Nipigon is a village on the north shore of Lake Superior in Northern Ontario.


View of Nipigon from the lake

Nipigon is a small village on an isolated section of Trans-Canada Highway which follows the sparsely-populated north shore of Lake Superior between Thunder Bay and Sault Sainte Marie (Ontario). There is little population and few services outside the few villages on this lengthy stretch of highway. The local economy of Nipigon Township (population 1631 in 2011, down from 2338 twenty years earlier) depends primarily on forest products, fishing, and tourism. Multiply Forest Products, a hundred-worker sawmill which was the largest employer in Nipigon, burned to the ground on February 6, 2007.

Nipigon is a departure point for fishing excursions onto Lake Superior, the Nipigon River system and Lake Nipigon. Common fish varieties include Atlantic salmon, lake trout, speckled trout, rainbow trout, walleye, northern pike, bass, and perch.

Travel information is available seasonally (Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving) at 425 Hwy 17, phone +1 807 887-3188, fax +1 807 887-3189.

Get in

Get around


Nipigon Historical Museum


Guides, charters and adventures



A limited selection is available in the village, including a grocer (Zechner's), hardware (Home Hardware and Canadian Tire), auto towing and repair; there is a discount store (The Bargain Shop) and a second-hand store for clothing and general merchandise.



Beer and spirits are available for takeaway from The Beer Store and the LCBO.



Bed and breakfast



Nipigon Public Library

Bell and TBayTel provide limited 3G (UMTS/HSPA) coverage on the Trans-Canada Highway. There is no Rogers coverage and no GSM.


Lake Nipigon

The lake is approximately 40km (25 mi) north of Nipigon village on Hwy 11.

Go next

Routes through Nipigon

Thunder Bay Red Rock  W  E  Hearst North Bay
Thunder Bay Red Rock  W  E  Marathon Sault Ste Marie

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