Located in Northwestern Ontario, the Township of Ignace is halfway between Thunder Bay and Kenora on Highway 17. Situated on the shores of Agimak Lake, the surrounding lakes and rivers, miles of wilderness and stunning sunsets – all set the stage for living and locating a business in Ignace.
Tourism is a staple of the area’s economy with a number of fishing and hunting resorts in the vicinity. Transportation plays a key role with the CP railway, the Trans-Canada Highway and the Trans-Canada Pipeline running through the Township. The community is now promoting Highway 599 as the best route to the ‘Ring of Fire’ mineral wealth in the far north and is a prime candidate in the site selection process for a deep geologic repository for used nuclear fuel. The Township continues to explore this possibility with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO).
The Township of Ignace is now focused on strengthening its local economy through strategic approaches aimed at building the right capacity to accommodate the right type of investments. Ignace is positioning itself for long term sustainable growth and development. The Township of is a forward-thinking, collaborative community that is re-inventing itself to attract new businesses and residents. Come, explore our possibilities.