About Northwestern Ontario

Why Choose Northwestern Ontario?

In bigger cities there are real estate pressures and high housing costs as well as the potential for long commutes to work which ultimately cuts into either your personal life or your work time making it difficult to find a balance that allows you to succeed in both areas.  Northwestern Ontario is a great place to do both.  As well, it offers so many opportunities for excellent quality of life.   Those of us who work and live here, like that we can have successful careers, with meaningful work days and still have time for various outdoors activities (hiking, sailing, kayaking, camping, biking, etc) with the family in the same day.


Kenora

Kenora is a great place to live, work and raise a family. With a strategic location, gorgeous outdoor environment and lots of economic opportunities, the community has so much to offer. Through events and amenities, history is celebrated and they keep an eye on the future.   Kenora is adjacent to Lake of the Woods, and they are its stewards and nurture its pristine environment. Kenora residents live lake life all year round! You can get almost anywhere in a five minute drive, the view of the lake follows you everywhere you go, we have immediate access to the outdoors- and best of all there is no traffic jams and no long commutes. Kenora offers an amazing work-life balance with economic opportunities and lots of recreational activities.

Kenora Videos (all videos are found publicly and accessible on the internet):

https://youtu.be/dItiW_VEEcI

https://youtu.be/1D1TBEDu_mw

Websites:

https://www.kenora.ca/en/visit-play/tourism-information-centres.aspx

https://www.visitkenora.ca/

https://visitsunsetcountry.com/tourism-kenora


Please click here to learn about the various festivals and events that are held annually in Kenora: https://visitsunsetcountry.com/kenora-special-events-and-festivals

Kenora Pride:  Each year in June, they host a weekend of Pride festivities, including a march! Welcomes people of all all ages and identities to help celebrate the diversity of our community.  This is not just for those who identify as a part of the 2SLGBT but also our friends, family and allies. 

Search up: Queer Peers, Space Kenora for more information.

To learn about Kenora's accessibility and inclusion please click here: https://www.kenora.ca/en/living-here/accessibility-and-inclusion.aspxhttps://www.kenora.ca/en/living-here/accessibility-and-inclusion.aspx

Please visit this link to learn more about Kenora's community supports including information about emergency shelters, food security, sexual health clinics, needle exchanges, sexual assault resources, and mental health resources: http://www.kpdsb.on.ca/pages/view/kenora-area-community-supports


Sioux Lookout

The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is located in northwestern Ontario, nestled within a network of lakes, endless forest and the rugged Canadian Shield.  Known as the Hub of the North, Sioux Lookout connects 33 remote northern communities to healthcare and essential services. With the 5th busiest airport in Ontario and a major VIA Rail stop, the central location connects over 30,000 northern Ontarians in surrounding communities to a state-of-the-art hospital, excellent social services as well as the rest of Canada.  The population of about 5,600 people lives over an area of 536 square kilometres, about a third of which is water.  Here in sunset country, as our area is also known, we embrace community, diversity and our beautiful outdoors, Ontario’s north preserved from an earlier time. Sioux Lookout is special, not only because of what we have, but because our community forms deep connections between places and people, truly making us the Hub of the North.

Sioux Lookout Video (all videos are found publicly and accessible on the internet):

https://youtu.be/RR-cTCDKhTA

https://youtu.be/01S31z0EXho

Websites:

https://www.siouxlookout.ca/en/index.aspx

https://siouxlookout.com/about-sioux-lookout/ https://visitsunsetcountry.com/sioux-lookout-ontario-canada

Please click here to learn about the various festival and events that are held annually in Sioux Lookout: https://www.siouxlookout.ca/en/explore-the-hub/events-and-festivals.aspx

Sioux Lookout Pride: Please check out these sites for more information about events going on in your area: https://www.facebook.com/RainbowAllianceDryden/ 

To learn about Sioux Lookout's Accessibility please go to: https://www.siouxlookout.ca/en/town-hall/accessibility.aspx

Please visit this link to learn more about Sioux Lookout's community supports including information about emergency shelters, food security, sexual health clinics, needle exchanges, sexual assault resources, and mental health resources: http://www.kpdsb.on.ca/pages/view/sioux-lookout-area-community-supports


Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay exists on the traditional lands of the Ojibwa Fort William First Nation within the Superior Robinson Treaty.  European settlement in the region began in the late 1600s with a French fur trading outpost on the banks of the Kaministiqua River. The city was formed in 1970 by the merger of the cities of Fort William and Port Arthur. Its port forms an important link in the shipping of grain and other products from western Canada through the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway to the east coast. Forestry and manufacturing play important roles in the city’s economy, but with their decline in recent years a strong foot hold for an increased reliance on a “knowledge economy” has occurred over the last several years primarily due to the emergence of medical research and education and a law school.  Thunder Bay is the 5th most diverse city in North America of it’s size.  Thunder Bay is located 40 minutes from the USA border (adjacent to the State of Minnesota), making it easy to travel to major U.S. destinations. All the benefits of a major centre are set in the unspoiled beauty of the north.

Thunder Bay Video (video is found publicly and accessible on the internet):

 https://vimeo.com/484127771

Website:

‚Äčhttps://www.visitthunderbay.com/en/index.aspx https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best-things-thunder-bay-ontario-canada/

Please click here to learn about the various festivals and events that are held annually in Thunder Bay: https://www.thunderbay.ca/en/recreation/events.aspx

Thunder Bay Pride:  Please check out these organizations:  https://www.thunderpride.ca/ and https://www.rainbowcollectiveofthunderbay.com/ 

To learn about Thunder Bay's accessibility please click here: https://www.thunderbay.ca/en/city-services/accessibility.aspx

Please visit these links to learn more about Thunder Bay's community supports including information about emergency shelters, food security, sexual health clinics, needle exchanges, sexual assault resources, and mental health resources: 

https://goodfoodboxtb.org/

https://211north.ca/


THUNDER BAY PROXIMITY TO MAJOR CENTRES:

From Thunder Bay, flights to all major Canadian destinations are frequent and affordable. Direct flights to Winnipeg, Toronto, and Ottawa are available all year round, as well as many regional destinations.  Direct seasonal flights to warm destinations are available late fall to early spring.  Major Canadian, American and regional air carriers are all represented at the Thunder Bay International Airport Terminal (the fourth busiest in Ontario, after Toronto and Ottawa).



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