Welcome to Ignace

recreation videoNestled in the heart of Northwestern Ontario’s Sunset Country, the Township of Ignace is halfway between Thunder Bay and Kenora on Highway 17 - the perfect place to take a break on a long drive, enjoy a picnic and stretch your legs.

You’ll find our small town is populated with friendly residents who smile and wave as they walk down the street. If you ask, they’ll point you to the float plane on Main Street or tell you about the historic White Otter Castle.

Ignace is the gateway to northern Ontario’s remote waterfalls, rivers and lakes – as well as the forests that surround them. It’s a popular destination for serious wilderness experiences – think fly-in fishing, hunting and camping. In fact, several outfitters use Ignace as their base.

Driving through Ignace in the summer? Pack a picnic and your bathing suit! The white sand beaches on Agimak Lake are just a minute off the TransCanada. Watch for the signs or ask the locals for directions to this hidden gem. There’s even a floating dock on West Beach that provides an enclosed swimming area to enjoy. Or head 15 minutes north up Highway 599 to Sandbar Provincial Park.

In the winter, bring your snowshoes or skis and experience the peace of the area’s vast trail network! Quad and snowmachine trails can take you for miles into the Canadian wilderness.

No matter the season, the sunsets are incredible!

The rustic beauty of our northern landscape will melt away the stress and boredom of a long drive. Next time you’re passing through, we invite you to pay us a visit. Breathe in that fresh, wild air and let your worries float away on the breeze. Once you get a taste of Ignace, we’re sure you’ll be back soon!

For the latest in tourism news and events, visit our Travel Information Centre on Highway 17 or call (807) 934-2202. Explore our possibilities!