Things To Do

Dryden Recreation Complex

Offers a multitude of opportunities; a 25 meter swimming pool with water slide, sauna, racquetball and squash courts, fitness and strength training facillities, an activity room, two arenas, and oversees a variety of outdoor areas including baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, skateboard park and Milestone outdoor rink.

Downtown Dryden

Enjoy a variety of shops, services and restaurants in Dryden’s newly revitalized downtown business district.Enjoy a masage, find something special, or take the family bowling!

Follow the red bricked trails from Dryden’s Downtown along the Wabigoon River into peaceful Cooper park and on past the historic Riverview Lodge.

Hike or mountain bike your way through the labyrinth of wwodland trails at Pronger Park. See beaver, turtles, and vast varieties of birds on the trails circling Laura Howe Marsh.

Dryden Golf

There are several options for golfers who are visiting the Dryden area. On the shores of Wabigoon Lake, next to Sandy Beach,

  • Eagels`landing Golf and Curling Club, offers a challenging and well- bunkered nine-holes with pro shop, lounge and restaurant
  • South of Dryden off Hwy. 502 on Wabigoon Lake Rd., Evergreen Golf Course offers nine holes of quality golf.
  • Anderson`s Homestead Golf Course is located at 1106 Johnston Rd.

Dryden Mini Golf.

  • Two local mini golf courses.  Birchland Trailer park located west of Dryden on Hwy. 17 also has playground equipment. Call 937-4938.
  • Springwater Park located on Hwy. 594 also has playground equipment. Call 937-5454.

Aaron Provincial parks

Aaron Provincial Park, 15 km from downtown Dryden. Much more than just a great beach, Aaron Provincial Park is an ideal stop for families on the shores of Thunder Lake. The 117 hectare park offers, hiking, canoe rentals, fishing, a boat launch, and picnic areas along with bathroom and shower facilities.

Dryden Sandy Beach on Wabigoon Lake

Within the city of Dryden next to Eagles`Landing Golf Course is Sandy Beach on the shores of Wabigoon Lake. You can swim, picnic, or walk along the sand beach. There are cooking pavilions, washrooms, and a playground.

Dryden Canoe & Kayak

If you would like to join in our weekly paddles call 223-1426

Dryden Sailing & Windsurfing

Come join the challenge and feel the winds in the sails as the captains race their sailboat each Wednesday night at the Dryden Yacht Club. Arrive at the Yacht Club at 6:15 p.m. Wear non-marking shoes and bring your own refreshments.

Dryden Northwest Ontario Windsurfing Club

Offers weekly windsurfing program from the sandy shores of Wabigoon Lake at Sandy Beach park every Sunday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., June 3rd trough September 3rd. For more information call 937-6565 or visit

The Dryden & Ditrict Museum

The Dryden & District Museum is centrally located on the corner of Van Horne Avenue and King Street occupying the historic Hamble House. The museum has over 10,000 artifacts in its collection, including “Old Copper Culture“  cold- hammered tools dating back 4,000 years. The museum offers opportunities to visitors to learn and understand the historical progression of Dryden and surrounding area. Also featured is “The Dryden Buck“ an Ontario record whiteail deer shot illegally by a visiting hunter in 2003 scoring 199 1/8 on the Boone and Crockett scale. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted.

Winter Wonderland

With the northern lights dancing over your head, the Dryden area can be a magnical place for solitude winter adventure with exellent oppotunities for snowmobiling, ice fishing, dogsledding and Nordic and alpine skiing.

Dryden Ski Club

Dryden boast an enthusiastic core of area skiers who enjoy this locallyowned ski club-with kilometers of well-maintained cross-country trails and downhill skiing and snow-boarding terrain to suit beginners, experts and everyone in between. Ski and snowboard rentals are available at the club’s modern chalet facility.

Dryden Snowmobiling

Whether you’ve brought youre own snowmobile, or wish to rent, the region offers over 2,800km (1,800 miles) of wide and maintained trails that alternate between wilderness and frozen lake crossings.all trails are easily accessible from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Manitoba, and Thunder Bay Ontario.

Dryden Ice Fishing

Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. With the right clothing, weather and luck with the fish below- ice fishing on a warm spring day can truly be a Zen experience.The ultimate way to quiet the mind.

Dryden Dog Sledding

Step back in time while moving forward briskly under the power of some eager huskies. a true Canadian heritage experience, renowned local artist Burton Penner offers a unique glimpse of the boreal landscape with this unique mode of travel. Contact Borealis Dog Sled Adventures at (807)-227-2203.