Callander’s slogan “Four Seasons of Reasons” says it all! The community is surrounded by water, fields, parks and trails; the ideal setting for sports and recreational activities throughout the year.
Popular winter activities include ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and skating. Spring and fall offer great times for hunters, anglers and golfers, not to mention enticing vistas for photo enthusiast and artists. In summer, residents and visitors enjoy the many benefits of being on a large lake.
Parks and Playgrounds
For information on our Parks, please visit our Parks and Recreation Page.
The Municipality owns and maintains two beach properties: one at Centennial Park and the other at the south end of Main Street.
The Municipality also owns and operates two boat launches: one at the north end of Centennial Park and the other at the end of Lansdowne Street, by the Municipal Dock. There is no fee for using the municipal boat launch ramps. The Municipal Dock offers free day-time mooring and easy access to Callander’s downtown amenities.
The Municipality is located along the Trans-Canada Trail and Voyageur Cycling Route, offering a network of multi-use trails appropriate for hiking and biking.
Trans Canada Trail and Voyageur Cycling Route go through Callander and give bikers, snowmobilers and other outdoor enthusiasts golden opportunities to discover by foot, on wheels or skis. Biking from North Bay’s waterfront to Callander’s Centennial Park takes less than an hour, along flat and tree-flanked Kate Pace Way. Continue the ride through Callander’s bike-friendly downtown for a fun way to explore the community. Make sure to include a stop at a local restaurant, and at Callander’s Museum, a certified bicyle-friendly location. For a “just right” Sunday ride or hike with the family, try Cranberry Trail. Located off Kate Pace Way, the straight graveled trail takes visitors through marshland and lush greenery to one of Lake Nipissing most beautiful vantage points. Don’t forget the picnic basket!
Snowmobilers access the community most easily through Lake Nipissing. The ride from North Bay takes less than 30 minutes. Snowmobiling is allowed on all Callander roads, so it is easy to get around in the community. Gas pump, restaurants and connecting trails can be reached without getting off the machine!
For maps and more information about Callander trails, please visit http://discoveryroutes.ca/callanderThis link opens in a new window.
For three easy bike excursions starting in Callander, please see the enclosed maps:
Popular outdoor winter activities include ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and skating. The schedule for public skating at the Barber Arena and South Shore Community Centre is posted on the Municipal website every winter season.