In 1998 Oliver and Paipoonge Townships were amalgamated to form the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge. As a result our Municipality has a catchment area of 350 square kilometers and is now the second-largest municipality in Northwestern Ontario. It borders the City of Thunder Bay to the west and the outlying municipalities of Neebing, O’Connor, Conmee and Kaministiquia to the east. Oliver Paipoonge encompasses an area of well laid-out residential, agricultural, industrial and Crown lands. Its terrain includes mountainous areas, lakes, rivers, forested lands and cleared fields, all within 30 minutes’ drive of Thunder Bay.
The large municipal area and proximity to a larger city centre offer Oliver Paipoonge’s 5,800 residents a high quality of life and the best of both suburban and rural living. Property taxes and crime rates are lower than those of suburban centres. The quality and variety of municipal services are higher than in smaller, less-populated rural areas.
Within the borders of Oliver Paipoonge and easily accessible from the Trans Canada Highway are the three hamlets of Rosslyn Village, Murillo and Kakabeka Falls. These provide economic and social focal points and offer residents easy access to day-to-day shopping and business needs. Between these hamlets lie larger residential and agricultural properties, industrial areas and other small population centres where a number of the Municipality’s destination attractions are located.
Oliver Paipoonge is bisected by the Kaministiquia River and is home to one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Canada – Kakabeka Falls and the Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park. Historically, the municipality has been a farming community. This is still evident in the variety of beef, dairy, grain and hobby farmers in the area. Farming has become a popular attraction in itself thanks to the efforts of a number of farms open to the public for pick-your-own produce and seasonal farm-related activities.
Those considering relocation are invited to contact the friendly staff at the Oliver Paipoonge Municipal Offices in Murillo for helpful assistance.
P.O. Box 10
4569 Oliver Road
Murillo, Ontario , P0T 2G0
Tel: (807) 935-2613
Fax: (807) 935-2161