Recreation Activities

Recreation Activities

Keeping active in the community

Our town offers a variety of fun recreational activities and leisure programs for children and adults of all ages and levels. Get active today and participate in a healthy lifestyle! There are multiple recreation facilities in town. Our parks and playgrounds are well maintained and a great place for children to explore. There is also a baseball field located beside the public school, as well as a public pool, library, golf course and bowling alley. In the winter, the arena and ski club are great places for exercise and activity.

Access each recreation activity by simply clicking on one of the boxes below. You will automatically be taken down to that section of the page.

All-terrain vehicles trails & permits

Access point for Fraserdale, the Abitibi Canyon and all points north, Smooth Rock Falls is known for its killer ATV trails, off-road link to Timmins and providing some serious grub at Smoothy’s at the end of a long fun day of riding.

For more information about ATV trails in the area, please visit Corridor du Nord.


Ultimate Motorcycle Adventure

This is a story about Mario Villeneuve who travelled from Kapuskasing to Moosonee. To get there, he drove through Smooth Rock Falls, up north through Fraserdale, continued through Little Long-Smoky Falls until Otter Rapids where he then took the Winter Road called “Wetum Rd” into Moosonee.

It’s an epic journey and we left out the best part… he did this on a 3-wheeled motorcycle. Read the full article on Aventure Nord (en français).


Abitibi Canyon ADV

The Abitibi Canyon Tour is a well known wilderness adventure tour, using the Trans Canada highway to link the communities of Smooth Rock Falls and Kapuskasing (both with fuel, food and accommodations.) Visit one of North America’s largest power dams on the mighty Abitibi river. Plan your trip at GoTourOntario today!


La Sarre – Corridor du nord

This route connects the Northern Corridor to Quebec. It is a must for adventure motorcyclists who want to test the trails of Cochrane, Smooth Rock Falls, Kapuskasing, Hearst and Dubreuilville. To plan your trip, find maps and see some amazing photos of what awaits you, visit the Corridor du Nord website.

The Ultimate Motorcycle Adventure
Read the full article of Mario Villeneuve and his motorcycle adventure to the far north.

Community Hall

The Town of Smooth Rock Falls owns a beautiful community hall that hosts many special events. It has a ground level entrance, accessible to all, with a fully equipped kitchen and bar.

Booking the hall

The Community Hall may be booked per day or by the hour depending on your needs. To book it, simply give us a call or send us an email.

Community Hall

193 Gordon Avenue,
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0

Tel: 705-338-2717 ext. 3

Send an Email

Curling

The Smooth Rock Falls Curling Club is located in the Reg Lamy Cultural Centre. The Club has two curling rinks and boasts a lovely viewing room where you can watch the games in comfort.

Fun for all ages

The Club has a senior men’s league as well as an open league. There is also a program for kids called Kids Can Curl. For more information about this kids’ program, check out their Facebook page.

The Club boasts a full-size catering kitchen and a bar – it is a happening place during the winter months.

Follow the curling club

Please follow the Curling Club on Facebook to get up-to-date information about the season, events, the kids’ program, and general curling news.

Renting the curling club

The Curling Club is also available to rent. It has a capacity of 130 people and can be used for special occasions like parties and receptions, as well as community meetings and events.

If you are interested in renting this room, please contact the Town Hall.

Smooth Rock Falls Curling Club

195 Fifth Street,
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0

Curling Club: 705-338-7189
Town Hall: 705-338-2717 ext. 3

Email the Curling Club

Email the Town Hall

Follow on Facebook
Follow the Curling Club on social media.

Fishing, Boating & Hunting

Smooth Rock Falls offers some of the best fishing, boating and hunting in the province.


Fishing & Boating

There are many lakes and rivers in the area including the Mattagami River, Abitibi River (New Post Falls), Departure Lake, Sand Lake and Indian Lake.

Smooth Rock Falls is also the gateway to Fraserdale and the spectacular and breathtaking Abitibi Canyon and the world famous Abitibi River.

The gorgeous Mattagami River has multiple access points for boats. There is a municipal boat launch at Kelly Park located just south of the bridge.


Hunting

Hunters from all over North America come to Smooth Rock Falls to enjoy our rugged, pristine outdoors and accessibility to multiple big and small game such as moose, bear, partridge, geese, and more.

Fishing Regulations & Licensing
Access fishing regulations and licensing details at the following website.

Golfing

Volunteers donated massive amounts of time and energy to the construction of the Smooth Rock Falls Golf Course in 1998, and it has become a source of pride for our community.

The Smooth Rock Falls Golf Course has nine holes. The course is extremely well maintained with beautiful greens. Our golf course is definitely one of the north’s hidden treasures.

Special events

The golf course holds special events such as Mixed Night and Men’s Night, as well as multiple annual tournaments.

Location

The Golf Club is housed in the north-east end of the Reg Lamy Cultural Centre and overlooks the golf course.

Smooth Rock Falls Golf Club

195 Fifth Street,
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0

Tel: 705-338-2408

Golf Club Website
Visit the Smooth Rock Falls Golf Club's website.

Hockey

Hockey is popular with Canadians and especially Canadians who live in Smooth Rock Falls! We have a full size hockey rink with seating that was just recently upgraded. There is also space to watch from above, behind glass where it is a bit warmer than inside the rink.

Local hockey history

The hockey rink is located in the Reg Lamy Cultural Centre and as soon as you walk in the door, you are greeted by photos of one of hockey’s great players and Smooth Rock Falls boy, J.P. Parisé. J. P. Parisé was a professional ice hockey player who played for Team Canada at the 1972 Summit Series.

Recreational leagues

We run several recreational leagues – women, men, seniors and minors all have fun and enjoy easy access to ice time. Unlike other communities where teams can wait until 11:00pm to get on the ice, the men’s hockey teams in Smooth Rock Falls can play as early as 8:00pm.

Minor hockey in the falls

Smooth Rock Falls has a great minor league hockey team – the Smooth Rock Falls Lightning. The team had an amazing season this year! For more information about minor hockey and the upcoming season, check out their Facebook page.

Booking the ice

Contact the town hall front desk to book your next ice time at the Reg Lamy Cultural Centre.

Reg Lamy Cultural Centre

195 Fifth Street,
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0

Town Hall: 705-338-2717 ext. 3

Winter ice time fees (per hour)
Summer fees are 50% off winter rates.
Local minor sports teams
$33.90/hr
Hourly rental (local)
$56.50/hr
Hourly rental (out of town)
$67.80/hr
Tournaments
$56.50/hr or $67.80/hr
Follow on Facebook
Find the Smooth Rock Falls Minor Hockey Association on social media.

Library

The Town of Smooth Rock Falls Public Library strives to better the lives of individuals and the spirit of the community by providing quality library service. The Library is located adjacent to the Georges-Vanier Catholic K-12 School.

In addition to be able to loan books, magazines, and audio-visual material (DVDs, CDs, audio books), library guests can access obituary files, genealogy collections, periodicals, e-books and video games. The library also provides faxing, photocopying, scanning and printing services, computers and Internet access. Conference rooms are available for public use.

Patrons can also get assistance with references and research as well as inter-library loans.

Library programs

The library offers many different programs and services at little to no charge. Some of the programs and services available at our library include:

  • Book clubs
  • Computer classes
  • Homework help
  • Literacy programs
  • Movie nights
  • Parent and child drop-in program
  • Reading programs
  • Story time
  • Tutoring
New operating hours

The library has new operating hours. Have a look before your next visit.

Smooth Rock Falls Public Library

120 Ross Street, PO Box 670
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0

Tel: 705-338-2318
Fax: 705-338-2330

Send an Email

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
1:00pm – 5:00pm

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Smooth Rock Falls Public Library

120 Ross Street, PO Box 670
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0

Tel: 705-338-2318
Fax: 705-338-2330

Send an Email

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Museum Website
Visit the museum's website.

Museum & Tourist Information Centre

The Smooth Rock Falls Heritage Centre (Museum) and Tourist Information Centre is located at 45 Third Avenue.

Heritage centre

Sheila Jacques, our volunteer curator, has been collecting the town’s history for many years and started the Heritage Centre. The museum has on display various artifacts, articles and pictures from past and recent years.

Information centre

The museum also houses the Tourism Information Centre. Stop by to learn about all the great activities you can do in this area and catch up on the history of our amazing town. The pictures of the Mattagami River filled with logs are fascinating!

Open in the summer

Open every summer, the museum is operated by students who are always willing to help. We also open in the off-season and after hours by appointment only.

Smooth Rock Falls Heritage Centre

45 Third Avenue,
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0

Sheila Jacques: 705-338-2939

Send an Email

Hours of Operation
July – August (7 days a week)
10:00am – 4:00pm
Museum Website
Visit the museum's website.

Outdoor Adventure

There are several wonderful local businesses that offer a variety of outdoor experiences from guided hikes to canoe trips in the old-Voyageur style including French songs and those funny hats!


Northern Spirit Adventures

A unique and passionate company committed to offering you the best expeditions in Northern Ontario.

Experience beautiful Northeastern Ontario, its history and magnificent scenery by traveling in traditional 34-foot and 25-foot voyageur canoes with an experienced, costumed guide. You’ll visit remote areas, live a beautiful adventure and meet some the region’s more reclusive inhabitants including moose, wolves, bears, lynx, beavers and many other wildlife viewings.


Howling Wolf Expeditions

Not only does Howling Wolf Expeditions offer some of the world’s top river adventure expeditions, it also offers instructional programs in both flat and moving water canoeing and sea-kayaking. There are also serious rafting runs for those adrenalin junkies. In winter, we offer cross-country ski packages, snowshoeing, ice fishing and environmental presentations.

Your guides, Rick and wife, Jocelyne, bring a wealth of knowledge to the table about the outdoors, wildlife, and the importance of our natural resources.

Your experience with H.W.E. will be a lifetime opportunity to experience a unique remote river expedition. Your job is to show up. Then Howling Wolf Expeditions will take it from there.

Northern Spirit Adventures
Visit the Northern Spirit Adventures Facebook page.
Howling Wolf Expeditions
Visit the Howling Wolf Expeditions website.

Parks & Playgrounds

Spend your Summer are the many playgrounds and parks in and around Smooth Rock Falls.


Liz McCafferty Park

The park, located on sixth Street, was named the Liz McCafferty Memorial Park in memory of Elizabeth (Jany) McCafferty, a popular high school teacher from the community.

Members of the community donated their time and energy into making sure that the equipment would be everlasting and forever enjoyable for all residents and visitors to Smooth Rock Falls.

During the summer, the street between the Park and the public pool is closed to traffic so kids and families can enjoy the facilities safely.


The Splash Pad

The Smooth Rock Falls Splash Pad is located at 114 Sixth Street.

Hours of operation of the splash pad is 10:00am to 8:00pm, from June to September.

Please note that the Splash Pad may be closed at any time due to weather or operational concerns.


Kelly Park

Kelly Park is located on Highway 11, and has a boat launch for municipal use.

When you are heading west on Highway 11, turn left at the side street just before the bridge to access the boat launch.

This park is perfect for a picnic with lots of parking, green space for the kids to run around and a few picnic tables. The view of the Mattagami River and Smooth Rock Falls’ iconic bridge is amazing and you can even fish off the shore.

Skating

Smooth Rock Falls has a wonderful skating rink at the Reg Lamy Cultural Centre. In fact, Jeffrey Buttle used to skate at our rink.

Arena schedule

Click on the image below to see the arena schedule in full screen. Please note changes to schedule can occur to accommodate hockey games. Notices for the changes can be found in the News section or on the Town’s Facebook page

Skate sharpening schedule

Click on the image below to see the skate sharpening schedule in full screen.

Reg Lamy Cultural Centre

195 Fifth Street,
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0

Town Hall: 705-338-2717 ext. 3

Booking the ice

Contact the town hall front desk to book your next ice time at the Reg Lamy Cultural Centre.

Winter skating fees
Public skating entry
$2 per person
Skate sharpening
$6 per pair
Ice rental (local)
$56.50/hr
Ice rental (non-local)
$67.80/hr

Skiing & Snowshoeing

Like numerous other recreation facilities in Smooth Rock Falls, the Mattagami Cross Country Ski Club is run by volunteers. It offers 18 kilometres of groomed cross country ski trails, and 3 kilometres of snowshoe trails.

The lodge

The ski club consists of a main lodge, which is located five minutes down the Fraserdale Road (Hwy 634). The main lodge is a log cabin with a large stone fireplace that is truly spectacular.

A second lodge can be found at the mid-point of the trails. This cabin serves as a place to warm up, as well as a lookout over the beautiful Mattagami River that surrounds the trails. 

Hiking in the Summer

During summer, the trails can be used by hikers as well. A popular starting point for locals residents and visitors.

For rent

The lodge is also available to rent for events and parties. Please contact Rick or Trista for more information.

Memberships

Memberships for both skiing & snowshoeing are due by January 31st (Memberships valid January 1-December 31.

Mattagami Cross Country Ski Club
Stay up-to-date on the Mattagami Cross Country Ski Club Facebook page.
Mattagami Cross Country Ski Club

Highway 634,
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0

Trista Breton
Tel: 705-221-2461
Send Trista an Email

Rick Isaacson
Tel: 705-338-2588
Send Rick an Email

Club Fees
Individual season pass
$94.50
Youth (13-18 year) parent a member
$34.50
Youth (13-18 year) parent a non-member
$54.50
Daily fees per person
$10
Weekly Fees per person
$25
Snowshoe rental (member)
$2
Snowshoe rental (non-member)
$5
Lodge rental (member)
$100
Winter Lodge rental (member)
$120
Winter Lodge rental (non-member)
$150
Summer Lodge rental (member)
$80
Summer Lodge rental (non-member)
$100

Snowmobiling

Smooth Rock Falls has some of the best snowmobile trails in Ontario and Canada. There are over 220 kilometers of trails around the town with easily accessible parking, washrooms and designated rest areas.

Trail maintenance

The trails are snow-packed, groomed and maintained by the Arctic Riders Snowmobile Club who takes great pride in their award-winning trails.

Please visit the Arctic Riders Club Facebook page for more information.


Abitibi Canyon Tour

The Abitibi Canyon Tour is part of Ontario’s famous Northern Corridor du Nord trail system. This trail system truly is one of the world’s best snowmobile trails. But don’t just take our word for it, you can find out for yourself whether this is true by taking a ride on the 300 km Abitibi Canyon Loop.

Some of the main attractions on this tour include the view from the Abitibi River dam and off trail boondocking on the snowy slopes of the Abitibi Canyon. If an exhilarating mix of stellar trail riding and powder playing are right up your alley, then the Abitibi Canyon Loop is a must-do.

Plan your route with Google Maps – here is the Abitibi Canyon Route.

For more information about this exciting trail, visit the Northern Ontario Travel website.


Northern Corridor Adventure

Smooth Rock Falls is part of a group called Aventure Nord – where it showcases off-trail adventures via snowmobile, motorcycle, and all-terrain vehicles.

To find out more about this group and their trails, simply visit aventurenord.ca.

Located between Cochrane and Hornepayne in OFSC District 15, this 1,645 kilometre odyssey across TOP Trail A takes in all five of OFSC District 15’s outstanding loops. You can decide where you want your adventure to begin and where to end.

For more information about this trail, check out what the Intrepid Snowmobiler Craig Nicholson has to say about this snowmobile adventure of a lifetime. You can also view this trail on Google Maps.

Explore our many charming and hospitable Francophone communities in the ultimate Northern Corridor Adventure, including Ontario’s best trails and longest riding season!

For more information about snowmobiling across Northern Ontario, check out the Northern Ontario Travel website.

Abitibi Canyon Tour
Plan your route for the Abitibi Canyon Tour with Google Maps.
Northern Corridor Adventure
Plan your route for the Northern Corridor Adventure with Google Maps.

Swimming

The Smooth Rock Falls public pool is open for local residents and visitors.

Pool schedule

Use the table below to learn about the aqua fit, public swim, family swim, and lap swim schedules.

Aqua Fit
Tuesday & Thursday Seniors
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Monday & Wednesday Impact
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Public Swim
Monday – Friday
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Monday – Friday
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Family Swim
Monday – Friday
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Lap Swim
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
7:00am – 8:00am
Tuesday
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Swimming lesson registration

Download the latest swimming lesson registration form. Here are the upcoming swimming lessons.

  • Public Lessons – Session #1 Monday July 24th to Friday August 4th, 2023 (Lesson times vary from 9:00am – 12:30pm)
  • Public Lessons – Session #2 Monday August 7th to Friday August 18th, 2023 (Lesson times vary from 9:00am – 12:30pm)
  • Private Lessons (limited space) – Session #1 July 24 – July 28th, 2023
  • Private Lessons (limited space) – Session #2 July 31st – August 4th, 2023
  • Private Lessons (limited space) – Session #3 August 7th – August 11th, 2023
  • Private Lessons (limited space) – Session #4 August 14th – August 18th, 2023

Registration deadline is…

  • Register at the Pool from 2:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Register at the Town Hall from 8:30am – 4:00pm
Smooth Rock Falls Public Pool

114 Sixth Street,
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0

Tel: 705-338-2717 ext. 3

Send an Email

Pool user fees

Use the table below to learn about the different pool user rates and fees. Please note that HST will be added to swimming lessons in which participants are 14 years of age and older.

Swimming Lessons & Advanced Courses
Swimming lessons
Individual
$55
Family (3 children or more)
$126
Private lessons
Individual
$90
Swimming Passes & Admission Fees
Includes lap, public, and family swim
Per swim
Infant (0 – 24 months) and adult
$3
Individual
$3
Family (4 people or more)
$10
Weekly pass (7 days)
Individual
$15
Family (4 people or more)
$40
Summer pass
Individual
$80
Family (4 people or more)
$220
Poor rental & aqua fitness fees
Aqua fitness
1 session
$5
10 sessions
$40
Pool rental
1 – 122 people
$90 per hour
Recreation Activities
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Bowling
Community Hall
Curling
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Golfing
Hockey
Library
Locomotive
Museum
Outdoor Adventure
Parks & Playgrounds
Skating
Skiing & Snowshoeing
Snowmobiling
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