Armstrong is a small, rural community located 250 kilometres north of Thunder Bay at the end of Highway 527 and northwest of Lake Nipigon – Ontario’s largest inland lake. It is accessible by road but also by Via Rail and charter air services to the Armstrong airport.
The community of Armstrong is the gateway to Wabakimi Provincial Park; a world-class canoeing and recreational wilderness park in the heart of Northwestern Ontario. The area is made up of large Boreal Forests and fresh water lakes and rivers – a natural environment to explore while camping, hunting, canoeing and fishing.
There are approximately 300 people living in Armstrong and another 400 residents on the Whitesand First Nations reserve, directly adjacent to the town. Local residents enjoy a quiet rural lifestyle, surrounded by pristine nature and incredible beauty. The way of life is relaxed and friendly. Above all, Armstrong is a multicultural community that welcomes new people and businesses who want to ensure a vibrant future for the area and its residents.
Canada was, quite simply, first discovered by paddlers. Through the vast majority of Canada’s history, paddling and portaging the Canadian waterways was the only way to travel, trade and communicate. First Nations, explorers, traders and early European settlers all came to know Canada on her waterways. Now you can experience the northern wilderness the same way it was first seen and discover a bit of natural Canada for yourself as you navigate the boundless river and lake systems by canoe or kayak.
When the roar of the departing floatplane faces away, you are left with the silence of the boreal forest. Shawanabis Lake is six miles long, with many islands and bays. The abundant rocky shoals provide the perfect cover for the Walleye, Northern and Lake Trout. You can explore Shawanabis Lake and nearby lakes by canoe, kayak or boat and motor. You can swim right off of one of the many sand beaches, sauna, bird watch, fish, paddle or just soak up the tranquil wilderness. The cabin will sleep 10 people, perfect for family outings or a fishing getaway.
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