By living in Schreiber you get to enjoy one of the most beautiful parts of Canada every day. The township sits peacefully on one of the most picturesque areas of Highway 17, along the Lake Superior shoreline, and approximately 500 kilometres northwest of Sault St. Marie and 200 kilometres east of Thunder Bay.
There is a population of around 1,235 residents here, with an additional 1,700 people living just 14 kilometres to the east in Terrace Bay. Schreiber is also a popular place to stop for travellers on their way to or from the northwest region by road or rail.
Throughout history, the community has become renowned as one of Northern Ontario’s great railway towns. It came to be in 1885, named after an accomplished railway engineer, Sir Collingwood Schreiber. The Canadian Pacific Railway is still a visually active part of this town. A restored 1955 yard engine, an authentic motorcar and a rail display are all located in the downtown business area.
Traditionally, Schreiber is also a community that welcomes newcomers to live and work. The comfortable quality of life, beautiful setting and favourable employment conditions have always attracted immigrants to the area. In Schreiber today you will find residents of many cultures and ethnicities living side by side with a particularly large Italian population.
Schreiber offers its diverse residents a year-round outdoor lifestyle with many free and affordable activities. Our local people spend very little time inside the home even in the winter although large, single family homes at affordable prices are plentiful.
Schreiber also has a thriving downtown sector with excellent community facilities. There are four churches, eight motels, four restaurants, a post office, a fire hall and a public library available to local residents. Most importantly, residents in Schreiber have access to superb health care with three doctors operating in the community as well as dental, public health, pharmaceutical and several other wellness services.
For those seeking a safe, clean and wholesome way of life, Schreiber is an excellent option.