Shuniah borders on the easterly limits of the City of Thunder Bay and has a full time resident population of 3,000. Full time residents make up about 2/3 of all the property owners in Shuniah and the other 1/3 of property owners are primarily made up of what we refer to as “Camp” owners. Camp or cottage, cabin or lodge, whatever you call it, these recreational properties take advantage of stunning views along the shoreline of Lake Superior and several other inland lakes in Shuniah. Shuniah is home to quaint cottages, stately homes, log cabins as well as rural homesteads.
The Municipal roads are very well maintained on a year-round basis making travel in Shuniah trouble-free. Shuniah is well serviced by Highway 11/17 traversing east/west through the Municipality. There are several arterial highways extending to the northern Wabikimi Wilderness areas, south to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and Silver Islet on the Sibley Peninsula. The Municipality of Shuniah offers residents and visitors a laid back lifestyle far removed from the hustle and bustle of larger urban centres, yet is only minutes away from the City of Thunder Bay and its International airport.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) provide policing services to the Municipality of Shuniah. The Community Officer and the Community Policing Office is located at the McGregor Recreation Centre on Lakeshore Drive. The Community Policing Officer is very involved in community events and education programs for youth.
The Shuniah Volunteer Fire Department includes 3 fire stations and has some of the most advanced and up to date fire fighting equipment. The Department employs approximately 30 volunteers that are on call in the event of a fire or other emergency. Under a mutual aid agreement with the Pass Lake Fire Department additional emergency services are provided to Shuniah residents if the need arises.
Ambulance services are provided to Shuniah through EMS Superior North and are stationed at the Fire Hall on Lakeshore Drive. A Heli-Pad landing area for air ambulance is located just east of the Mackenzie River.