10 Things to do in Greenstone

Whether winter, spring, summer or fall, there is no shortage of things to do, see and enjoy in Greenstone, ON

1. Fish or Hunt

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With over 30 outfitters/resorts in Greenstone, fishing and hunting is an absolute must when visiting the region. Fully equipped with boats, rods, tackle, guides and a vast knowledge of the surrounding lakes and area, let one of Greenstone’s resort operators give you the ultimate experience. For a complete list of Outfitters in Greenstone visit;

Related: World Class Ice Fishing in Greenstone



2. Charter Boats on Lake Nipigon

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Known as the 6th Great Lake, Lake Nipigon is home to 46 different species of fish. There are 2 charter boat operators in Greenstone that will take you on a trip of a lifetime with friends and family. If you are seeking that trophy fish Brook Trout, where your arms get tired, your back begins to hurt but the adrenaline and fight is what you’re after, then this adventure is what you need! For more information Night Hawk Charters; Onaman River Resort and Charters or Lake Nipigon Charters.

3. The Pijitawabik Palisades (Ice/Rock Climbing and Hiking)

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Pijitawabik Palisades are world-renown as one of the top three ice climbing destinations in North America. With 110 waterfalls ranging to over 130 feet high and freezing up to 33 feet thick, the Pijitawabik Palisades boast the greatest concentration of climbable ice east of the Rockies. These 500 foot cliffs draw ice and rock climbers from all over the world to test this imposing precipice. For more information visit www.greenstone.ca

4. The Kenogamisis Golf Course

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The Kenogamisis Golf Club is unique as it is the only 18 hole golf course between Thunder Bay and New Liskeard along Highway 11. Located in Geraldton, this golf course features a rare blend of 18 holes situated along the scenic shores of Kenogamisis Lake. The Front Nine (Thompson Course) was built in 1938, while the additional Back Nine (Furber Course) was added in 2000.

5. Greenstone’s Survive the Park – Mud Run


This unique event is held out at beautiful MacLeod Provincial Park off Highway 11. Survive the Park is a non-competitive obstacle course featuring 10+ obstacles, including MUD PITS. It is a team event with 4 members per team. This is a fundraising event for youth based projects in Greenstone. For a complete list of the weekend activities you can visit their Facebook page.

6. Canoeing/Kayaking


Grab your paddle and enjoy the pristine waters of Greenstone. The ultimate northern adventure in the rugged beauty of the boreal wilderness awaits you! Filled with crystal blue lakes, bubbling brooks, and rushing rivers, Greenstone is a waterway oasis of discovery! Our many lakes, rivers, and canoe routes provide you with the option to experience the peace and quiet of a flat water river, or testing your skills on a white water expedition. For more information click HERE.

7. First Nation Powwows


The Greenstone Region is home to several aboriginal communities – Aroland, Ginoogaming, Long Lake 58, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Sand Point), Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky Bay), and Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek (Lake Nipigon). Cultural events such as PowWows are becoming larger every year as it allows the First Nation communities to share their culture with the rest of the world. For a complete list of events in Greenstone click HERE.

8. Snowmobiling


With endless feet of snow and hundreds of kilometers of pristine wilderness trails, the Greenstone Snowmobiling Clubs brings the combined trails and resources of the Geraldton Snow Club and Longlac Snowmobiling Club together. All located directly off the TransCanada highway in Northwestern Ontario. 

9. Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing in Greenstone is a leisurely activity the whole family can enjoy. With groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing, locals and tourists alike are taking advantage of endless kilometers of skiing trails in Greenstones backyard. Don’t let the cold keep you indoors; ski rentals and daily passes can be purchased in Geraldton and Longlac. For more information click





10. Fish Derbies

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There are 4 fish derbies that take place in Greenstone during the summer months. Each of them are unique, and some have been around for over 50 years. The 4 fish derbies are; The Kenogamisis Fish and Game Conservation’s Geraldton Walleye Classic Tournament, The Nakina Fish and Game Live Release Bass Tournament, The Lake Nipigon Trout Hunt and The Caramat Fish Derby. For more information on all the fish derbies click HERE.

About Brent Henley

Brent is the Tourism Coordinator for the Municipality of Greenstone

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