Welcome to Nipigon, Ontario
Canada’s Crossroads to Land and Lake
Nipigon is a township located at the natural crossroads of Canada and is the headquarters of Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area – the largest protected area of fresh water in the world.
As the only full-service community for 100 kilometres in any direction, Nipigon is naturally a crossroads to the many lakes, landscapes and attractions of the area. Some of Canada’s most impressive freshwater fishing starts on the Nipigon lakes and rivers every spring. This is the home of the World-Record Brook Trout.
Located between the vast freshwaters of Lake Superior, Lake Nipigon and the Nipigon River, water is clearly what Nipigon is best known for but that’s just the beginning. Bordering its lakes and rivers are boreal forests, park lands and rugged coastlines that provide a natural setting for the vibrant local community.
Nipigon is predominantly rural and is a community that uses its natural resources to their maximum potential. Natural resources based industries thrive here with particular strengths in four-season tourism, environmental technology, forestry and fishing. There are two bridges across the Nipigon River that provide the major east-west road and rail links for Canada’s transportation systems including the Trans-Canada Highway.
Nipigon’s strategic location and transportation networks offer many advantages for residents, businesses and visitors. Great schools, health and social care, leisure, culture, and affordable housing, all add to the outstanding environment of the area and create a quality of life that is second to none.