LOCATION: THUNDER BAY

Our Unique and Colourful Communities

Our Unique and Colourful Communities

Northwest Ontario prides itself on its highly tourist-friendly communities. Towns like Kenora and Red Lake have been popular vacation destinations for many years and the region’s many small towns linked together by scenic highway routes are ideal locations for travelers and families to visit while driving through the region. Festivals and events occur throughout the year but summer time is by far the best time of year to enjoy these activities. Have a great time at the Blueberry Festival in Sioux Lookout, Moosefest in Dryden or the Trout Forest Music Festival in Ear Falls. Celebrate our region’s aviation heritage at the Norseman Festival in Red Lake or party it up on the shores of Lake of the Woods at Harbourfest in Kenora.

Whatever brings you to our region, you’ll find the resources and opportunities in Northwest Ontario’s broad collection of cities and townships to make sure your visit is a memorable one!

COMMUNITIES

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Armstrong

Township of Armstrong (Earlton), historically referred to as Temiskaming’s “Clay Belt” is known for a strong agricultural market and is also host to numerous manufacturing industries and specialized service companies. […]

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Atikokan

The Town of Atikokan is located along the scenic Highway 11 just two hours west of Thunder Bay and an hour and a half east of Fort Frances. Atikokan is […]

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Dryden

Dryden is the second-largest city in the Kenora District of Northwestern Ontario, located on beautiful Wabigoon Lake with great fishing and a variety of lodges 15 min West nestled around […]

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Fort Frances

Fort Frances, or the “Fort” as it is commonly known, is the largest town in the Rainy River District and one of Canada’s major tourist entry points. Situated on the […]

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Greenstone

Located along the TransCanada Highway 11 in the heart of Northern Ontario, Greenstone is an amalgamated municipality made up of the former municipalities of the Township of Beardmore, the Town […]

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Hudson

Hudson Ontario is a small community of 300 people on the shores of Lac Seul.  Tourism is now a large part of the town’s economy as well as forestry.  With […]

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Ignace

Ignace area has a variety of year-round outdoor adventures, historical and archaelogical sites and wilderness routes like the Turtle River White-Otter Provincial Park and the English River system. This log […]

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Kenora – Lake of the Woods

Kenora is a proverbial launch pad  for activities in any season. Looking for ideas to keep your kids entertained this summer? Kenora offers a wide variety of summer activities to […]

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Manitouwadge

Nestled in the boreal forest north of Lake Superior, Manitouwadge is a friendly community with a strong sense of community pride and a commitment to making our visitors’ stay pleasant […]

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Marathon

Marathon is unique in many respects. Being an economic hub on the north shore of Lake Superior located midway between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay, Marathon is surrounded by […]

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LOCATION: NIPIGON ICE CLIMBING

Nipigon

Nipigon sits on the edge of the Nipigon River and is brimming with natural beauty. We are an inspiring community; a place where nature goes hand in hand with a […]

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Rainy River

From its idyllic setting on the banks of its namesake waterway, The Town of Rainy River is the Gateway to Northwestern Ontario and southward, to neighboring Baudette, Minnesota. A center […]

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Red Lake

Located at the northern end of Highway 105, the Municipality of Red Lake is the most northwesterly municipality in Ontario. With a population approaching 5,000, our full service northern community […]

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Red Rock

The Township of Red Rock is located 90 km east of Thunder Bay and 8 km south off Highway 11/17 on Hwy. 628. Red Rock is a small scenic community […]

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Rossport

One of Canada’s most spectacular drives along the North Shore of Lake Superior brings you to the picturesque village of Rossport, two hours east of Thunder Bay or six hours […]

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Schreiber

The Township of Schreiber has a proud railroad history since 1885 and is currently home to approximately 1,200 residents with roughly 130,000 people within a two hour drive. The Township […]

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Sioux Lookout

Halfway between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg, north of the Trans-Canada Highway, Sioux Lookout sits nestled on the lakeshores of Pelican, Abram and Lac Seul with the rugged Canadian Shield as […]

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Sioux Narrows / Nestor Falls

The Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls is nestled on east shore of Lake of the Woods, and boasts a wide range of resorts, lodges and campgrounds. We have two Provincial […]

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Terrace Bay

Terrace Bay is located at the Top of Lake Superior along the Trans-Canada Highway. This beautiful community has a proud forestry history and its special relationship to the world’s largest […]

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Thunder Bay

The vacation you’ve been dreaming of is waiting for you on the shores of Lake Superior. Perched on the edge of the world’s largest freshwater lake and surrounded by pristine […]

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