the Lake Helen Pow Wow.
- The 1st weekend (long weekend) in August is the Blueberry Blast.
- 3rd weekend in August is the Epic Adventures Mountain Bike Festival
- The September long weekend is the Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival.
Stretch Your Legs
Take a hike on the recreational trail which winds along the west bank of the Nipigon River between Red Rock and Nipigon. The 8.2 km (5 mi) trail features abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery. Sections of the trail from the Nipigon Marina to Stillwater Creek and from the Red Rock Marina to Lloyd's Lookout provide a pleasant walk. Between Sawmill Point and Lloyd's Lookout, the trail becomes quite challenging with a series of steep inclines, but the effort is rewarded with a panoramic view of Nipigon Bay from the lookout at Eagle Ridge. Allow about 3.5 hours to hike the complete trail. Shuttle and Taxi service between Nipigon and Red for those wishing to make a one way trip is available.
Nestled at the base of the red rock cuesta between Nipigon and Red Rock, the picturesque 3,250 yard, par 36 course at the North Shore Golf Club uses the scenic topography to present a uniquely northern challenge.
- VHF 68 & 16
- Overnight, weekely, monthly and seasonal Docking
(may be arraged)
- Launch ramp (free)
- Boat storage
(may be arranged)