Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association - Community Highlights
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(1) Kenora District


Each municipality in the Kenora District has its own unique charms and offerings, contributing to the region’s diversity and vibrant character.


City of Dryden:


Discover Dryden, a vibrant city offering exciting activities. Join the challenge of running a half marathon at We Run This City, attracting runners from across Northwestern Ontario. Explore the city's charm and immerse yourself in its energetic atmosphere, from its dynamic events to its welcoming community spirit.

To learn more about the City of Dryden, here is their website:


Township of Ear Falls:


Ear Falls, the "Bald Eagle Capital of North America," hosts the Trout Forest Music Festival, a 4-day folk music extravaganza in August. Experience Party in the Park/Canada Day with live music and the Lac Seul Walleye Cup fishing derby. Discover outdoor adventures and a welcoming community.

Community Calendar is here:

To get more information and learn more about Ear Fall here is their website:

 A little history regarding Ear Falls:  History - Ear Falls, Ontario (


Township of Ignace:


Visit Ignace with your family for a memorable experience. Enjoy Kids Fest, the whimsical Teddy Bear Picnic, and share moments together in a warm and friendly environment. Discover both outdoor activities and relaxed family outings.

 To learn more about the Township of Ignace, here is their website:


City of Kenora:


Kenora, a diverse and inclusive city, boasts lively events like Harbourfest, Kenora Winter Carnival, and Kenora Bass International Fishing Tournament. Situated on Lake of the Woods, it offers endless boating, fishing, and adventure opportunities. Experience urban amenities amidst breathtaking natural surroundings.

To see what Kenora has to offer for the entire family, we invite you to visit us for a day, a weekend, or the rest of your life.


Township of Machin:


Machin is a peaceful township surrounded by forests and lakes. Discover a serene environment for outdoor activities, such as fishing, hunting, and exploring nature.

To learn more about Machin, and what they have to offer, visit: Municipality of Machin - Home (


Township of Pickle Lake:


Pickle Lake is a remote community surrounded by wilderness. It is a haven for anglers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure.

To learn more about Pickle Lake, visit: Pickle Lake, Ontario's Last Frontier


Municipality of Red Lake:



Experience the Norseman Festival, celebrating local culture with cuisine, beverages, dancing, and music. Immerse yourself in the vibrant activities and events of the Municipality of Red Lake, where artistic expressions and community spirit thrive.

To learn more about the events and activities in the Municipality of Red Lake, click this link


Municipality of Sioux Lookout:


Enjoy waterfront homes and the Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival, a celebration of culture and diversity. This global event draws visitors from near and far to experience a unique blend of traditions and modern festivities.

To learn more about the events and activities in the Municipality of Sioux Lookout, click this link Explore the Hub - Sioux Lookout


Municipality of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls:


Embrace rich cultural diversity at the Sioux Narrows Art Festival and the Onigaming First Nation Pow Wow. These events showcase traditional music, cultural dances, and artistic expressions that highlight the area's heritage. Engage in unique experiences and celebrate local traditions.

To learn more about the events and activities in the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, click this link Explore (


(2) Rainy River District


Each municipality in the Rainy River District has unique attractions and activities for everyone to enjoy.


Township of Alberton:


Experience the joys of winter at Alberton's Winter Fun Day, where the Millenium Skating Rink transforms into a winter wonderland for family celebrations. Discover a community that embraces the season with enthusiasm and offers opportunities for shared fun.

To learn more about the events and activities in the Township of Alberton, click this link



Town of Atikokan:


Atikokan boasts the world's best bass fishing and hosts the Atikokan Bass Classic, a community-driven event that captures the spirit of this nature-loving town. Engage with a community that comes together for thrilling angling competitions and celebrates its natural treasures.

To learn more about the Township of Atikokan, here is their website


Township of Chapple:


Chapple is a tight-knit farming community characterized by rolling fields and friendly neighbours. Enjoy a tranquil atmosphere, local fairs, and a strong sense of community pride.

For the latest news and information, visit their website: Township of Chapple – Township of Chapple


Township of Dawson:


Experience tradition and modern flair in the Township of Dawson. The Great Klondike International Outhouse Race showcases community pride, while the Dawson City Music Festival celebrates exceptional music taste. Immerse yourself in a community that treasures its history and revels in contemporary festivities.

To learn more about the events and activities in the Township of Dawson, click this link


Township of Emo:


Emo, a diverse and inclusive community, offers activities year-round. From the Emo Speedway's high-octane races to the Emo Walleye Classic's fishing tournament, there's excitement for all. Experience the Lion's Park with its picnic pavilion and free summer spray park. Discover Emo's agricultural heritage, warm welcome, and vibrant events.

To learn more about the Township of Emo, here is their website Township of Emo


Town of Fort Frances:


Fort Frances is a fishing enthusiast's paradise with the renowned Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Join the catch-and-release fishing competition that has captivated locals and visitors since 1995. Immerse yourself in a community that cherishes its fishing heritage.

To learn more about the Town of Fort Frances, here is their website


Township of La Vallee:


La Vallee offers a serene rural lifestyle with a strong sense of community. Surrounded by natural beauty, including lakes and forests, residents enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and there are great opportunities for outdoor activities. Explore the township’s beautiful community and picturesque landscapes.

For more information, please visit their website: Township of Lavallee | Just another WordPress site


Township of Lake of the Woods:


Lake of the Woods is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and those people who seek a waterfront lifestyle. Nestled along the shores of the iconic Lake of the Woods, the township offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and any type of water-based activities. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery and vibrant recreational options that they have to offer.

To learn more about what they have to offer, visit their website: Lake of the Woods Township |


Township of Morley:


Morley is a hidden gem, labelled as “the prettiest village in the district”, with a focus on nature and outdoor adventures. They also are one of the best farming communities, with beautiful natural wonders. Experience the beauty of its landscapes, from lakes to trails, making it an ideal destination for fishing, hiking, and much more.

To embrace more of what Morley has to offer visit: Welcome to the Township of Morley | Northwestern Ontario Canada


Town of Rainy River:


Rainy River harmonizes art and nature, hosting events like the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts and the popular Railroad Daze. Embrace a small township with access to the USA border and a wealth of natural beauty. Explore a bird-viewing paradise with biodiversity and a proud historical heritage.

To learn more about the Town of Rainy River, visit their link


Thunder Bay District


The Thunder Bay District has various municipalities with beautiful features and unique attractions, here is a snapshot of each of them:


Township of Conmee:


Conmee offers a peaceful rural lifestyle with a close community spirit. Discover its charm and natural beauty, situated just minutes from Kakabeka Falls.

Explore their website for more information: Conmee Township - Home


Township of Dorion:


Dorion boasts a close connection to nature, with lakes, forests, and outdoor opportunities. Experience a tranquil environment perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking serene landscapes.

To discover the charm that Dorion has to offer, visit: Home :: Dorion Township


Municipality of Greenstone:


Greenstone is rich in history, culture, and natural wonders. Explore vast landscapes, historical sites, and a community that values its heritage and offers diverse outdoor activities.

Immerse yourself in the history, visit their website: Municipality of Greenstone


Township of Gillies:


Gillies offers a blend of nature and rural living. Embrace the beauty of its landscapes, outdoor recreation, and a sense of community that values shared experiences.

To see more of what they have to offer, visit: Township of Gillies (


Town of Hearst:


Hearst is in the heart of Northern Ontario; it is a welcoming community that blends natural beauty with modern amenities. Surrounded by forests and waterways, they offer a great opportunity for outdoor adventure. Experience the Francophone culture, friendly locals, and a strong sense of community pride in this charming northern town.

For more information on the town, visit their website: Hearst – Ontario, Canada

Township of Hornepayne:


Hornepayne offers year-round wildlife sightings and activities like fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. Experience a quiet community with a rehabilitated airport, VIA Rail service, and a range of events and activities.

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The Township of Hornepayne would be pleased to welcome you to the geographic centre of Ontario, visit their website Home - Township of Hornepayne


Town of Marathon:


Marathon offers a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, from hiking and fishing to well-maintained trails for ATVs and snowmobiles. Enjoy a Stanley Thompson-designed golf course, community facilities, and natural beauty.

To access the Town of Marathon’s website, go to this link


Township of Manitouwadge:


Manitouwadge is a welcoming community surrounded by wilderness. Experience outdoor adventures, mining heritage, and a strong community bond that makes this town unique.

To explore and see, what Manitouwadge has to offer, visit: Home - Manitouwadge


Township of Neebing:


Neebing is characterized by its rural charm and natural landscapes. Discover a serene environment perfect for outdoor exploration, community events, and a sense of belonging.

For more information, visit: Municipality of Neebing


Municipality of Nipigon:


Nipigon is situated at the top of Lake Superior, providing access to pristine waters and outdoor activities. Immerse yourself in a charming community with a focus on natural beauty and local events.

To discover more, visit: Township of Nipigon - Home


Township of O'Connor:


Engage in O'Connor's enjoyable activities, like the Annual BBQ Steak Draw, which supports the volunteer fire department. Experience picturesque surroundings and a community dedicated to fundraising and involvement.

To learn more about the events and activities in the Township of O’Connor, click this link


Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge:


Oliver Paipoonge offers endless activities, including the impressive Kakabeka Falls and the Duke Hunt Museum. Explore vintage cars, outdoor trails, and the iconic Thunder City Speedway. Immerse yourself in local attractions.


To learn more about the events and activities in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, click this link


Township of Red Rock:


Red Rock is a picturesque town nestled between Lake Superior and the towering cliffs of the Nor'Wester Mountain Range. They host the lively Live from the Rock Folk Festival and the Red Rock Trout Derby for fishing enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in local foods, live music, and community gatherings against the stunning backdrop of Lake Superior.


To know more about Red Rock, visit their website: Home - Red Rock Township


Municipality of Shuniah:



Shuniah, a rural bedroom community to Thunder Bay, boasts Lake Superior's shoreline and proximity to natural wonders. Experience suburban living, low taxes, and access to popular parks like Sleeping Giant and Ouimet Canyon.

To learn more about the Township of Shuniah, here is their website Home - Municipality of Shuniah


Township of Schreiber:


Schreiber is a picturesque destinatin along the shoes of Lake Superior. It is a haven for outdoor enthusiast and those seeking tranquility. Enjoy a range of recreational activities, from hiking and camping to fishing and boating, all while embracing the natural beauty and relaxed pace of life.


To see what else it offer, visit: Come Home to Schreiber ⋆


City of Thunder Bay:


Thunder Bay is a hub of activity with outdoor adventures, multicultural events, and exciting nightlife. From festivals to delicious food events, Thunder Bay has something for every season and taste.

To learn more about the events and activities in the City of Thunder Bay, click this link Events - City of Thunder Bay


Township of Terrace Bay:


Terrace Bay's Lighthouse Street Festival and Fall Market showcase local culture, foods, and entertainment. Enjoy live bands, artisanal shopping, and family-friendly movie nights.

To learn more about the Township of Terrace Bay, here is their website



Township of White River:


White River celebrates its connection to Winnie the Pooh with a dedicated park and annual festival. Explore a rich history and attractions like Kakabeka Falls, fossil sites, and nature trails.

To learn more about the events and activities in the Township of White River, click this link 


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