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Nipigon is located on the North shore of Lake Superior and is a small urban township with a permanent population of 1,752. Whether you are relocating your family, starting a business or retiring, Nipigon is the ultimate way of life for those who love nature and the great outdoors.

Living on the edge of pristine conservation areas and excellent recreation year-round are just some of the many things that make Nipigon so desirable. The area is well-connected by major highway and rail transportation routes and acts as a major service centre for the entire North Shore region. Its picturesque setting is strategically located only 100 kilometres east of the City of Thunder Bay.

An excellent range of community services are provided by the local municipality including a library, community centre, tourism information centre and Fire Hall. The Township of Nipigon also manages the world-class Nipigon Marina, the only freshwater port north of the 49th Parallel. Nipigon Marina is capable of accommodating boats of any size and first-class sailing facilities are based at the waterfront. Learn more about municipal services online at:

Local businesses and organizations deliver additional community programs and services in Nipigon, all designed to help residents get the most out of life.  In Nipigon’s downtown core, you will find accommodations, dining, shopping, churches of all denominations, child care, business development agencies, and the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital.

Nipigon Township currently has 3 schools serving the community including two elementary schools, offering both public and catholic education, and secondary school services through the Nipigon-Red Rock High School. Adult education services are also delivered to the community through Contact North and the Superior North Literacy Adult Learning Centre. The Adult Learning Centre is available to help adults 18 years of age and older to achieve their High School diploma or practical workforce related skills.

Click here for a complete listing of Nipigon’s community services.

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