Terrace Bay is located in Ontario’s Superior Country Region. Terrace Bay sits along highway 17, has a population of 1,611 and was founded in 1959. Terrace Bay is not your run-of-the-mill town, along the north coast of Lake Superior on the Trans-Canada Highway. Terrace Bay is one of the prettiest towns in Northern Ontario. Sporting an iconic 50 foot lighthouse in the center of town, Terrace Bay offers breathtaking views of the Lake and the magnificent Slate Islands Provincial Park. Just a short stroll from the lighthouse is the Lighthouse Gallery, a treasure trove of beautiful, hand-made local arts and trinkets.
Just outside town is the Aguasabon Falls & Gorge, an incredible 100 foot waterfall flowing into an ancient 2.6 billion year old granodiorite draped gorge, it is a slice of true Canadian splendor and must see for any traveler on the Trans-Canada Highway – RV accessible with bathroom facilities. Take a drive down Beach Road, or a short hike from the Gorge, and your travels bring you to Terrace Bay Beach: home to the Lower Aguasabon Falls, a cascading waterfall; trailhead to the Casque Isle Hiking Trail, an incredible 53 km coastal trail that can be divided into 5 shorter hikes, and; the launching point to the Slate Islands Provincial Park, your start to fantastic sea kayaking, coastal kayaking, and epic charter boat experiences. As the fog rolls in off Lake Superior, a charter boat expedition to the Slate Islands is a once in a lifetime experience. Paddling and fishing between the islands, wildlife viewing of woodland caribou, camping under the milky way, paddling up to one of the world’s largest shatter cones, the list of things you can experience goes on and on! If you are searching for something new and exciting, then the Slate Islands Provincial Park is exactly what you need. Every August long weekend the sounds of thunder roll into Terrace Bay and DragFest begins. Racers, enthusiasts and fans come together for an exciting weekend of fast cars, great food, and good company. As is the Superior Classics Car Club’s tradition, all proceeds are donated to local and regional charities in need – DragFest is an event that shares the club’s incredible love of cars with travelers across Lake Superior.