The Township of Hornepayne is a small railway/lumber mill based town located in the heart of the boreal forest in Northern Ontario. It’s rugged beauty and abundance of lakes and rivers offers a quiet solitude not easily found in more southern regions of the province.
A haven for hunters and fishermen, Hornepayne is a popular destination for those seeking the true wilderness experience. Moose and black bear abound and offer fantastic photographic opportunities for those with a passion for photography. Likewise, in the winter, snowmobiling is a popular sport and we are part of the Superior Snow Challenge Loop which extends the length of the north shore of Lake Superior.
Hornepayne, with a population of 1,200, is located along the main Canadian National Railway line, midpoint between Toronto and Winnipeg. It is serviced three times weekly by the VIA passenger train which carries travellers coast to coast. It is also an important link between Trans Canada Highway 17 and Highway 11. Our airport provides another means of transportation to and from the community via charters.
Hornepayne, being a small community with a big heart, is a great place to raise a family. The many recreational opportunities and plentiful after hours programming keep children busy and constantly striving to become the best they can be. Our medical facilities are state of the art and our medical staff is second to none. Prompt, personal care is a guarantee.
The construction of both a new Kindergarten – Grade 12 school and a co-generation plant are exciting developments for our community, establishing new job opportunities while providing energy efficiency and cost-cutting measures for our local lumber mill.