International Tug of War

Saturday, June 30, 2018

We will string a 1,200 foot rope across Rainy River and pull!  
Why do we do this?  Because we can!  
This is a unique opportunity for people from all over to come to International Falls and Fort Frances to participate in a friendly game of tug of war across international waters.  Enjoy the beautiful scenery Rainy Lake has to offer two countries - Canada and the United States!

Join a team!

Both Team USA and Team Canada need tuggers!
Fill out the registration form below to participate on a team.
The Power Pull Team will be competing for the trophy!

International Dragon Boat Festival

Spend the day along the river watching dragon boat races!

About our location


International Falls is a 5 hour drive from Minneapolis/St Paul

Fort Frances is a 5 hour drive from Winnipeg

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Previous Tugs


No winner - The 2014 Peace Pull was cancelled due to Rainy River flooding.


Winner: Team U.S.A.


No winner - The 2012 Pulling for Peace tug of war was cancelled at the exact moment the teams were to line up to pull due to a freak storm that blew in on the event.


Winner: Team Canada


Winner: Team U.S.A.

2006 and 2007

Winner: Team Canada