Chilly International Falls is fondly nicknamed “Icebox of the Nation” due in part to the region seeing temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit approximately 110 days each year.
Tucked at the northern tip of Minnesota, International Falls borders Rainy River. On the other side of the town lies Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. The cities are connected by the Fort Frances-International Falls International Bridge with entry points to the respective countries on each side.
A jet charter airport in International Falls takes visitors to the home of Voyageurs National Park. The park is a magnificent attraction that showcases wetlands, forests, streams, and lakes. The jaw-dropping Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis) can sometimes be seen dancing over the park at night. Boating rentals and charters are available, as are miles of hiking trails.
Not only is Voyageurs National Park a must-see for visitors of today, it also tells the story of abandoned turn-of-the-century gold mines. Visitors can explore the self-guided walkways to learn about the park’s past.
International Falls welcomes visitors from all over the country every August for the International Falls Bass Championships. The choice bass fishing tournament in Minnesota takes place over three days, offering family-friendly activities and more than $30,000 in prize money.
Take time to explore downtown International Falls and visit the many antique shops and charming boutiques. Enjoy a lunch to-go from one of the restaurants and wander over to Smokey Bear Park when you can enjoy your meal in the shade of the park’s towering trees.