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Upon leaving Minnesota on our Lake Superior Circle Tour, we crossed the border into Canada at the Pigeon River. (If you are traveling this route, before crossing into Canada, be sure to stop at the Grand Portage State Park visitor center to take a short hike to High Falls, one of two waterfalls competing for the title of highest waterfall around Lake Superior. The trail to the falls is an easy half mile walk and is handicap accessible.) Once into Ontario, you’ll have a chance to see the other waterfall claiming to be the Lake Superior’s highest: Kakabeka Falls, which is in Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, 18 miles west of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Along the Ontario North Shore of Lake Superior are two more outstanding waterfalls: Rainbow Falls, and Aguasaban Falls. All three waterfalls are shown in the following slide show (click on any image to see a larger view).
As we continued east around Ontario’s section of Lake Superior there are more waterfalls along the eastern shoreline. However this section hadn’t received the amount of rainfall that the northern shoreline had, in fact it was pretty dry. So we took a pass on trekking in to see these falls. However four of them (Magpie High Falls, Silver Falls, Sand River Falls, and Chippewa Falls) are shown on our Eastern Shore SuperiorTrails web page.
The entire Ontario section of the Lake Superior Circle Route is about 500 miles. While it could be done in one day, we recommend taking at least two or three days to allow time to see some of the villages along the route (Rossport is our favorite), scenic lookouts along the route and visit some of the several of the Ontario Provincial Parks along the route.