A gathering spot of choice since the early 1600s, Blind River was incorporated in 1906 on the Trans Canada Highway 17, halfway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. Our friends and visitors arrive via the TransCanada Hwy or the full-service Blind River Marina on the world-famous cruising waters of Lake Huron’s North Channel. The community enjoys a unique waterfront heritage being located on Lake Huron’s North Channel at the mouth of the Blind River and the Mississauga River. Blind River is well known for its logging history and has become a destination of choice for outdoor enthusiasts and festival seekers alike with year-round activities, arts and cultural activities and access to endless trails and vast wilderness at our doorstep.
With a good selection of accommodations from motels to remote cabins with packages available, visitors can take their time to enjoy what the area has to offer. Enjoy the great outdoors at the interpretive hiking trails, natural sand beaches, tennis courts, 18-hole Huron Pines Golf Course or explore the many opportunities for fishing, hunting, canoeing/kayaking boating, water and snow sports with the wilderness right at our doorstep.
For cultural enthusiasts, take in area history through a museum or walking tour starting from the Timber Village Museum and Northern Ontario Logging Memorial. Cultural entertainment is continuous with art shows, music in the parks, and big screen theatre at the Alain Bray Auditorium. Community festivals and events happen throughout the year making the community a favourite for family excursions and culture and recreation day trips.