This town of 2500 is about 2/3 of the way from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay, and is known as “the Gem of the North Shore” of Lake Superior. Just west of town is “Hydro Hill” which offers one of the best views of Lake Superior with the Slate Islands about 10 kilometres offshore (and location of Slate Islands Provincial Park)
Terrace Bay was built to service the Kimberly Clark Pulp Mill in 1947, which remains the town’s main employer. The engineers designing the town to take advantage of the glacial terraces that Terrace Bay sits on. Terrace Bay has excellent recreational facilities including a 9-hole golf course and a community ski hill.
Terrace Bay Attractions
Aguasabon Falls and Gorge
2 Aguasabon Gorge Rd, Terrace Bay, ON P0T 2W
(Accessible by a short road, and then a boardwalk)
From high on a clifftop, watch the river roar through this magnificent chasm as it plunges 30 metres down and forces its way into Lake Superior. The water is controlled upstream by a hydro dam.
Aguasabon Golf Course
7 Beach Rd, Terrace Bay, ON P0T 2W0
This challenging 9-hole layout featuring superb scenery that follows the winding Aguasabon river and skirts the Aguasabon beach. After a round of golf, you can enjoy our fine clubhouse, which offers a dining room and bar.
Slate Islands Provincial Park
10 km south of Terrace Bay
The Slate Islands archipelago is formed of two main islands, five minor islands and numerous islets located in northern Lake Superior, 10 kilometres south of the town of Terrace Bay. This group of rugged islands are still home to roaming woodland caribou, as well as beaver, hare, fox and various shorebirds. The islands have remnants of two native settlements, as well as a former timber operation.
Terrace Bay Beach
Beach Rd, Terrace Bay, ON P0T 2W0
A huge sandy beach, surfing for a mile along Lake Superior, is great for walks, picnics, or a dip in the Lake’s invigorating waters. A boat launch is provided for boats up to 22 feet in length, and a dock with 3 feet of draft.
Trestle Ridge Ski Area
Terrace Bay, Ontario
Trestle Ridge offers 5 ski runs ranging from beginner to intermediate-advanced, along with a half pipe for snowboarding. They offer a fully equipped rental shop including snowboards, with snowboard and ski lessons available; Canadian ski patrol on duty; and light snacks at the ski chalet.